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Ducks down Coyotes, move into tie atop Western Conference

  Ryan Kesler stole the puck, skated in while he was being held by a defender, and scored while short-handed. And that wasn't even the best goal of the night for the new-look Anaheim Ducks. Jakob Silfverberg later grabbed his own rebound off the post with his hand, dropped it to his stick, and scored in the Ducks' 4-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes that moved Anaheim into a first...
Via AP on Fox
26 minutes ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Cogliano scores 2, lifts Ducks over Coyotes 4-1

Andrew Cogliano scored twice, Frederik Andersen stopped 29 shots in his return from injury, and the Anaheim Ducks got a point from one of their newcomers in a 4-1 victory over the reeling Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. A day after being acquired from Pittsburgh, Simon Despres assisted on Cogliano's first goal. Ryan Kesler added an acrobatic short-handed goal, and Jakob Silfverberg...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks deadline madness: What happened?

The NHL Trade Deadline was pretty calm for the most part—that is, until the last hour rolled around. It was looking like the Anaheim Ducks weren’t going to make any changes and then all of a sudden, a handful of trades rolled in and smacked everyone in the face. Frowns were turned upside down, and of […] The post Anaheim Ducks deadline madness: What happened? appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Beleskey stays with Ducks

The NHL Trade Deadline is one of the biggest times of the year because not only does it mean playoffs are right around the corner, but also that players will have to pack up and move on to another home. Anaheim Ducks forward Matt Beleskey has been one of the most talked about potential trades […] The post Matt Beleskey stays with Ducks appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Life After Wisniewski

My heart sank when I heard the news. It was approximately 30 minutes after the deadline had passed that the announcement came down. At this point I had already started analyzing the plan for next season. A plan which included the team’s best defenseman. Overall, my first thoughts could be described as satisfactory. The team was willing to write this year off due to injuries, and...
Via BS Hockey
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Trade Deadline Winner

The winner of the 2015 NHL trade deadline is the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks improved their power play by adding defenseman James Wisniewski. As well, forward Tomas Fleischmann may fit on the Ducks first line. In: James Wisniewski Simon Despres Tomas Fleischmann Jiri Sekac Korbinian Holzer Michael Sgarbossa Out: Rene Bourque Dany Heatley Eric Brewer Ben Lovejoy Devante-Smith Pelly Mat Clark
Via NHL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Looking at new CBJ players Karlsson and Bourque

The Jackets acquired center William Karlsson, winger Rene Bourque and a 2015 second round draft pick today from the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman James Wisniewski and a 2015 third rounder. We obviously know the great player that the Jackets shipped out, and Matt wrote quite a bit about Wisniewski last week. I won’t get into further details on that portion, as at least one of our...
Via BS Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ducks re-acquire defenseman James Wisniewski

Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports The Columbus Blue Jackets traded defenseman James Wisniewski and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft to the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday for forwards Rene Bourque and William Karlsson, and a 2015 second-round pick. Wisniewski, 31, has a career-best eight goals and 29 points in 56 games this season.  He had 51 points in 75 games with...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Deadline Deal: Pens trades Simon Despres for Ben Lovejoy

Well, things were going so well… The Penguins traded Simon Despres for Ben Lovejoy, and well, it feels like a bad deal. @jmarshfof  points this out though… Ben Lovejoy is 2nd on the Ducks in Scoring Chances against per 60 minutes of even-strength TOI. Behind only Sami Vatanen. — Jesse Marshall (@jmarshfof) March 2, 2015 We counter with: Ben Lovejoy getting abused in every...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Senators' Hammond earns 1st NHL shutout in win over Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Andrew Hammond's road to the NHL was longer than for most goalies. Now that he has arrived, he is determined to stay for a while. Hammond made 25 saves to earn his first NHL shutout in his third career start, leading the Ottawa Senators to a 3-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. He gave the credit to his teammates, who blocked 16 shots. "I...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks coach Boudreau on loss to Sens: 'We better get our heads out of our butts'

  Just two days removed from a win over one of the Eastern Conference's best, the Anaheim Ducks fell to one of the conference's worst. After a 3-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators in their own barn Wednesday night, the question begs to be asked: How can the Ducks look so dominant one day and so flat the next? With so much late-game magic, they've been nearly unbeatable against the West...
Via Fox Sports West
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Newest Duck Jiri Sekac adjusting to SoCal life as he waits for paperwork to be official

The Anaheim Ducks' new winger Jiri Sekac has made it to Anaheim and was on the ice with the team during Wednesday's morning skate. However, it's unknown at this point whether or not he will be on the ice when the Ducks play Ottawa as he is still waiting for his immigration paperwork to go through. "He's automatically in unless we don't get it," coach Bruce Boudreau. "We'll bring...
Via Fox Sports West
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Anaheim Ducks Rank Amongst the NHL’s Elite?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Ryan...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks begin trade season by dealing Smith-Pelly

The Anaheim Ducks accomplish more before 10 a.m. than some can accomplish before 10 p.m. Anaheim made a flurry of transactions Tuesday morning before most people were even awake. It began with a trade that send homegrown right winger Devante Smith-Pelly to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for left winger Jiri Sekac, followed by the announcement that goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov would...
Via Fox Sports West
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Perry, Silfverberg lift Ducks over Wins 4-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Until a third-period scoring burst, the Anaheim Ducks had no answers for Pavel Datsyuk's domination. Datsyuk controlled the stat sheet for the Detroit Red Wings until the Ducks' line of Ryan Kesler, Jakob Silfverberg and Andrew Cogliano finally got Anaheim going Monday night. The Ducks rallied by scoring three goals in the third period after falling behind...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks' Beauchemin on shootout victory: 'We didn't quit. We kept going'

Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau has managed to steer the team back towards the win column during the two-game Western Canada swing, but coming home to the Honda Center Monday night, there was one more message he felt he needed to instill in order to see the wins go from two, to three, to four and more. Don't panic. The Ducks taste in music tends to veer more towards pop but maybe...
Via Fox Sports West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

With Bryzgalov's future uncertain, Ducks turn to veteran LaBarbera as third goalie

As expected, Ducks' backup goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov has cleared waivers and a decision on his future will come is likely to come on Tuesday. The Ducks have decided to move forward throughout the rest of the season with Frederik Andersen as the No. 1 goalie and John Gibson as the backup. With Andersen still nursing a neck injury, Jason LaBarbera was called up from the AHL and flown...
Via Fox Sports West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Should Getzlaf and Perry stay separated?

There are a few things in the world that no one would ever dare to separate, and the Anaheim Ducks stars Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry are part of that group. After the team suddenly started struggling after their big win against the Nashville Predators, head coach Bruce Boudreau and everyone else knew that a […] The post Anaheim Ducks: Should Getzlaf and Perry stay separated? appeared...
Via Along the Boards
8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Gibson makes save as mask falls off (GIF)

Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson made a clutch save as his mask was falling off during the first period of Wednesday night's game against Tampa Bay.Gibson actually had his mask accidentally knocked off by teammate Ben Lovejoy as a shot was coming at him, and the puck hit him in the mask as it was coming off. That's scary when you realize that had Gibson's mask fallen off a split...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin mocks Ryan Getzlaf’s hair

Ryan Getzlaf recently accused Alex Ovechkin of diving in a game between the Ducks and Capitals. Getzlaf said that Ovechkin’s dives were embarrassing and that they have no room in the NHL. How did Ovechkin respond to Getzlaf’s criticisms? By mocking Getzlaf’s hair, of course. Ovechkin re: Getzlaf calling him a diver… "Maybe he’s just jealous. I have hair, he don’t have...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin: Maybe Ryan Getzlaf is jealous of my hair

Alex Ovechkin went there. The Washington Capitals superstar fired back at Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf on Tuesday, and he hit him where it really hurts — his hair. His sick burn comes two days after Getzlaf accused Ovechkin of diving “all over the (expletive) ice” following the Caps’ 5-3 win over the Ducks. “Maybe he’s just jealous. I have hair, he don’t...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Getzlaf calls out Alex Ovechkin for diving

Ryan Getzlaf doesn’t sound like a big fan of Alexander Ovechkin. The Anaheim Ducks forward was seething mad Sunday night after Anaheim dropped a 5-3 decision to Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. The root of Getzlaf’s anger centered around what he perceived to be embellishment from the Caps star. Ovechkin scored two goals and added a pair of assists, but all Getzlaf could...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Roberto Luongo responds to giving up embarrassing goal

Roberto Luongo is having a bounce-back season with the Florida Panthers, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be the victim of some bad luck. The veteran goaltender gave up one of the most embarrassing goals you’ll ever see Tuesday night against the Anaheim Ducks. With the Panthers leading 5-1, Ducks forward Tim Jackman decided to just dump the puck into the Florida zone from the...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Quality of Puck Possession: Anaheim Ducks

There has long been the argument of “so you had the puck, but did you do anything with it?” against using shot attempts (otherwise known as Corsi) as a proxy for puck possession. The question of shot attempt quality has largely been vacant from shot attempts analysis. However thanks to the efforts of A.C. Thomas and Sam Ventura of WAR On Ice we now have a new statistic to bring...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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