November 26, 2010 |
It began with an unsightly turnover in the Ducks' end by defenseman Andy Sutton and ended with Coach Randy Carlyle pulling goaltender Jonas Hiller in favor of Curtis McElhinney. In what may have been their ugliest seven-minute stretch of hockey this season, the Ducks gave up three third-period goals and lost to the defending Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks, 4-1, at the Honda Center on Friday. Two weeks ago, the Ducks capped a six-game win streak with a 4-2 victory over Dallas, improving to 7-1-1 at home.
November 21, 2010
Ducks tonight VS. EDMONTON When: 5. Where: Honda Center On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 10-9-3, Oilers 4-10-4. Record vs. Oilers (2009-10): 3-1-0. Update: The Ducks will be trying to avoid a fifth consecutive loss, and they probably won't have left wing Teemu Selanne (eight goals and 14 assists in 22 games) to help them. Selanne, 40, is listed as day-to-day after leaving Friday's game because of a groin injury.
October 18, 2010 |
In suspending Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan three games for a late and blindside hit to the head of Ducks forward Dan Sexton, the NHL declared it is serious about punishing dangerous hits to the head. Sanctioning Doan, known as rugged but clean, was meant as a warning to fourth-liners and superstars that NHL justice will be blind. It's a bold and overdue statement. And it must become an enduring benchmark that leaves no room for favoritism or inconsistent reasoning that has eroded the league's credibility.
December 9, 2009 |
A slight rookie who had never scored an NHL goal brought the Ducks back by scoring two in the third period Tuesday, propelling them to a 4-3 overtime victory over Dallas that ended a dogged five-game losing streak. Dan Sexton, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound winger, forced overtime after he tied the score with 1:02 left in regulation in only his third NHL game, earning a curtain call as the game's No. 1 star after Saku Koivu scored the game-winner with 47 seconds left in overtime. "I'd say it was probably the coolest feeling -- take my previous coolest feeling and multiply it by 10, if not more.
December 4, 2009
Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne will be out four to six weeks after undergoing surgery Friday to repair a fractured bone in his left hand. Selanne was struck by a shot from Karlis Skrastins during the second period of the Ducks' 3-1 loss Thursday at Dallas. He flew back to California after the game and underwent the procedure at the Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center in Los Angeles. Selanne shared the team lead with 14 goals and was third in points, with 21. The Ducks recalled right wing Dan Sexton from Manitoba of the American Hockey League.