September 23, 1994 |
The Mighty Ducks gathered in their dressing room after practice Thursday and listened intently as Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the NHL season will not open Oct. 1 without a new collective bargaining agreement, then went ahead with their preparations to play an exhibition game against Dallas at 7 tonight at The Pond. "If there is no start to the regular season, it seems strange to prepare for the start of the regular season," forward Stu Grimson said.
February 13, 1992 |
Len Hachborn and Dmitri Kvartalnov have scored more than 80 points apiece this season, but the third member of the International Hockey League's highest-scoring line turned in the performance that lifted the Gulls to a dramatic 5-4 victory over Kansas City.
February 8, 1992 |
Winning what Coach Don Waddell called their most important game of the year, the Gulls refused to be coerced into fighting. Instead, they scored two goals in the final 1:55 to beat the Salt Lake Golden Eagles, 4-3, in front of 6,444 at the Delta Center. Larry Floyd scored on a flip shot over the shoulder of goalie Scott Sharples at the 18:05 mark to tie the game, 3-3, then Len Hachborn sneaked behind Sharples and stuffed in the game-winner with eight seconds left.
October 25, 1995 |
Right wing Valeri Karpov broke his right forearm just above the wrist during Monday night's loss to the Colorado Avalanche and may be lost to the Mighty Ducks for up to three months. Karpov, who was injured when he was knocked into the boards, accompanied the team from Denver to Dallas on Tuesday morning after X-rays late Monday night had revealed the fractures, then flew home to Anaheim to be examined by team doctors.
March 6, 1998 |
Jason Allison beat goaltender Martin Brodeur with a great move 3:34 into the third period to give the Boston Bruins a 1-1 tie with the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night at East Rutherford, N.J. Allison took a pass from Dmitri Khristich, skated around defenseman Scott Stevens at the blue line, then faked Brodeur to the ice. His backhander ricocheted off Brodeur's back, the goal post, back off the goaltender's hip and into the net for his 25th goal.
March 11, 2002 |
Mighty Duck defenseman Pavel Trnka let a slap shot fly from the blue line with 3 minutes 15 seconds left in the third period Sunday. Ottawa goalie Patrick Lalime easily got a leg pad on the puck and deflected it away. So went the Ducks' best shot on goal in the third period. So went their only shot on goal in the third period. The Ottawa Senators took a 3-2 lead 47 seconds into the third period, then were content to just smother the Ducks.
November 18, 2001 |
Center Steve Rucchin, who has already missed three games because of a stress fracture in his left ankle, doesn't seem to be on a fast track to returning. Duck officials said Rucchin will miss five-to-seven days and then would be listed as day-to-day. However, Rucchin, hobbling in a walking cast, said Saturday that he would likely be out another two weeks. "It's on the thick part of the bone, so that should make it heal quicker," Rucchin said.
October 9, 2002 |
There are so many things the Mighty Ducks hope to learn over the next few weeks, beginning in the season opener at St. Louis on Thursday: * Will the offense be better? * Will the defense be weaker? * Will they be good enough this season to finish ahead of every expansion team that followed them into the NHL? What the Ducks already know, though, is plenty. They will get solid goaltending every night.
October 14, 1998 |
The rematch looked a lot like the Stanley Cup finals. In the only regular season meeting between last spring's Stanley Cup finalists, the Detroit Red Wings extended their four-year mastery over the Washington Capitals with a 3-2 victory Tuesday at Washington. Brendan Shanahan and Doug Brown scored on consecutive shots 87 seconds apart in the second period for the Red Wings, who extended their unbeaten streak against the Capitals to 12 games, including a four-game sweep in the finals in June.
November 16, 1996 |
To Steve Yzerman's way of thinking, celebrating a new four-year contract wasn't as important as helping the Detroit Red Wings get back on track. But he ended up doing both in the best way he knows how Friday night, contributing a goal and three assists to the Red Wings' 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks at Detroit. The victory gave the Red Wings a 10-0 regular-season home record against the Sharks.