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October 21, 2009 | Robyn Norwood
VS. DALLAS Where: Honda Center. When: 7. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 830 Records: Ducks 3-3-1, Stars 3-2-3. Record vs. Stars (2008-09): 3-2-1. Update: Jean-Sebastien Giguere, one half of the Ducks' goaltending duo, left practice Tuesday because of an unspecified nagging injury but described it as "nothing too bad." The team was prepared to recall another goalie to back up Jonas Hiller tonight if needed. Scoring is more of a concern.
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April 10, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Hockey fans will have to wait for the first-ever playoff series between the Kings and the Ducks, but a matchup between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks promises to be the next-best thing. The Ducks on Wednesday wiped out any chance of there being a local derby in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by clinching first place in the Pacific Division when they powered past the San Jose Sharks for a 5-2 victory at the Honda Center. In winning, the Ducks assured themselves of the No. 1 or No. 2 seeding in the West -- they're a point ahead of St. Louis but the Blues have a game in hand -- and consigned the Sharks to second place in the Pacific and a matchup with the third-place Kings.
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January 9, 2010
AT NASHVILLE When: 5 PST. Where: Sommet Center. On the air: TV: Channel 56; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 18-19-7, Predators 26-15-3. Record vs. Predators: 1-1-0. Update: If this trip to Nashville and Chicago seems familiar, well, it is. The Ducks played road games against the same teams last weekend, losing to the Predators, 3-1, and to the Blackhawks, 5-2. Ducks forward Teemu Selanne's return from a broken hand will be a game-day decision.
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April 10, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
He's scored from his knees and while being pushed into a barrel roll. Ducks forward Corey Perry has eight two-goal games, nine game-winning goals and he's let four games or more pass only twice this season without slapping the puck into the net. "He has a knack around the net that no one has, hits the net better than any shooter I've ever seen, one of the clutchest persons I've ever been around," said Ducks forward Patrick Maroon, who has...
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December 19, 2010 | By Debbie Goffa
Ducks tonight VS. BOSTON When: 4:30 PST. Where: TD Garden. On the air: Versus. Records: Ducks 17-15-4, Bruins 17-10-4. Record vs. Bruins (2009-10): 2-0-0. Update: The Bruins ended a three-game skid Saturday night but couldn't have done it without Tim Thomas in net. He not only blocked 25 shots by the Washington Capitals in the third period, but stopped Alexander Ovechkin at point-blank range with 11 seconds left to preserve the Bruins' 3-2 victory.
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April 9, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
The Ducks believe their second consecutive Pacific Division title is different from last year's, which was soured by a first-round playoff exit. That difference is added grit. Fittingly, on the night Anaheim clinched the division title Wednesday with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks at a sold-out Honda Center, the game's star embodies the trait. BOX SCORE: Ducks 5, Sharks 2 Rugged forward Patrick Maroon scored two second-period goals to propel Anaheim, and rookie goalie John Gibson made 36 saves to follow a shutout win in his debut with a division clincher two days later.
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April 8, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
The way the Ducks tell it, their interest in beating the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday is rooted mostly in the perks of what accompanies winning the Pacific Division and not about avoiding a first-round playoff series against the Kings. “No one's ever mentioned that about the Kings,” Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. “The guys have fought long and hard to get to first place. … It's about the satisfaction of playing for six months and being the best.” By beating the Sharks in any fashion at Honda Center, the Ducks would clinch their second consecutive Pacific Division title and at least the No. 2 Western Conference playoff seeding.
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April 7, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
VANCOUVER, Canada - It was a bold stroke by Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau, putting 20-year-old John Gibson in goal for his NHL debut Monday night with a division title in the balance. Sixty complete minutes of hockey later by Gibson and his teammates, Boudreau's move looked like his most brilliant of the season as the Ducks defeated the Vancouver Canucks, 3-0, at Rogers Arena. Gibson, with 18 saves, became the youngest goalie since Daren Puppa 29 years ago to post a shutout in his NHL debut, as a Ducks' defense Boudreau referred to as "spotty" during Monday's morning skate rose up to protect the youngster with 22 blocked shots.
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April 5, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Whether it's the opponent's top scorer or the Ducks' mood, defenseman Ben Lovejoy has proven in his breakout season he has a firm handle on it. A confluence of greater maturity and an appreciation of the disparity between Lovejoy's prior NHL job and the confidence boost from Ducks' leadership has created a productive and unselfish shutdown defenseman. "He can skate, defend, plays hard all the time," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. "When we play a team with a No. 1 line that's very fast, he's always against that team - might be the only one who can catch 'em. "He's brought a lot of stability to our defense.
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April 4, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Almost as impressively as the Nashville Predators hovered around the net Friday, the Ducks circled around their beaten veteran goaltender Jonas Hiller after a 5-2 trouncing at Honda Center. Hiller, returning from a three-game hiatus that Coach Bruce Boudreau said he hoped would enhance the goalie's sharpness for the approaching Stanley Cup playoffs, gave up four first-period goals on nine shots. After a 14-game win streak from Dec. 6 to Jan. 12, Hiller is 6-8-3 since. SUMMARY: Nashville Predators 5, Ducks 2 He was replaced with 2 minutes, 55 seconds left in the period by the emerging rookie Frederik Andersen, who's gaining serious traction for playoff use with a 19-5 showing this season that included three consecutive wins in Hiller's absence.
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April 3, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Whether Frederik Andersen will start a fourth consecutive game as the Ducks' goalie Friday versus the Nashville Predators is something Coach Bruce Boudreau kept to himself Thursday. But when asked whether Andersen belongs in the conversation about NHL rookie of the year, Boudreau was far more forthcoming. "I would love just to hear his name mentioned," Boudreau said of the 6-foot-4, 230-pound backup, who won all three of those starts for the Pacific-Division leaders while Jonas Hiller rested.
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April 2, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Their coach might be sounding alarms, but the Ducks continued to thrill Wednesday. A game after they rallied from a team-record four-goal deficit, Anaheim wiped away the Edmonton Oilers' two-goal, third-period lead and won their 50th game, 3-2, at Honda Center. “Not the best way, but if we play the way we've been playing in the third period … we have that attitude of never say die,” Ducks forward Corey Perry said after scoring twice in the third against Oilers goalie and ex-Duck Viktor Fasth.
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March 30, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
In an agonizing overtime loss to the last-place Edmonton Oilers, Ducks star forward Corey Perry took seven shots, was around the net routinely and couldn't score a goal. "We've got to put those in … don't look for the easy outs," said Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau . "When he bears down on those, he usually scores. " Less than 24 hours later, with first place in the Pacific Division at hand against a Vancouver Canucks team clinging to playoff life, Perry bore down. He powered to the net again Saturday, took a Saku Koivu pass through traffic and banged at the puck until a clinching third-period goal seized the night.
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