March 27, 2014 |
EDMONTON, Canada - Traded Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth left Anaheim on March 4 in 82-degree weather, arriving at his new team's home with the thermometer at minus-13. That's minus-25 Celsius up here. "Here we go … ," Fasth said to himself, capping events that reveal how fast yesterday's rising star can transform into an expendable commodity. Fasth, 31, went from being goalie 1-A for the playoff-thinking Ducks (47-18-7) to sharing time in net with ex-King Ben Scrivens for the last-place Edmonton Oilers (25-39-9)
March 10, 2014 |
CALGARY, Canada -- Kings forward Jordan Nolan is facing potential supplementary discipline from the league for punching Oilers left wing Jesse Joensuu in the Kings' 4-2 win at Edmonton on Sunday night. The incident occurred late in the second period. Nolan received a double minor for roughing, and Joensuu went off for cross checking. With the Kings playing the Flames on Monday night, Nolan will have a phone hearing with the league today. It had been set for this morning but the league has had to make adjustments to its schedule because of the ongoing meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., with the general managers.
March 6, 2014 |
The Edmonton Oilers were in a quandary Wednesday. They had traded backup goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to Minnesota and newly acquired goalie Viktor Fasth had yet to arrive from the Ducks. That left them with just one goalie, Ben Scrivens, for practice. Unless they wanted to run Scrivens ragged, what to do? Place a call to Shannon Szabados, the goalie for Canada's women's hockey team, which just won a gold medal at the Sochi Games. "She's pretty good," Oilers right winger Jordan Eberle told Chris Purdy of the Canadian Press.
March 4, 2014 |
Depth has been a major reason the Ducks have the most points in the NHL, but as the playoffs near the emphasis has shifted to a tighter, tougher, more talented roster. Ducks General Manager Bob Murray thinned the forward ranks Tuesday by trading Dustin Penner to the Washington Capitals for a fourth-round pick, and sent that pick to Dallas for defenseman Stephane Robidas. Murray also resolved the goalie backlog by dealing Viktor Fasth to the Edmonton Oilers for a fifth-round draft pick this year and a third-round pick in 2015.
January 26, 2014 |
The bizarre mingled with the familiar Saturday night, when the sensory overload of seeing beach volleyball, street hockey and Frisbee tossing taking place amid Dodger Stadium's greenery was balanced by seven concise words that set a sellout crowd to roaring. "And now it's time," Vin Scully said, his voice vibrating as he paused for dramatic effect, "for NHL hockey!" And so it was, with Wayne Gretzky dropping the puck between the Kings and Ducks for the first NHL regular-season outdoor game played in California.
January 15, 2014 |
Faced with an oversupply of good goaltenders, the Kings on Wednesday traded Ben Scrivens to the Edmonton Oilers for a third-round pick in this year's entry draft. The move, announced after the team practiced at El Segundo, wasn't surprising because of Jonathan Quick's return to top form after a groin strain and the emergence of rookie Martin Jones as a capable NHL goalie. Jones was recalled from Manchester (N.H.) of the American Hockey League and was expected to meet the Kings in St. Louis for the start of their four-game trip.