January 12, 2014 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Jonas Hiller needed 28 saves to win his 13th consecutive game Saturday, but his night was decided by watching his team strike for three goals in a 5-minute 10-second span during the second period. "When the guys score four, five goals every night, it's not too tough to win as a goalie," Hiller said. By beating the Phoenix Coyotes, 5-3, at Jobing.com Arena to sweep the five-game season series against their division rival, the Ducks extended their team record of scoring four or more goals to six consecutive games, and improved their NHL-leading record to 34-8-5.
December 31, 2013 |
What the Ducks want out of 2014 they produced Tuesday night. In a high-energy blitz of talent and toughness that answered a road loss to the San Jose Sharks two days earlier, the Ducks scored five goals in an 11-minute 25-second stretch to win, 6-3, at Honda Center. "Huge for us, because it shows when we play our game, we win," said Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano, who capped the scoring with a short-handed goal early in the third period. Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf already had two assists when he outraced the Sharks on an earlier third-period breakaway, closing it with a muscled shot that beat San Jose goalie Antti Niemi and forced his removal from the game.
December 14, 2013 |
Cam Fowler lost the security blanket of veteran defensemen around him. It hasn't mattered. He found himself. The 22-year-old fourth-year defender is a primary reason the Ducks lead the Pacific Division with a 22-7-5 record. Fowler has played in all 34 games, leads the team in minutes per game (24:03) and is regularly assigned against the opponents' first line, including defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago's duo of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, who were kept goal-less by Fowler and teammate Ben Lovejoy this month.
December 12, 2013 |
The Ducks don't have any more room to move atop the Pacific Division standings and now their health is returning. Wednesday, the 22-7-5 team riding a 13-game home unbeaten-in-regulation start and seven-game unbeaten-in-regulation streak moved defensemen Alex Grant and Nolan Yonkman along with center David Steckel back to minor league Norfolk in anticipation of Sunday's return of defenseman Francois Beauchemin, center Mathieu Perreault and defenseman...
November 21, 2013 |
Sixty two seconds from a 9-0 start at home, the Ducks made a stunning dark turn into misfortune and now find themselves winless in five consecutive games. First, with his goalie off the ice, New Jersey Devils veteran Jaromir Jagr delivered career goal No. 689 by beating Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller, tying the score with 1:01 left in regulation. Then, in overtime, Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy tried to clear a puck in front of Hiller, only to see it accidentally strike teammate Corey Perry and careen back inside the goal to give the Devils a 4-3 victory Wednesday at Honda Center.
October 17, 2013 |
The Ducks are riding a five-game winning streak as the NHL's worst power-play team. They spent time working on their weakness at Thursday's practice, with star wing Corey Perry and Coach Bruce Boudreau providing the same answer when asked what the fix is: "Score goals. " "If we knew, we'd fix it," said Perry, his team with only one goal in 23 man-advantages (4.4%) through six games. "Luckily, we haven't needed it yet and we have time to work on it. It's one of those things we've been talking about it since Game 3. Hopefully, it comes.