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November 3, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Ducks tonight AT NEW YORK RANGERS When: 4:30 PST. Where: Madison Square Garden. On the air: TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 830. Record vs. Rangers: 1-0. Update: Corey Perry and Emerson Etem each scored two goals and Sami Vatanen scored the first goal by a Ducks defenseman in the team's 6-3 victory at Buffalo on Saturday. Now they have a chance to cap their 15-day, eight-game trip with a 5-2-1 record if they can beat the Rangers, who lost to the Ducks, 6-0, at Honda Center on Oct. 10 but have won three games in a row. The Ducks return home Wednesday against Phoenix.
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January 21, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Sami Vatanen's value to the Ducks is seen in the fact he's scored a goal in two of the past four games he's played, contributing more than 21 minutes of ice time a week ago. With the return of defenseman Luca Sbisa from a torn right hand tendon coming, however, the younger Vatanen was moved down to minor-league Norfolk Wednesday morning before the Ducks (37-9-5) play the Winnipeg Jets (22-23-5) at Honda Center at 7 p.m. “That's the only move that could be made,” Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said.
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February 2, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times
Teemu, the facilitator? Teemu Selanne, with so many skills at his disposal, turned playmaker Friday night with a deft and dazzling performance at Honda Center. Selanne's three assists sparked the Ducks to a 3-1 victory against the Minnesota Wild. The newly formed combination — which had Bobby Ryan centering Kyle Palmieri and Selanne — was responsible for eight points. Ryan Getzlaf had the other, an assist on Ryan's power-play goal late in the third period. It was Selanne's first three-assist game in nearly two years.
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November 3, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Ducks tonight AT NEW YORK RANGERS When: 4:30 PST. Where: Madison Square Garden. On the air: TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 830. Record vs. Rangers: 1-0. Update: Corey Perry and Emerson Etem each scored two goals and Sami Vatanen scored the first goal by a Ducks defenseman in the team's 6-3 victory at Buffalo on Saturday. Now they have a chance to cap their 15-day, eight-game trip with a 5-2-1 record if they can beat the Rangers, who lost to the Ducks, 6-0, at Honda Center on Oct. 10 but have won three games in a row. The Ducks return home Wednesday against Phoenix.
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February 1, 2013 | By Lisa DIllman
Teemu, the facilitator? Teemu Selanne, with so many skills at his disposal, turned playmaker Friday night with a deft and dazzling performance at Honda Center. Selanne's three assists sparked the Ducks to a 3-1 victory against the Minnesota Wild. The newly formed combination — which had Bobby Ryan centering Kyle Palmieri and Selanne — was responsible for eight points. Ryan Getzlaf had the other, an assist on Ryan's power-play goal late in the third period. It was Selanne's first three-assist game in nearly two years.
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October 16, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Old is all in the mind. For the Calgary Flames, their 17th consecutive loss in Anaheim to the Ducks on Wednesday night was ancient. For 43-year-old Teemu Selanne, that game-deciding goal he shot under the legs of Flames goaltender Joey MacDonald - the first of Selanne's final season and No. 676 of his career - made him feel like a kid again. BOX SCORE: Ducks 3, Calgary 2 "I broke my stick," right before the shot, "got it back and made the play," Selanne said after raising his arms in a trademark celebration to mark the occasion.
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January 27, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Coach Bruce Boudreau had never seen Ducks backup goaltender Viktor Fasth play live in a game until Saturday night. It was quite a first impression. The Swede stopped 19 of 21 shots through overtime and then denied Nashville on its three shootout tries to clinch a 3-2 victory at Honda Center. Now the question is, what's the lasting impression of Fasth's NHL debut? Boudreau kept the answer open-ended after the game, explaining that the Swedish Elite League where Fasth came from is "a far cry from the NHL. " Yet, in this compressed season that has the Ducks playing back-to-back games five times by March 2 — with 17 games awaiting in that month — the reliance on Fasth could very well increase beyond what Boudreau first assessed.
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February 9, 2011 | By Helene Elliott
Rewarding his players for persevering through a rocky start and 14 games without injured team captain Ryan Getzlaf, Ducks General Manager Bob Murray upgraded his defense for a playoff run and improved his financial flexibility. Murray on Wednesday reacquired Francois Beauchemin, who was a vital force during the Ducks' 2007 Stanley Cup run but became too pricy as a free agent and signed with Toronto in 2009. The cost for the Ducks to get him back was considerable ? winger Joffrey Lupul, premier college defense prospect Jake Gardiner and a conditional 2013 draft pick ?
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January 21, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Sami Vatanen's value to the Ducks is seen in the fact he's scored a goal in two of the past four games he's played, contributing more than 21 minutes of ice time a week ago. With the return of defenseman Luca Sbisa from a torn right hand tendon coming, however, the younger Vatanen was moved down to minor-league Norfolk Wednesday morning before the Ducks (37-9-5) play the Winnipeg Jets (22-23-5) at Honda Center at 7 p.m. “That's the only move that could be made,” Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said.
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April 23, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
The Ducks' torrid pace had slowed the last few weeks, but they regrouped in time to clinch their second Pacific Division title in franchise history and the No. 2 seeding in the playoffs. Goaltender Viktor Fasth made 24 saves and Ryan Getzlaf, Radek Dvorak and Sami Vatanen each scored goals Monday to give the Ducks a 3-0 victory over the Oilers at Edmonton and a sweep of the teams' back-to-back games. The Ducks previously won a division title in 2007 as a springboard to winning the Stanley Cup. They started this season impressively but had struggled to score lately.
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October 16, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Old is all in the mind. For the Calgary Flames, their 17th consecutive loss in Anaheim to the Ducks on Wednesday night was ancient. For 43-year-old Teemu Selanne, that game-deciding goal he shot under the legs of Flames goaltender Joey MacDonald - the first of Selanne's final season and No. 676 of his career - made him feel like a kid again. BOX SCORE: Ducks 3, Calgary 2 "I broke my stick," right before the shot, "got it back and made the play," Selanne said after raising his arms in a trademark celebration to mark the occasion.
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April 23, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
The Ducks' torrid pace had slowed the last few weeks, but they regrouped in time to clinch their second Pacific Division title in franchise history and the No. 2 seeding in the playoffs. Goaltender Viktor Fasth made 24 saves and Ryan Getzlaf, Radek Dvorak and Sami Vatanen each scored goals Monday to give the Ducks a 3-0 victory over the Oilers at Edmonton and a sweep of the teams' back-to-back games. The Ducks previously won a division title in 2007 as a springboard to winning the Stanley Cup. They started this season impressively but had struggled to score lately.
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February 2, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times
Teemu, the facilitator? Teemu Selanne, with so many skills at his disposal, turned playmaker Friday night with a deft and dazzling performance at Honda Center. Selanne's three assists sparked the Ducks to a 3-1 victory against the Minnesota Wild. The newly formed combination — which had Bobby Ryan centering Kyle Palmieri and Selanne — was responsible for eight points. Ryan Getzlaf had the other, an assist on Ryan's power-play goal late in the third period. It was Selanne's first three-assist game in nearly two years.
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February 1, 2013 | By Lisa DIllman
Teemu, the facilitator? Teemu Selanne, with so many skills at his disposal, turned playmaker Friday night with a deft and dazzling performance at Honda Center. Selanne's three assists sparked the Ducks to a 3-1 victory against the Minnesota Wild. The newly formed combination — which had Bobby Ryan centering Kyle Palmieri and Selanne — was responsible for eight points. Ryan Getzlaf had the other, an assist on Ryan's power-play goal late in the third period. It was Selanne's first three-assist game in nearly two years.
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January 27, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Coach Bruce Boudreau had never seen Ducks backup goaltender Viktor Fasth play live in a game until Saturday night. It was quite a first impression. The Swede stopped 19 of 21 shots through overtime and then denied Nashville on its three shootout tries to clinch a 3-2 victory at Honda Center. Now the question is, what's the lasting impression of Fasth's NHL debut? Boudreau kept the answer open-ended after the game, explaining that the Swedish Elite League where Fasth came from is "a far cry from the NHL. " Yet, in this compressed season that has the Ducks playing back-to-back games five times by March 2 — with 17 games awaiting in that month — the reliance on Fasth could very well increase beyond what Boudreau first assessed.
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February 9, 2011 | By Helene Elliott
Rewarding his players for persevering through a rocky start and 14 games without injured team captain Ryan Getzlaf, Ducks General Manager Bob Murray upgraded his defense for a playoff run and improved his financial flexibility. Murray on Wednesday reacquired Francois Beauchemin, who was a vital force during the Ducks' 2007 Stanley Cup run but became too pricy as a free agent and signed with Toronto in 2009. The cost for the Ducks to get him back was considerable ? winger Joffrey Lupul, premier college defense prospect Jake Gardiner and a conditional 2013 draft pick ?
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February 14, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
SOCHI, Russia - Keeping track of players from the Kings and Ducks who are representing their respective homelands in games Friday in the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament: Czech Republic 4, Latvia 2 - No Kings or Ducks in this one, a rarity. Sweden 1, Switzerland 0 - Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller backed up Swiss teammate Reto Berra after starting the opener. Ducks winger Jakob Silfverberg played 4 minutes and 23 seconds for Sweden and had no shots. Canada 6, Austria 0 - Kings winger Jeff Carter had a natural hat trick, scoring the three goals on five shots in only 8:46 of playing time.
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March 10, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
The Ducks' future is as encouraging as its present, according to a ranking of NHL prospects. Anaheim was ranked No. 1 in The Hockey News' Future Watch 2014, a grading of prospects and player development. The Ducks are currently in second place in the Western Conference, with a chance to return to the top spot over the St. Louis Blues by winning tonight at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Goaltender John Gibson was ranked the No. 2 prospect, defenseman Sami Vatanen, who has played in 41 of the Ducks' 65 games, was No. 24, recent call-up, center Rickard Rakell, is No. 29, and 2013 No. 1 pick Shea Theodore, a defenseman, is No. 75. Last year, the Ducks (43-14-7)
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