| Feb 15, 2015
| 10:31 PM
Knowing where Alexander Ovechkin will be when the Capitals are on the power play is simple: Just look toward the left circle. Neutralizing him when Washington has a man advantage, or at any other time, is much more complicated.
The Ducks found it nearly...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:40 PM
They changed together in the same cramped dressing room this week — only the two of them.
Veteran Ilya Bryzgalov was grumpy, the 34-year-old goalie wanting no part of explaining why he allowed three goals on eight shots during a 6-2 Ducks' loss to...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 5:15 PM
When Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen was conked on the back of the head by the crossbar of a tipped-over goal Sunday, it left him feeling the way his team played.
Dazed, slow, out of sorts.
The Ducks' 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning was packed with...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 11:18 PM
The Ducks have a comfortable 12-point division lead over the second-place San Jose Sharks and don’t have to play them again this regular season.
But this was not a clean getaway, as the Sharks sent the visitors packing from SAP Center on...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:30 AM
About those defensive improvements. . . .
The Ducks turned in a road stinker Thursday, illustrating defense is a dedicated effort never to be taken for granted.
Especially on the road. Especially against a team that has its number.
| Jan 27, 2015
| 1:42 PM
Nick Bonino has provided important intel to the Vancouver Canucks this season, contributing to scouting reports that have helped his new team get four points in three games against his ex-team, NHL points leader Anaheim.
“The first game,...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:45 PM
Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler committed his first penalty of the season in Anaheim's 46th game.
Does that make him a gifted gentleman of the game or someone who could afford to show a tougher edge?
"I'm sure there are times when he'd like to be more...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Instead of a panic button, Ducks forward Patrick Maroon was handed a vote of confidence at practice Friday.
Although Maroon is in the middle of a 15-game goal-less skid that has featured 31 shots getting denied, Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau placed...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
They’ve gotten to this point as the NHL’s points leader by effectively shelving frustration, like those two Andrew Cogliano shots that struck the iron behind Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller on Sunday night.
Building upon the faith to...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 10:37 PM
Cam Fowler didn't know a backward pass was coming his way and wasn't even immediately aware that he scored the winning goal Sunday.
But the mob rushing him with big smiles told him all he needed to know — that a signature defensive performance...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 11:12 PM
The Ducks prevailed in a matchup of big, physical teams built around brawn and skill, squeezing a goal out of their slumbering power play and clamping down in the third period well enough to fend off the St. Louis Blues.
Matt Beleskey continued his...