| May 6, 2015
| 11:21 AM
Mikael Backlund didn't need to see the biggest goal of his NHL career go in.
The crowd and the rest of the Calgary Flames told him he'd scored the winner.
Backlund scored on a delayed penalty call in overtime, lifting the late-charging Flames over the...
| May 5, 2015
| 11:17 PM
Victory was less than 20 seconds away.
The Ducks were furiously defending and their penalty-killers getting tested, five on three, and were within 19.5 seconds from establishing a near-lock on this playoff series on Tuesday night.
| May 4, 2015
| 7:41 PM
Gifted goal-scorers can feel for a slumping brother at times. Except, of course, when the slumping scorer is the playoff opposition.
All those questions about Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning were being tossed around in the first round of the...
| May 2, 2015
| 5:30 PM
Things were going swimmingly at the Calgary Flames' practice Saturday at Anaheim Ice, but not in the way they had hoped.
Several minutes after they began skating, they collected all the pucks, pulled everyone off the ice and ordered the Zamboni back out...
| May 1, 2015
| 9:21 PM
Ponder this statistic: Nine teams have used two goalies in the NHL playoffs, and the second round has barely started.
Baseball's pitching rotation meets hockey's goalie shuffle.
The rather incredible thing is that the Ducks are not one of the nine...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 11:24 PM
At one point in the first period Thursday, Patrick Maroon, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry passed the puck to one another as if they had the rubber disc on a three-way string, playing an impressive game of keep-away that dazed the Calgary Flames into flat-...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 2:54 PM
The Ducks’ depth at center was a key factor in their first-round sweep of Winnipeg, with Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, Rickard Rakell and Tomas Fleischmann contributing in various ways. Fleischmann will be replaced by Nate Thompson on Thursday, when...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 5:45 PM
Third-period comeback clones.
Anaheim Ducks . . . meet the Calgary Flames.
That's exactly what will be happening in the second round of the playoffs as the teams will open a Western Conference semifinal series later this week in Anaheim.
| Apr 26, 2015
| 8:15 PM
There will be plenty of reminders about the Ducks' dominance at home against the Calgary Flames, and it certainly is an impressive regular-season run, dating back to Jan. 19, 2004. Calgary has not won at Anaheim in 20 games.
But that's the regular...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 6:26 PM
True confessions, via Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau.
What did Boudreau remember about the long break between playoff rounds — he said it was 17 days — back in his American Hockey League playing days?
"Pizza," he said.
Boudreau spent parts...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 5:23 PM
Three keys for the Ducks in their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series against the Calgary Flames:
1 Will the real cardiac kids please step up?
Does anyone around here want to play with a lead? In the regular season, the Ducks came back...