| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Reaching the NHL’s holiday break with the league’s best record and an eight-point lead in the Pacific Division is something to behold for the Ducks.
They’ve not only navigated health issues, but now stand 17-0-5 in one-goal games, a...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 12:52 PM
The NHL on Wednesday hit San Jose Sharks’ forward John Scott with a four-game suspension for his blow to the head of Ducks forward Tim Jackman Monday night.
Scott decked Jackman, appearing to knock him briefly unconscious, 8 minutes and 18 seconds...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 8:01 AM
The Ducks improvised Saturday night. Through no practice. Through a fluke loss.
On any other night, they likely would’ve fumed at the circumstances of a loss to a Pacific Division rival, but two days after Christmas, a 2-1 shootout loss to the...
| 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 14, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Looking every bit like the team with the best record in the NHL, the Ducks on Saturday beat the Winnipeg Jets, 4-1.
On the road.
In the second game of a back-to-back.
Without leading scorer Corey Perry.
Shedding an extended run of one-goal wins...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week:
+ The Ducks have won seven straight games despite losing sniper Corey Perry to a sprained left knee. They've won seven straight games five times since the start...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 6:33 PM
The rest of the Pacific Division hasn't taken advantage of the rash of Ducks' defensive absences, and now the first-place team is regaining its health.
Ducks defensemen Clayton Stoner (mumps) and Mark Fistric (back) practiced Tuesday at a lightly...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 8:10 AM
The Ducks tried and failed Friday to beat the Chicago Blackhawks with a defense consisting of three rookies, two second-year players and no one older than 24.
The results were predictable, a 4-1 loss with 38 shots fired at goalie Frederik Andersen....
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:50 PM
There was much for the Kings to celebrate Sunday, but their joy was tempered by the harsh realities that are part of a game played by ever-bigger, faster players in a confined space.
That the Kings pulled away from the hard-hitting Columbus Blue Jackets...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 10:52 PM
They’re scorers, not fighters, although Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry did their best Sunday night making audition tapes for WWE and boxing promoters.
In a 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks, the Ducks were met by a desperate Pacific Division rival who...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:25 PM
After a weekend bout with leg tightness, Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen was first off the ice at Wednesday’s morning skate, indicating he’ll start tonight against the visiting New York Islanders.
“I feel way better than yesterday,&...