| 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,&...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Ducks had only two three-game stretches at home without a victory all of last season, and those slumps came in February and March.
This is far from panic time. The Ducks (10-3-2) own the best record in the NHL and have a Sunday showdown with Pacific...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Ryan Kesler battles fiercely with opponents he doesn't especially know.
So imagine Sunday night, when the Ducks center will line up against a slew of friends wearing the same colors of the Vancouver Canucks that were his colors earlier this year, and...