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Pacific Division (NHL)

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  • Bruce Boudreau won't say which goalie will start for Ducks

    Bruce Boudreau won't say which goalie will start for Ducks
    The Ducks' goalie who will start the second-round playoff series at Honda Center this week is known by Bruce Boudreau, but the coach is declining to reveal his identity. Jonas Hiller was the primary regular-season starter for the Western Conference's...
  • Kings simply had more bite than Sharks

     Kings simply had more bite than Sharks
    SAN JOSE — When there was every reason to give up, the Kings continued to fight. When they had every excuse to moan about the San Jose Sharks being too fast and too big and too deadly at creating outnumbered rushes — all of which was true in...
  • Ryan Getzlaf joins Sidney Crosby, Claude Giroux as Hart finalists

    The NHL announced Thursday that Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby and Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers are finalists for the NHL’s Hart Trophy, awarded to the league’s MVP. Getzlaf, 28, had 31...
  • Ducks confident whether they play Kings or Sharks in Round 2

    No matter if it’s the Kings or San Jose Sharks awaiting in the second round of the NHL Western Conference playoffs, the top-seeded Ducks have reasons to feel confident in the match-up. The Kings, trying to pull off a near-miraculous rally from...
  • Ducks goalie John Gibson to make NHL debut in big game versus Canucks

    VANCOUVER, Canada -- In the Ducks’ most significant game of the season so far, they will start a 20-year-old making his NHL debut in goal. Rookie John Gibson, promoted from minor-league Norfolk on Saturday following a blow to the head sustained by...
  • Ducks' goalie John Gibson posts shutout in NHL debut

    VANCOUVER, Canada — It was a bold stroke by Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau, putting 20-year-old John Gibson in goal for his NHL debut Monday night with a division title in the balance. Sixty complete minutes of hockey later by Gibson and his...
  • Ducks' motivation is winning the division

    The way the Ducks tell it, their interest in beating the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday is rooted mostly in the perks of what accompanies winning the Pacific Division and not about avoiding a first-round playoff series against the Kings. “No one&...
  • Coach hedges, but Ducks' goalie John Gibson looks like starter

    With an opportunity to clinch a second consecutive Pacific Division championship by beating the San Jose Sharks tonight, Ducks’ 20-year-old rookie John Gibson was first off the ice at today’s morning skate. Throughout the season, with the...
  • Ducks get some lucky bounces in 5-2 victory over Nashville

    NASHVILLE — Corey Perry days earlier said one of the factors bedeviling the Ducks during their 10-game rut was that the puck wasn't bouncing the team's way. That changed Saturday night, as two Ducks' passes were deflected off Nashville players...
  • Maybe the Kings, who win third in a row, needed that Olympic break

    CALGARY, Canada -- Given the way the Kings stumbled into the NHL's Olympic break — with the league's worst record over the final 10 games — it was clear they had to set a different tone coming of out of it. And it took them less than 24...
  • Ducks GM Bob Murray puzzled by resistance of trade partners

    Ducks GM Bob Murray puzzled by resistance of trade partners
    Bob Murray, general manager of the Ducks, said Wednesday he was “confused” by the unwillingness of teams with which he tried to make a deal. He then quickly and repeatedly reassured his current players he has full trust in them to still...