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Pacific Division (NHL)

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  • Ducks to call up goalie John Gibson, coach says he's a Game 4 option

    In response to Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen's lower-body injury suffered in the third period of Anaheim's Game 3 victory over the Kings, rookie goalie John Gibson is expected to be called up from minor-league Norfolk, Va., on Friday. The promotion...
  • Rookie goaltender John Gibson leads Ducks to 2-0 win over Kings

    Rookie goaltender John Gibson leads Ducks to 2-0 win over Kings
    John Gibson made his Stanley Cup playoff debut a memorable one. The Ducks’ 20-year-old rookie goaltender stopped 28 shots in a 2-0 victory over the Kings at Staples Center tonight. The victory evened the Western Conference semifinals series at 2-...
  • Kings' Dean Lombardi, Ducks' Bob Murray among finalists for top NHL GM

    Kings' Dean Lombardi, Ducks' Bob Murray among finalists for top NHL GM
    Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi joined repeat nominees Bob Murray of the Ducks and Montreal’s Marc Bergevin as finalists for the NHL General Manager of the Year award, the league announced Friday. Voting was conducted among all GMs and a panel...
  • Kings learned a lesson in desperation in loss to Wild on Monday

    Desperate Hockey Teams, Part II. The other entry in the three-way battle between Minnesota, Phoenix and Dallas for two wild-card playoff spots in the Western Conference, the Coyotes, visits the Kings on Wednesday night. It's no coincidence that...
  • Ducks FYI: Team of destiny? They'll have to wait and see

    It took an ear-splitting scolding from Coach Bruce Boudreau, a game-turning hit by team leader Ryan Getzlaf, an amazing save by goalie Frederik Andersen, a power-play conversion, and Corey Perry’s won’t-be-denied rush to the net. But was...
  • Ducks aren't matching up well with Kings' top line

    Ducks aren't matching up well with Kings' top line
    If it was good enough to win the Pacific Division and gain the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, then why aren't the Ducks using their shutdown line of Andrew Cogliano, Saku Koivu and Daniel Winnik in that role against the Kings? "That sounds...
  • Niemi in, Vlasic out for Sharks vs. Kings in playoff Game 7

    Niemi in, Vlasic out for Sharks vs. Kings in playoff Game 7
    SAN JOSE — For once, a coach didn’t play it coy when asked about his starting goaltender for a crucial playoff game. San Jose Coach Todd McLellan, whose team has relinquished its 3-0 lead over the Kings and faces a Game 7 on Wednesday...
  • 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...
  • 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...