| Apr 3, 2015
| 11:01 PM
There's comfort in the Ducks' position as Pacific Division champions. They're assured of home-ice advantage for at least two rounds of the playoffs and await a wild-card entrant in the first round.
In Friday's 4-2 home loss to the Colorado Avalanche,...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 11:10 AM
Well, the first and most important thing we learned from Wednesday's rout of a woeful Edmonton team is that the victory gave the Ducks their third consecutive Pacific Division title. It also gave them consecutive 50-win seasons for the first time in...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 11:00 PM
With Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers, the Ducks got a lot of bookkeeping details out of the way.
The victory gave them a third consecutive Pacific Division title, assured home-ice advantage through the first two rounds of the playoffs...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 12:34 PM
With the Ducks poised to clinch a third straight Pacific Division title Wednesday night, they’ll start the goalie who’s carried them to the bulk of their victories this season.
Frederik Andersen (33-11-5 in net this season) left the ice...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Yes, there is a sober, rational counterpoint to the often-distraught pronouncements on social media after a hockey team loses a game.
You can find it at http://www.sportsclubstats.com.
One calling card for the site: "Your team's chances of making...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 10:56 PM
If the Central Time Zone pushed around and roughed up the Kings over the weekend, well, then Monday night was far worse.
To review: They lost to the Blackhawks, 4-1, at United Center. They lost ground in the Western Conference playoff race. And they lost...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 8:08 PM
So much has happened since the Kings lost, packed up, left Minnesota and headed to Chicago.
Little of it positive.
First off, in the late game on Saturday night, Vancouver scored with 1:32 remaining to push the game into overtime against Dallas, and...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 10:32 PM
There was the chance to put (some) distance between themselves and the Calgary Flames and an opportunity to pull even, points-wise, with Vancouver, at least for a couple of hours.
So what did the Kings do against the Minnesota Wild?
| Mar 27, 2015
| 5:36 PM
Multiple-choice time: Reasons why the Kings are surging, on a three-game winning streak, and with just one road loss (in overtime) in their last seven games.
A) Anze Kopitar.
B) Jonathan Quick.
C) Andrej Sekera.
D) All of the above
| Mar 26, 2015
| 9:24 PM
Kings center Anze Kopitar and his linemates put on something of a clinic in the offensive zone, an impressive show of possession late in the third period.
Such a stretch of domination often results in a goal, via the Kopitar-Marian Gaborik connection....
| Mar 24, 2015
| 9:24 PM
Just seven games away from a time when defensive command and competitive fire are at a premium, the Ducks have given up 12 goals in the last two games.
“Mind-boggling in a lot of senses,” Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano said Tuesday...