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  • Ducks' Teemu Selanne reflective after abrupt end to NHL career

    Ducks' Teemu Selanne reflective after abrupt end to NHL career
    Teemu Selanne's devoted followers wanted a perfect ending. He, and they, were denied that — by the Kings' emphatic 6-2 victory over the Ducks in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals on Friday night — and so began the next phase for...
  • Seventh heaven for Kings with 6-2 rout of Ducks

    Seventh heaven for Kings with 6-2 rout of Ducks
    When it comes to winning a big game, the Kings' knowledge in how to do so was a mismatch over the Ducks. That strength more than any other defined the Kings' 6-2 victory in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinal at Honda Center. From an early goal...
  • Game 7 loss to Kings hangs over Ducks as they enter off-season

    Game 7 loss to Kings hangs over Ducks as they enter off-season
    There were opportunities Monday during exit interviews for the Ducks to define their season as progress. Ownership awarded General Manager Bob Murray a four-year contract extension and praised him for "meticulously [adding] youth, skill and depth" to...
  • Ducks acquire center Louis Leblanc from Montreal

    Ducks acquire center Louis Leblanc from Montreal
    Whether veteran center Saku Koivu will return to the Ducks or not is still uncertain. If the 39-year-old does, the team acquired a depth player by trading for former first-round pick Louis Leblanc, 23, from the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. If Koivu...
  • Ducks' Nick Bonino, Matt Beleskey out for big San Jose game

    SAN JOSE -- Ducks center Nick Bonino (foot) and forward Matt Beleskey (ill) will join defenseman Cam Fowler on the sidelines for Thursday night’s critical Pacific Division game against Anaheim’s division co-leader, the San Jose Sharks. The...
  • 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...
  • Ducks know they have to step up their game against Flames

    CALGARY, Canada — Two weeks removed from a lopsided beat-down against a team all but out of the playoff running, the Ducks returned to the Saddledome on Tuesday and practiced for more than an hour in anticipation of the rematch. "We practice...
  • Ducks go back to basics to beat Canucks, 5-1

    Ducks go back to basics to beat Canucks, 5-1
    VANCOUVER, Canada — First place in the Pacific Division became the Ducks' again Saturday night, when they returned to the brand of play that put them there in the first place. "It's a goal" to win the division, said center Saku Koivu, one of...
  • Mathieu Perreault thinks Ducks let up against teams out of contention

    In an agonizing overtime loss to the last-place Edmonton Oilers, Ducks star forward Corey Perry took seven shots, was around the net routinely and couldn't score a goal. "We've got to put those in … don't look for the easy outs," said Ducks Coach...
  • Ducks have figured out how to take down Stars

    Ducks have figured out how to take down Stars
    DALLAS — It's taken them longer than they wanted, but the Ducks have found a formula to beat the fast, physical Dallas Stars. Now it's just a matter of proving it translates to the enemy ground of American Airlines Center. "You want to finish it...
  • To avoid a dicey Game 7, Ducks must keep their roll going Sunday

    To avoid a dicey Game 7, Ducks must keep their roll going Sunday
    DALLAS — The Ducks have been here before, and not just in the physical sense. Of course they've been to American Airlines Center, where they lost the third and fourth games of their playoff series against the Dallas Stars and surrendered the...