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  • Saku Koivu's defense could make difference in Ducks' bid for the Cup

    Saku Koivu's defense could make difference in Ducks' bid for the Cup
    Saku Koivu saw his retiring teammate, friend and Finnish countryman Teemu Selanne skate around the arena bathed in cheers last week in the Ducks' final regular-season home game. Moved, of course, Koivu quickly set aside the moment that's so close to...
  • Teemu Selanne won't face Kings; regular-season farewell set for Sunday

    Teemu Selanne won't face Kings; regular-season farewell set for Sunday
    Right wing Teemu Selanne will not be in the Ducks’ lineup when they face the Kings on Saturday at Staples Center but will play in his final NHL regular-season game Sunday, when the Ducks host the surging Colorado Avalanche. The 43-year-old Finn,...
  • 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

    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...
  • Kings hang on to force Game 7 with 2-1 victory over Ducks

    Kings hang on to force Game 7 with 2-1 victory over Ducks
    Call it a self-fulfilling prophecy, missed opportunities or just another dramatic turn, but the Ducks couldn't finish off the Kings on Wednesday night, and hockey's freeway series is now going the distance. Riding a signature 21-save performance by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 put overtime loss behind them, look forward to Game 2

    Ducks put overtime loss behind them, look forward to Game 2
    No one felt the sting of the Ducks' Game 1 overtime loss to the Kings more painfully than Teemu Selanne. Anaheim's retiring No. 8 scored his team's go-ahead third-period goal precisely 8 minutes 8 seconds into the final frame of regulation. It was his...
  • 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 to call up goalie John Gibson, coach says he's a Game 4 option

    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...