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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...
  • Does Teemu Selanne's production change 'the plan'?

    Does Teemu Selanne's production change 'the plan'?
    CALGARY, Canada -- Teemu Selanne’s increasing production of two goals and two assists in his past four games alongside Ducks’ first-line stars Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf could alter the veteran’s handling. Selanne, 43, said Wednesday...
  • Ducks score twice in third period to beat Flames, 3-2

    Ducks score twice in third period to beat Flames, 3-2
    CALGARY, Canada -- Achieving redemption, conquering pressure and gaining two points on the teams above them, the Ducks took extra satisfaction from their 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. Andrew Cogliano, who bluntly assessed the Ducks'...
  • Kings get ready for final game against Eastern Conference team

    PITTSBURGH — When the Kings wrap up their three-game, four-day trip Thursday against Pittsburgh, they'll also finish the non-conference portion of their schedule. They might not want it to end because they've had such success against the East this...
  • Ryan Getzlaf, Dustin Brown finalists for NHL Messier leadership award

    Ryan Getzlaf, Dustin Brown finalists for NHL Messier leadership award
    Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf and Kings captain Dustin Brown were named finalists Tuesday for the NHL’s Mark Messier leadership award. The award, in existence since 2007, recognizes “the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to his...
  • 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...
  • Jonathan Quick had a leg up on competition with great save

    Upon further review . . . Teammates were more than impressed with Kings goalie Jonathan Quick's incredible kick save on Blake Wheeler with just under a minute remaining in their 4-2 win over Winnipeg on Saturday night. Quick was on his stomach and...
  • Ryan Getzlaf will be a game-time decision

    It will be a game-time decision whether Ryan Getzlaf will play Friday in Game 5 of the Ducks' deadlocked first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Dallas Stars. The team's leading scorer missed Wednesday's 4-2 loss at Dallas because of...
  • Ducks pull off greatest comeback in team history to beat Jets, 5-4

    Every team wants to believe it has a no-quit attitude, but on a flat Monday, trailing by four goals, getting outshot, 25-6, the Ducks had reason to believe their night was kaput. “Miracles happen in this league,” said Ducks Coach Bruce...
  • 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...