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Who’s In Goal For The Ducks?

from Lance Pugmire of the LA Times, Among the three goalies the Western Conference top-seeded Ducks can choose to start Wednesday in their Stanley Cup playoff opener against the Dallas Stars, the one with the most wins doesn’t expect to be in net. Jonas Hiller, who went 29-13-7 for the Ducks (54-20-8) but lost his final three games, was last off the ice at Monday’s practice...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson earns Three Stars honor, LA Kings' Quick gets William M. Jennings Trophy

With the NHL regular season completed, the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings are now focused on making a run for the Stanley Cup this postseason, but not before their respective goaltenders managed to first gather some individual honors along the way.Ducks' goaltender John Gibson, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback, and Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Classy Teemu Selanne says goodbye in typical fashion

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It was a moment etched in Anaheim and hockey lore. Teemu Selanne, the 21-year veteran, consummate professional and Orange County legend, grabbing his good friend and former teammate Jean-Sebastien Giguere and skating hand-in-hand as a sellout Honda Center crowd cheered. The two of them brought prominence to an expansion organization once known primarily for the...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Teemu Selanne, John-Sebastien Giguere bid farewells

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Sunday's slate of NHL games were essentially meaningless in regards to standings and playoff positioning but the Ducks and the Avalanche, two of the West's best, didn't see it that way. Nick Bonino scored a goal in overtime for a 3-2 win in the Ducks' final game of the regular season. Yes, it was in some ways meaningless, but it wasn't because...
Via Fox Sports West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Teemu Selanne, Jean-Sebastien Giguere share victory lap

The Ducks played their final game of the regular season on Sunday night at home against the Avalanche, and it was a pretty special night at the Honda Center. The beloved Teemu Selanne, who has spent fifteen years over two different stints playing for the Ducks, dressed for what was likely his final regular season game of his illustrious NHL career. The Ducks and their fans had...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Clinches Western Conference in Win over LA

All Anaheim needed was a point in order to clinch the Western Conference, but they got two in a 4-3 shootout victory over Los Angeles. “They all knew they just needed a point,” said Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. “We never talked about it, but you could tell after the game was over, they all knew. Some of them were high-fiving each other. That’s a pretty big accomplishment for...
Via On the Duck Pond
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saying good bye to a friend

81 games into the season and the Anaheim Ducks have set several team records. With 53 wins and 114 points the Ducks have won their second straight division title and wrapped up the Western Conference. The 260 goals are a team record and if the Ducks score two or more goals tonight, they will finish with the most goals scored in the NHL (unless the Boston Bruins score over seven goals...
Via Puckrant.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Nick Bonino's incredible no-look goal from his knees

Early in the first period of a contest between the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings, Nick Bonino scored an incredible no-look goal from his knees. The goal helped Anaheim clinch the top seed in the West as they went on to win in a shootout."You could probably try that shot hundreds of times and not make it once. Well done, Mr. Bonino. Remind us to never challenge you to...
Via Hockey Fan Land
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Boudreau’s Team In Anaheim

from Andrew Knoll of the New York Times, His label as hockey’s Everyman has worn a bit thin, but Anaheim Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau continues to produce results that are anything but ordinary. The Ducks clinched their second consecutive Pacific Division title on Wednesday with a 5-2 victory against San Jose. Heading into Saturday night’s game against Los Angeles, they...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hampus Lindholm: '13-'14 Upper Deck Overtime Hockey Rookie Auto

I was able to land my first autograph of Anaheim Ducks' rookie stud defenseman Hampus Lindholm for less than a five delivered. The John Hancock also came with the base variation of the below Hampus RC.Lindholm was the 6th overall selection in the 2012 Draft and he's had himself a fine rookie season thus far. I really like the Overtime set Upper Deck put out and am still on...

Ryan Getzlaf Panini Crown Royale: Silhouette Signatures Auto-Jumbo Patch

While I like picking up new cards for my various PCs, I can't turn down a duplicate if it's as amazingly gorgeous, phenomenal, and affordable as the below pickup was and is for my Ryan Getzlaf Collection.Numbered 20/25, it hails from '11-'12 Panini Crown Royale and features a die-cut Captain Getzy silhouetted over a prime gold and white patch piece. The autograph...

Geoff Platt scores incredible juggling KHL playoff goal (VIDEO)

Geoff Platt scored a spectacular goal during Lokomotiv’s 3-2 loss to Lev in the KHL playoffs that has to be seen to be believed.Platt — a Canadian who played in several North American leagues, including a short stint in the NHL, before going overseas — skated through several opposing defenders while juggling the puck on his stick twice before firing it into the net. I don...
Via The Other Paper
4 days ago  |  Discuss

KHL's Geoff Platt juggles puck, slams it from mid-air for goal

Recall Tiger Woods juggling a golf ball. Now picture that on ice. This Geoff Platt goal for the KHL's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in the Conference Finals against Lev Prague starts with a through the defender's legs pass. And then? Magic. Platt pops the puck up, twice, before smashing it home for the score and the best goal you'll ever see.It wasn't enough, however, as LEV...
Via Bob's Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lokomotiv’s Geoff Platt Scores Crazy Juggling Goal In KHL Playoffs

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl’s improbable Cindarella run in the KHL playoffs may came to an end on Thursday, but not before Lokomotiv’s Geoff Platt submitted one of the more impressive goals we’ve seen in any level of hockey this year. Check out the sick juggling goal (video above) that he managed to score against Lev for his team’s final goal of the season. Lokomotiv eventually...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks can't overcome early deficit in loss to Preds

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- To put it simply, it was an ugly, brutal loss. The No. 1 goaltender gave up four goals in less than two periods and was forced to come back out on the ice in the third. The defensive zone was an absolute mess and two goals that would have tied the game were waved off. It was a bad night all around for the Ducks in a 5-2 loss to the Predators, Friday night at the...
Via Fox Sports West
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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