Jakob Silfverberg has found gold in playoffs before

ANAHEIM >> Jakob Silfverberg's hometown is Gavle, Sweden, which has a river running through it. People with permits can catch salmon, right downtown. You don't see that everywhere. You also don't see the Gavle Goat, or Gavlebocken, everywhere. It is a large straw goat that the townspeople build for the Christmas season and it observed its 50th anniversary last year.
Via LA Daily News
8 hours ago

Cam Fowler returns to Ducks practice, expected to play in Round 2

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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ducks Get Much Needed Break

The Anaheim Ducks became the first team in the league to advance to the conference semi-finals with a four game sweep of the Calgary Flames. A sweep is always good for the ego of fans, but can often been a curse. Sitting idle with no action can put a team at a disadvantage when they invariably end up facing a team carrying momentum from a more recent series clinching win. However...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

5 reasons why the Calgary Flames got swept by the Anaheim Ducks

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Anaheim Ducks First Team to Move On in NHL Playoffs

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Ducks sweep away Flames with 3-1 win in Game 4

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Patrick Eaves, Nate Thompson and Ryan Getzlaf scored, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Wednesday night for a sweep of their first-round playoff series. John Gibson made 36 stops for the Ducks, who will face the Edmonton Oilers or San Jose Sharks in the second round. Sean Monahan scored a power-play goal in the second for Calgary, which...
4 days ago

Gibson or Bernier for Game 4?

After allowing four goals off 16 shots, the Anaheim Ducks’ starting goaltender, John Gibson, was pulled from the game in the second period on Monday night in Calgary. Johnathan Bernier relieved him and allowed the Ducks to climb out of a 4-1 hole by stopping all 16 shots that were thrown at him. When a game goes south, it’s easy to blame the goaltender. In this case, the three...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Whicker: Luck of the Ducks, futility of the Flames in Game 2

ANAHEIM - You might well say the Ducks didn't deserve to win Game 2, But in recent years our lives have been invaded by a drought, several mudslides, a few fires and two bad football teams, and we didn't deserve them either. Ryan Getzlaf wasn't even trying to score the game-winning goal Saturday night.
Via LA Daily News
7 days ago

Ducks D Sami Vatanen is late scratch for Game 2 vs Flames

Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Whicker: Flames' absence is a present for Ducks

ANAHEIM >> He didn't have time to wonder what was wrong with this picture. Kevin Bieksa got the puck and looked up and saw the landscape of Antarctica. Nothing but permafrost, as far as he could see. Well, he did see Ryan Getzlaf, motoring toward the opposite blue line, but he didn't see any opponents.
Via LA Daily News
9 days ago

Ryan Getzlaf powers Ducks past Flames 3-2 in series opener (Apr 13, 2017)

Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Biggest x-factors in first round series

The Anaheim Ducks have won the Pacific Division for the fifth year in a row and reached the playoffs for the tenth time in the past twelve years. Now they have to face a young Calgary Flames team that has made the playoffs for only the second time in the last eight years. But despite their record, the Flames will not be an easy win. The two teams were separated by eleven points during...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Tensions rise in preview of potential first round matchup

If last night’s game against the Calgary Flames was any indication of what is to come when the Anaheim Ducks face them in the first round of this year’s playoffs, we are in for some old-school hockey. The two teams combined for 106 penalty minutes in the third period alone with two fights and three game misconducts. The rough play started after a knee-on-knee hit from Flames...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild GM apologizes to team scouts after trading away top picks

Throughout the year, NHL team scouts exhaust many hours in cold rinks around the world breaking down the play of draft-eligible players with one common goal: Finding the next star for their respective teams. Sometimes, all of that effort gets expunged when a general manager deals high assets for an immediate return.Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher recently gave up three high draft...
Via The Comeback
March 05, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Manson runs over James van Riemsdyk with a huge hit

Too often big hits around the NHL fall into a controversial category where the magnitude of the hit is diminished due to a debate over the legality of the play. Sometimes – not often enough – a hit comes around where even fans of the opposing team have to applaud.Josh Manson of the Anaheim Ducks delivered one of the biggest, cleanest hits you’ll see in the modern NHL during...
Via The Comeback
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Officials Association vetoes Vermette’s suspension reduction

Thanks to the NHL Officials Association, Antoine Vermette’s suspension for slashing a referee won’t be reduced.Vermette idiotically took a swing at an official after a faceoff earlier this month.The slash earned him an abuse of official penalty, an ejection and a 10-game suspension from the league.Looking to get his suspension reduced, Vermette appealed the 10-game ban. The...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ducks prospect Max Jones ejected for cross-check to Jonah Gadjovich’s face

Anaheim Ducks prospect Max Jones lost his temper in a recent OHL game between the London Knights and the Owen Sound Attack and it resulted in a brutal attack on Jonah Gadjovich. Jones wasn’t too pleased that Gadjovich was still fighting for the puck in his team’s crease and it led to a slash to the back of the legs and a cross-check to the face. That’s just ugly.Jones should...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Antoine Vermette slashes ref, given abuse of official penalty and ejected

What was Antoine Vermette thinking?The Arizona Coyotes forward slashed an official during Tuesday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. What provoked him? It appeared Vermette didn’t like the way the official dropped the puck, so he gave him a whack with his stick – a big no, no. For those thinking, “he didn’t hit him that hard,” that won’t fly. The NHL has a zero...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Chip Kelly a serious candidate for Falcons OC job

Chip Kelly is apparently a serious candidate for the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator position, which will be vacated when Kyle Shanahan takes the 49ers job after the Super Bowl.Kelly was fired as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers following a 2-14 season. He did not get involved in any talks for college coaching positions and instead said he was willing to become an offensive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

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