Ducks Rumors & News

  • Boudreau, Ducks considering lineup changes ahead of Game 5

    Pro Hockey Talk "With the Anaheim Ducks dropping Game 4 5-4 in double-overtime on Saturday night coach Bruce Boudreau admitted he’s considering possible lineup changes for Game 5 tonight at the Honda Center. “We’re mulling it over,” Boudreau said on Sunday. “I mean, (Chris) Wagner is an energy guy that would do..." May 25

  • Lupul happy to be reunited with Babcock

    Toronto Sun "When Joffrey Lupul was drafted in 2002, he walked to the stage at the Air Canada Centre, put on an Anaheim jersey and shook hands with all the right people. One of them was his new coach, Mike Babcock. “What do I remember from back then?” Lupul said Saturday in an interview. “We were both at..." May 24

  • James Wisniewski finds perspective on Ducks' bench

    Los Angeles Times "James Wisniewski two months ago was considered the prized addition for the Ducks’ playoff run, but 12 games into the postseason, the veteran defenseman hasn’t played one minute. “Incredibly tough, never thought in a million years I’d be doing this, but it is what it is,” Wisniewski said..." May 24

  • Kesler on wearing down Chicago: 'No human can withstand that many hits'

    Pro Hockey Talk "Last night, the Chicago Blackhawks showed their resiliency in becoming the first team to win four multiple-overtime games in a single postseason. The Anaheim Ducks seem to believe that they can grind Chicago down, though. On the subject of wear-and-tear, Ryan Kesler reiterated his plan to..." May 24

  • Ducks score 2nd-fastest three goals in playoff history "The top line of the Chicago Blackhawks dominated the early part of the third period Saturday and scored twice to give them a two-goal lead at 7:38. But by the time Jonathan Toews, Brandon Saad and Marian Hossa returned to the ice for another shift, the Blackhawks were losing. Chicago managed..." May 24

  • Antoine Vermette scores in 2nd overtime as Blackhawks tie series against Ducks

    Chicago Tribune "Sitting in the dressing room just after another momentous Blackhawks victory, Patrick Kane said it best: "In the playoffs, anything can happen." In Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Saturday night at a jacked-up United Center, pretty much everything happened. Antoine Vermette, who was..." May 24

  • 2d
    Lance Pugmire @latimespugmire

    Ducks lines same as usual this AM: Maroon-Getzlaf-Perry, Beleskey-Kesler-Silfverberg, Cogliano-Thompson-Palmieri, Sekac-Rakell-Etem.

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Sather, Yzerman, Murray finalists for GM of the Year "One of the newer honors the NHL has been handing out in recent years is its General Manager of the Year Award. GM performance can be difficult to evaluate, especially in a single year, but the voters for this award should know what they're talking about. That's because the GM of the Year is chosen..." May 23

  • Ducks defeat Blackhawks in Game 3, take 2-1 lead in series

    L.A. Daily News "Simon Despres didn’t think his one-timed shot from the right faceoff circle in the dying seconds of the second period was a big deal until the puck hit the back of the net. For starters, the Ducks’ defenseman wasn’t sure it was going to get past Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey..." May 22

  • Blackhawks outlast Ducks in longest game in franchise history

    CSN Chicago "Marcus Kruger’s not the flashiest guy on the Blackhawks roster. But he is one of the hardest workers, whether he’s battling for pucks along the boards or trying to clean up around the net. On Tuesday night, that hard work paid a very big dividend. Kruger scored the game-winning goal 16:12..." May 20

  • Ducks take care of Blackhawks, 4-1, to open Western Conference finals

    Orange County Register "Seen as a question mark for the Ducks before the playoffs, Frederik Andersen came up with a definitive answer for Game 1 against Chicago to open up the Western Conference finals. Andersen stopped 32 shots to continue his strong, steady play in the postseason and the Ducks scored in each period..." May 18

  • 8d
    Lance Pugmire @latimespugmire

    Ducks scratch Holzer, Fleischmann, Jackman, Wisniewski, Wagner, LaBarbera.

  • Blackhawks penalty kill will be tested by Ducks' power play

    CSN Chicago "You hear it all the time from the great teams: regardless of their success level they always feel they can be better, be it overall or in certain facets of their game. The Blackhawks did get better on their penalty kill from the first round to the second, cutting the number of goals they..." May 17

  • Eight candidates for the Conn Smythe Trophy

    Toronto Star "Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf have been together for 10 years. Drafted only nins spots away from each other in the first round of the 2003 draft, they have won a world junior championship together, a couple of Olympic gold medals and, of course, the Stanley Cup. It’s hard to separate one from..." May 17

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Boudreau has 'no doubt' Perry will be ready for Game 1

    Orange County Register "Waiting around for another playoff series to start can be exasperating but it does have its benefits. When it comes to the Ducks, it only means there will added time for star winger Corey Perry to be set to go Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against Chicago. Perry was..." May 15

  • Hampus Lindholm playing with veteran poise for Ducks "When you watch him night after night, you are struck by the poise, the ability to move the puck, the sense of when to jump into the play, when to hold back, and you have to remind yourself that Hampus Lindholm is just 21 years old. As you watch him emerge from the shadows of this playoff stage,..." May 11

  • 14d
    Anaheim Ducks @AnaheimDucks

    Boudreau's update on Corey Perry: "He's fine. He's obviously a little sore, but no worse for the wear."

  • Ducks' Boudreau in conference final for first time "Minutes after one of the biggest victories of his professional coaching career Sunday, Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau was honest, self-deprecating, insightful and folksy, everything he's been known for during a long and successful life in hockey. He's also been known to do a lot of winning...." May 11

  • Ducks oust Flames, reach Western Conference finals

    Orange County Register "Vindication came in a two-pack for the Ducks on Sunday night, with Corey Perry taking a drink out of one can and Bruce Boudreau starting to sip out of the other. Perry shook off a potentially scary injury late in the second period to deliver the final heroics as his gritty goal at 2:26 of..." May 11

  • Ducks push Flames to brink of elimination

    Orange County Register "Leave it to a red-hot Ducks winger to pour cold water over the resurgent Calgary Flames and lift his team to a pivotal victory in the Western Conference semifinals. Matt Beleskey’s power-play goal 71 seconds into the third period snapped a tie and the Ducks went on to a 4-2 victory over the..." May 09

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek? "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Flames defeat Ducks 4-3 in overtime as Mikael Backlund plays hero

    Calgary Sun "No, it wasn't shock. It's just that Mikael Backlund didn't know what to do. When his long-range wrister set off the celebration for the Calgary Flames to claim their thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over the Anaheim Ducks and get them on the board in the Stanley Cup playoff series, Backlund..." May 06

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks blank Calgary Flames 3-0 in Game 2

    L.A. Daily News "Ducks superstars Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry rocketed into the Calgary Flames’ end of the ice with Game 2 of their second-round playoff series still very much in doubt midway through the third period Sunday at the Honda Center. Getzlaf passed the puck to Perry, who waited a moment for..." May 04

  • Messier Leadership finalists: Getzlaf, Ladd, Toews "Forwards Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks, Andrew Ladd of the Winnipeg Jets and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award presented by Bridgestone, which is awarded "to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities..." May 04

  • Ducks using past playoff losses to fuel current success

    Fox Sports West "Since winning their first Stanley Cup in 2007, the Anaheim Ducks have had a moderate amount of postseason success. Always dangerous, but almost always overlooked after the regular season. It took a sweep of Winnipeg for everyone to stop calling the Western Conference's top seed the..." May 03

  • Patrick Maroon playing a key playoff role for streaking Anaheim Ducks

    L.A. Daily News "So, who is Patrick Maroon and what is he doing skating with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry and helping the Ducks win Stanley Cup playoff games? You probably know all about Getzlaf and Perry by now. Big-time players, members of the Ducks’ 2007 Stanley Cup championship team and two-time Olympic..." May 02

  • Anaheim Ducks thump Calgary Flames in Game 1 beatdown

    L.A. Daily News "The Ducks introduced the Calgary Flames to Big Boy Hockey in Game 1 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday at the Honda Center. The Ducks were rougher, tougher, faster and played without mercy while giving the Flames a 6-1 beatdown. Game 2 is Sunday at the Honda Center, and..." May 01

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 schedule scenarios "The National Hockey League today announced the schedule scenarios for the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, which begins Thursday, April 30. Pending Wednesday's Game 7 between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning, two schedule scenarios exist. In the U.S., NBC Sports Group will have..." April 28

  • Gibson on track to return to Ducks as Andersen's backup

    Orange County Register "Ducks goalie John Gibson returned to practice Saturday, and that’s about as far as the Gibson storyline figures to go for a while. For that, the Ducks can thank Frederik Andersen. Gibson missed the first round because of an upper-body injury, but seems on track to be active for the start of the..." April 26

  • Ducks surprised by Despres' consistency, composure

    Orange County Register "It was two years ago when the Ducks dipped into the Pittsburgh Penguins organization to pull out a defenseman who was buried on their depth chart. Ben Lovejoy was moved up into a bigger role with the Ducks and gave them good service for parts of three seasons. And then the Ducks took another..." April 25

  • Bettman under fire after saying 'Katy Perry chant wasn't sexiest'

    Pro Hockey Talk "From the Associated Press: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman doesn’t believe Winnipeg Jets fans were being “sexist in the slightest” by comparing Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry to pop singer Katy Perry. Bettman likens the chants to goalies being called “sieves.” The commissioner was in..." April 24

  • Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks sweep Winnipeg Jets from playoffs

    L.A. Daily News "Ducks center Ryan Kesler skated across the blue line late in the third period at the MTS Centre. He raced alone into the attacking zone, fired a laser of a shot into the back of the net and sent a dagger into the hearts of the Winnipeg Jets and their raucous fans. The Jets were the feel-good..." April 23

  • Ducks push Jets to brink of elimination with another stirring third-period rally in Game 3

    Orange County Register "The people of Winnipeg waited nearly two decades for this moment and celebrated all Monday when the Stanley Cup playoffs made a grand return to the prairie. And then the Ducks ripped their hearts out. In the game of the NHL postseason to this point, Rickard Rakell silenced a sellout..." April 21

  • Report: Dustin Byfuglien avoids suspension for Corey Perry incident "After the Winnipeg Jets suffered a crushing loss to the Anaheim Ducks in overtime in Game 3, there was concern that the Jets could suffer another loss after the game. Dustin Byfuglien received a two-minute minor when he punched or shoved (or both) Ducks forward Corey Perry in the back of the..." April 21

  • Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks work late to defeat Winnipeg Jets in Game 2

    L.A. Daily News "The Ducks were one period away from a loss in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday at the Honda Center. They were 20 minutes from a one-game apiece deadlock and a trip to Manitoba on the horizon. In other words, the Ducks were in their comfort..." April 19

  • Corey Perry's 2 goals help Ducks rally past Winnipeg in Game 1

    Orange County Register "Never dismiss a pure goal scorer when he knows he’s got one. Counting out the Ducks’ twin superstars when they’ve been laying low in a playoff game is also a mistake. Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf were relatively quiet for the first half of Thursday’s opening game in the Western Conference..." April 17

  • Wisniewski to be healthy scratch for Ducks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trade-deadline acquisition James Wisniewski will be a healthy scratch for the Anaheim Ducks when they open their first-round series tonight at home versus Winnipeg. Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau explained his decision to park the veteran defenseman in the press box and go with a pairing of Clayton..." April 16

  • Paul Maurice sees Jets as huge, decided underdogs

    Canoe "Paul Maurice was quick to play the underdog card. After the Winnipeg Jets hit the ice for the first time since learning who their first-round foe would be, the head coach was quick to point out the Anaheim Ducks were the top team in the Western Conference during the regular season. “We're a..." April 14

  • Ducks earn top seed in Western Conference by beating Arizona

    Orange County Register "Some finality and inner peace set in for the Ducks on Saturday night ahead of the craziness of the second season that is about to arrive. Frederik Andersen stopped 23 shots, Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg supported their goalie with goals and the Ducks won their final tune-up before the..." April 12

  • Getzlaf hopes to help elevate Ducks

    Orange County Register "Ryan Getzlaf was back on the ice for Friday’s practice, a reaffirming sight for the Ducks who will need all their players if they hope to close out the regular season on a high note. The Ducks lost the past two games with their All-Star forward resting up for the playoffs. Getzlaf is expected..." April 11

  • Jamie Benn Ties League Lead in Points in Dallas Stars Win Over Anaheim Ducks

    Defending Big D "It's game 81 of 82, the last road game of the Dallas Stars' playoff-less season. It just so happened to be on NBCSN tonight. Ah, NBCSN. I have a love-hate relationship with you. I love that you show hockey to mainstreamers that don't bother to check their local sports networks for their hockey..." April 09

  • Ducks have no answers for recent struggles as postseason looms

    Fox Sports West "If it wasn't for that sellout crowd, you'd have thought the Anaheim Ducks' regular season home finale was, in fact, the final game of the season. Based on the final score, a 4-0 loss at the hands of the already-eliminated Dallas Stars, the Ducks didn't look like a playoff team. Wednesday..." April 09

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • 52d
    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    BB all but confirmed that Noesen will make his Ducks debut. Skated with Wagner and Etem on fourth line in rushes.

  • 52d
    Dan Wood @Duckscolorman

    #NHLDucks have recalled RW @stefannoesen from Norfolk (AHL). Great news for a kid who's had so much tough luck the past two years.

  • Ducks clinch third straight division title with a 5-1 victory over the Oilers

    The Bakersfield Californian "Defenseman Francois Beauchemin and Andrew Cogliano each recorded a goal and an assist as host Anaheim clinched its third straight Pacific Division title and fourth overall with a 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Corey Perry, Nate Thompson and blue-liner Simon Despres also scored for the..." April 02

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