Road sweet road: Ducks hope veterans respond

Floods and ice storms notwithstanding, there is never a bad time to go to Nashville. The fact that the city's hospitality has extended itself so spectacularly to hockey is just another reason. Bridgestone Arena sits downtown, within a slap shot of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium and Tootsie's Orchid Lounge It is hopping with concert and convention action all year...
Via LA Daily News
19 hours ago

Ryan Getzlaf fined $10,000 by the NHL for using a vulgar slur

The NHL has fined Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf $10,000 for using “an inappropriate remark toward another on-ice participant” during Game 4 between the Ducks and Nashville Predators. The remark, which is believed to be Getzlaf saying f***ing c***sucker based on the video footage, has caused a bit of controversy as Andrew Shaw was previously suspended last year for making...
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Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Finals

NASVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators don’t have their top center, and their captain is day to day with an upper-body injury. They still have Pekka Rinne in net. And the Predators have a chance at history on their own ice, a win away from the first Stanley Cup Final berth in the franchise history. As coach Peter Laviolette put it, the guys know what’s at stake. Standing...
1 day ago

Ducks top goal-scorer Rickard Rakell misses Gm 5 with injury

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Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf fined for using homophobic slur during Game 4

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2 days ago

Anaheim Ducks look to take advantage of injury-plagued Predators

Four games into the Western Conference Final, the Ducks and Predators are tied at two wins apiece. The blazing speed of the Preds has been on full display so far, with the eighth-seeded team outskating and out-chancing Anaheim for large stretches of the series. The Ducks resiliency has been a major asset this postseason however. After erasing three goal deficits twice in the first...
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Whicker: Ducks' Cam Fowler, a defenseman in full

ANAHEIM >> When he first got here, Cam Fowler moved in with Scott Niedermayer and family. There are trophies in that house. Seven years later Fowler is putting together his own mantelpiece. On Thursday, Fowler played more than 28 minutes in the Game 4 overtime survival test at Nashville, the one that tied the Western Conference finals, 2-2, with Game 5 on Saturday at Honda Center.
Via LA Daily News
2 days ago

Consummate pro Corey Perry again comes through when Ducks need him most

Corey Perry has an impressive history of big goals and he added another with the Game 4 winner.                

Ducks take Game 4 vs Preds in OT, despite their best efforts to blow it

The Anaheim Ducks looked like they were going to cruise to victory over the Nashville Predators during Thursday night’s Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. But with 6:27 left in regulation, P.K. Subban blasted one from near the blue line to cut the Ducks’ lead to 2-1: That was followed by the Ducks committing two foolish penalties to give the Predators a 5-on-3 with under...
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Ducks Defense: A Story of Successful Drafting

The Anaheim Ducks’ general manager, Bob Murray, knows how to work the draft. Its been almost a decade since the Ducks were given a top five pick (the last one was Bobby Ryan at No. 2 in 2005), but even so, Murray has built a successful team that is currently playing in its second Western Conference Final in three years. Just take a look at 2014. The Ducks selected Nick Ritchie...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup NHL docu-series returns to Showtime for second season

With the NHL down to its final four teams in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Showtime is hitting the ice again to chronicle the conference finals and the path to the Stanley Cup Final for the Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins. The premium cable network announced on Tuesday that it will air a second season of All Access: Quest for the Stanley...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/16: An unlikely hero emerges

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for Ducks-Preds and Spurs-Warriors.Happy birthday today to Corey Perry, Steve Lewis, John Salley and Thurman Thomas. On today's date in 1985 Michael Jordan was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year.Daily brain...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Johansen doesn't know how Ryan Kesler's family "can cheer for a guy like that"

The Western Conference Final is only two games in and already a fierce rivalry is developing between the Nashville Predators and the Anaheim Ducks. Tied at one game a piece, the series has featured some pretty chippy play, including a good number of sticks directed at groins. That’s led to some pretty fun comments to the media by Ryan Johansen regarding Ryan Kesler.If you haven’t...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Western Conference Final: A battle of teams exorcising playoff demons

The first round of these Stanley Cup Playoffs showed that the regular season meant absolutely nothing. In Round 2, the Western Conference teams took that madness, turned it up to 11 and — more than likely — made a lot of people wish they hadn't bet any money on teams that have now started their summers early.Now here we are with an unlikely Western Conference Final matchup that...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks finally break Game 7 curse

The Anaheim Ducks have finally broken their Game 7 curse. After losing four straight Game 7s at home in the playoffs, the Ducks prevailed against the Edmonton Oilers, winning 2-1. They will advance to the Western Conference Finals to take on the Nashville Predators. This was a big deal for the team. The Ducks had lost in the Game 7s in each of the previous four seasons. They were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/10: Manu takes over – literally over

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while practicing lowering our resting heart rate ahead of tonight's games.Happy birthday today to Ryan Getzlaf, Amanda Borden and Adam Deadmarsh. On this date in 1970 Bobby Orr scored the overtime goal that would win the Bruins the Stanle...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks look to avoid repeat of history

With just over three minutes to go in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinal series between the Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers it looked as if the end result was all but guaranteed. With a comfortable three goal lead, Edmonton looked poised to steal another victory at the Honda Center and take the lead in the series. Or so we thought, because what happened next was one of...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Five Questions for the Second Round

The first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs have come to a close and we now know the matchups for the eight remaining teams. The Anaheim Ducks enter the second round on a roll, having dispatched the Calgary Flames in a shocking four game sweep, and by virtue of the Edmonton Oilers’ victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of their series, the Ducks will now face off against...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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