Topics

Ryan Kesler
Ducks' trades pay off in 4-1 win over Arizona
Ducks' trades pay off in 4-1 win over Arizona

Among the Ducks' aims in making one trade last week and four more in the hours before the NHL deadline was to become faster and better equipped to handle any style opponents throw at them. They needed to add speed on defense and add skill, but General Manager Bob Murray knowingly took a risk by making so many changes so late in the season. The first returns, however, showed promise of a quick and successful adjustment. Left wing Tomas Fleischmann and defenseman Simon Despres each contributed an assist in their Ducks debuts, goaltender Frederik Andersen stopped 29 shots in his first start since Feb. 8 and Ryan Kesler and Jakob Silfverberg scored spectacular goals that typified their...

Loading