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  • Rookie Frederik Andersen to start in goal for Ducks in playoff opener

    Rookie Frederik Andersen to start in goal for Ducks in playoff opener
    With grand postseason plans, the Ducks are expected to put a rookie in goal tonight when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin against the Dallas Stars at Honda Center. Rookie Frederik Andersen, who was 20-5 during a season he capped with a shootout win over...
  • Bruce Boudreau believes he's ready to fulfill dream of winning the Cup

    Bruce Boudreau believes he's ready to fulfill dream of winning the Cup
    Maybe a man who has steered his teams to six regular-season division titles but never gotten one past a second-round playoff series is supposed to keep quiet about his longing to hold the Stanley Cup. That’ll never be Bruce Boudreau. The Ducks...
  • Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller discusses his plight

    Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller discusses his plight
    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...
  • NHL playoff preview: Breaking down the first-round matchups

    NHL playoff preview: Breaking down the first-round matchups
    One season under the NHL’s realigned conference setup probably was enough for Eastern teams to veto future additions from the West. The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets, who moved from the West to the East before this season, won...
  • Kings learned a lesson in desperation in loss to Wild on Monday

    Kings learned a lesson in desperation in loss to Wild on Monday
    Desperate Hockey Teams, Part II. The other entry in the three-way battle between Minnesota, Phoenix and Dallas for two wild-card playoff spots in the Western Conference, the Coyotes, visits the Kings on Wednesday night. It's no coincidence that...
  • Ducks pull off greatest comeback in team history to beat Jets, 5-4

    Ducks pull off greatest comeback in team history to beat Jets, 5-4
    Every team wants to believe it has a no-quit attitude, but on a flat Monday, trailing by four goals, getting outshot, 25-6, the Ducks had reason to believe their night was kaput. “Miracles happen in this league,” said Ducks Coach Bruce...
  • Ducks claim division crown with 5-2 win over Sharks

    Ducks claim division crown with 5-2 win over Sharks
    The Ducks believe their second consecutive Pacific Division title is different from last year's, which was soured by a first-round playoff exit. That difference is added grit. Fittingly, on the night Anaheim clinched the division title Wednesday...
  • Coach hedges, but Ducks' goalie John Gibson looks like starter

    Coach hedges, but Ducks' goalie John Gibson looks like starter
    With an opportunity to clinch a second consecutive Pacific Division championship by beating the San Jose Sharks tonight, Ducks’ 20-year-old rookie John Gibson was first off the ice at today’s morning skate. Throughout the season, with the...
  • Ducks' motivation is winning the division

    Ducks' motivation is winning the division
    The way the Ducks tell it, their interest in beating the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday is rooted mostly in the perks of what accompanies winning the Pacific Division and not about avoiding a first-round playoff series against the Kings. “No one&...
  • Ducks goalie John Gibson to make NHL debut in big game versus Canucks

    Ducks goalie John Gibson to make NHL debut in big game versus Canucks
    VANCOUVER, Canada -- In the Ducks’ most significant game of the season so far, they will start a 20-year-old making his NHL debut in goal. Rookie John Gibson, promoted from minor-league Norfolk on Saturday following a blow to the head sustained by...
  • Jonas Hiller's slump continues as Ducks fall to Oilers, 4-2

    Jonas Hiller's slump continues as Ducks fall to Oilers, 4-2
    EDMONTON, Canada — What the Ducks hoped to rectify Sunday night remained troubling. After he was stung by three second-period goals, veteran goalie Jonas Hiller's slump worsened to 6-9-3. Vulnerable because of the injury losses of intimidating...