* Ducks are 17-25-8 (42 points)

* Fourth in Pacific Division

* Ninth in Western Conference

* F Teemu Selanne, All-Star MVP has six-point week


Kings, noon Saturday: The Kings continue to look for another scorer and GM Dave Taylor has made known his interest in Jaromir Jagr and Sergei Fedorov. Meanwhile, Luc Robitaille has broken out of his scoring funk with goals against San Jose and Calgary.


At Sharks, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday: Marty McSorley didn’t have a problem when Coach Darryl Sutter responded to his trade request with this response, “If someone else wants him, they can have him.” McSorley told the San Jose Mercury News, “Basically, what he’s doing--he’s saying it in the papers, saying it to everybody--is, ‘Listen, I’m the coach. I run the show here.”’


Flames, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday: “The main thing we have to do is play better defensively. If we don’t do that, I think it will be much the way it’s been all year,” Theoren Fleury told the Calgary Sun before the Flames gave up four third-period goals in a 4-3 loss to the Kings last Tuesday.


OPEN What to do in a few weeks when the NHL takes a long break for the Olympics? Perhaps you can follow the Long Beach Ice Dogs, who will have two home games during that stretch in mid-February. The team’s web site offers rosters, box scores and enough IHL and NHL links to keep a fan busy for a while. Only thing missing is an audio clip describing a goal by “Patrick Aguuuuuuuuuuuusta.”

QUOTE “It’s good that Dino [Ciccarelli] did that. We need more of that kind of thing around here. We need to laugh a little more.”

--Tampa Bay’s Mikael Renberg sees the comic relief in his skate laces being cut and gloves being nailed to the top of his locker. This was Ciccarelli’s way of saying goodbye after being traded from the Lightning to the Panthers.

Ducks on TV:

Saturday (KTTV Channel 11)

Tuesday, Wednesday (Fox Sports West 2)