Finish

While everyone else was shopping, hockey fans were gathering at 1pm at Honda Center on Friday. But what’s to say about the Anaheim Ducks, who lost 3-0 during a game that’s become a local tradition? The overall ...

Neutralized

If the Ducks were looking to respond to a three-game winless streak and an admission from their Captain, Ryan Getzlaf, that his team had quit on the game when playing the Lightning in Tampa Bay on Saturday, the...

Looking Better

Why are the Arizona as good as they are? They’re sitting second in the Pacific Division, and they’ve got 14 more goals than they’ve given up. Their offensive total coming out of Saturday is 68 goals for. They a...

Not Tonight

Overheard on the elevator on the way to the dressing rooms after the Kings beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 Thursday night at Staples Center: “I knew they were sleepy on the second shift.” This from a hockey insid...

Two Magical Goals

Kyle Clifford in a cowboy hat. That’s what greeted fans on the LA Kings website Saturday, along with the announcement that it was “country Music Day.” Anything to sell tickets, I guess, but to whom? Honestly...

What’s Right About It?

The Ducks lost to San Jose, who have now won five in a row. If you like the Ducks, that’s disappointing. But it’s not all bad. What the Ducks did right, period one: they scored early, on a pure skill goal by...

Not Tonight, He’s Not

“Nobody comes to the rink to stay close or to have moral victories.” That was Todd McLellan’s pronouncement after the Kings won Tuesday night, and a good one. But that leaves a question: What’s a bad hockey tea...

Oh So Sloppy

Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. That seemed to be the mantra of the night at the Ducks home arena on Sunday night with Edmonton in town. One indication—the number of penalties taken by both teams. The Ducks had four...

Ducks Fall Way Back

If nothing-nothing can be interesting, then period one in Anaheim on Tuesday night with the Wild in town was fascinating. The Ducks have said they want to start faster. They said that Friday. They did it Sun...

Getzlaf Hits 1,000!

The Anaheim Ducks have played 2,000 games as a franchise. Ryan Getzlaf has appeared in exactly half of those, a record he achieved on Sunday night at home against Chicago. Memorable moments: raising the Stan...