The Game that Was, and Was Again

It was the game that was. And was again. February 11th, the St.  Louis Blues visited Anaheim, but if you look up the Ducks/Blues stat sheets for that date, there will be nothing. Only there was something—a game...

Ducks Battle, Lose in OT

The Ducks are currently missing Cam Fowler (nine games) and Hampus Lindholm (five games). Josh Manson was recently also hurt (two games) but is back. In the lineup was Jani Hakanpaa, who was playing his third g...

Giddy Energy

The Ducks had their busiest trade deadline day in club history this week. And the players they got featured the first game out—Tuesday at Honda Center with the Oilers in town. Five new faces adorned the lineup:...

The Kase for Backes

So let’s play the same game with the Anaheim Ducks as we did with the LA Kings last night. It’s called “who is missing?” And the answers start with Ondrej Kase. And end with Ondrej Kase. He’s a Bruin. Only t...

Ducks Take New York

Maybe you’re bored with rundowns of the Ducks’ lineup. Well, if someone would just tell Dallas Eakins not to put his forwards in a blender every night, I’d stop writing about what he’s doing. But here we go aga...

They Battled It Out

Kings-Ducks might not now be what it once was. The Freeway Faceoff hype has worn off. Neither team is making a dent in the league this year. So the crowd on Thursday night (the Ducks almost never play at home o...

Possible Preview

The Rangers came to Los Angeles, drawing out fans from New York for a Tuesday evening contest at Staples Center. Take the game as the Kings played it as a bit of a preview of their Thursday contest against the ...

Playing with Whom?

On the surface, mixing lines all up works. That might have been Anaheim Coach Dallas Eakins’ lesson on Monday night with the Kings in town. His line mixing and mingling continued as it has over the past weeks, ...

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...

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...