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Ducks look to future after narrow playoff loss to Predators

Ducks look to future after narrow playoff loss to Predators

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ryan Kesler and Kevin Bieksa both say the Anaheim Ducks' narrow defeat in the Western Conference finals this week was the toughest loss of their hockey careers.
On the Forecheck May 17, 2017
OTF Roundtable: Ryan Versus Ryan and More

OTF Roundtable: Ryan Versus Ryan and More

The OTF staff discuss the series as it stands thusfar. Ryan Johansen's line carried the play against Ryan Kesler's line last night. Dan: Let's be clear here: Ryan Johansen is the player Nashville has been missing from day one. He tuned up Kesler's line to the tune of 72% SAT for, 72% shots for, and 88% scoring chances for. And when Filip Forsberg sees red and takes the game on his stick, he's hard to deny. That line worked tirelessly for the tying goal, and should've been rewarded with more than just one last night. The Ducks did a good job playing in front of Gibson, but they looked...
On the Forecheck May 17, 2017
Mental Fortitude Carries Johansen, Predators to Victory

Mental Fortitude Carries Johansen, Predators to Victory

The Predators’ mettle last night put them up 2-1 in the Western Conference Final. “I’m not here to make friends.” Ryan Kesler’s response Tuesday morning to comments made about him by Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen sounded like the words of a cool, collected individual. Meanwhile, pundits around hockey were asking if Kesler had successfully gotten under Johansen’s skin. Not only was Johansen being dominated in the face-off dot by Kesler in games one and two, but Johansen looked visibly rattled. The constant sticks by Kesler to Johansen’s groin and questionable hits,...
On the Forecheck May 16, 2017
Nashville Predators 2, Anaheim Ducks 1: Josi’s late PPG roasts the Ducks

Nashville Predators 2, Anaheim Ducks 1: Josi’s late PPG roasts the Ducks

Run This Town indeed The Bridgestone Arena crowd definitely let everyone know this was a Western Conference Final game. As expected, both teams come out guns-a-blazin’ and expect there to be hits, lots of them. Ryan Kesler immediately hits Ryan Johansen and the chess match begins. The Ducks were outshooting the Preds 8-4, but the Preds took the next 11-straight shots. Nobody could poke one through and this one will be 0-0 heading to the locker room. After a gritty, back-and-forth 15 minutes of trading scoring chances, the Ducks finally put one through. Corey Perry on the power plays puts...
San Jose Mercury News May 16, 2017
The NHL Show: Is Ducks’ Kesler a dirty player?

The NHL Show: Is Ducks’ Kesler a dirty player?

Plus: are the Ottawa Senators getting the respect they deserve?
The Hockey Writers May 16, 2017

Ryan Kesler: NHL’s Most Polarizing Player?

Welcome aboard, Ryan Johansen. You’re the newest member of the Ryan Kesler fan club — a growing list of NHL players that spend three hours opposing him only to come away agitated. It’s a script we’ve seen before. The two players spent much of the Anaheim Ducks‘ Game 2 victory on Sunday night in a back-and-forth jousting […]
CSN New England May 15, 2017

Monday, May 15: Preds' Johansen sounds off on Ducks' Kesler

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what Im reading, while shaking my head at the awesome, destructive power of the

Predators' Ryan Johansen rips on Ducks' Ryan Kesler after another edgy night

Kesler's contact is getting under the skin of one of Nashville's top D-men
FOX Sports May 15, 2017
Ryan Johansen rips Ryan Kesler over antics: 'I don't know how you cheer for a guy like that'

Ryan Johansen rips Ryan Kesler over antics: 'I don't know how you cheer for a guy like that'

There's a bit of a rivalry brewing in the Western Conference Final.
On the Forecheck May 15, 2017
Monday's Dump & Chase: Joey Shoots

Monday's Dump & Chase: Joey Shoots

Ryan Johansen fires shots (and not just the on-goal kind). Nashville Predators News Ducks rally to win Game 2 against Predators, tie series | NHL.comWhile this particular game didn't go how I thought it would, the series is going exactly how I thought it would. Predators' Ryan Johansen calls out Ryan Kesler after Game 2 - Sportsnet.caFIRE EMOJI FIRE EMOJI FIRE EMOJI Game Two Infographic: Preds 3, Ducks 5Hits were more even than I thought. Ducks to Predators: This will be a series"...it looked like the start of a Mother’s Day laugher" and then ended with us probably cursing loudly in...
Anaheim Calling May 14, 2017
Round 3 - Game 2 - Ducks vs. Predators GAMETHREAD: Home Ice Advantage?

Round 3 - Game 2 - Ducks vs. Predators GAMETHREAD: Home Ice Advantage?

Ducks look to avoid going down 0-2 for the second time these Playoffs  Projected Lines: DUCKS: Rickard Rakell-Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry Andrew Cogliano-Ryan Kesler-Jakob Silfverberg Nick Ritchie-Antoine Vermette-Ondrej Kase Chris Wagner-Nate Thompson-Jared Boll Cam Fowler-Sami Vatanen Hampus Lindholm-Brandon Montour Shea Theodore-Josh Manson PREDATORS: Filip Forsberg-Ryan Johansen-Viktor Arvidsson Colton Sissons-Calle Jarnkork-James Neal Pontus Aberg-Mike Fisher-Colin Wilson Cody McLeod-Vernon Fiddler-Austin Watson Roman Josi-Ryan Ellis Mattias Ekholm-P.K. Subban Matt Irwin-Yannick Weber
On the Forecheck May 13, 2017
Saturday's Dump & Chase: The Legs Feed the Wolf

Saturday's Dump & Chase: The Legs Feed the Wolf

Thanks in part to some fresh legs, the Preds came out of game 1 with the W!!!! Let's not drag this one out, boys. Nashville Predators News & Notes We Should All Be Rooting for the Nashville Predators | The RingerBandwagoners welcome! Nashville Predators benefiting from less travel during NHL playoffs | The TennesseanThis should be an advantage against Anaheim for sure. NHL playoffs 2017: Pivotal head-to-head matchups in conference finals | USA TodayRyan Kesler...scum of the earth. Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks Conference Final Game 1 Preview | ESPN"But let’s face it: the drama...
On the Forecheck May 11, 2017
Thursday's Dump & Chase: It's the Ducks

Thursday's Dump & Chase: It's the Ducks

Old foes with fresh memories from last season meet as the Predators and Ducks face off once more. Nashville Predators News Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Final Preview: Predators vs. Ducks - Sportsnet.caAn outstanding preview just hours after the Ducks-Oilers series concluded. 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs conference finals matchups | ProHockeyTalkOh yeah, the Penguins also beat the Capitals last night. Unfortunately. Rest in peace, all .5 inches of Barry Trotz' neck. Ducks edge Oilers; advance to face Predators - TSNUgh, more games against Ryan Kesler. Even with him being an Ohio State...
Anaheim Calling May 10, 2017
Ducks vs Oilers Game 7 GAMETHREAD: Do or Die

Ducks vs Oilers Game 7 GAMETHREAD: Do or Die

Anaheim enters their fifth Game 7 in five years Projected Lineups Anaheim Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg Nick Ritchie - Antoine Vermette - Chris Wagner Nic Kerdiles - Nate Thompson - Sam Carrick Cam Fowler - Sami Vatanen Hampus Lindholm - Brandon Montour Shea Theodore - Josh Manson John Gibson Jonathan Bernier (NOTE: Do not be surprised if Anaheim runs seven defensemen and doesn’t dress Carrick. Bieksa is an option is he was cleared by the medical staff this afternoon.) Edmonton Patrick Maroon - Connor McDavid - Drake...
Anaheim Calling May 10, 2017
Anaheim’s Keys to Game #7

Anaheim’s Keys to Game #7

Anaheim has a huge opportunity tonight... With a win tonight, Anaheim would advance to their 5th Western Conference Final in franchise history. Here’s three keys to the Ducks taking the next step: The Big Three You obviously need your best players to play their best games in the biggest moments. Ryan Getzlaf has been a monster in these playoffs, leading the Ducks with a whopping 15 points. Corey Perry has been clutch so far this year, with both of his goals being overtime winners. Ryan Kesler has done a fantastic job this series of containing Connor McDavid. During Anaheim’s...

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