12:56 PM EST, Sun December 21, 2014

Theodore, Ritchie make Canada world junior team

Ducks prospects Shea Theodore and Nick Ritchie, the club's first-round picks in the last two NHL drafts, made the final roster for Canada in the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championship. Theodore and Ritchie will try to help Canada snap a five-year...

Leftovers: What's next for Bryzgalov after his mess?

OTTAWA – Some notes, quotes and other musings from the Ducks’ 6-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Friday night … -- It was bad. There’s no way to spin it. Ilya Bryzgalov in goal. The Ducks – or an apparition of the NHL’s first-place team...
Orange County Register Dec 20, 2014
Ducks' Heatley shakes off rust in return to ice

Ducks' Heatley shakes off rust in return to ice

OTTAWA – Like a car that needs work after sitting in the driveway for months on end, Dany Heatley is trying to get his own rusted engine going again. Rust has built up on an often inactive Heatley in his first season with the Ducks, but the veteran...
Final: Senators 6, Ducks 2

Final: Senators 6, Ducks 2

OTTAWA – Looking like a team that had mentally boarded its long flight home to Southern California, the Ducks were no match for the Ottawa Senators in the physical sense Friday night. There was virtually nothing left in the tank for the Ducks to...

Line rushes: Ducks vs. Senators

OTTAWA -- Here is the possible lineup that the Ducks (22-7-5) will start with against the Ottawa Senators on Friday night at Canadian Tire Centre as they wrap around a five-game road trip across Canada. Ilya Bryzgalov (0-0-0, 8.00 GAA, .714 SV%) will...
Leftovers: Ducks rid themselves of dramatics

Leftovers: Ducks rid themselves of dramatics

MONTREAL -- Some notes, quotes and other musings from the Ducks’ 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night … -- In a Western Conference playoff picture that is looking surprising clear when the season isn’t even half over, the...

Game Day Preview: Senators vs Ducks

The teams don't play each other much, but the Ottawa Senators are still overdue for a victory against the Anaheim Ducks.
Orange County Register Dec 18, 2014
Final: Ducks 2, Canadiens 1

Final: Ducks 2, Canadiens 1

MONTREAL – Matt Beleskey isn't just having a career year for the Ducks. The winger is also winning games for them. Beleskey continued his breakout season with the winning goal in the third period to lift the Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal...
Koivu battles nerves as Canadiens honor him

Koivu battles nerves as Canadiens honor him

MONTREAL – Saku Koivu never did learn much of the French language beyond bonjour and merci, which got him some flak as the leader of the Montreal Canadiens in a city and a province that worships those who don the bleu, blanc et rouge. It won’t...

Line rushes: Ducks vs. Canadiens

MONTREAL -- Here is the expected lineup that the Ducks (21-7-5) will start with against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night at Bell Centre. Frederik Andersen (17-5-4, 2.46 GAA, .912 SV%) will try to bounce back from a shaky effort Tuesday...
Orange County Register Dec 18, 2014
Mumps took a toll on Ducks, while Kings have been unaffected

Mumps took a toll on Ducks, while Kings have been unaffected

The Ducks were among the first teams to have players officially diagnosed with mumps, and among the most affected as star goal scorer Corey Perry, defensemen Francois Beauchemin and Clayton Stoner and winger Emerson Etem all contracted the virus. To...
Orange County Register Dec 17, 2014
Mumps makes big impact on NHL

Mumps makes big impact on NHL

Last week the Pittsburgh Penguins posted pictures on their website of several players in Santa Claus hats visiting patients at a local children’s hospital. That heartwarming scene turned into a bad visual for the NHL when one of those players,...
Orange County Register Dec 17, 2014
Ducks' banged-up Beachemin wants shot at Canadiens

Ducks' banged-up Beachemin wants shot at Canadiens

MONTREAL – Francois Beauchemin’s ties to La Belle Province and Quebec’s largest city run deep. The desire to play at the Bell Centre against the team he grew up rooting for remains as strong as ever. But while emotion and competitiveness drive...
Holland making his impact in NHL with Leafs

Holland making his impact in NHL with Leafs

TORONTO -- It took some time and another organization to do it but Peter Holland has finally found his way in the NHL, playing every day now for his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. Holland is starting to flourish. He’s not putting up massive...
Leftovers: A wobbly Andersen raises questions

Leftovers: A wobbly Andersen raises questions

TORONTO – Some notes, quotes and other musings from the Ducks’ 6-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night … -- The goaltending question has reared its uneasy head once again. It also has the looks of one that will be revisited...

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