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  • Mathieu Perreault thinks Ducks let up against teams out of contention

    In an agonizing overtime loss to the last-place Edmonton Oilers, Ducks star forward Corey Perry took seven shots, was around the net routinely and couldn't score a goal. "We've got to put those in … don't look for the easy outs," said Ducks Coach...
  • Jonathan Quick had a leg up on competition with great save

    Upon further review . . . Teammates were more than impressed with Kings goalie Jonathan Quick's incredible kick save on Blake Wheeler with just under a minute remaining in their 4-2 win over Winnipeg on Saturday night. Quick was on his stomach and...
  • Ducks pull off greatest comeback in team history to beat Jets, 5-4

    Every team wants to believe it has a no-quit attitude, but on a flat Monday, trailing by four goals, getting outshot, 25-6, the Ducks had reason to believe their night was kaput. “Miracles happen in this league,” said Ducks Coach Bruce...
  • Kings learned a lesson in desperation in loss to Wild on Monday

    Desperate Hockey Teams, Part II. The other entry in the three-way battle between Minnesota, Phoenix and Dallas for two wild-card playoff spots in the Western Conference, the Coyotes, visits the Kings on Wednesday night. It's no coincidence that...
  • Thrilling Ducks victory over Oilers doesn't thrill Coach Bruce Boudreau

    Their coach might be sounding alarms, but the Ducks continued to thrill Wednesday. A game after they rallied from a team-record four-goal deficit, Anaheim wiped away the Edmonton Oilers' two-goal, third-period lead and won their 50th game, 3-2, at Honda...
  • Ben Lovejoy flourishes for Ducks on defense

    Whether it's the opponent's top scorer or the Ducks' mood, defenseman Ben Lovejoy has proven in his breakout season he has a firm handle on it. A confluence of greater maturity and an appreciation of the disparity between Lovejoy's prior NHL job and the...
  • Jonas Hiller's slump continues as Ducks fall to Oilers, 4-2

    EDMONTON, Canada — What the Ducks hoped to rectify Sunday night remained troubling. After he was stung by three second-period goals, veteran goalie Jonas Hiller's slump worsened to 6-9-3. Vulnerable because of the injury losses of intimidating...
  • Kings are in must-win situation heading into Game 4

    Kings are in must-win situation heading into Game 4
    The Kings are the only team in the Western Conference to be mired in a 3-0 playoff hole, which is why there was more talk Wednesday about 2010 than their 2012 Stanley Cup championship resume. There is something special about rallying from an 3-0...
  • Ducks goalie John Gibson to make NHL debut in big game versus Canucks

    Ducks goalie John Gibson to make NHL debut in big game versus Canucks
    VANCOUVER, Canada -- In the Ducks’ most significant game of the season so far, they will start a 20-year-old making his NHL debut in goal. Rookie John Gibson, promoted from minor-league Norfolk on Saturday following a blow to the head sustained by...
  • Ducks' Ben Lovejoy turns Game 2 disappointment into resolve

    Ducks' Ben Lovejoy turns Game 2 disappointment into resolve
    The last time Ben Lovejoy made such a glaring miscue, he and the Ducks regrouped for a 21-1-2 roll. Now on the heels of another rare lapse, the defenseman and his teammates skated through one of their most determined practices Wednesday, emerging,...
  • Kings are cautious about playoff lead against Ducks

    Kings are cautious about playoff lead against Ducks
    This has been the year of the comeback in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Through Tuesday, there were 11 games in which the winning team had trailed by two goals or more, and there were three first-round series in which the eventual winner lost the first two...
  • Ducks aren't matching up well with Kings' top line

    Ducks aren't matching up well with Kings' top line
    If it was good enough to win the Pacific Division and gain the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, then why aren't the Ducks using their shutdown line of Andrew Cogliano, Saku Koivu and Daniel Winnik in that role against the Kings? "That sounds...