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Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf is day-to-day with UBI | 04/24/2014 9:51 AM
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Ryan Getzlaf didn't play Wednesday night because of an upper-body injury.
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Impact
The Ducks list him as day-to-day and it's unclear if he'll be ready to play in Game 5 on Friday night when the series shifts back to Anaheim. Neither team has been able to win on the road yet and having Getzlaf back would certainly help the Ducks' chances of keeping that trend going against the pesky Dallas Stars.
Bryan Allen nets first career playoff goal | 04/24/2014 9:03 AM
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Bryan Allen scored a goal in Anaheim's 4-2 loss on Wednesday.
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It was Allen's first playoff goal in 18 career games. He had 10 assists in 68 contests during the regular season.
Jonas Hiller makes postseason debut | 04/24/2014 9:00 AM
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Jonas Hiller made his 2014 playoff debut on Wednesday.
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Impact
Hiller came in for Frederik Andersen, who had stopped 21 of 25 shots before being yanked. Hiller played between the pipes for 10:34 minutes, but only faced one shot on goal. Anaheim lost that game 4-2 and after dropping two contests in a row, it will be interesting to see if they start Andersen again or give Hiller a chance.
Pat Maroon scores in losing effort vs. Dallas | 04/23/2014 11:31 PM
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Patrick Maroon scored his first goal of the postseason in a 4-2 loss to Dallas on Wednesday night.
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The Ducks also received a goal from blueliner Bryan Allen in the first period, staking them to a 2-0 lead, but they weren't able to hang on as they eventually lost by a 4-2 mark. Playing on the top line in place of the injured Ryan Getzlaf, Mathieu Perreault picked up an assist in the loss.
Frederik Andersen chased by Stars in loss | 04/23/2014 11:29 PM
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Anaheim goaltender was chased by the Stars on Wednesday after he allowed four goals on 25 shots in a 4-2 loss.
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Impact
Andersen was lifted midway through the third period and replaced by Jonas Hiller, who faced only one shot in his relief appearance. It's anybody's guess who will be between the pipes for Anaheim in Game 5, as Andersen, Hiller and John Gibson are all in the running for the opportunity.
Emerson Etem will play for Anaheim Wednesday | 04/23/2014 1:33 PM
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Emerson Etem will be inserted in Anaheim's lineup for Game 4.
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Etem will be making his 2014 playoff debut. He was successful in the postseason last year, scoring three goals and five points in seven games.
Ducks will scratch Teemu Selanne on Wednesday | 04/23/2014 1:30 PM
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Teemu Selanne will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.
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Impact
Selanne was given just two shifts in the third period of Game 3. The 43-year-old is a future Hall of Famer, but he's seen his role significantly reduced this season. He has already stated that this will be his last season.
Emerson Etem might dress for Game 4 | 04/23/2014 9:18 AM
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Emerson Etem might draw into the Ducks' lineup for Game 4 on Wednesday.
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Etem was called up on Sunday after recording 24 goals and 54 points in 50 AHL games. He looked good in the 2013 playoffs with three goals and five points in seven contests.
Koivu might not dress for Wednesday's game | 04/23/2014 9:16 AM
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Saku Koivu might be a healthy scratch Wednesday night.
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Impact
Koivu has no points and a minus-four rating in three games in the Ducks' first round series against Dallas. He was on the ice for just two shifts in Game 3 and logged 8:28 minutes of ice time overall in that contest.
Teemu Selanne might be a healthy scratch | 04/23/2014 9:14 AM
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Teemu Selanne might end up spending Game 4 in the press box.
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Selanne has played less in each playoff contest thus far and was on the ice for just two shifts in the third period of the Stars' 3-0 win over Anaheim in Game 3. Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau was asked if he needs to see more from Selanne, who has an assist and a minus-one rating in three games. "You'd like to think. Right now, there's a lot of bumps and bruises on guys," Boudreau said. "I don't know who's playing, who's not."
Ducks look to add traffic versus Lehtonen | 04/22/2014 9:25 AM
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Anaheim's typically potent offense went cold on Monday.
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The Ducks had 28 shots on goal, but suffered a 3-0 loss to Dallas in Game 3 of their first round series. Goaltender Kari Lehtonen got the shutout for the Stars. "I think we need a little more traffic and second opportunities," Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf said. "A lot of the pucks that he saw tonight, he saw them all the way. You're not going to beat a goalie like that. He's world-class." Anaheim has already shown they can beat Lehtonen in this series and they're likely to make things tough for him in Game 4.
Stephane Robidas (leg) done for postseason | 04/22/2014 9:21 AM
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Stephane Robidas suffered a broken right leg during Monday's game against Dallas.
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Robidas will miss the rest of the playoffs as a result. This is a very unfortunate setback for everyone involved. Robidas logged a little over 20 minutes for the Ducks in Games 1 and 2 of their first round series against Dallas, which highlights how much Anaheim has come to rely on him since he was acquired from the Stars in March. At the age of 37, it's also possible that this is bringing an end to Robidas' last postseason run.
Andersen and Ducks lose | 04/22/2014 3:31 AM
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Frederik Andersen allowed three goals on 22 shots in Anaheim's 3-0 loss to Dallas Monday evening.
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Impact
Andersen didn't play so well in Game 3 than he played in the first two games of the series. Though you can't blame Andersen for the loss, because the Ducks wasn't able to score in the game. The Ducks and the Stars will face again on Wednesday night and Andersen should get the start also then.
Ducks ink Kenton Helgesen to ELC | 04/21/2014 6:33 AM
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The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenseman Kenton Helgesen to a three-year entry level contract.
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Helgesen was selected in the seventh round of the 2012 Entry Draft and has played for the last three seasons on the blueline for the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL. This season he had 10 goals and 51 points in 71 games and chipped in with a goal and an assist in six playoff matches. He will spend at least a few years honing his skills in the minors.
Anaheim Ducks send D Sami Vatanen to AHL | 04/20/2014 5:27 PM
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The Anaheim Ducks demoted defenseman Sami Vatanen to the AHL on Sunday.
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Impact
Just a head's up as he isn't a big fantasy difference-maker, at least at this point in his young career.
Emerson Etem recalled from the AHL | 04/20/2014 5:26 PM
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The Anaheim Ducks recalled young forward Emerson Etem from the minors on Sunday.
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Impact
It's difficult to imagine this making a major impact in fantasy terms, so JFYI.
Ducks send John Gibson to the minors | 04/20/2014 5:24 PM
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The Anaheim Ducks clearly feel comfortable with their current goalie setup, as they sent John Gibson to the AHL.
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Impact
Clearly, the Ducks' worries are no longer there for Frederik Andersen and Jonas Hiller right now. It was a little surprising Anaheim's situation was so wide open to begin with. We'll see if it's Hiller - Andersen if the Ducks have a deep playoff run.
Corey Perry breaks playoff scoring drought | 04/20/2014 6:30 AM
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Corey Perry scored on Friday to break a 10 game goal scoring drought in the playoffs.
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It was a long stretch for the winger who potted 43 goals this season as his longest goalless drought this year was only seven games. He went through the entire seven game series against the Red Wings in 2013 with nary a goal as the Ducks dropped the series. "It feels good," Perry said. "Obviously last year didn't go as planned. But if you look at the positives, there were a lot of chances I had. It didn't go in the net. It could have gone either way. If one went in, we might not be talking about this. But my job is to produce. It didn't work last year. Hopefully this year, starting last night, it could be a different story."
Andrew Cogliano a master of shorthanded goals | 04/19/2014 9:37 AM
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Andrew Cogliano's game-winning goal in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 playoff win Friday night came while his team was shorthanded.
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Impact
The Ducks had 10 shorthanded goals in the regular season season, three by Cogliano."Usually it's a mistake by the other team," said Cogliano, and his goal Friday, giving the Ducks a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Dallas Stars, did indeed come on a mistake - a giveaway by Sergei Gonchar. "It's anticipation, but it's also hunger," Cogliano added. The Ducks' other two goals Friday - both at even strength -- also came on giveaways, one scored by Corey Perry and the other by Chris Getzlaf. "Every team makes mistakes, but what separates Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry is that they convert them," Cogliano said.
Andersen solid in win | 04/19/2014 2:19 AM
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Frederik Andersen stopped 34 of 36 shots in Anaheim's 3-2 win over Dallas Friday evening at Honda Center.
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Impact
Andersen started again for the Ducks and shined again. The rookie goaltender has been solid in the first two playoff games for the Ducks and he should be starting in Game 3 also on Monday night.
Getzlaf has two points in win | 04/19/2014 2:15 AM
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Ryan Getzlaf scored a goal and registered an assist in Anaheim's 3-2 win over Dallas in Game 2 Friday night.
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Impact
Getzlaf, who welcomed his third child, daughter Willa, early Friday morning, nearly 24 hours after he received numerous stitches for a deep laceration on his face from a Tyler Seguin slap shot in Game 1, was the best player in Game 2. He now has four points in two playoffs game this season. Andrew Cogliano scored a shorthanded goal for the Ducks, while Corey Perry also scored in the win. It was Perry's first playoff goal in three years.
Ryan Getzlaf welcomes child, set for Game 2 | 04/18/2014 8:26 PM
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Ryan Getzlaf and his wife Paige welcomed a new baby girl, Willa, to the world on Friday morning.
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Impact
Getzlaf has had a long two days since the Ducks' Game 1 win over Dallas, as he is also recovering from a slap shot to the face. Anaheim's captain will indeed be in the lineup for Friday night's Game 2 though, and might get a boost from the newest member of his family. After his wife gave birth to their first child Ryder during the 2010-11 season, Getzlaf notched an assist the next night and five points over the next four games.
Teemu Selanne likely to play on 2nd line | 04/18/2014 3:22 PM
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Teemu Selanne is projected to play on the second line on Friday.
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Impact
Selanne was on the ice for just 13:03 minutes in Game 1, but he did register an assist in that contest. This will be Selanne's last playoff run as he plans to retire this summer.
Look for D. Smith-Pelly to play on first line | 04/18/2014 2:23 PM
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Devante Smith-Pelly is expected to start Friday's game on the Ducks' top line.
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Impact
It wouldn't be surprising if other wingers end up getting shifts with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. The Ducks were forced to make an adjustment because Matt Beleskey is dealing with a lower-body injury.
Ducks won't have Matt Beleskey on Friday | 04/18/2014 2:16 PM
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Matt Beleskey (lower body) will not be available on Friday.
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Impact
Beleskey played an important role in Anaheim's 4-3 victory over Dallas in Game 1. He should be regarded as day-to-day for now.
Frederik Andersen expected to start in Game 2 | 04/18/2014 1:38 PM
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Frederik Andersen is projected to play between the pipes again on Friday.
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Andersen stopped 32 of 35 shots in Anaheim's 4-3 victory over Dallas in their playoff opener on Wednesday. Obviously, the fact that they're sticking with Andersen doesn't bode well for Jonas Hiller, who might not be offered a contract extension before his current deal runs out this summer.
Ducks can breathe a sigh of relief | 04/18/2014 9:35 AM
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The Anaheim Ducks were naturally relived when X-rays taken on Ryan Getzlaf's face came back negative.
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Getzlaf was struck by the puck late in Wednesday's game, but will be able to play on Friday. "It's your leader," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "Your captain. When Sidney Crosby went down with his broken jaw, I'm sure all the Penguins were going, 'Oh, my goodness.' We got lucky in that one. And hopefully it doesn't happen again." Getzlaf had 31 goals and 87 points in 77 games in 2013-14.
Matt Beleskey is day-to-day with LBI | 04/17/2014 3:53 PM
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Matt Beleskey (lower body) is day-to-day and it's uncertain if he'll play Friday in Game 2.
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He didn't practice Thursday and if he doesn't skate in Anaheim's morning session on Friday then he probably won't be available to play that night. Beleskey had a goal and an assist in Game 1's 4-3 victory.
Ryan Getzlaf (face) expected to play Friday | 04/17/2014 1:52 PM
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Ryan Getzlaf (face) is expected to play in Game 2 on Friday night.
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He suffered a deep facial laceration after he was struck in the face by a shot from Dallas' Tyler Seguin with just 16.4 seconds left in the third period. Fortunately, his X-rays came back negative.
Beauchemin picks up two assists Wednesday | 04/17/2014 9:16 AM
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Francois Beauchemin had two assists in Anaheim's 4-3 win over Dallas in Game 1 of the first round.
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Beauchemin is on a three-game point streak that dates back to the regular season. He had four goals and 17 points in 70 games in 2013-14.
Teemu Selanne records a point in playoffs | 04/17/2014 9:14 AM
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Teemu Selanne had an assist in Game 1 of Anaheim's first round series against Dallas.
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Impact
Selanne logged just 13:03 minutes, so it looks like Anaheim is still limiting his playing time now that we're in the playoffs. That assist was Selanne's 83rd playoff point in 119 career games.
Matt Beleskey contributes 2 points in Game 1 | 04/17/2014 9:12 AM
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Matt Beleskey had a goal and an assist in Anaheim's 4-3 victory over Dallas in Game 1 of their first round series.
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Impact
Beleskey had three goals and four points in his final four regular season contests, so it looks like he was able to successfully take that momentum into the playoffs. Overall, he had nine goals and 24 points in 55 games in 2013-14.
Ryan Getzlaf gets hit by puck, exits game | 04/17/2014 9:08 AM
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Ryan Getzlaf left Wednesday's game late in the third period after being struck in the face by the puck.
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"I just know he's (Getzlaf) getting stitched up right now," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. "That's the only thing I've heard. I think he's going to be OK." Before getting hurt, Getzlaf scored a goal and an assist to lead Anaheim to a 4-3 victory over Dallas.
Andersen and Ducks win | 04/17/2014 3:13 AM
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Frederik Andersen stopped 32 of 35 shots in Anaheim's 4-3 win over Dallas Wednesday night.
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Impact
Andersen played in 28 regular season games and got the start, because Jonas Hiller struggled in his last regular season games. Andersen played a solid game and he should be the starter on Friday also. Andersen became the third rookie goaltender in Ducks history to play in a playoff game. Tom Askey (1999) and Ilya Bryzgalov (2006) were the others.
Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars | 04/17/2014 3:09 AM
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Ryan Getzlaf scored a goal and registered an assist in Anaheim's 4-3 win over Dallas Wednesday night to take a 1-0 series lead.
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Getzlaf, who finished with 87 points in 77 regular season games, continued his great season with two points. There was also bad news for Getzlaf when he took a Tyler Seguin slap shot to the face with 16 seconds left and went to the dressing room. The Ducks and the Stars will play again on Friday night and it is uncertain if Getzlaf can play then. Matt Beleskey also had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Kyle Palmieri and Mathieu Perreault also scored for the Ducks. Francois Beauchemin added two helpers in the victory.
Ducks will start Frederik Andersen in Game 1 | 04/16/2014 2:00 PM
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Frederik Andersen will play between the pipes for Anaheim on Wednesday.
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Impact
Jonas Hiller's late season struggles cost him the start in the Ducks' playoff opener. Andersen is a 24-year-old rookie with 28 NHL games under his belt, so obviously Anaheim's goaltending situation is a bit of a concern. The good news is that he was solid during the regular season with a 2.29 GAA and .923 save percentage.
Ducks might start Frederik Andersen in Game 1 | 04/15/2014 5:28 PM
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Frederik Andersen might be the Anaheim Ducks' opening game starter.
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Jonas Hiller has been struggling lately and he admitted the slump has gotten to him. Andersen is a rookie with just 28 games worth of NHL experience, but did post an impressive 2.29 GAA and .923 save percentage this season.
Stephane Robidas to play against former team | 04/15/2014 9:26 AM
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Stephane Robidas will face his former squad, the Dallas Stars, in the first round.
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Impact
Anaheim acquired Robidas from the Stars on March 4. Given his familiarity with Anaheim's opposition, he's been helping out his teammates ahead of Game 1. "Obviously he asked me a few questions," Robidas said. "A little bit about what I know about them. Obviously it's part of the game." On the ice, Robidas is serving as a reliable top-four defenseman for the Ducks.
NHL rewards John Gibson with 2nd star honor | 04/14/2014 2:28 PM
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The NHL selected John Gibson as the second star of the week on Monday.
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Impact
He played in the first three games of his NHL career and made a great first impression. Gibson went 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average, .954 save percentage and one shutout. He's an outstanding prospect and it probably won't be long before he is Anaheim's starting goaltender.
Teemu Selanne named team captain Sunday | 04/14/2014 6:42 AM
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Teemu Selanne was the Anaheim Ducks team captain on Sunday.
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It was likely Selanne's last regular season game of his career as he has stated this would be his last season and it was quite the honor for the Finn. There were tributes throughout the night for Selanne as the Ducks crowd feted him. He failed to get a point and ended the season with nine goals and 27 points in 64 games. It was the 1451st game of his career and he ended the regular season with 684 goals and 1457 points which rank 11th and 15th respectively in the NHL all-time record books.
G John Gibson has strong outing in Ducks' win | 04/13/2014 11:20 PM
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Rookie goalie John Gibson steered aside 29 shots in regulation and overtime before he and the Anaheim Ducks beat the visiting Colorado Avalanche 3-2 in the overtime Sunday night.
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Impact
Both teams were already locked into playoff matchups before the puck dropped. Anaheim won its first Western Conference title Saturday and will play the Dallas Stars in the first round. Colorado won the Central Division, its first division crown since 2002-03, when the St. Louis Blues lost to the Detroit Red Wings earlier Sunday, and will play the Minnesota Wild. Gibson won three games in his three Anaheim appearances. He winds up with a GAA of 1.33 and a save percentage of .954.
Two assists for Sami Vatanen in Ducks' OT win | 04/13/2014 11:17 PM
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Defenseman Sami Vatanen assisted twice in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 overtime win over the visiting Colorado Avlanche in the team's regular-season finale Sunday night.
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Impact
Vatanen finishes the season with 15 assists. He helped set up the game-winning goal by Nick Bonino in overtime. Bonino's goal was his 22nd. Also scoring goals for the Ducks were Patrick Maroon (15th) and Saku Koviu (11th).
Saku Koivu a healthy scratch Saturday | 04/13/2014 6:01 AM
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Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne were healthy scratches on Saturday.
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The Ducks will likely use both veterans on Sunday in the final game of the season as they decided not to play them in back-to-back games to keep them rested for the playoffs. Koivu has 10 goals and 28 points in 64 games this season as the 39-year-old is winding down his NHL career.
Devante Smith-Pelly scores second of season | 04/13/2014 5:57 AM
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Devante Smith-Pelly scored his second goal of the season on Saturday.
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Smith-Pelly also scored the only goal of the shootout for the win. He spent most of the season in the minors where he had 27 goals and 43 points in 55 games. He had a Hampus Lindholm shot go off his skate and into the net for his first marker since October 31 in the NHL. "It's nice to contribute, whether it's on the scoresheet or not," Smith-Pelly said. "I just try to come in and help the team. Just make sure I'm ready every night." Look for the 42nd overall pick in the 2010 Draft to have a great chance to make the Ducks next season.
Ducks' G Frederik Andersen wins in shootout | 04/13/2014 1:45 AM
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Goaltender Frederik Andersen made 27 saves in regulation and overtime before he and the Ducks defeated the Kings 4-3 in a shootout in Los Angeles Saturday night.
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Impact
Andersen now has a record of 20-5, a GAA of 2.29 and a save percentage of .923. He had been out for three games with a head injury. Anaheim will play the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference first round series in the Stanley Cup playoffs next week. The Ducks needed one point and they secured it by going to overtime after they traded late third-period goals with the Kings in the season-series finale.
Nick Bonino grabs goal; Ducks grab top seed | 04/13/2014 1:37 AM
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Nick Bonino was one of Anaheim's scorers in an exciting game in Los Angeles Saturday night, won 4-3 in a shootout by the Ducks.
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Impact
It didn't really matter what transpired after 10:01 p.m. Pacific Time for the Ducks. The Western Conference top seed was all theirs. Devante Smith-Pelly simply put the finishing touch on a 4-3 shootout win against the Kings with a goal in the fourth round at Staples Center on Saturday night. Anaheim will play the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference first round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs next week. The Ducks needed one point and they secured it by going to overtime after they traded late third-period goals with their rivals in the season-series finale. Smith-Pelly snapped it past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick for the only goal of the shootout. Smith-Pelly also scored in regulation, his second of the season. Bonino's goal was his 21st of the season. And Matt Beleskey contributed to the Ducks' big win with his ninth.
Frederik Andersen to start Sat. in his return | 04/12/2014 2:23 PM
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Frederik Andersen is expected to start Saturday against Los Angeles.
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Impact
He was the first goaltender off the ice at the team's morning skate, so he'll get the nod after missing the past three games with a head injury. Andersen was hit in the helmet by a Shea Weber shot on April 4th.
Frederik Andersen could be ready soon | 04/12/2014 10:14 AM
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Frederik Andersen (head) practiced Friday and is getting closer to returning to the lineup.
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Impact
"I think I'm getting closer," he said. "It's just a matter of how I feel on the ice positioning-wise and how I see the puck too. That's coming back pretty good." Andersen got hit in the mask with a slap shot from Nashville's Shea Weber on April 4 and he hasn't been able to play since. He could be ready to play as soon as Saturday, which would give the Ducks three potentially healthy goaltenders on their roster.
Selanne will be a healthy scratch Saturday | 04/11/2014 3:29 PM
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Teemu Selanne will be a healthy scratch on Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings.
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Impact
The Kings asked if Selanne will attend the game anyways so that they can honor him before his retirement. Selanne will play in the last regular season contest of his career on Sunday. After that, he'll try to wrap up his career with a Stanley Cup championship.
Shea Theodore will finish season with Norfolk | 04/10/2014 5:35 PM
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Anaheim has sent Shea Theodore to their minor-league affiliate in Norfolk.
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He racked up 22 goals and 79 points in 70 games for the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds this past season to lead all blueliners in scoring. Theodore was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2013 draft by the Ducks.
Teemu Selanne collects two assists Wednesday | 04/10/2014 8:45 AM
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Teemu Selanne had two assists in Anaheim's 5-2 win on Wednesday.
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Impact
Selanne plans on retiring at the end of the season, so his place on the NHL's all-time leaderboards is almost settled. It looks like he'll finish in 15th place in the league's career points list with 1,457. He's 10 points shy of Stan Mikita, so he'd need to change his mind and extend his career to climb up any further.
Corey Perry has 82 points in 2013-14 | 04/10/2014 8:43 AM
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Corey Perry had a goal and an assist in Anaheim's 5-2 victory on Wednesday.
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Impact
Perry has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last seven games. He now has 43 goals and 82 points in 80 games this season, which makes this the second best campaign of his career. He should be able to put up similar numbers in 2014-15.
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Cam Fowler returned to action on Wednesday April 9.
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Gibson impressive again for the Ducks | 04/10/2014 3:38 AM
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Rookie goalie John Gibson turned aside 36 of 38 shots in Anaheim's 5-2 win over San Jose Wednesday night.
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Impact
Gibson, 20, got the start over the struggling Jonas Hiller in the biggest game of the season for Anaheim in a lively playoff atmosphere and made 36 saves. He has stopped 54 of 56 shots in two NHL games and makes Anaheim's goaltending situation even more interesting.
Maroon scores twice in win | 04/10/2014 3:34 AM
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Patrick Maroon scored two go-ahead goals in the second period to help the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2.
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Impact
Maroon, a sixth-round pick in the 2007 NHL Draft, recorded his first multi-goal game and he was the first star of the game. He now has 10 goals and 18 assists in 60 games this season. Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey both had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, while veteran forward Teemu Selanne assisted two goals in the win. Jakob Silfverberg also scored in the game.
Ducks reward John Gibson with second start | 04/09/2014 3:31 PM
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John Gibson will start in his second straight game on Wednesday.
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Impact
Gibson is being rewarded for shutting out the Vancouver Canucks in his NHL debut. It's worth keeping an eye on him, because he might end up on the Ducks' roster next season if they don't re-sign Jonas Hiller.
Cam Fowler's a 'game-time decision' Wednesday | 04/09/2014 3:29 PM
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Cam Fowler (knee) called himself a "game-time decision" Wednesday.
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Impact
Fowler hasn't played since March 14. He has six goals and 36 points in 67 games this season.
Frederik Andersen's status still uncertain | 04/08/2014 5:40 PM
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The good news is that strong Anaheim Ducks backup Frederik Andersen was able to take shots in practice on Tuesday.
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Impact
Even so, he's not ready to go yet. Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau provided a vague timeline of Andersen possibly only missing a few more times to a week-plus. At this point it's best just to play it by ear, then.
Matt Beleskey scores seventh goal | 04/08/2014 7:19 AM
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Matt Beleskey scored his seventh goal of the season on Monday.
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Impact
Beleskey saw some action on the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry and both set up his goal. He now has 21 points with a plus-seven rating and 62 penalty minutes in 51 games this season.
Kyle Palmieri scores 14th of the season | 04/08/2014 7:13 AM
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Kyle Palmieri potted his 14th goal of the season in the Ducks 3-0 win over Vancouver Monday.
Orange County Register

Impact
Palmieri has a career high 31 points this season with a plus-eight rating as he has seen time on the top line with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf but mostly is a bottom six forward.
John Gibson sets NHL record with shutout | 04/08/2014 7:04 AM
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John Gibson became the youngest goaltender in NHL history to record a shutout in his NHL debut Monday.
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Impact
Gibson was 20 years, 207 days old, beating Darren Puppa's record set in 1985 while playing for the Sabres, by 16 days. Gibson is the best goaltending prospect in hockey and a top-three overall prospect regardless of position. His outstanding potential may allow the Ducks to let Jonas Hiller become a UFA at the end of the season and give the Ducks a Gibson-Fredrik Andersen goaltending duo going into the 2014-15 season.
Gibson shuts out Canucks in NHL debut | 04/08/2014 2:59 AM
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John Gibson stopped all 18 shots he faced in Anaheim's 3-0 win over Vancouver Monday evening.
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Impact
Gibson, a highly-touted prospect in his first pro season, got the start after No. 1 goalie Jonas Hiller struggled in a 4-2 loss against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, and backup Frederik Andersen was injured by a shot off his mask on Friday. It was a dream start for Gibson's NHL career, but it is likely that Hiller will be between the pipes on Wednesday as the Ducks will play against the Sharks.
Winnik scores in win | 04/08/2014 2:55 AM
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Daniel Winnik scored the winning goal on a shorthanded breakaway 6:26 into the first period in Anaheim's 3-0 win over Vancouver Monday night.
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Impact
Winnik has been solid lately with five points in his last five games. He now has nine goals with 23 assists in 73 games this season. Kyle Palmieri and Matt Beleskey also scored for the Ducks.
Coach thinks Jonas Hiller lacks confidence | 04/07/2014 6:08 PM
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Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau thinks Jonas Hiller is lacking confidence right now.
Los Angeles Times

Impact
"I'll talk to the coaches and people and we'll see what we're doing ...," Boudreau said. "I think [Hiller's] really lacking in confidence, and once the first one went in, he was worried until he regained his composure." He has gone winless in his past three outings (0-2-1) and he's allowed 11 goals during that time. Hiller is slumping at the wrong time, as the playoffs are right around the corner.
Ducks sign college G Ryan Faragher | 04/07/2014 5:41 PM
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Ryan Faragher has agreed to a one-year, entry-level contract with Anaheim.
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Impact
The undrafted goaltender just finished his third year with St. Cloud State, where he posted a 20-9-4 record with a .905 save percentage and a 2.79 goals-against average.
Ducks give John Gibson his 1st start Monday | 04/07/2014 4:38 PM
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John Gibson will make his NHL debut on Monday night.
Lance Pugmire on Twitter

Impact
He was the first goaltender off the ice in the morning and will get the nod against Vancouver after he was called up from the minors on Sunday.
John Gibson might get his first start Monday | 04/07/2014 9:08 AM
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John Gibson might make his NHL debut on Monday.
Orange County Register

Impact
Gibson was called up to fill in for the injured Fredrik Andersen. Jonas Hiller played between the pipes on Sunday and Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau pointed out that the Ducks don't usually ask the same goalie to start on back-to-back days. "We certainly want to see Gibson. . We have all the faith in him in the world," Boudreau said. "We think he's going to just be a superstar. But at the same time, it's his first year." Gibson has a 2.34 GAA and .919 save percentage in 45 AHL games this season.
Ducks scratch Saku Koivu on Sunday | 04/07/2014 9:04 AM
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Saku Koivu was a healthy scratch on Sunday.
Orange County Register

Impact
The decision to scratch Koivu was based on a desire to keep him rested rather than punish him for anything he's done wrong. He has 10 goals and 28 points in 62 games this season.
Ducks G Jonas Hiller suffers loss in Edmonton | 04/06/2014 11:02 PM
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Goalie Jonas Hiller stopped 24 shots but he and the Anaheim Ducks took a 4-2 loss in Edmonton Sunday night.
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Impact
After a 14-game win streak from Dec. 6 to Jan. 12, Hiller is 6-9-3. His goals-against average is now 2.48 and his save percentage is .911. This was a costly loss for Anaheim. The Ducks, viewed as Stanley Cup contenders by many NHL followers, wound up splitting their season series with the inferior Oilers, 3-3. The Oilers have finished out of the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season. In their past four games, the Ducks have trailed 4-0 against the Winnipeg Jets, 2-0 against the Oilers, 3-0 against the Predators and 3-1 against Edmonton. The Ducks, competing against San Jose for the top spot in the Pacific Division, now have allowed 15 goals in their past three games. They play the Vancouver Canucks on Monday in the second of a two-game road trip.
Corey Perry scores 42nd goal in Ducks' loss | 04/06/2014 10:54 PM
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Star forward Corey Perry produced his 42nd goal of the season in the Anaheim Ducks' 4-2 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton Sunday night.
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Impact
It was Perry's fifth goal in his past four games. Jakob Silfverberg scored the Ducks' other goal, his ninth of the season.
Saku Koivu takes Sunday off to rest | 04/06/2014 1:05 PM
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Anaheim Ducks veteran forward Saku Koivu won't play against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.
Eric Stephens on Twitter

Impact
It doesn't sound as if this is an injury-related situation. Instead, it sounds like it's all about giving the 39-year-old Finn a breather. For all that's been made about Teemu Selanne's age, Koivu isn't that much younger. Veterans like him might get spot scratches over the next week-plus, so stay tuned for updates.
Ducks recall Devante Smith-Pelly from minors | 04/06/2014 6:14 AM
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The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Devante Smith-Pelly from the minors.
Orange County Register

Impact
Smith-Pelly was sent to Norfolk on November 27 after he posted a goal and eight points with the Ducks. Smith-Pelly, who was selected 42nd overall in the 2010 Draft, had 27 goals and 43 points in 55 games with Norfolk. He has some offensive upside but needs to play as a top-six forward and on the power play to be fantasy-worthy.
Ducks recall John Gibson from Norfolk of AHL | 04/06/2014 6:10 AM
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The Anaheim Ducks have recalled goaltender John Gibson from Norfolk of the AHL.
Orange County Register

Impact
The recall was necessitated by the injury on Friday night to Fredrik Andersen. Andersen is expected to miss at least a couple of games and Gibson could be in line for at least one start as regular netminder Jonas Hiller has been struggling of late. Gibson is the top goaltending prospect in hockey and could be given a shot to start as early as next season in the Ducks net.
Tim Jackman suffers broken hand Friday | 04/06/2014 6:07 AM
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Tim Jackman suffered a broken left hand on Friday and is out indefinitely.
Orange County Register

Impact
Jackman returned from the flu and played for the first time on Friday in a week so it was not a good return for the enforcer. He has 103 penalty minutes this season as well as four goals and an assist and may need the Ducks to go deep into the post-season for him to return to the ice.
Ryan Getzlaf extends points streak to 4 games | 04/03/2014 9:19 AM
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Ryan Getzlaf is on a four-game point streak.
Orange County Register

Impact
Getzlaf kept that run alive with an assist on Wednesday. He's set to finish second in the NHL's scoring race and currently has 84 points in 72 contests.
Francois Beauchemin nets a goal Wednesday | 04/03/2014 9:17 AM
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Francois Beauchemin scored a goal in Anaheim's 3-2 victory on Wednesday.
Orange County Register

Impact
Beauchemin snapped an eight-game point drought. After excelling offensively in the shortened campaign, he's fallen back to Earth with four goals and 15 points in 65 contests in 2013-14.
Andersen solid in win | 04/03/2014 2:37 AM
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Frederik Andersen turned aside 30 of 32 shots in Anaheim's 3-2 win over Edmonton Wednesday night.
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Impact
It was Andersen's third straight start and third straight win. He now has a fantastic 19-5-0 record with a 2.27 goals-against average and .925 save percentage. The rookie goalie has been very good this season and Jonas Hiller should be careful, because Andersen could be the number one goalie in Anaheim soon.
Perry leads Ducks past Oilers | 04/03/2014 2:31 AM
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Corey Perry scored twice and registered an assist in Anaheim's 3-2 win over Edmonton Wednesday night.
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Impact
Perry has scored in three straight games and he has six points in his last three games. He now has 41 goals and 37 assists with a fantastic plus-33 rating. His rating has never been this good and he is playing again a great season for the Ducks. Defenseman Francois Beauchemin also scored in the victory.
Ducks to stick with Andersen in goal on Weds. | 04/02/2014 2:27 PM
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Frederik Andersen will be in goal for Anaheim again on Wednesday.
Eric Stephens on Twitter

Impact
He was the first goaltender off the ice in the morning. It will mark his third straight start.
Perreault's point streak reaches nine games | 04/02/2014 8:27 AM
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Mathieu Perreault is enjoying a nine-game point streak.
Orange County Register

Impact
This is the first time he's ever recorded at least a point in more than five consecutive games. "I'm just taking it as they go right now," Perreault said. "It's the end of the season, and we're coming close to the playoffs. I feel good about myself." He has set new career-highs this season with 18 goals and 40 points in 62 games.
Ryan Getzlaf records two points Monday | 04/01/2014 9:15 AM
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Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist on Monday.
Orange County Register

Impact
Getzlaf extended his point streak to three contests and has only been held off the scoresheet in one of his last seven contests. He ranks second in the NHL with 83 points in 71 games this season.
Corey Perry nets game-tying goal late in 3rd | 04/01/2014 9:11 AM
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Corey Perry scored with 22.7 seconds left in the third period to tie the game in Anaheim's eventual 5-4 overtime victory over Winnipeg.
Los Angeles Times

Impact
Perry's goal was the dramatic payoff of a dramatic comeback for the Anaheim Ducks. Winnipeg had a 4-0 lead late in the second period, but the momentum completely shifted to the Ducks side from there.
Andersen and Ducks win | 04/01/2014 2:52 AM
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Frederik Andersen blocked 33 of 37 shots in Anaheim's 5-4 overtime win over Winnipeg Monday night.
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Impact
Andersen started second straight game for the Ducks and was able to win again. He now has a 18-5-0 record with a 2.28 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. Very solid numbers for the rookie goaltender.
Robidas scores in OT | 04/01/2014 2:47 AM
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Stephane Robidas scored 16 seconds into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks staged the biggest comeback in team history by rallying from four goals down to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 at Honda Center Monday night.
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Impact
It was Robidas' first goal as an Anaheim Duck. He also has three assists for the Ducks in seven games. Ryan Getzlaf had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Corey Perry, Nick Bonino and rookie defenseman Hampus Lindholm also scored for the Ducks. Patrick Maroon assisted two goals in the victory.
Frederik Andersen likely to face Jets Monday | 03/31/2014 2:18 PM
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Frederik Andersen is probable to get the nod for Anaheim on Monday night.
Eric Stephens on Twitter

Impact
He was the first netminder off the ice in the morning, so it looks like he'll play against Winnipeg after he started Saturday's 5-1 victory over Vancouver.
Ducks send William Karlsson to AHL | 03/31/2014 1:05 PM
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William Karlsson has been assigned to the AHL.
Corey Pronman on Twitter

Impact
He will finish the year in Norfolk after he recorded 15 goals and 37 points in 55 games with HV71 Jonkoping of the Swedish Hockey League this campaign. Karlsson was selected in the second round (53rd overall) in the 2011 draft.
Ryan Getzlaf hurts leg in win over Vancouver | 03/31/2014 4:58 AM
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Ryan Getzlaf should be fine after suffering an apparent leg injury on Saturday.
Orange County Register

Impact
Getzlaf blocked a shot and then went to the bench in the third period and did not return but coach Bruce Boudreau said that with the score 5-1, there was no reason to keep his captain in the game. Look for Getzlaf to play this week. He has 30 goals and 81 points in what is his best season in the last five years since he picked up 91 points in the 2008-09 season.
Luca Sbisa scores first of the season | 03/30/2014 2:48 AM
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Luca Sbisa scored his first goal of the 2013-14 season Saturday in a 5-1 win over Vancouver.
Orange County Register

Impact
If you took Sbisa for his offensive prowess in your pool, you've been waiting a long time for this one. Your patience has to be admired as he has five points in a 25 game injury filled season.
Mark Fistric sits out again with lower body | 03/30/2014 2:42 AM
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Mark Fistric missed his sixth straight game on Saturday with a lower body injury.
Orange County Register

Impact
The Orange County Register notes that Fistric is not improving at all. The defenseman has a goal and five points in 34 games and is not worth owning at this time in regular sesaon fantasy pools.
Hampus Lindholm sits out as healthy scratch | 03/30/2014 2:37 AM
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Hampus Lindholm sat out Saturday's game as a healthy scratch.
Orange County Register

Impact
The rookie defenseman missed his first game since December 21 as the Ducks wanted to give him a rest before the start of the playoffs. He is having a very good campaign with five goals and 26 points with an outstanding plus-27 rating which is 14th best in the NHL.
Mathieu Perreault extends point streak to 8 | 03/30/2014 2:31 AM
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Mathieu Perreault's power play goal in the third period extended his point streak to eight games on Saturday.
Orange County Register

Impact
It was Perreault's 18th goal of the season as he has eight points in his last eight games to give him 39 points in 61 games. Perreault saw first line power play time on Saturday as he played 4:20 minutes with the man-advantage. He is worth a look at this time in deep pools and is definitely someone to pick up in playoff pools as many think the Ducks will go deep into the playoffs and perhaps even win the Stanley Cup.
Tim Jackman misses game with flu | 03/30/2014 2:25 AM
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Tim Jackman sat out Saturday's game against the Canucks due to the flu.
Orange County Register

Impact
The Ducks resident enforcer has 101 penalty minutes as well as four goals and five points this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Corey Perry producing across the board | 03/30/2014 1:02 AM
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Corey Perry picked up two points in the Ducks' 5-1 rout of the Canucks on Saturday night.
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Impact
Perry notched a goal and added an assist. The power forward has had a sensational year and continues to be one of the most valuable fantasy forwards around. His exceptional all-around numbers include 38 goals, 74 points, a plus-30 rating and 63 penalty minutes. Saku Koivu also scored and assisted. Luca Sbisa, Matt Beleskey and Mathieu Perreault potted the other goals. Daniel Winnik and Andrew Cogliano each chipped in with two assists.
Frederik Andersen sharp, makes 32 saves | 03/30/2014 1:01 AM
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Frederik Andersen was nearly perfect Saturday night, giving up one goal on 32 shots in the Ducks' 5-1 thrashing of the Canucks.
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Impact
Though the 24-year-old has come back to Earth after a scorching start, Andersen has shown that he deserves more time between the pipes. Of course, it doesn't help this season that Jonas Hiller is around. Andersen has a 2.20 goals-against average and .926 save percentage.
Teemu Selanne will sit out Saturday's game | 03/29/2014 4:55 PM
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Teemu Selanne won't play in Saturday's match-up against Vancouver.
Vancouver Sun

Impact
The 43-year-old winger doesn't play in back-to-back situations. Selanne has two goals and three assists in his past six appearances and 25 points on the year.
Frederik Andersen will play in Vancouver | 03/29/2014 2:43 PM
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Frederik Andersen will get the call for Anaheim on Saturday versus Vancouver.
Eric Stephens on Twitter

Impact
Jonas Hiller was between the pipes for Friday's overtime loss to Edmonton and he'll get the night off.
Anticipation: Richard Rakell to start scoring | 03/29/2014 9:06 AM
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Note to fantasy leaguers: There is offense that exists within Rickard Rakell and it is just a matter of time before it starts to take root on the scoresheet.
Orange County Register

Impact
Rakell has just one assist in his first 15 NHL games, 11 of which have come this season. He has handled fourth-line center duty in most of those games, meaning he was focused on preventing goals by opponents instead of scoring them himself. But the Ducks are giving him a few looks late in this 2013-14 season because they know there's a lot more in their 2011 first-round pick that they're eager to tap into. Rakell, 20, has a high level of skill and the club envisions him as a two-way player who could force his way into the top six down the line. At the time of his recall from Norfolk (Va.) of the American Hockey League, the Swede had 14 goals and 37 points in 46 games. "We think he's a really good player," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "The only thing that he hasn't had is the experience in game time. We think he's been snake bit a little bit. He's had good opportunities to score every game."
Promotion to top line works for Nick Bonino | 03/29/2014 8:56 AM
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Nick Bonino's promotion to the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry produced immediate dividends Friday night as Bonino got a pass from Getzlaf and snapped a wrister past Edmonton goalie Ben Scrivens just 35 seconds into the game.
Orange County Register

Impact
It was Bonino's 19th goal and 46th point in 68 games in 2013-14.
Hiller not sharp in loss to Oilers | 03/29/2014 3:43 AM
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Jonas Hiller let in four goals on only 23 shots in Anaheim's 4-3 overtime loss to Edmonton Friday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Hiller started his third straight game for the Ducks and didn't play very well. He now has a 29-11-7 record with a 2.41 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. The Ducks will play again tonight against Vancouver so it probably mean that Frederik Andersen will start tonight.
Perreault scores in loss | 03/29/2014 3:38 AM
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Mathieu Perreault scored a goal and registered an assist in Anaheim's 4-3 overtime loss to Edmonton Friday evening.
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Impact
Perreault is now on a seven-game point streak with four goals and three assists in those games. Overall he has 17 goals and 21 assists in 60 games this season and he is enjoying his best season in the NHL in his career. Patrick Maroon also had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while Nick Bonino also scored for the Ducks.
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