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The Anaheim Ducks Won Their First Game Since December 17th

from Elliott Teaford of the OC Register,

The streak died a noisy death Thursday night at Xcel Energy Center. Josh Manson laid a bear hug on John Gibson when the final horn sounded and the Ducks roared off their bench to celebrate a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild, their first win in more than a month.

Later, Tupac Shakur’s “California Love” boomed out over the sound system in the Ducks’ dressing room, the first time it’s been heard since after a Dec. 17 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Their room had been mostly silent since then, as their frustration rose and their confidence fell.

“It was good to smile again, that’s for sure,” Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf said.

All it took for the Ducks to win and end their franchise-record 12-game losing streak was three goals in the opening 7:58 of the game, including two strikes a mere 11 seconds apart, plus 37 saves from Gibson, plus a blue-collar defensive effort in front of him.

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Late Night Vancouver/Anaheim Trade

Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired defenceman Luke Schenn and a 7th round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenceman Michael Del Zotto. Schenn will report directly to the Utica Comets.

Schenn, 29, has split the 2018.19 season between Anaheim (eight games played) and the San Diego Gulls (2-8-10 in 22 games played). In 716 career NHL games split between Anaheim, Arizona, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Toronto, the 6-2, 221-pound defenceman has registered 143 points (30-113-143). He has also collected two goals and an assist in 12 career Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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Minnesota Wild Acquire Pontus Aberg From The Anaheim Ducks

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired forward Pontus Aberg (pronounced PAWN-tuhs A-buhrg) from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Justin Kloos.

Aberg, 25, has recorded 19 points (11-8=19) including three power-play goals in 37 games with Anaheim this season while averaging 15:37 in TOI/game. He ranks second on the team in power-play goals and T-2nd in goals. The 5-foot-11, 196-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden, has tallied 37 points (16-32=37) in 105 career NHL contests with Nashville and Anaheim. Aberg has also collected five points (2-3=5) in 18 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. He was selected by Nashville in the second round (37th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Anaheim claimed Aberg off waivers from Edmonton on Oct. 1, 2018. He will wear sweater No. XX with Minnesota.

Kloos, 25, has recorded 30 points (12-18=30) in 34 games with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound native of Lakeville, leads Iowa in scoring and ranks T-1st in goals this season. He appeared in one NHL game last season with Minnesota, skating 8:39 in his NHL debut on Oct. 24, 2017 vs. Vancouver. Kloos was signed by Minnesota as a free agent on March 29, 2017.

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Another Loss For The Anaheim Ducks

from Elliott Teaford of the OC Register,

What now? What do the Ducks try now that their franchise-record losing streak was extended to 12 consecutive games with a 3-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena? How do they regain their lost confidence and overcome their rising frustration?

The Ducks have held meetings, watched video and worked and worked and worked some more to correct their many mistakes, but they still haven’t reversed their course. Soul-searching attempts haven’t produced the desired results. A trade couldn’t end their skid.

What’s next?

Maybe a pizza party instead of a regularly-scheduled practice Wednesday in St. Paul, Minn., the next stop on the Ducks’ five-game cross-continent trip? Maybe a bowling or billiards tournament rather than going to the rink as a way of lifting the gloom hanging over the players’ heads?

“We’ve tried to see if we could do something a little different (Wednesday),” Coach Randy Carlyle said. “We have an option to do something, but I’m not sure. I haven’t talked to our travel coordinator if that is something we could plan on or not. It’s not easy to plan things on 24-hour notice.

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Afternoon Line- Andrew Cogliano

Cogliano was traded yesterday from Anaheim to Dallas.

 

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Fans Have Questions About The Anaheim Ducks

Elliott Teaford of the OC Register answers questions from fans regarding the Anaheim Ducks,

Q: Do you get the sense Carlyle is going to finish out the season before moving to the front office, regardless of losing streak or missing playoffs?

A: That’s a very likely scenario.

Q: Any word on who Carlyle’s successor might be? 

A: Dallas Eakins, the coach of the Ducks’ AHL team in San Diego, could be in line for another crack at an NHL gig after a disastrous run a few years back at Edmonton. It also depends upon who is available after the season.

Q: Do you think we’d be in this position if we had Perry and Eaves? A fully healthy roster.

A: Probably not as bad. The first month to six weeks of the season would have been better, that’s for sure. Four rookies playing in the defense corps? I don’t think I had ever seen three rookies before this season. Amazing it hasn’t been worse, really.

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Andrew Cogliano Traded To Dallas For Devin Shore

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired forward Andrew Cogliano from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Devin Shore.

Cogliano, 31, has recorded 11 points (3-8=11) in 46 games played for Anaheim this season. Amongst team leaders, he is tied for first in both games played (46) and minor penalties drawn (12), as well as tied for fifth in primary assists (6) and plus/minus rating (+2).

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Trade Talk Involving The Anaheim Ducks

from TSN quoting a recent interview Bob McKenzie did with TSN Radio on Ottawa,

“They’ve got lots of defencemen, when healthy. When you’ve got (Hampus) Lindholm and you’ve got (Cam) Fowler and you’ve got (Brandon) Montour and you’ve got (Josh) Manson - there’s a lot of really good young defencemen on that team. Some would say they have almost too many, that there’s a surplus, versus some of the other weaknesses in their lineup.

“I’ve got to believe that Bob Murray is looking at any and all trade options, both in terms of trying to make his team better in the very short term, so they can snag one of those playoff spots - the wild-card spots - but also with an eye toward, ‘You know what? For most of the last couple of decades it seems it’s been (Ryan) Getzlaf and (Corey) Perry and everybody else,’ and they obviously need to transition to a younger team and get a younger core. So if there’s hockey deals to be made that would allow him to do that as well…

“So I think he’s got a lot of balls in the air in terms of going in both directions. Try and make a move here that might push a button that gets them over the top and into one of the wild-card playoff spots, but also maybe has him to think trading some players that might otherwise wouldn’t think of trading, so that you can continue a renewal if you want - not a rebuild by any stretch - but just a bit of a renewal to try and change to change the look of this team long term for many years to come.”

more plus Cody Ceci could be moved and Edmonton Oilers goaltending talk...

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Bob Murray Statement After Th Anaheim Ducks Game Tonight

The Ducks lost in OT tonight, their 11th loss in a row.

 

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The Anaheim Ducks Squander A Three Goal Lead, Lose Their 10th Game In A Row

from J.P. Hoornstra of the OC Register,

The Ducks erupted for three first-period goals, only to surrender four in the final period en route to a 7-4 loss. Jake Guentzel’s empty-net goal in the final minute completed a hat trick and sent the Ducks to their 10th consecutive loss before the announced sellout crowd 17,473.

For head coach Randy Carlyle, it was a first. He said he’d never experienced a streak this long as a coach.

“If I had the cure, we wouldn’t be in the situation we’re in right now,” Carlyle said. “That’s what you ask of these guys: you ask their input, and tonight we looked like a tired hockey club. We’re questioning whether we should have skated (Thursday), what we should’ve done (Thursday) versus what we did. You’re always going to be questioning yourself when you feel that your group didn’t have the energy that was necessary.”

When a reporter asked Carlyle after the game if he was worried about any repercussions, the coach snapped back in frustration: “What do you mean? What are you trying to say?”

“Don’t ask the dumb questions,” Carlyle said before leaving in a huff.

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