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Video- Ryan Getzlaf Should Get An Assist Too

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

“Get there faster than him,” Getzlaf said“ Obviously it was flipped in the air, so he probably reacted to it late. I just noticed that their (defensemen) had been out there for a long time so they were probably going to change, thinking I was going off. Clearly, I was fresh sitting in the box for about 2½ minutes.”

Bishop said he saw Stars teammates Tyler Seguin and John Klingberg were exhausted at the end of a long power-play shift. Getzlaf charged past both of them.

“I started going and once I saw it stop I knew I was in trouble,” said Bishop, who made 15 saves. “I just tried to get a glove on it when he chipped it over me. I could see them, I knew they were tired. By the way the he flicked it I thought I’d be able to make a play on it. I think it might have stopped there.

“Once I committed, I kind of have to go there. It’s just a matter of the guys being out there a long time, obviously two minutes and just the back spin. It’s unfortunate.”

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The Anaheim Ducks Avoided Vegas For As Long As They Could

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register (Sunday edition),

Instead of flying Sunday evening, the Ducks will head to Vegas on Monday and scrap their morning skate. It isn’t unheard of – they’ve flown on game days in the past – but it is rarely done. This one was a touchy topic, with Carlyle not addressing it directly and Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf saying, “You’d have to talk to the boss.”

The boss, in this case, is Ducks general manager Bob Murray. The Ducks went to Vegas in the first week of December and had a different plan then, playing in Nashville on a Saturday night and staying until Monday before flying that afternoon to Nevada for a Tuesday night game.

“It is what it is,” Getzlaf said. “They put the plan in place. That’s Bob’s call. A situation like this, Bob made the call. That’s what he wanted to do and we just live with it. If we win, he’s a genius. If we don’t, then it didn’t work.

“It’s the same as anything else. It’s a results-based business. That’s what he felt was best to prepare us for the game tomorrow.”


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Morning Line- Bob Murray

“I’m not a rental fan. I’ve never been a rental fan. The last couple of things we’ve done, I’ve ended up signing the guys because we’ve liked them. But are there things out there? Apparently. I know what’s out there. I know the price tags teams are asking for right now. And I’m not interested.”

-Bob Murray, GM of the Anaheim Ducks.  Eric Stephens of the OC Register has more.

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Afternoon Line- Bob Murray

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Videos- Andersen Had To Leave The Game After Taking A Skate To the Head In Leafs Win Over The Ducks

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

The 7-4 home win was completed minus Leafs MVP Andersen, knocked out halfway through the game when the airborne left skate of Corey Perry struck the Leafs goaltender under the mask as the Ducks forward stumbled over Toronto defenceman Ron Hainsey.

Andersen wasn’t cut, but shed his mask and cradled his jaw in his mitts for a few moments before heading to the dressing room for likely concussion protocol. That was enough to cause panic up and down Bay St., but head coach Mike Babcock was encouraged by a post-game chat with the goalie.

“I think he’s fine, I was just talking to him,” Babcock said a few minutes after Curtis McElhinney supplied the victory in relief. “We’ll see what goes on (Tuesday morning).”

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Meet Katie Hawley

from Emily Kaplan of ESPN,

In a restaurant nestled in the lobby of the Hyatt Hotel, Rickard Rakell sits down for lunch with his guest, Katie Hawley. He's the Anaheim Ducks' All-Star, a 24-year-old Swedish center who leads his team with 36 points this season. She's a 17-year-old California girl who loves shopping sprees and the beach. He made his NHL debut at 19 and has yet to finish his high school degree; she's taking time off from AP classes and writing college scholarship essays to be in Tampa.

But as Rakell picks at braised short ribs and Hawley munches on a burger, any perceived difference between them melts away. They realize that they're both close to their mothers; Rakell FaceTimes his mom, Annika, who's back in Sweden, every night. Not only do both Rickard and Katie like sitcoms, especially Modern Family, but they also both watch them with subtitles. That's the way Rakell became accustomed to watching American TV shows growing up in Sweden. Hawley does so because her hearing isn't so great these days.

Over the next hour, conversation comes easily for the two, as Rakell does everything he can to make Hawley smile. When she laments that she's "never been a typical high school girl," Rakell deadpans: "Don't worry. Neither have I."

Hawley has been battling cancer since she was 9.


Below, watch Katie on the ice at the ASG along with a link to a few YouTube videos...

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The Anaheim Ducks Defeated The Los Angeles Kings In A Pacific Division Battle

from Curtis Zupke of the LA Times,

The Kings and Ducks have always produced a tug-of-war dynamic, spiked with as much hatred as any rivals in the NHL. But they decided to keep their gloves on Friday to exchange different kinds of blows.

The Ducks continued to pull themselves up with a 2-1 win that drew them even with the Kings with 53 points in the Pacific Division. The Kings got pushed further down with their sixth straight loss and no end in sight for an offense that has scored three goals in three games.

Ryan Kesler delivered the game-winner on a deflection with 7:39 to play in the third period and the Ducks fended off the extra-attacker surge by the Kings in front of an announced 17,258 standing-room only crowd at Honda Center.

“That was a huge win for us, coming off the last game and trying to keep this going, keep the momentum going at home for this homestand,” said Adam Henrique, who gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead in the third period. “I thought we played well. They were in a back-to-back situation and we were trying to take advantage of that in the first period and get pucks and bodies to the net. They came back with a push in the second period and I thought we did a good job responding and coming out hard in the third.”

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Hockey Is Fun Again For The Colorado Avalanche

from Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post,

Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss how Colorado went from the worst NHL team of the 21st century to the most fun bunch in town.

The transformation was as quick as that sonic booming shot Kid MacK fired past stunned Ducks goalie Ryan Miller for a score that blew the roof off the Pepsi Center, where there were 16,090 hipsters ahead of the local sports curve. The crowd shouted “Dilly, dilly!” whenever a Anaheim player got sent to the penalty box and raucously celebrated Monday’s 3-1 victory by a Colorado team rapidly being carried back to respectability on the back of MacKinnon.

“He should be up for the Hart Trophy,” Avs defenseman Erik Johnson said, beginning the campaign for MacKinnon as the league’s most valuable player.

Colorado has won seven times in a row. After losing 60 of 82 games last season, the Avs are undefeated thus far in 2018....

When did pro hockey become fun again in Colorado? Maybe it’s impossible to precisely pinpoint the exact moment.

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Video- Andrew Cogliano On His Suspension

via Sportsnet,

Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano comes to tears when discussing how his 830-game ironman streak will come to an end, as he'll miss his first ever NHL game due to suspension.


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Video- Andrew Cogliano Suspended Two Games For Interference

Here is the explanation.


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