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Garnet Hathaway Will Meet With Hockey Operations Tomorrow

via the NHL,

Garnet Hathaway will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Hockey Operations on Wednesday.

The Washington Capitals forward is facing discipline for spitting on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Erik Gudbranson with 34 seconds left in the second period of Washington's 5-2 win at Capital One Arena on Monday.

Hathaway received a match penalty. Gudbranson received a roughing minor and a 10-minute misconduct penalty.

Following the incident, the following penalties also were assessed: Hathaway and Anaheim forward Derek Grant each received a fighting major; Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic and Ducks defenseman Brendan Guhle each received a double minor for roughing; and Anaheim forward Nick Ritchie received a game misconduct for being the third man into the fight between Hathaway and Grant.

If you missed it last night, you can watch it here.

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Video- Ducks/Capital Brawl And A Goal Too

Brawl starts, puck goes in the net, good goal.

Recap of the penalties can be found below the video.

added 8:59pm, Longer version of all the action is below.


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Video- Connor McDavid Leads The Way For An Edmonton Win In Anaheim

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Journal,

Dallas Eakins said before Monday’s (Sunday's) game that the unpleasant memories he has of his brief stint with the Edmonton Oilers are so long ago he barely remembers them.

Unfortunately for Eakins, the Oilers gave him a fresh batch of misery to digest.

In Eakins’ first game against Edmonton since he returned to the NHL coaching ranks in Anaheim, he ran into a buzz-saw of an Oilers team that turned his evening into a 60-minute nightmare, dominating all three facets of the game in a 6-2 beating.

“I thought we were solid all over,” said Oilers captain Connor McDavid, who lead the way with a hat-trick. “Our PK was great, the power play scores two, goaltending (Mikko Koskinen) was really good when we needed him. It was a good effort by everyone.”

The convincing rout of an Anaheim team that was 6-2-1 at home this year comes on the heels of Friday’s 4-0 victory over New Jersey as the Oilers improve to 12-5-2 and appear to have regained the stride that lifted them to a 5-0 start.


Watch the 3 goals from McDavid below.

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Anaheim Ducks Acquire Erik Gudbranson From The Pittsburgh Penguins

from the Anaheim Ducks,

The Ducks have acquired defenseman Erik Gudbranson from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for left wing Andreas Martinsen and a 2021 seventh-round draft pick.

Gudbranson, 27 (1/7/92), has played in 474 career games with Florida, Vancouver and Pittsburgh, earning 16-48=64 points. The 6-5, 217-pound defenseman has also appeared in 17 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, scoring one goal with 12 penalty minutes (PIM). This season with Pittsburgh, Gudbranson appeared in seven games, going scoreless with two PIM.


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The Anaheim Ducks Are Playing The Dallas Eakins’ Way

from Elliott Teaford of the OC Register,

It almost looked too easy at times Friday. Not only did the Ducks win battles for loose pucks all around the ice, but they won the races to them, too, no insignificant feat against a team with the hyper-speed ability of the Carolina Hurricanes.

So maybe the Ducks’ 4-2 victory at Honda Center shouldn’t have come as a complete surprise since it was, after all, their fourth consecutive home win to start the season and their sixth in eight games overall. Maybe, just maybe, they’ve gotten the hang of this whole faster-paced game thing now.

“For us to come in and be able to skate with them and be fortunate enough to come out on top, it reinforces what we’re trying to build and lets us leave the rink with a little bit of extra confidence,” Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said. “The group has really embraced how we want to play.”


The Ducks are 6-2-0

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Video- Nick Ritchie Fined For Roughing

NEW YORK (October 17, 2019) – Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie has been fined $4,121.86, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for roughing Buffalo Sabres forward Vladimir Sobotka during NHL Game No. 96 in Anaheim on Wednesday, Oct. 16, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 15:57 of the second period. Ritchie was assessed two minor penalties for roughing.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Watch the incident below.

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Video- The ‘Rope A Dope’ From Brad Marchand

Jack Edwards with the call.


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Why Darryl Sutter Returned To Hockey

from Elliott Teaford of the OC Register,

The Ducks made Darryl Sutter an offer he couldn’t refuse.

Of course, he could have said, “Thanks, but no thanks,” and remained on his family’s farm near the tiny Canadian hamlet of Viking, Alberta, a contented man after winning two Stanley Cup championships in a remarkable three-season span with the Kings.

But something about Dallas Eakins’ coaching style and Bob Murray’s friendship and a chance to forge ahead in a new direction, in a new role, appealed to Sutter. He couldn’t stay away, even if it meant swapping allegiances in a fierce Southern California hockey rivalry.


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John Gibson Leading The Anaheim Ducks To Their Surprising Start

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

Anaheim Ducks coach Dallas Eakins goes strong to the net when he describes his goalie John Gibson’s best attribute.

“John Gibson has a massive amount of leadership skills in him and he’s the best goalie in the game,” Eakins said.

What is indisputable is Gibson is at the top of the NHL goalie statistics in the first week of the NHL season and he’s the primary reason why the team is off to a 3-0 start.  He has stopped 98 of 101 shots for a .970 save percentage.

“I can’t imagine anything better for a team,” Eakins said. “That kid is so dialed in and the leadership is oozing out of him.”


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Rickard Rakell Could See His Offensive Numbers Increase Under Dallas Eakins

from Elliott Teaford of the OC Register,

Rickard Rakell didn’t enjoy playing in Randy Carlyle’s old-school offensive system. It was too predictable, too restrictive and led to a significant drop in the left wing’s production last season, when he scored only 18 goals after consecutive seasons of 30 or more.

The Ducks scored an NHL-low 199 goals, which helped to explain why they finished sixth in the eight-team Pacific Division and failed to advance to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2012. It also helped to explain why Carlyle was fired as coach and replaced by Dallas Eakins.

Change has been good, according to Rakell.

“It’s a different energy around the whole team, getting this practice facility and all the seriousness about everything when it comes to food, sleep, recovery and practice,” Rakell said. “You can really notice the difference. They’ve given us all the tools. For us, everybody is just excited.

“We don’t have anything to lose.”


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