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Slump Continues For The Ottawa Senators

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Yes, the Senators put up a better effort Wednesday night after a tongue-lashing from coach Guy Boucher during an 80-minute skate Tuesday, but this trip to Disneyland was no holiday treat as Ottawa suffered its ninth loss in the club’s last 10 games with a 3-0 defeat to the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center....

Goaltender Craig Anderson suffered his sixth straight loss and now hasn’t won since back-to-back victories over Colorado nearly a month ago in Sweden.

“If we’re going to talk about effort it’s not going to get us anywhere. We played a much more solid game but couldn’t find a way to score a goal. Those are small things as well and something we need to work a little bit more on,” said captain Erik Karlsson. “We played a much better game but it didn’t give us the result we wanted.”

The Senators didn’t get the job done … again.

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Randy Carlyle Not Happy With Penalty Call At A Crucial Point Of The Game Against Nashville

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

As they held onto a 2-1 lead in the third period against the Predators, Forsberg drew toward the Ducks’ Chris Wagner near the Anaheim net and turned his back toward the center following a whistle.

Wagner gave Forsberg a quick chop to the back and the Predators star, who irritated the Ducks throughout last spring’s Western Conference finals, went down to the ice. Whether the force knocked him down or not, it drew a cross-checking penalty and got Nashville a power play.

After sitting while pleading his case to the referee, Wagner watched the Predators tie the game on Calle Jarnkrok’s power-play goal and they eventually got a 3-2 win in the shootout. Afterward, the calls that Forsberg embellished to draw that whistle were fast and furious.

Not mincing words, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said Forsberg dove.

“The referee in my mind got – I don’t know what the word I can use to describe – but was conned,” Carlyle said. “From my standpoint in watching it, he backed specifically in and he’s smiling as he goes down.

“To me, that’s not a call for that situation in a (2-1) game. Obviously they saw it different. We’ll voice the opinion to the necessary people.”

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Trade- Adam Henrique To The Ducks, Sami Vatanen To The Devils


added 10:04am, New Jersey release is below....

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Another Road Win For The Vegas Golden Knights

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

The Ducks kept asking John Gibson to come to the rescue. He did it again Wednesday night, doing so for a long while but no goalie can withstand the amount of pressure and shots that teams are bringing at them on a nightly basis.

And the expansion Vegas Golden Knights continue to show they’re no ordinary first-year NHL team. They’re a first-place Pacific Division team now as three third-period goals turned around a second-period deficit and created a 4-2 win before a sellout crowd at Honda Center, stopping the Ducks’ three-game win streak....

“You can’t rely on the guy in the net to stand on his head and he did that tonight,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “The score was 4-2 and it could have been 10-2. That’s how good he played. What we were doing out there was not anywhere near what we’re capable of doing as far as a hockey club.

“So we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us right now.”

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Morning Line- Bruce Cassidy

“Listen, I’m not going to use that as an excuse,” he said when asked once more about the negative impact of ongoing injuries. “We’ve got some young players up front, we know that. But the back end and our goaltending, there’s experience there. We’ve got to look at it and say, the two goalies [Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin], the 6-7 defensemen, other than Charlie [McAvoy] . . . these guys have played in the league and they’re gonna have to carry the team a little bit here until we find our scoring.

“That was a bit of an issue tonight. Guys are going to have to take ownership of that. We’ve got some leaders back there and hopefully they take it to heart.”

-Bruce Cassidy, head coach of the Boston Bruins after a 4-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.  Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe has more on the game.

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Video- No Goal Anaheim Ducks

The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 last night...

via the OC Register,

The Ducks thought they tied the game nearly two minutes later on their only power play of the night on a shot by Brandon Montour. The puck was trapped and hidden under the left-leg pad of Vasilevskiy. His leg may have slid over the line with the puck, but after a lengthy review officials ruled there was no clear evidence.

“I thought that was in,” Vasilevskiy said. “I did not really see what happened. Guys just started screaming, ‘Hold it. Hold it.’ I thought it was in the net already, but stuff like that happens. Got lucky on that.”

Not for the Ducks.

“I think everybody in the building would say it appeared to be in, but you have to have definitive proof the puck was in the net,” Carlyle said. “That’s the rules. It’s unfortunate that didn’t go in our favor, but truthfully could you tell if the puck was into the net? Everybody thought it was, but it was under the pad.”

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Video- Kevin Bieksa, Security Guard

Some guys keep falling for it.


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Video- A Couple Of Jokesters, Paul Kariya And Teemu Selanne

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Video- Kurtis MacDermid Hit On Ondrej Kase

via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

On Kurtis MacDermid’s interference major and game misconduct:
Yeah, you know, I looked at it, and it’s unfortunate the kid got hurt, but Dermie basically stopped and waited for him as he got rid of the puck, so he didn’t lunge, he didn’t come forward. He basically was stepping up to make aplay and waited for him to hit him. Two things – I hope the kid’s OK, and I hope the league sees it the way we did.

-John Stevens, head coach of the LA Kings.



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Ryan Getzlaf Out For 2 Months After Surgery


added 1:59pm, Watch how the injury occurred below...

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