Just in Time

Reporters crowding the Anaheim Ducks locker room after their 6-3 win versus the Rangers Sunday night wanted to read things this way: The team is clicking; Bob Murray is a genius for bringing in Patrick Eaves, w...

All But Done

The Rangers, from a distance, look like a big team. Physically big. Like it would be hard to get the puck off them. Perhaps that’s why the Kings made so many mistakes against them in the early going of their ga...

Wasn’t 2007 Great!

And so we pick up the thread of last week, when the Ducks celebrated the 10th anniversary of their Stanley Cup . . . Fan favorite Giguere was so kind. He talked a little bit about goalie gear, but then I ste...

That’s the Game Plan

Well, Sutter finally said it: “We took a lot of shots; we always do. Guys don’t have shots, that usually means they’re not quite on their game, but the team we were playing blocks a lot of shots and gets in sho...

10 Years? No Kidding

What do guys do after hockey? If they’ve won a Stanley Cup, they think about it. A lot. At least, that’s what’s true of the Ducks players who together hoisted the trophy in 2007. Eighteen of them gathered on Su...

An Altogether Better Game

The LA Kings are hanging by a thread, not thanks to them, but thanks to their now-archrival, St. Louis, who beat the Ducks in the last minute Friday, then whacked the Islanders on Saturday before the LA-Washing...

Hockey Gods Calling

“Hello, LA Kings? Remember that goal you scored on Thursday by banking it off a Toronto defenseman’s head? We’re taking it back.” That must have been what happened for the Canucks to jump out to a 2-0 lead v...

Flip Flop

You wouldn’t normally think of the Anaheim Ducks and the Toronto Maple Leafs as having much to do with one another. But on Friday night with the Canadian team in town, the crossovers were hard to miss. Mike ...

Quick, Guess Who?

Surprise! They yell it when you enter your front door and a birthday party previously unbeknownst to you is about to commence. They yelled at Staples Center, too, only this wasn’t any birthday party. It was a c...

Is this the Answer?

In the end, it was Jonathan Bernier’s game. He, after all, made the two spectacular saves against the Bruins in Anaheim. They looked like this: In period two, the puck went from goalie’s left to right across...