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Ducks Start at Home, Finally

The Ducks finally, belatedly, started their home season on Sunday, a week and a half after they opened. Coming into the night, they had played five games already, so it’s not odd that their fans have waited, so...
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Goalie Roundabout

The Kings this year are pretty much what they were last, because salaries have largely locked them into using the lineup that last won them the Cup. The differences, if you looked at their home opening roster, ...
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Kings Celebrate 50!

“It was fifty years ago today, Red Kelly taught the boys to play; they’ve been going in and out of style, but they’re guaranteed to raise a smile.” With apologies to the Fab Four, this is the lyric for October ...
Goalie Pekka Rinne (#35) of the Nashville Predators during the warm-ups

Bye, Bye Boudreau

The Anaheim Ducks knew the stats. The ones that suggest that getting off to a slow start in game seven is certain death. They knew their own history, too. The last three years, they’ve blown series wins by losi...
Center Rickard Rakell (#67) of the Anaheim Ducks shoots the puck during the third period

Ducks Mash Smashville

The Ducks were looking to overcome a disadvantage on Saturday, but not the one you’d think. They were looking to overcome the boost that comes with being at home, which Coach Boudreau said late in the week some...
Goalie Jonathan Quick (#32) of the Los Angeles Kings controls the puck during the first period

Angry All Summer

It wasn’t just a slow start. It was practically no start at all that the LA Kings got off to on Friday night with their season on the line. The reasons? The non-conspiracy types might have said that it was the ...
Center Colin Wilson (#33) of the Nashville Predators during the second period

Some Penalties OK

The Anaheim Ducks’ coach, Bruce Boudreau, was angry with his team after their loss to Nashville on Sunday night, miffed at the number of undisciplined penalties they had taken. The numbers were telling: six min...
Defenseman Brent Burns (#88) of the San Jose Sharks during the warm-ups

Do You Recognize (an) Offense?

Drew Doughty said a few weeks ago that the Kings know how to play a certain way and can do it consistently since they’ve been at it a long while. What was he talking about? The confident, defensively excellent ...
Goalie Pekka Rinne (#35) of the Nashville Predators

Forecheck? Check!

The stories going into the Nashville-Anaheim series: could the Ducks keep the two Nashville powerhouse D-men, Shea Weber and Roman Josi, off the board? Would their goalie, John Gibson, be better than Nashville’...
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All Too Normal

Most LA Kings fans probably would never believe they could say this, but Thursday night in LA seemed like no big deal, despite the playoffs’ beginning at 7:30pm versus San Jose. I mean, it’s not like the tea...