Captain Jonathan Toews (#19)

Not For the Faint of Heart

One small lineup change shouldn’t make a huge difference to a team, but on Monday night, taking one guy out of the lineup (Etem) and inserting one other (Fleischmann) made a huge difference in mojo for the An...

3-2, At Long Last

Chicago’s got problems on defense. Hard to imagine, but with only four serviceable players on the blueline, they were threatened if the Ducks came out Tuesday night and pounded them. Four men can only take so...
Warm-ups

An Opportunistic Win

“Now the focus is off Andersen,” someone from the local Anaheim newspaper said this weekend. It didn’t take long for a bright LED spotlight to find the Ducks’ netminder again on Sunday afternoon. The fi...
Ducks' starting goaltender Frederik Andersen (#31)

A World of What-ifs

“Don’t live in the world of what if,” my mother used to say. I was a worrier, and the more speculation I could entertain about what might happen, the happier I was. Her advice sought to rescue me from mys...
Defenseman Francois Beauchemin (#23)

Four-Inch Vertical Leap

Bruce Boudreau never thought it was going to be easy. After all, he was trying to do something that he’d never done before, which was eliminate another team to end round two. He’d only ever been eliminated ...
Corey Crawford of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Kings Down Hawks

The LA Kings were going to exit Wednesday out of the playoffs no matter what they managed to do against the Chicago Blackhawks. They entered the night at 52 points, three behind Calgary for the West’s last wi...
Right Wing Tim Jackman (#18) of the Anaheim Ducks levels Left Wing Pierre-Edouard Bellmare (#78) of the Philadelphia Flyers on the blueline

Ducks Defense Desperate

The Ducks have at least one thing to be thankful for this Black Friday. They’ve played 16 times in their team history on this day, and won nine of them. They’ve also lost four and tied three. Oh, there’s ...