Nick Ritchie scores twice, Ducks beat Panthers 3-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Nick Ritchie's timing has been good for the Anaheim Ducks the past two games.
Ritchie broke a tie with 1:28 left with his second goal of the game, John Gibson made 42 saves and the Ducks beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Ritchie grabbed a loose puck in front and beat goalie James Reimer to the right side. Ritchie also scored the winning goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win at Tampa Bay.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Even after a tremendous late-season surge capped by seven straight home victories, the Anaheim Ducks' playoff position won't be determined until the final day of the regular season.
The Ducks are grateful to be pushed, and they plan to keep shoving deep into the NHL postseason.
Jakob Silfverberg had a goal and two assists, and the Ducks maintained their late-season charge with their ninth win in 11 games overall, 5-3 over the Dallas Stars on Friday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Deep into their 80th game in a season riddled with injuries and setbacks, the Anaheim Ducks still weren't certain they were heading back to the playoffs.
So the Ducks dug down deep and came out with the ticket to the Stanley Cup tournament. And now that they're in, their hard-earned resilience could be a nightmare for anybody in their path.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — In the midst of a tight playoff race, the Anaheim Ducks showed determination in a come-from-behind win Sunday night.
Hampus Lindholm scored 1:21 into overtime to lift the Ducks over the Edmonton Oilers 5-4. Adam Henrique had two goals and Josh Manson and Corey Perry also scored for the Ducks, who are on a 5-0-1 streak.
Ducks stay hot, beat Blue Jackets 4-2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks' penalty kill has been able to keep opponents in check.
They can score goals as well as they can prevent them, a knack they showed against the Columbus Blue Jackets to bolster Anaheim's playoff chances.
Andrew Cogliano and Josh Manson scored 1:27 apart in the second period and the Ducks defeated the Blue Jackets 4-2 on Friday night.
Fiala, Turris score in shootout to lift Predators over Ducks
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Ducks and Predators picked up right where they left off in last season's Western Conference Finals.
Kevin Fiala and Kyle Turris scored in the shootout, leading Nashville over Anaheim 3-2 on Saturday night in a physical rematch of that playoff showdown.
Gibson stops 50 shots in Ducks’ 3-2 win over Panthers
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Of all the ways to win a hockey game, this wasn't Anaheim's favorite.
John Gibson stopped 50 shots and the Ducks held on to beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 for their first winning streak in three weeks. The Ducks were outshot 52-28, but Gibson was able to make goals from Josh Manson, Rickard Rakell and Brandon Montour stand.
"He saved our butts," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said.
Gibson was one save shy of tying his own franchise record, which he shares with Jonas Hiller.
Karlsson scores twice, leads Golden Knights past Kings 4-2
LAS VEGAS (AP) — William Karlsson scored twice, Maxime Lagace stopped 27 shots and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 on Sunday night.
It was the first meeting in what figures to be a fun Pacific Division rivalry considering the teams' proximity along Interstate 15.
Cody Eakin and Alex Tuch also scored for Vegas, which improved to 8-1-0 at home and 12-6-1 overall.
Ritchie, Manson lead Ducks past slumping Bruins, 4-2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Roy and Josh Manson played their college hockey in Boston at Northeastern, and the Anaheim Ducks' two Huskies couldn't deny an extra jump in their stride when they got the chance to hurt the Bruins with big goals.
Nick Ritchie and Manson had a goal and an assist apiece, and Roy scored his first NHL goal in the Ducks' 4-2 victory over slumping Boston on Wednesday night.
Gibson makes 38 saves to lift Ducks to 3-2 win over Isles
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — John Gibson showed up on time for the start of the hockey game. His Anaheim Ducks teammates decided to wait until the second period to really get into the game.
Gibson made 38 saves and the Ducks beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday night, ending a four-game losing streak to New York.
Andrew Cogliano, Rickard Rakell and Patrick Eaves all scored for the Ducks, who won despite being outshot 41-30.
Ducks ink D Josh Manson to 4-year contract extension
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks signed Josh Manson to a four-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season on Wednesday, locking up another young defenseman on their talent-rich blue line with a long-term deal.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators captain Mike Fisher said Thursday he feels a lot better and his goal is to be available during the Stanley Cup Final that begins next week.
Fisher skated for the first time with his teammates since being injured May 18 late in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. He took a knee from Anaheim defenseman Josh Manson off the right side of his head and hasn't played since.
The Predators will play either Ottawa or Pittsburgh. Game 1 of the final is Monday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have confirmed center Ryan Johansen needed emergency surgery because of an acute compartment syndrome in his left thigh.
General manager David Poile detailed Johansen's condition in a statement Sunday, two days after Nashville announced the top scorer's season had been ended by a thigh injury after Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. Poile said rapid diagnosis and treatment was critical to prevent complications.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — If the Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers were looking to send a message to one another ahead of a possible matchup in the playoffs, it didn't take.
Instead, the Ducks were left relieved that a first period no-show didn't end up costing them the win — and the Oilers hoping the two points lost taught them a valuable lesson.
Rickard Rakell scored the go-ahead goal, Hampus Lindholm had a goal and two assists, and the Ducks defeated the Oilers 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Rakell gets 2 goals, Ducks snap Bruins’ streak with 5-3 win
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rickard Rakell is perhaps the only Anaheim Ducks forward who should feel good about his offensive game lately, and even he was mired in a five-goal goalless streak when the surging Boston Bruins visited.
Rakell came through with two scores in a game that reminded the Ducks they can still fill a net on occasion.
Manson scores lone goal as Gibson, Ducks shut out Kings 1-0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Even though it's only February, the Anaheim Ducks are already trying to harness the attitude and style of play they'll need to make a deep run in the playoffs.
There was no better way to test those attributes than against the Los Angeles Kings in the Freeway Faceoff, and the Ducks delivered on both accounts.
Josh Manson scored his second goal of the season, John Gibson stopped 24 shots for his 10th career shutout and the Ducks defeated the Kings 1-0 on Sunday night.
Manson and Rakell score in 2nd; Ducks beat Bruins 4-3
BOSTON (AP) — Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle felt his decision was simple: Call the timeout.
It worked out very well for his team Thursday night.
Josh Manson and Rickard Rakell scored second-period goals to lead the Ducks to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins.
Trailing 2-0 after the Bruins scored both goals in a 13-second span, Carlyle called time out and his team came charging back.
Gibson makes 33 saves, Ducks give Oilers 4th straight loss
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — John Gibson bounced back from a most lousy performance by giving the Anaheim Ducks more than just a solid performance in net.
He even helped generate some offense.
Gibson made a season-high 33 saves, Cam Fowler and Ryan Kesler had goals and the Ducks gave the Edmonton Oilers their fourth straight loss, 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Nick Ritchie and Antoine Vermette also scored for Anaheim, and Corey Perry had two assists to take the team lead with 15 points.