ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler is expected to miss the upcoming season after undergoing right hip resurfacing surgery last week.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Anaheim relied on physicality to end Arizona's NHL-high six-game winning streak.
Adam Henrique and Troy Terry scored power-play goals in the third period, Jakob...
Miller earns shutout as Ducks blank Wild, 4-0
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Even after a rough few months, the Anaheim Ducks are still among the teams jockeying for playoff positioning in the Western Conference.
Ducks continue hot start with 4-1 win over Islanders
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Some comebacks are routine, others a tad more daunting. The latter applies to Ryan Kesler.
Kesler, sidelined almost half of last season and the first couple of games this year after hip surgery, hinted at returning to form Wednesday night, scoring twice in the Anaheim Ducks' 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders.
Anaheim Ducks claim LW Pontus Aberg off waivers from Oilers
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have claimed left wing Pontus Aberg off waivers from the Edmonton Oilers.
The Ducks made the move Monday.
Aberg had four goals and 12 assists while splitting last season between Nashville and Edmonton. The former second-round pick by the Predators has 18 points in 68 career NHL games, and the Swede played in six Stanley Cup Final games for Nashville in 2017.
Ducks help playoff chances, beat Avalanche 4-3 in OT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Down by two goals in the third period and playing without their starting goalie, the Anaheim Ducks were in danger of taking a loss that would certainly hurt their playoff chances.
But the Ducks have been through plenty of turmoil this season, and that experience was on display as they rallied for a critical win.
Ondrej Kase scored 1:34 into overtime and Anaheim defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Sunday night.
Ducks create playoff logjam with 4-2 win over Red Wings
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings are no longer in the same conference, but share enough institutional memory and bad feelings to give their games a little extra charge.
The Ducks fed off the emotion of that throwback hockey, including three fights, to boost their position in the playoff chase.
Corey Perry scored a tiebreaking goal late in the second period, John Gibson made 28 saves and the Ducks defeated the skidding Red Wings 4-2 on Friday night.
Kesler’s goal sends Ducks past rival Kings, 2-1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although the Freeway Faceoff rivalry typically features a heaping helping of fights and physical play, nobody dropped the gloves in the Anaheim Ducks' latest showdown with the Los Angeles Kings.
Both clubs realize it's already time to start thinking about the postseason, and the Ducks have started their surge at the Kings' expense.
MacKinnon helps Avs beat Ducks 3-1 for 7th straight win
DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon kept up his torrid home scoring with a goal, Jonathan Bernier stopped 33 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Monday for their seventh straight win.
Matt Nieto and Colin Wilson also scored for the Avs, who are outscoring opponents 29-10 during their longest win streak since the 2005-06 season.
MacKinnon leads the league in scoring on home ice this season with 41 points (15 goals and 26 assists) in 24 games.
Kase sends Ducks past LA Kings 4-2 in feisty rivalry game
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest Freeway Faceoff wasn't even three minutes old when the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings dropped the gloves.
They did it again on the ensuing faceoff — and again on the faceoff after that.
"That's good hockey right there," Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf said with a grin.
These rivals know it's never too early to fight for playoff position, and the Ducks landed the biggest blows in the latest edition of their Southern California feud.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores shootout winner, Oilers top Ducks
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It took a shootout for the Edmonton Oilers to bust out of their slump.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the shootout winner and Edmonton snapped a four-game skid with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.
Kris Russell scored in regulation for the Oilers. They were outscored 10-0 in their previous two games.
Ducks dominate third period, beat Coyotes, 5-2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Ducks had something of a rally cry to start their season: Just wait until we get healthy.
Slowly, the injured have returned. And now with Ryan Kesler back after missing 37 games following hip surgery and Corey Perry expected back soon, Anaheim is approaching full strength for the first time this season.
It appears to be showing dividends after the Ducks dominated the third period Sunday to down the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 for their fourth victory in five games.
Henrique gets 1st 2 Ducks goals, Miller blanks Sens 3-0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Until the Anaheim Ducks get back to full strength, they're counting on Adam Henrique to play a major role for his injury-plagued new team.
Henrique has been quite capable of shouldering that burden so far, and now he finally has a victory and a goal or two to show for his efforts.
Ducks pull promo video of Ryan Kesler in 'birthday suit,' apologize after harsh criticism
The Anaheim Ducks were forced to apologize Sunday after posting a "lighthearted" promotional video of a nearly naked Ryan Kesler, covered by only a black bar, walking around the team offices.
In the video, Kesler, of Livonia, walks past the cubicles of two female workers and then to the office of a male employee.
"Kes, what are you doing bud?" the male employee asks. "You got no clothes on."
Ducks captain Getzlaf out after surgery on broken cheekbone
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf will be sidelined up to two months after surgery for a broken cheekbone.
The Ducks announced the extent of their latest major injury Tuesday.
Getzlaf was hit in the face by a puck early in the Ducks' game at Carolina on Oct. 29. He has missed Anaheim's past three games, and he had surgery Monday.
Ducks’ Rakell facing new role as C Ryan Kesler recovers
LAST SEASON: 46-23-13, 105 points. Won Pacific Division. Lost to Nashville Predators in Western Conference finals.
COACH: Randy Carlyle (second season, 12th NHL season).
ADDED: D Francois Beauchemin, G Ryan Miller, C Derek Grant, G Reto Berra.
LOST: D Clayton Stoner, D Shea Theodore, C Nate Thompson.
Bruins notebook: Patrice Bergeron ties Bob Gainey with fourth Selke Trophy win
LAS VEGAS — Patrice Bergeron now walks with an all-time great.
A finalist for the Selke Trophy for six straight years, Bergeron tied Montreal Canadiens great Bob Gainey with his fourth win as the league’s top defensive forward.
Bergeron earned 1,147 voting points (including 71 first-place votes), beating Anaheim Ducks center and 2011 recipient Ryan Kesler (945 points) and the Minnesota Wild’s Mikko Koivu (752).
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler has undergone hip surgery that will keep the Selke Trophy finalist away from full hockey activity for 12 weeks.
The 32-year-old Kesler had surgery last week, the Ducks announced Saturday.
Kesler had bone fragments removed during a general cleaning of his hip. The Ducks will begin training camp in approximately three months.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Kesler and Kevin Bieksa both say the Anaheim Ducks' narrow defeat in the Western Conference finals this week was the toughest loss of their hockey careers.
That's a major statement for two veterans who lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final as teammates with the Vancouver Canucks just six years ago.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Kesler knows that he has managed to rattle Predators center Ryan Johansen and the veteran Anaheim Ducks center doesn't plan on easing up.
"It doesn't matter if I did or didn't get in his head for me," Kesler said Tuesday, a few hours before Game 3. "If I did, good. It means I'm doing my job. And if I didn't, I'm going to keep doing the same things and playing defense like I have been."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators finally are facing their first real adversity this postseason, with the Anaheim Ducks eager to push, hit and poke them out of what’s already been a historic run.
The Predators insist they can play that game too, and keep their cool no matter what pesky Ducks center Ryan Kesler does.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The Nashville Predators finally are facing their first real adversity this postseason, with the Anaheim Ducks eager to push, hit and poke them out of what's already been a historic run.
The Predators insist they can play that game too — and keep their cool no matter what pesky Ducks center Ryan Kesler does.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators finally are facing their first real adversity this postseason, with the Anaheim Ducks eager to push, hit and poke them out of what's already been a historic run.
The Predators insist they can play that game too — and keep their cool no matter what pesky Ducks center Ryan Kesler does.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After scoring three goals in the first 12 minutes, Anaheim let the Edmonton Oilers tie the score midway through the second period. The Ducks then pulled away for a crucial win.
Jakob Silfverberg scored twice to lead Anaheim to a 6-3 victory over Edmonton on Sunday night, cutting the Oilers' series lead to 2-1,
McDavid faces off with Kesler when Oilers visit Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Connor McDavid is about to get to know Ryan Kesler very well.
When the Edmonton Oilers visit the Anaheim Ducks for their second-round playoff opener on Wednesday night at Honda Center, all eyes will be on the Oilers' 20-year-old superstar and the Ducks' All-Star center, who is usually assigned to stop the world's best players.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Kesler blocked a shot in front of the Anaheim Ducks' net in the waning seconds of their playoff opener, and then the All-Star center simply sat down on the puck.
Three Calgary Flames frantically tried and failed to dislodge him from his casual perch. Only a referee's whistle for a delay-of-game penalty could get Kesler to stand up — but by then, the Ducks' 3-2 victory had just 0.9 seconds left in it.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Logan Shaw knew Ryan Kesler was going to make an aggressive move, so he wanted to be in place to help out.
Shaw scored with 3:06 left in the third period to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night.
"That one felt nice," said Shaw who drove hard to the net to swat the rebound of Kesler's shot past Calgary goalie Brian Elliott for just his third goal of the season — and second against the Flames.
Big goalie, little kid dominate All-Star Skills Competition
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big Mike Smith and little Ryker Kesler stole the show at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition.
The towering Arizona goalie scored a 188-foot goal during the Four Line Challenge on Saturday night, and the 6-year-old son of Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler scored on Montreal goalie Carey Price during the Shootout.
Bernier gets shutout, Ducks beat Coyotes 3-0
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jonathan Bernier shook off the rust and earned his first shutout of the season.
Bernier, starting in goal for the first time since Dec. 20, had 26 saves in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-0 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.
Hampus Lindholm, Nick Ritchie and Ryan Kesler scored in the Ducks' third straight victory and sixth in seven games.
Lindholm's second goal of the season came 5:49 into the opening period and Ritchie got his 10th just 35 seconds into the third.
Gibson, Silfverberg solid again as Ducks beat Avs 4-1
DENVER (AP) — Following a sensational goal by Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon early in the first period, it took the Anaheim Ducks all of 51 seconds to retake the lead.
These days, the Ducks aren't wasting much time collecting wins.
Rickard Rakell answered MacKinnon's nifty goal with one of his own and the surging Ducks climbed into sole possession of the Pacific Division lead with a 4-1 win over the Avalanche on Thursday night.
Jakob Silfverberg powers surging Ducks past Stars, 2-0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jakob Silfverberg isn't terribly well-known outside Anaheim, where Ducks fans love his scintillating two-way game.
Silfverberg is playing far too well to stay a secret this year.
John Gibson made 34 saves in his third shutout of the season, and Silfverberg had a goal and an assist in the Ducks' 2-0 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.
Perry, Kesler lead Ducks past Flyers in shootout
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Just when John Gibson thought he'd have an early night, the Anaheim Ducks' goalie came back into the game and found another gear.
Corey Perry scored the decisive shootout goal, Ryan Kesler had a hat trick and Gibson made 51 saves to set career and franchise records in the Ducks' 4-3 shootout victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night.
Kesler scores tiebreaking goal in Ducks’ 3-2 win over Devils
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Kesler says he turned his October goal-scoring drought into a November bonanza with the same determination and a little more luck.
There was nothing lucky about his hard work on another game-winning goal for the Anaheim Ducks.
Kesler scored the tiebreaking goal on a rush to the net with 3:40 to play, and Anaheim snapped the New Jersey Devils' five-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory Thursday night.
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.
Silfverberg, Kesler lead Ducks to 4-2 win over Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jakob Silfverberg had a career game for the Anaheim Ducks on the same night teammate Ryan Getzlaf set a club record.
Silfverberg had two goals and two assists, leading the Ducks to a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.
Ryan Kesler added two goals, including an empty-netter with 26 seconds left. Getzlaf's secondary helper on the play gave him 532 career assists to pass Teemu Selanne for the franchise mark.
Kesler scores twice, Ducks beat Flames at home again
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Ducks haven't lost at home to the Calgary Flames since before the 2004-05 NHL lockout.
The streak's start even predates Rick Carlyle's first tenure with Anaheim.
Ryan Kesler scored two power-play goals, Jonathan Bernier had 25 saves and the Ducks beat the Flames 4-1 for their 24th consecutive home win against Calgary.
The victory broke the Philadelphia Flyers' mark of 23 straight wins at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins from February 1980 through January 1987.
US beats Canada 4-2 in World Cup hockey exhibition
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Patrick Kane and Joe Pavelski each had a goal and an assist to help the United States beat Canada 4-2 on Friday night in an exhibition game before the World Cup of Hockey.
The teams will play again Saturday night in Ottawa, Ontario.
Jonathan Quick made 32 saves in the first two periods, and Ben Bishop stopped nine shots in the third. Zach Parise and Derek Stepan also scored for the Americans.
US names Pavelski captain for World Cup of Hockey
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The United States has named Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks as its captain for the World Cup of Hockey.