Apparently all of that optimism surrounding John Gibson starting in Game 6 was unfounded. Instead, Jonathan Bernier will serve as the Anaheim Ducks’ starter as they attempt to avoid being eliminated by the Nashville Predators on Monday. Mere hours ago, it sounded like Gibson might start after he skated.
When told of the Penguins’ Game 4 starter, Marc-Andre Fleury disappeared, once again graciously relinquishing the crease to Matt Murray, Pittsburgh’s presently healthy, and always preferred, puck stopper. Having watched a championship run from the end of the bench last year when Murray surfaced from the minor leagues, and then serving as the backup this […]
A pair of second-period goals just 3:49 apart lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final Friday night against the Ottawa Senators. Pittsburgh's victory ties the series at two games apiece. Already leading thanks to a goal in the first period from Olli Maatta, Sidney Crosby and […]
Before each game, Corey Perry said the Ducks go over a list of things they have to do well and things they have to overcome to be successful. On Thursday, in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, they crossed off a lot of items on that list, racing out to a two-goal lead, giving […]
The Western Conference Final is now a best-of-three series. An overtime goal from Corey Perry propelled the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win Thursday against the Predators in Nashville. Rickard Rakell got the Ducks out to a 1-0 lead.
Anaheim Ducks center Andrew Cogliano (7) celebrates with goalie John Gibson (36) after defeating the Nashville Predators in overtime of Game 4 of the Western Conference final in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Ducks won 3-2. The Anaheim Ducks evened their Western Conference Final series against […]
The day before the crucial Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan kept everyone guessing as to the identity of his starting goalie on Friday. Will it be Marc-Andre Fleury, who has started every playoff game for the Penguins this spring but was yanked in Game 3 after giving up […]
Frequent trips to the penalty box are nothing new for the Anaheim Ducks, but staying out of the sin bin would go a long way in helping them tie up the Western Conference Final against the Nashville Predators. The Ducks take a ridiculous amount of penalties, and while they’ve managed to get this far in […]
The Anaheim Ducks were down a game in the Western Conference finals and down 2-0 in Game 2 against Pekka Rinne, the most dominant goalie in these Stanley Cup playoffs. "So I just closed my eyes and shot it in there," Vatanen said with his usual Finnish deadpan delivery. After every slow start and tight […]
Nick Ritchie scored the eventual winning goal as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Sunday to even their Western Conference finals series at 1-1. Ritchie took a long pass off the boards and his shot glanced off the side of goalie Pekka Rinne's head into the net in front of a crowd […]
In the end, the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Nashville Predators, 5-3, to even the Western Conference Final at 1-1. Ryan Getzlaf had three assists to give him 18 points in the postseason. Meanwhile, Pekka Rinne had his most ordinary game of these playoffs in giving up four goals on 26 shots, as the Ducks rallied […]
Vladimir Tarasenko and his St Louis Blues team-mates proved the Nashville Predators are beatable after prevailing 3-2 in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. The Blues twice battled from behind to level the series at 1-1 on Friday. Nashville came into the postseason almost an afterthought, but they swept top seeds the Chicago Blackhawks in the first […]