John Gibson - the best personalized free web-based Email en en John Gibson Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Different players just keep stepping up for the Nashville Predators, and now their magical postseason run has an even bigger destination: the franchise's first trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, and the Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win in Game 6 on Monday night i... Tue, 23 May 2017 06:04:00 GMT 2017-05-23T06:04:00Z Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Final NASVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators don't have their top center, and their captain is day to day with an upper-body injury. They still have Pekka Rinne in net. And the Predators have a chance at history on their own ice, a win away from the first Stanley Cup Final berth in the franchise history. As coach Pe... Mon, 22 May 2017 02:28:00 GMT 2017-05-22T02:28:00Z Pontus Aberg's goal puts Predators past Ducks 3-1 in Game 5 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pontus Aberg spent most of the season in the minors, and he had a part-time depth role for the Nashville Predators in these Stanley Cup playoffs until injuries thrust him into a key role in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. And now the unassuming Swede has another new role for Nashville: He's the hero of the latest clutch vic... Sun, 21 May 2017 03:35:00 GMT 2017-05-21T03:35:00Z Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators 3-2 in OT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Corey Perry just keeps finding the net in overtime this postseason, and his third goal in extra time helped the Ducks tie the Western Conference finals at 2-2. Perry's shot deflected in off Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban's stick 10:25 into overtime, and the Ducks snapped the Predators' 10-game home playoff winning streak with a 3-2 victory Thursday ... Fri, 19 May 2017 06:45:00 GMT 2017-05-19T06:45:00Z Preds rally, beat Ducks 2-1 to take 2-1 Western finals lead NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are so confident right now that not even having two goals in eight seconds waved off for goaltender interference can shake them. Especially not on home ice. Roman Josi scored a power-play goal with 2:43 left , and the Predators rallied to beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 Tuesday night in their f... Wed, 17 May 2017 04:29:00 GMT 2017-05-17T04:29:00Z Democrats take first steps of 50-state strategy ATLANTA (AP) — National Democrats are taking the first, modest steps toward their promised 50-state strategy, lending help to state and local parties as they try to harness opposition to President Donald Trump and the Republican monopoly in Washington. Dubbing the effort "Resistance Summer," the Democratic National Committee plans to distribute about $1 m... Tue, 16 May 2017 18:28:00 GMT 2017-05-16T18:28:00Z Pens, Sens, Preds, Ducks traded their way to NHL's final 4 Draft and develop is the most common way to win in the salary-cap NHL, and with eight of the past 11 playoff MVPs being homegrown, that hasn't changed. But the four teams left vying for the Stanley Cup this spring — the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators in the East and Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks in the West — all made a handful of significant trades to get t... Mon, 15 May 2017 06:23:00 GMT 2017-05-15T06:23:00Z Energized Ducks even Western finals, beat Predators 5-3 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — 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. That's when Sami Vatanen got the puck and thought he saw a sliver of room over Rinne's shoulder. "So I just closed my eyes and shot it in there," V... Mon, 15 May 2017 03:39:00 GMT 2017-05-15T03:39:00Z Ducks eager for rematch with Rinne's Predators in West final ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Among the numerous hurdles and obstacles that have blocked the Anaheim Ducks' path to a Stanley Cup title this decade, Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne might be the biggest — and not just because he's 6-foot-5. After beating Anaheim in two previous playoff series, the fantastic Finn and his Predators are looming again in front of the Du... Fri, 12 May 2017 03:21:00 GMT 2017-05-12T03:21:00Z Ducks end Game 7 woes, beat Oilers 2-1 to reach West finals ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nick Ritchie is an NHL playoff newcomer. The 21-year-old power forward wasn't around for any of the Anaheim Ducks' agonizing Game 7 defeats over the past four seasons. So when he found a patch of open ice during the third period Wednesday night, Ritchie could let fly with a beautiful shot, his wrists unencumbered by the weight of history. ... Thu, 11 May 2017 05:53:00 GMT 2017-05-11T05:53:00Z Capitals, Ducks confront Game 7 demons vs. Penguins, Oilers Game 7 may be the most exciting phrase in sports to a lot of people. Probably not for the Washington Capitals and Anaheim Ducks. The Capitals have lost six of nine Game 7s in the Alex Ovechkin era, and the Ducks have lost five in a row with stars Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, including a heartbreaker in each of the last four years. Wednesday night is the chance for each team... Wed, 10 May 2017 02:37:00 GMT 2017-05-10T02:37:00Z Draisaitl helps Oilers rout Ducks 7-1 to force Game 7 EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers bounced back from a tough loss in the last game with a resounding win, and put the pressure on the Anaheim Ducks. Leon Draisaitl had three goals and two assists, Mark Letestu added two goals and two assists, and the Oilers cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 in their Western C... Mon, 08 May 2017 04:02:00 GMT 2017-05-08T04:02:00Z Ducks make record rally, Perry scores in 2OT to top Oilers ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf have been preparing for these moments for their entire adult lives. Nearly 14 years after the Anaheim Ducks drafted them together, they've built a mental connection that remains indelible through any playoff pressure or defensive determination. So when Getzlaf found the puck and a sliver of space on the ... Sat, 06 May 2017 07:53:00 GMT 2017-05-06T07:53:00Z Silfverberg scores in OT as Ducks top Oilers 4-3 in Game 4 EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf was a one-man wrecking crew at a big moment for the Anaheim Ducks. Getzlaf scored twice and assisted on two goals, including Jakob Silfverberg's game-winner 45 seconds into overtime, and the Ducks topped the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night. "If h... Thu, 04 May 2017 06:52:00 GMT 2017-05-04T06:52:00Z Silfverberg scores 2, Ducks beat Oilers 6-3 in Game 3 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, "It's about getting ... Mon, 01 May 2017 04:29:00 GMT 2017-05-01T04:29:00Z Cam Talbot carries Oilers past Ducks 2-1, to 2-0 series lead ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — While the Anaheim Ducks dominated the puck and peppered the Edmonton net with shots over the final 2 1/2 periods, Cam Talbot stood tall — when he wasn't sprawling, diving or gloving everything in sight. While Connor McDavid is getting most of the attention during the Oilers' impressive Stanley Cup playoff run this spring, their hard... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 06:21:00 GMT 2017-04-29T06:21:00Z Ducks sweep away Flames with 3-1 win in Game 4 CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The big moments were never too big for the Anaheim Ducks in their playoff series win over the Calgary Flames. When Calgary threatened to gain momentum, Anaheim's leadership and poise prevailed to carry the Ducks to a four-game sweep of the Flames in their best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal. Anaheim ousted Calgary with a 3-1 win Wednesday ni... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:40:00 GMT 2017-04-20T06:40:00Z Perry scores in OT, Ducks take 3-0 series lead over Flames CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Corey Perry came through with another big goal for the Anaheim Ducks to cap their big comeback. Perry scored 1:30 into overtime and the Ducks rallied from three goals down midway through the second period to beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 Monday night and take a 3-0 series lead in the first-round series. Perry's sha... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:13:00 GMT 2017-04-18T07:13:00Z Getzlaf's good bounce sends Ducks past Flames again, 3-2 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf felt the Anaheim Ducks had earned the right to get a good break. When his attempted pass through the high slot ricocheted off a defenseman's skate and went in for the tiebreaking goal, Getzlaf knew only one word could describe it: "Lucky." "We worked hard for it," Getzlaf immediately added. "Our guys ... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 06:37:00 GMT 2017-04-16T06:37:00Z Ryan Getzlaf powers Ducks past Flames 3-2 in series opener ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal in the opening seconds, and he leveled Calgary's Mark Giordano with a statement-making check in the third period. There will be no slow start for the Anaheim Ducks in these Stanley Cup playoffs. Their captain simply wouldn't allow it. Jakob Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking p... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 07:03:00 GMT 2017-04-14T07:03:00Z Vermette ejected for slashing ref, Ducks beat Wild 1-0 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson got all the cushion he needed five minutes into a game against the Western Conference-leading Minnesota Wild on a night teammate Antoine Vermette was ejected for slashing a ref. Gibson made 37 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, rookie Joseph Cramarossa scored his fourth goal and Anaheim beat... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:35:00 GMT 2017-02-15T13:35:00Z Sanford scores winner for Capitals, then gets sent to AHL WASHINGTON (AP) — During the second intermission on Saturday night, Capitals rookie Zach Sanford told himself to "shoot a little more." He'll have to remember that next time he's in Washington. Sanford scored the game-winning goal for the Capitals in a 6-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks, then was re-assigned to Hershey of the AHL. ... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 05:30:00 GMT 2017-02-12T05:30:00Z Tough break: Ducks nip Avalanche 2-1 after long glass delay ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Broken glass is a regular occurrence in the heavy-hitting, hard-shooting NHL, and shattered panes usually get replaced swiftly. Although an uncommon 45-minute delay at Honda Center led to an unusual early intermission, the break also interrupted the Anaheim Ducks' second-period struggles. They warmed back up in plenty of time to snag another win. ... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:18:00 GMT 2017-01-20T07:18:00Z