Sports columnist for the LA Times. 2005 Elmer Ferguson Hockey Hall of Fame honoree.

What we learned from the Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Islanders

latimes.com — What we learned from the Ducks' 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday: All business They didn't make a big deal about clinching a playoff berth, and players claimed they hadn't known that the two points secured the team's third straight postseason appearance.

Ducks secure a spot in playoffs with 3-2 win over New York Islanders

latimes.com — So, Kyle Palmieri, you must have been happy that the Ducks secured a playoff berth Saturday with their 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. "Didn't know that," said the energetic winger, who scored on a lunging backhander at 1:46 of the second period. Okay then.

Ducks' Cam Fowler gets reminder not to get too comfortable

latimes.com — Defenseman Cam Fowler didn't look for excuses when he was a healthy scratch Tuesday for the first time in his NHL career. He looked in the mirror. "I think I had kind of fallen into a habit of kind of letting the game come to me instead of being aggressive and using my skating ability, and when I do that I feel like that's when I'm most effective," he said.

What we learned from the Ducks' 3-2 overtime victory in Boston

latimes.com — What we learned from the Ducks' 3-2 overtime victory over the Boston Bruins: + Team captain Ryan Getzlaf had proclaimed the Ducks' performances in their previous two games, a 7-2 loss to the New York Rangers and a 5-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, were unacceptable.

Ducks improve defense to rally in overtime win over Bruins

bostonherald.com — BOSTON - If Corey Perry hadn’t brought the Anaheim Ducks even with the Boston Bruins with 38.5 seconds left in the third period and goaltender Frederik Andersen gone in favor of an extra skater, and if Ryan Getzlaf hadn’t set a franchise career record by scoring his seventh regular-season overtime goal to propel them to a 3-2 victory Thursday at TD Garden, the Ducks would have accepted defeat.

Ducks rally to beat Boston in overtime, 3-2

latimes.com — If Corey Perry hadn't brought the Ducks even with the Boston Bruins with 38.5 seconds left in the third period and goaltender Frederik Andersen gone in favor of an extra skater, and if Ryan Getzlaf hadn't set a franchise career record by scoring his seventh regular-season overtime goal to propel them to a 3-2 victory Thursday at TD Garden, the Ducks would have accepted defeat.

Ducks welcome Make-A-Wish visitor as one of their own

latimes.com — Jeanne Earle can't explain her son Shaelin's fascination with the Ducks and why a kid from Beverly, Mass., would root for a hockey team based in Anaheim. "He's a major sports fan and he really doesn't like any New England teams, despite the fact that we live here," she said.

Chris Wagner to play near hometown as Ducks try to end tailspin

latimes.com — Greetings from Boston, where it's not snowing, for once, after a record-setting winter. The Ducks plan to make two lineup changes against the Bruins on Thursday night: defenseman Cam Fowler will return after being a healthy scratch for one game, and forward Chris Wagner of nearby Wellesley, Mass., will play for the fourth time this season.

Ducks' Bruce Boudreau to settle on lineup for homestretch

latimes.com — Getting faster and adding a booming shot on the power play were the Ducks' priorities at the trade deadline, but they've encountered the downside of making so many changes so late in the season.

Kings hope Mike Richards can give them a competitive edge

latimes.com — The Kings should have shed Mike Richards' contract during last summer's final compliance-buyout period, but General Manager Dean Lombardi wanted to keep his core group together and willingly believed Richards' promises to improve his fitness. Whether Richards didn't keep his word or was unable to keep pace in a young, fast NHL doesn't matter now.
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Mar 30, 2015

Ducks' trip east ends on high note with 2-1 win over Devils fw.to/QkQHBVO

Mar 29, 2015

RT @latimessports: With seven games left, Kings' playoff picture remains in flux lat.ms/1IcSCFJ

Mar 29, 2015

@AODetail possible that it will be changed, yes. So far still Beauchemin's goal

Mar 29, 2015

Boudreau said the injuries that kept Stoner and Beleskey out did not seem to be long-term problems.

Mar 29, 2015

Kesler said Beauchemin shot hit him on the arm, showed welt. But joked Beauchemin needed goal more

Mar 29, 2015

Final: Ducks 2, Devils 1. Quite a push by Devils in final minute. 26 saves for Gibson.

Mar 29, 2015

1:02 left and Ducks are called for delay of game, after Lindholm sends puck over glass. Never dull with this team.

Mar 29, 2015

Greene shot, bodies in front. Deflected by Zubrus.

Mar 29, 2015

Devils cut Ducks' lead to 2-1 at 16:35 of third period.

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