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

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.

Helene Elliott's NHL pluses and minuses

latimes.com — Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the last week: + The Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers are pushing the Boston Bruins in the East wild-card chase.
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Mar 28, 2015

RT @reallisa: Over here in St. Paul. Wild 4, Kings 1. Your move, Vancouver. And you too Calgary ... OK, not today Flames.

Mar 28, 2015

Ducks secure a spot in playoffs with 3-2 win over New York Islanders fw.to/mRlRZAG

Mar 28, 2015

Ken Morrow and Mike Bossy also on the ice for postgame event at Nassau Coliseum. Cool to see them. Blast from the past...

Mar 28, 2015

Islanders GM Garth Snow is participating in a 'Skate with the Greats' event postgame. Playing forward. Guessing he will not be hit.

Mar 28, 2015

RT @StapeNewsday: #Isles "Skate with the Greats" now on ice at Coliseum. Capuano is out there. Guessing that means he hasn't been fired.

Mar 28, 2015

Final at Nassau Coliseum: Ducks 3, Islanders 2. Ducks clinch playoff spot.

Mar 28, 2015

Islanders pull Neuvirth with 1:45 left in third.

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