var _informq = _informq || ; _informq.push([“embed”]); ANAHEIM – Paul Kariya has been to Honda Center over the years but it has been on his own quiet terms. An entrance and exit without fanfare. Only few would know.
Something meaningful usually propelled the former Mighty Ducks superstar to make the trek from his Dana Point home. Teemu Selanne’s final regular-season game in 2014 did get him to attend as a fan. The Ducks’ playoff run last spring had him playing a part in the team’s wins countdown to the Stanley Cup.
Otherwise, Kariya was content to live a low-key life
var _informq = _informq || ; _informq.push([“embed”]); TORONTO — The seating arrangement for the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony had Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne sitting next to each other in the front row and it couldn’t have been more appropriate.
They were together. As they should be. As they were across six wondrous seasons together with the then-Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. As they have been in the weeks and the days leading up to their enshrinement, their official entrance into the gates of hockey immortality.
The two biggest stars of an expansion-era franchise that’s now firmly into its
PHILADELPHIA – Kalle Kossila always imagined taking the lacrosse-style goals he had fun doing in practice and actually trying it in a game. Not just any game, but one against real professionals.
With one bold move, the Ducks forward hopeful chucked convention aside made a name for himself on YouTube with the San Jose Barracuda’s Jacob Middleton and Troy Grosenick his unwitting co-stars.
In an American Hockey League game with the San Diego Gulls last January, Kossila got the puck alone behind the Barracuda net and surveyed his options. In most cases, if not all, it is customary to look for
ANAHEIM — If only the sight of a deeply-pained Cam Fowler having to be helped off the ice didn’t exist, the Ducks would have reveled in a night of many firsts that ended with an opponent in total collapse.
A spirited three-goal first period segued into a horrific second to survive before the wild contest with Montreal morphed into free-for-all third, where the Ducks put away the woeful Canadiens with three goals in 97 seconds and took home a 6-2 victory before a sellout crowd at Honda Center.
There was enough drama to make a network executive blush but the lingering
ANAHEIM — Sami Vatanen has had a choice seat when it comes to watching the Ducks work with that they’ve got and what they don’t.
Who they’re starting to get back is what he feels will make a major difference.
“It’s a good sign that everybody starts to be healthy a little bit at a time so we can just do our things and go win some games,” said Vatanen, who himself is getting close to game duty after a full recovery from off-season shoulder surgery.
The Ducks are starting to look like the team they anticipated having when they gathered in the
ANAHEIM — At their game against the New York Islanders on Wednesday night at Honda Center, the Ducks recognized 20 Orange County residents who were either injured at the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting in Las Vegas or first responders to the tragic event.
Many from Southern California were among the 58 murdered and 489 injured by a lone gunman in a Mandalay Bay hotel room who took aim at a large crowd attending the outdoor country music festival.
An announced crowd of 14,553 gave a standing ovation to those sitting in a Ducks-provided suite during a timeout in the second period.