Sunday, December 30, 2007

Game 41: Ducks @ Canucks

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PERIOD 1: 0 - 1

PERIOD 2: 0 - 2

PERIOD 3: 1 - 2

Shoot Canada trips aren't very nice to the Ducks. First 2 periods were craptacular, but they came out strong in the 3rd. Unfortunately, 20 mins of good hockey doesn't win games. It takes the full 60. Sigh. Oh well. Let's bring in the new year and start the 2nd half of the season on the right foot with a win at home. GO DUCKS.

This game marks the half-way point of the regular season.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Game 40: Ducks @ Flames

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PERIOD 1: 2 - 1

PERIOD 2: 3 - 2

PERIOD 3: 3 - 5

There's no other way to put this but we blew this game. Sat back on our heels once we had the 3 - 1 lead and Calgary took full advantage. I'm a little mad about it. I'm also mad about the goal we HAD but that stupid zebra blew his whistle too quick. Might have made a huge difference too but what can ya do?

On to tomorrow. I'll convince myself they were saving their energy for Vancouver. :P Whatever.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Game 39: Ducks @ Oilers

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PERIOD 1: 0 - 0

PERIOD 2: 1 - 1

PERIOD 3: 2 - 1

Very nice game tonight.. they started off slow (as usual) but returned to game form throughout the game. Two things to note that stick out in my head. 1. The Bobby Ryan pass to Weight for the game winning goal. Total beauty! Those two work very very nicely together, and I'm lovin' it. and 2. The hit Stoll laid on Scotty. BOO TO YOU!! Jerk. That had potential to be dangerous, and watching the replay made me cringe and it made my stomach turn. I'm sure it wasn't intended to be that bad, but man, that looked like it hurt. Of course, a sigh of relief also happened when Scotty popped right back up and skated away without even looking at Stoll. I was hoping Parros would jump out and knock him down, but you know.. instead we got that Weight goal, which is better anyways. :P

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!! Enjoy the day!! :D Hockey returns soon, I promise!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Game 38: Ducks @ Sharks

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PERIOD 1: 1 - 0

PERIOD 2: 3 - 0

PERIOD 3: 5 - 2

This was an absolutely great game. They got a LITTLE sloppy in the 3rd but still pulled off a great win. Nicely done, right before the holidays. Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays!! Still completely amazed with Scotty. You know.. when you don't have him for half a season, you forget what it's like to have him on the ice a little, you know he's awesome, but you just forget HOW awesome. These games with him in prove just how awesome he is. This week we played 4 games, and got 7 out of 8 points and only have allowed a total of 4 goals in that time period.

Can you imagine if/when (I prefer the term "when") Teemu returns... oh MY Goodness!! Ahhhhh.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone (that celebrates Christmas, or otherwise Happy Holidays!). Blog wont have any content til after Christmas, so enjoy the Holidays. :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Game 37: Ducks vs. Avalanche

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PERIOD 1: 0 - 0

PERIOD 2: 0 - 1

PERIOD 3: 1 - 1

OT: 2 - 1

Amazing. This could have been a blowout with all the wide open net space the Ducks missed but in the end we won anyways. We out shot Colorado by a landslide... a big 2 points for us. And again... 3rd game for Scotty, only 2 goals allowed since then. Even with Hiller in net. People wanna say he wont make a huge difference, but it shows. It shows! The OT winner was beautiful too. You could see it happen before it happened. Awesome!

On a side note.. that was the last home game at the Honda Center for 2007. Next time I enter that building, it'll be 2008. WOW!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Game 36: Ducks @ Sharks

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PERIOD 1: 0 - 0

PERIOD 2: 2 - 0

PERIOD 3: 2 - 0

Revenge in a dominant fashion is SWEEEEEET!! Jiggy records his first shutout of the season, actually, his first since December 6th of last year. Nicely done. Bobby Ryan contributes again (someone doesn't want to go back to Portland), and Corey Perry contributed also. A VERY nicely done job tonight. Lets go with best game of the season. And I still love the fact that Scotty is out on that ice again. :D Tonight... they looked like the Ducks from last year... it only will continue. :D A very big 2 points tonight as well.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Bobby Ryan is coming back up...

The Ducks have recalled Bobby Ryan, and sent down Platt and St. Jaques.

Information Here

Game 35: Ducks vs. Sharks

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PERIOD 1: 1 - 0

PERIOD 2: 1 - 1

PERIOD 3: 1 - 1

OVER TIME: 1 - 1

SHOOTOUT: 1 - 2

We got a point. I'm happy. No I'm not happy because we lost. I am happy because seeing Scotty skate again... made me wanna cry happy tears. He looked so good out there, like he had never missed a day of skating. It was awesome! The Weight pass to Bobby Ryan that resulted in our lone goal was awesome!!!! They played pretty dang good tonight. A nice physical game. We should have won, but SJ stole it. That's why I don't like shootouts. That means it becomes anyones game. :-/ I don't think they deserved the win. But that's just the way it goes. Once Weight gets comfortable with our team, his famous passes will be nice to watch. :) Today was a good example of how nicely he is able to do that. (And because I still miss Andy Mac I'll just mention he had a goal and an assist tonight with St.Louis)

We'll have our revenge on SJ on Tuesday.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Andy is gone.

Andy McDonald was traded to the Blues for Doug Weight. The story is on the Ducks website which I'm too lazy to link to, but it's there.

Prongs has a blog now...

... it's true. In his first entry he talks about Niedermayer's return. Among other things.

Chris Pronger's Blog!

Enjoy.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Game 34: Ducks vs. Wild

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PERIOD 1: 0 - 1

PERIOD 2: 0 - 5

PERIOD 3: 2 - 5

This was a pretty bad game. I do give them a pass though, losing Andy Mac can definately mess up team chemistry, but we get Scotty back for Sunday's game, so I do NOT expect to lose that game. I know Scotty wont be at 100% but I do know team morale should be up...and they should want to win for him. So anyway...I left this game at the 2nd period. I can NOT remember ever doing that to the Ducks, but I needed to send a message to them. Whether the Ducks noticed or not (NOT), my message was I'm not staying for the 3rd period when they play that badly.

On to Sunday!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Game 33: Ducks vs. Canucks

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Aside from the 1st period (which seems to be the period the Ducks never really get into) I think we played a pretty decent game... had a nice rally at the end that didn't work but they tried. Which means I'm not upset! :) Sometimes the game just doesn't go your way, even when you play well enough to win. Canucks were just lucky Scotty didn't come back tonight.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Game 32: Ducks @ Bluejackets

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PERIOD 1: 0 - 1

PERIOD 2: 3 - 2

PERIOD 3: 3 - 3

OVER TIME: 4 - 3

Perry had a pretty good game with 2 goals. Tonight he matched his goal total for all of last season, and we're only 1/3 of the way in this season. Pretty good if ya ask me. Sammy had a good game as well. Ok let's go with the Ducks as a whole had a good game. Almost slipped in the 3rd but kept up enough pressure to go to OT and win it. :) Hooray! 4 out of a possible 6 points on this road trip.. not bad.

A trade should be happening somewhat soon. That's if Scotty will be back Wednesday, which is his projected return day. I'm so excited!! :D My sister is probably more excited than I am, but if Teemu returns, then I'll feel her excitement x10.

Wednesday can't get here soon enough! :)

Friday, December 7, 2007

Game 31: Ducks @ Predators

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PERIOD 1: 0 - 2

PERIOD 2: 1 - 3

PERIOD 3: 2 - 4

I can't be mad with them tonight, this was a game where they tried. So long as they try I don't get too mad about losing. They appeared pretty tired from my viewpoint... and that's to be expected. They did have a strong game last night. I know I'd be tired. Anywho, good try there boys. On to Monday!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Game 30: Ducks @ Blackhawks

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PERIOD 1: 1 - 1

PERIOD 2: 3 - 2

PERIOD 3: 5 - 3

Hooray Hooray!! Another game where they kept up the pace. In the 3rd, Chicago looked a little tired eh? Well they did have that last minute goal around the 1:30 mark, but then Kunitz gets the empty netter, and with that the final score of 5 to 3. :) Good game good game... Now on to tomorrow... :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

In case you haven't heard...

.. if you are a Ducks fan that lives under a rock.. I'd like to announce that Scotty is officially a Duck again. He's expected to be playing in 7 to 10 days...

..now expect for a defensemen to be gone. Schneider, O'donnel, and Beauchemin are all candidates for this. The most likely to leave, in my opinion, is O'donnel. But who knows..

There you have it folks. HE'S BACK!

And for those that need absolute proof of it: NIEDERMAYER RETURNS TO THE DUCKS Click that link.

Man today was an eventful day. I'm tired!

Congrats to Teemu & Family:

Veera Johanna Selanne was born at 12:23 p.m. today. *she's about a month early eh?*

Congrats Selanne Family!!!!

SCOTTY!! Announcement at 6:30PM--

"Okay, since the item about Scotty got kind of mixed in with everything else posted below, let me reiterate. Brian Burke will make an announcement at 6:30 tonight about Scotty. From what I'm told, he's coming back. Exactly when that will be, we don't know yet. But I can tell you from my gut feeling that it won't be on this upcoming road trip. I would guess Dec. 12 at Vancouver at the very earliest."

That is from the Ducks Official Blog, written by Adam Brady.

:D :D :D :D :D Wooooo!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Game 29: Ducks vs. Sabres

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PERIOD 1: 1 - 1

PERIOD 2: 3 - 1

PERIOD 3: 4 - 1

Oh mannn. Today was such a good day to be a Ducks fan. I tell ya what. This was such an entertaining game to be honest. It was fast paced, and there were fights breaking out, and we won. Whew. and the cherry on top of course was when the jumbotron proudly displayed a message that said: Wednesday December 5th Press Conference 6:30PM. People started cheering. Then an image of Brian Burke appears, and the video plays. "We’re here to make what I would consider a major announcement and that is that Scott Niedermayer has elected to return and play for the Anaheim Ducks." and the screen goes black as everyone erupts with cheers and the opening video for the game begins.

A nice dominant game for the Ducks. And 7 to 10 days from now... the greatest hockey player STILL playing... will be on the ice in a Ducks uniform.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Game 28: Ducks vs. Oilers

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PERIOD 1: 0 - 2

PERIOD 2: 0 - 4

PERIOD 3: 0 - 4

Don't even bother.