Anaheim Ducks 2014 News and Updates
3/5/14 - The Anaheim Ducks continue to set the pace in the NHL’s Western Conference, winning their first two contests since the Winter Olympics break. Goaltender Jonas Hiller shut out the high flying St. Louis Blues in the Ducks’ first outing after the Sochi Games, and Andrew Cogliano netted the only goal in Anaheim’s 1-0 win, coach Bruce Boudreau’s 300th career win. More recently, the Ducks knocked off the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 to start off the league’s penultimate month of the regular season. Corey Perry notched a pair of goals for the Ducks, both in the first period, moving him to 32 on the season; Perry also assisted on Francois Beauchemin’s first period score.
2/26/14 - Teemu Selanne is going from high point to high point. The Anaheim Ducks veteran right winger was a key player in the Olympic bronze medal game for his native Finland, collecting a pair of goals as the Finns ambushed the United States, 5-0 in Sochi, Russia. He will be returning to an Anaheim squad which is riding high, currently leading the NHL’s Western Conference with 87 points, the most in the league. The Ducks return to action this weekend with a clash against the St. Louis Blues, who are just behind the Ducks in the conference standings with 84 points.
2/25/14 – The Ducks will be back in the pond Friday against the St. Louis Blues, the first of five straight home games at the Honda Center. Favorites to win the Pacific, Anaheim, led by forward Ryan Getzlaf (second in the NHL in scoring) and linemate Corey Perry, would like to lockup the West and the Presidents’ Trophy. Despite their early success, Anaheim Ducks tickets are fourth cheapest in the league in the final run at the Cup, averaging $60.
2/18/14 - Anaheim has seven players on their roster in Sochi competing for Olympic gold. Cam Fowler arguably had the best game for the United States in their 3-2 shootout victory over the Russians, scoring the first goal for Team USA and playing 17:56 in the win. Ryan Getzlaf has also been playing remarkable; the center with Duck’s teammate Corey Perry (winger) are wreaking havoc, providing top-line offense for Canada. Welcome back the Ducks Olympians when they return to the Honda Center next Friday against the St. Louis Blues. Anaheim Ducks tickets for the event start at $17.
2/3/14 – The Ducks have recalled center David Steckel and defenseman Sami Vatanen from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the AHL. Still on top the league, the Ducks did drop a game to the Dallas Stars over the weekend. The Mighty Ducks will try to rebound after being shut out for the first time this season when they host Columbus tonight (tickets as low as $6!) and defending Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks Wednesday ($29 min.) at the Honda Center.
1/28/14 – The Anaheim Ducks shut out the Kings Saturday in the second NHL Stadium Series game played in 2014, first-ever in Los Angeles. At 39-10-5, the Ducks have the most points in the NHL and are leading the Pacific Division. Fan interest is high at the Honda Center and as a result, demand for Anaheim Ducks tickets continues to rise. Remaining home games at the Honda Center are averaging $71, up 6 percent in price since the start of 2014 but still third cheapest in the League. The Mighty Ducks had won 10 straight at home and 22 in a row in regulation before the Jets came to Anaheim last Tuesday and shattered their streak. Be there to cheer on the Ducks as they look to secure a number one seed in the playoffs and home-ice advantage.
Anaheim Ducks 2013-2014 Season
The 2014 NHL schedule is out and perhaps the most exciting game on the Anaheim Ducks schedule this season will be played outdoors right here in Southern California. The NHL Stadium Series starts at Dodger Stadium which will host the Freeway Face-Off between the Los Angeles Kings
(home) and Anaheim Ducks (away) on January 25. Ducks fans can also look forward to the return of Bobby Ryan this season. Ryan was acquired by the Ottawa Senators
after playing five season with Anaheim and will be back at the Honda Center to face his former team on October 13.
Thanks to the lockout-shortened season, the 2013 NHL season's 48 game schedule is a sprint to the finish line, which is rewarding to a team who gets a fast start out of the blocks. One of the teams who has done just that is the Anaheim Ducks, who are currently sitting in second place overall in the Western Conference. The Ducks are getting it done with a combination of a high powered offense, led by veteran winger Teemu Selanne; along with centers Daniel Winnik, Saku Koivu, and Ryan Getzlaf; and another wing, Bobby Ryan; all of whom contribute to the Ducks' goals per game average, third in the NHL. The defense is led by Francois Beauchemin and Sheldon Souray, who each average over 20 minutes of ice time per game.
Another key reason for Anaheim's hot start is the stellar play of the Swedish rookie Viktor Fasth in net. Fasth is maintaining a high level of play in recording a high save percentage and a low goals-against average. If the Ducks have a weakness, they need to work on the penalty kill, where they are next to last. Whether in front of the home faithful at the Honda Center, or on the road in the Western Conference, this start by the Ducks is soon to begin reminding fans of the Stanley Cup winning season of 2006-07. Anaheim Ducks tickets at the Honda Center average $47, the cheapest NHL tickets this season. Cheap Ducks tickets at home average less than $20 in the Terrace Level 400s. On the road, however, Ducks hockey tickets average $116, the 8th most expensive NHL tickets for an away team. What are the hottest Ducks tickets in Anaheim? Upcoming home games on the Ducks schedule include, Colorado Avalanche (2/24), Nashville Predators (2/27), Phoenix Coyotes (3/6), and San Jose Sharks (3/18).