Anaheim Ducks News – 2013 Ducks Updates
8/1/13 - 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