After 44 frustrating minutes of scoreless hockey against the stingy Minnesota Wild, only one thought came to Andrew Cogliano when he broke in alone on goalie Darcy Kuemper. “Yeah, I’d better score now,” the speedy Ducks forward said. Cogliano did it, and Corey Perry did it again later in the Ducks’ dynamic third-period rally.
The NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks had plenty of problems against the pesky Minnesota Wild. Claustrophobia wasn’t one of them. Zach Parise had a goal and two assists, Mikael Granlund scored the go-ahead goal on a power play early in the second period and Darcy Kuemper made 31 saves for the Wild in a 4-2 victory Tuesday night.
The Anaheim Ducks let the sting of their season-opening loss at Colorado carry into their second game at Minnesota. And their improved play led to their first win of the season.
Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry has been suspended for four games without pay by the NHL for a high, late check on Minnesota’s Jason Zucker.
Forget the cake and candles. Teemu Selanne and Bobby Ryan got Kyle Palmieri what he really wanted on his 22nd birthday.
Nick Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 5:31 left in the third period, Casey Wellman and Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored 32 seconds apart in the second period, leading the Minnesota Wild to a 5-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.
Matt Cullen and Jared Spurgeon scored 3:21 apart in the first period, Kyle Brodziak also found the net and Nicklas Backstrom made 32 saves in the Minnesota Wild’s 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.
Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf each had a power-play goal and an assist, and Teemu Selanne totaled three assists to help the Anaheim Ducks hold on to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 Thursday and snap a three-game winless streak.
It’s back-to-back hockey for the Wild. After taking on the Kings Thursday, Friday they’re in Anaheim to battle the Ducks. Dan Terhaar has a preview.
Another gameday. The Wild are back home to take on the Anaheim Ducks. Dan Terhaar previews another big game for the boys. Plus, a look at Sunday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.
Corey Perry used his own stick to score each of his three goals, one of which came on a penalty shot. Ducks linemate Bobby Ryan had to improvise and use an opponent’s stick to score his only goal.