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Anaheim Ducks left wing Nicolas Deslauriers celebrates after scoring his first goal of the first period during an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Ducks' Deslauriers gets natural hat trick in win over Ottawa

Mar. 11, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nicolas Deslauriers is known as a grinder and an enforcer, not a goal scorer. But the Anaheim left wing put himself in the Ducks' record book in a way he least expected. Deslauriers scored the fastest hat trick in franchise history as Anaheim rolled to a 5-2 victory over the Ottawa...

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson, right, stops a shot in front of Toronto Maple Leafs' Zach Hyman during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Ducks deal Maple Leafs 3rd straight loss, 2-1

Mar. 7, 2020 1:48 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — John Gibson picked up his fifth straight 20-win season Friday night, but it might have come at a cost. The Anaheim goaltender was injured midway through the third period of the Ducks' 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maples Leafs. Gibson — who made 26 saves and blanked the Leafs...

Chicago Blackhawks' Dylan Strome (17) celebrate his second goal of the night with Connor Murphy (5) and Lucas Carlsson during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago scores on 3 consecutive shots, beats Ducks 6-2

Mar. 4, 2020 12:05 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Strome, Alex Nylander and Patrick Kane scored on consecutive shots late in the second period, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 6-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. Strome scored twice and added an assist in the rout. Chicago won its third straight game while chasing...

New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider, right, blocks a shot by Anaheim Ducks center Carter Rowney during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Zacha, Schneider drive Devils to 3-0 win over Ducks

Mar. 1, 2020 11:25 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Pavel Zacha scored two power-play goals, Cory Schneider made 34 saves for his first shutout in more than a year, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-0 on Sunday night. Nico Hischier had a goal, Nikita Gusev had an assist to extend his point streak to six games, and the...

Anaheim Ducks center Carter Rowney goes after the puck between Edmonton Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson, left, and defenseman Caleb Jones during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Milano scores twice, helps Ducks stop Oilers 4-3 in OT

Feb. 26, 2020 2:12 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Milano had an ideal debut with the Anaheim Ducks. Milano netted the winning goal in overtime and finished with two goals, leading the Ducks to a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night. Milano became the 10th player in NHL history to score an overtime goal in their...

San Jose Sharks right wing Barclay Goodrow (23) controls the puck ahead of New York Rangers right wing Kaapo Kakko (24) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

First-round picks not for rent on NHL trade deadline day

Feb. 24, 2020 8:13 PM EST

Not many first-round picks were in play at the NHL trade deadline Monday, except for contenders picking up players for now and the future. The New York Islanders traded a conditional first-round pick to Ottawa as part of their trade for center Jean-Gabriel Pageau. The Tampa Bay Lightning also parted with a...

Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron, center, celebrates his goal with teammate Brad Marchand, left, against Calgary Flames goalie Cam Talbot, right, during first-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Larry MacDougal/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bergeron scores twice as Bruins beat Flames 4-3

Feb. 22, 2020 1:22 AM EST

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Patrice Bergeron is healthy again, and showing no signs of slowing down. Bergeron scored two more goals, and the Boston Bruins beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Friday night for their fifth consecutive win. Bergeron has scored 21 times in 32 games since returning from a lower-body...

Anaheim Ducks right wing Ondrej Kase (25), of the Czech Republic, and Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Haydn Fleury (4) chase the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Anaheim won 2-1 in overtime. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Bruins land Kase by trading Backes, 1st-round pick to Ducks

Feb. 21, 2020 6:45 PM EST

David Backes no longer has to worry whether he’ll get another shot at playing in the NHL. The 35-year-old forward was freed from what Backes referred to as “purgatory” on Friday, when the Boston Bruins traded him to the Anaheim Ducks. In freeing up most of Backes’ significant...