Bloglikes - Hockey https://www.bloglikes.com/c/hockey en-US Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:14:57 +0000 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 FeedWriter Prospects News & Rumors: Newhook, Krebs & Bernard-Docker https://thehockeywriters.com/prospects-newhook-krebs-bernard-docker/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:01:23 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Avalanche Prospects Column Golden Knights Prospects News & Rumors Prospects Senators Prospects Alex Newhook Jacob Bernard-Docker Peyton Krebs Whicker: Former Ducks coach Greg Carvel drives UMass to NCAA title https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/15/whicker-former-ducks-coach-greg-carvel-drives-umass-to-ncaa-title/ For hockey schools like Boston College, Denver and North Dakota, a trip to the Frozen Four is assumed.

Massachusetts couldn’t dream such dreams. It was just frozen.

From 1979 and 1993 there was no team at UMass. Not until 2007 did it make the NCAA tournament. It didn’t win Hockey East, its conference, until 2019.

But the school that gave us Julius Erving, Gary DiSarcina and Jonathan Quick got to the NCAA championship game Saturday night and seemed right at home.

That’s not the same as “comfortable,” not with Coach Greg Carvel screaming at game’s end to get in the right spots and do the right things, despite a scoreboard in Pittsburgh that indicated UMass was beating St. Cloud State, 5-0, for its first title.

“I hate to see people get comfortable,” Carvel said the other day, as the unforeseen victory had finally sunk into the pores of everyone in Amherst. “It’s the worst thing you can do.”

Folks in Anaheim were amused by the sight of Carvel sprinting across the ice and skidding his way into his team’s huddle after the Minutemen won the Bridgeport (Conn.) Regional the weekend before last. They weren’t surprised that a trophy awaited him.

Carvel was a popular, versatile face in the Ducks’ cast from 1999 through 2003. He was Mike Babcock’s assistant coach on the way to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. He was also the scouting coordinator and video man.

In 2004 he followed General Manager Bryan Murray to Ottawa and was an assistant coach  until 2011, when he became the head coach at St. Lawrence, his alma mater.

“Anaheim was where I got my master’s,” Carvel said. “Ottawa was where I got my PhD.

“Pierre Gauthier was the one who hired me and he was great to work with. Bryan was like a second father. He was all about the relationships, strong stuff that lasts a lifetime.”

Murray, who drafted Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry when he ran the Ducks, passed away in 2017.

“Lorne Henning and Paul MacLean were there, too,” Carvel said. “I just remember how awesome Orange County was. I also remember my wife (Daina) not quite believing I made her move from there to Ottawa.”

Carvel coached St. Lawrence to a loss to Yale, the eventual Frozen Four champ, in the regionals. He told Coach Scott Allain, “I want our team to be like yours.”

He felt the same way when the Minutemen lost to Minnesota-Duluth in the 2019 NCAA final.

“It takes three years to be a big, heavy team, a stifling defensive team, to be mature enough,” Carvel said. “But when you’re up 5-0 with a minute to go, you’re not going to take your foot off the gas when you haven’t done that all year.”

Actually, UMass went from a puddle to a snowpiercer in only four years. Carvel’s first team, in 2016-17, lost its last 17 games and finished 5-29-2. This team was 20-5-4 and did not lose after Jan. 17.

Carvel recruited Cale Makar, UMass’ first winner of the Hobey Baker Award, the hockey Heisman. Makar then won the NHL’s Calder Trophy last year with Colorado.

Makar is a speedy artist, but the Minutemen usually win the muscular way, with an insistence of winning loose pucks. In the Frozen Four, they killed 15 of 15 penalties and outscored their opponents 2-0 in short-handed situations.

You can’t think about college coaches without a smile and maybe a tear for “Badger Bob” Johnson. He went from Wisconsin to the Calgary Flames, where he got to a Stanley Cup Final, then won the 1991 Stanley Cup with the Penguins. The ’92 Penguins repeated after Johnson died of a brain aneurysm.

Recently, Dallas hired Jim Montgomery from Denver and the Rangers took David Quinn from Boston University.

Carvel, 51, has not thrown his helmet into that ring.

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“The NHL is such an individual thing,” he said. “Selfish issues come in. People are unhappy because of contracts. The instability is hard to live through. At the college level, athletic directors recognize what you’re doing. You don’t necessarily have to win. Your players aren’t getting traded or getting sent down.

“It used to be that the chess match between coaches was gratifying. Now it’s pushing these young men to levels they didn’t realize they could reach.”

What’s next? Carvel said he was sleeping well since the victory, which is a feeling he distrusts. Restlessness suits him.

“I just hope we get the guys back on campus this summer,” Carvel said. “And I’ll have a pretty good idea who’s stayed in shape. For those who haven’t, it will get uncomfortable pretty quick.”

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NHL Rumors: Canucks, Stars, Ducks, Sabres, Maple Leafs https://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-rumors-april-15-2021/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:44:02 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Buffalo Sabres Dallas Stars NHL Rumors Top Stories Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks J.T. Miller Jamie Oleksiak Rodion Amirov Ryan Getzlaf Devils Patience with Miles Wood Paying Off https://thehockeywriters.com/new-jersey-devils-miles-wood-patience/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:38:15 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs New Jersey Devils Miles Wood Tom Fitzgerald The Battle of Alberta: 30th Anniversary of the Flames & Oilers Series https://thehockeywriters.com/30th-anniversary-1991-flames-oilers-series/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:25:37 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Editor's Choice Flames History Hockey History Oilers History Top Stories 1991 Stanley Cup Playoffs Battle of Alberta Esa Tikkanen Theo Fleury THW Power Rankings: Avalanche Stay No. 1 https://thehockeywriters.com/thw-power-rankings-avalanche-remain-number-1/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:17:17 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Power Rankings Top Stories Will Joe Thornton Be On The Outside Looking In? http://kuklaskorner.com/hockey/comments/will-joe-thornton-be-on-the-outside-looking-in from Michael Traikos of the National Post,

After acquiring Nick Foligno and Riley Nash at the trade deadline, the Toronto Maple Leafs have 14 NHL forwards. The number increases to 15 if you include Nick Robertson, who has played in the past two games and not looked out of place.

So where does that leave Joe Thornton, who has no points in the past 14 games and has gone almost two months without a goal?

For most of the year, the 41-year-old has filled an honorary role alongside Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner on Toronto’s top line, where no one has minded all that much if he produces or not. But with the playoffs approaching, Thornton has been working his way down in the lineup while Alex Galchenyuk and others move up in the pecking order.

With William Nylander on the COVID protocol list, Thornton found himself skating on a line with John Tavares and Zach Hyman for Tuesday’s 3-2 overtime loss to Calgary. But it was a strictly temporary move.

When Nylander returns, there won’t be a place for Thornton on the top two lines. And there won’t be a spot for Thornton on a third line with Alex Kerfoot and Ilya Mikheyev once Foligno finishes his quarantine.

That leaves the fourth line. And even there, keeping Thornton around just for the sake of it may not be a luxury the Leafs can afford.

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Rangers’ Kravtsov’s Strong Start Is a Sign of What Is to Come https://thehockeywriters.com/rangers-kravtsov-strong-start-great-sign/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:05:42 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs New York Rangers Top Stories Vitali Kravtsov Islanders Weekly: Split With Rangers, Crucial Road Trip & More https://thehockeywriters.com/islanders-weekly-rangers-split-crucial-road-trip/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:57:45 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Column New York Islanders Kyle Palmieri Travis Zajac Canadiens’ Latest Win Over Maple Leafs Should Provide a Morale Boost https://thehockeywriters.com/canadiens-win-maple-leafs-april-12-morale-boost/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:46:14 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Montreal Canadiens Jack Campbell Jake Allen Lightning Need Savard to Play Like It’s 2019 https://thehockeywriters.com/lightning-need-2019-version-savard/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:38:27 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Tampa Bay Lightning Trade Deadline 2021 NHL Trade Deadline David Savard Oilers Need to Make the Most of the Depleted Canucks https://thehockeywriters.com/oilers-no-mercy-canucks-2020-21/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:31:10 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Edmonton Oilers Kings Add Draft Selections & Create Cap Space in Jeff Carter Trade https://thehockeywriters.com/kings-carter-trade-draft-picks-salary-cap-space/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:18:36 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Kings Transactions NHL Trade Analysis Trade Deadline 2021 NHL Trade Deadline Jeff Carter Devils Experiencing Wild Swings in Home & Road Games https://thehockeywriters.com/devils-wild-swings-home-road/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:07:08 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Advanced Stats Editor's Choice New Jersey Devils Top Stories Predators Quiet Deadline Raises Front Office Question https://thehockeywriters.com/predators-quiet-2021-trade-deadline-front-office-questions/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 08:55:38 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs NHL Trade Analysis Predators Transactions Trade Deadline 2021 NHL Trade Deadline David Poile Erik Gudbranson Red Wings: What to Expect from Jakub Vrana https://thehockeywriters.com/red-wings-expectations-jakub-vrana/ Thu, 15 Apr 2021 08:47:16 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Detroit Red Wings Top Stories Trade Deadline Jakub Vrana 'We're not ready to play': Canucks veteran says rushing back after COVID-19 outbreak is 'dangerous' http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~/649180200/0/usatoday-newstopstories~Were-not-ready-to-play-Canucks-veteran-says-rushing-back-after-COVID-outbreak-is-dangerous/ The Canucks' J.T. Miller said the NHL's decision to schedule 19 games in 31 days after being on a COVID layoff since March 24 is "dangerous."

     

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Ducks, Anthony Stolarz make trouble for Sharks, sweep 2-game set https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/14/ducks-anthony-stolarz-make-trouble-for-sharks-sweep-2-game-set/
  • Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc, right, works for the puck against Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler during the first period of Wednesday’s game in San Jose. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks defenseman Jamie Drysdale (34) and San Jose Sharks center Ryan Donato (16) vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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  • Anaheim Ducks goaltender Anthony Stolarz (41) blocks a shot by San Jose Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc (62) as center Adam Henrique (14) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • San Jose Sharks left wing Rudolfs Balcers (92) is checked against the boards by Anaheim Ducks center Sam Steel (23) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • San Jose Sharks center Fredrik Handemark (37) moves the puck up ice past Anaheim Ducks left wing Nicolas Deslauriers (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) is congratulated by Cam Fowler (4) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • San Jose Sharks goaltender Josef Korenar blocks a shot by the Anaheim Ducks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks left wing Max Comtois (53) tries to move the puck past San Jose Sharks defenseman Nikolai Knyzhov (71) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns (88) works for the puck along the boards against Anaheim Ducks center Rickard Rakell (67) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks right wing Alexander Volkov (92) scores a goal against San Jose Sharks goaltender Josef Korenar (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks right wing Alexander Volkov (92) is congratulated by Derek Grant (38) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) works for the puck against Anaheim Ducks center Danton Heinen (43) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks center Derek Grant (38) scores a goal past San Jose Sharks goaltender Josef Korenar (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks center Derek Grant, right, smiles after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) skates up the ice past Anaheim Ducks center Danton Heinen (43) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • San Jose Sharks center Dylan Gambrell (7) fights with Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson (42) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks goaltender Anthony Stolarz (41) blocks a shot by San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane (9) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks left wing Max Comtois (53) fights with San Jose Sharks defenseman Radim Simek during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks goaltender Anthony Stolarz (41) can’t make the stop on a goal by San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson, not seen, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks right wing Jakob Silfverberg (33) scores a goal past San Jose Sharks goaltender Josef Korenar (32) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) and center Ryan Getzlaf (15) shakes hands with San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) after an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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    The Ducks joined the playoff race Wednesday, not as contenders, of course. But they relished their role as disruptors with a second consecutive victory over the Sharks at SAP Center in San Jose, this one a 4-1 win that put another dent in their rivals’ postseason hopes.

    A win would have moved the sixth-place Sharks within one point of the fifth-place Arizona Coyotes and within two of the fourth-place St. Louis Blues in a tight battle for the West Division’s final playoff spot.

    Anthony Stolarz and the last-place Ducks would have none of it, jumping out to a three-goal lead by the end of the second period and riding the hot goaltending of Stolarz to sweep the two-game set in San Jose.

    Stolarz stopped 73 of 74 shots over the two games, including a career-high 46 on Monday. Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said Stolarz earned a second consecutive start against the Sharks. Ryan Miller served as his backup and No. 1 goalie John Gibson was scratched.

    Erik Karlsson scored the Sharks’ lone goal at 17:44 of the final period.

    Ryan Getzlaf returned to the Ducks’ lineup after sitting out their 4-0 victory over the Sharks on Monday because of a nagging back injury, and he gave them a 1-0 lead 8:08 into the first period. Getzlaf moved within seven points of Teemu Selanne’s franchise record of 988.

    Troy Terry set up Getzlaf’s goal by swiping an errant pass by Karlsson and feeding the puck to a hard-charging Getzlaf at the right goal post. Getzlaf chipped the puck behind San Jose goalie Josef Korenar, who was making his first NHL start.

    Korenar made his debut on Saturday against the Kings and he didn’t look comfortable in place of Martin Jones against the Ducks, who swarmed his net and fired from here, there and everywhere. They could have led by more, but a couple of good chances went off the post.

    Unlike Monday, when the Ducks built a three-goal lead by the end of the first, they had to settle for a one-goal lead. Also unlike Monday, the Ducks didn’t lose their way in the second and third periods. They were tested in the second but led 3-0 going into the third.

    Derek Grant deflected Josh Manson’s perimeter shot to make it 2-0 at 2:29 of the second. Karlsson then left Alexander Volkov unmarked in front of Korenar’s net and Volkov scored his third goal in two games against San Jose to extend the lead to 3-0 at 13:40 of the second.

    Karlsson, a two-time Norris Trophy winner as the NHL’s top defenseman, has had better games than Wednesday.

    Volkov’s goal came against the run of play, with the Sharks starting to generate sustained pressure that was absent during the first half of the game. The Ducks chased the puck and Stolarz turned away the Sharks repeatedly, just as he did Monday.

    The goal was Volkov’s fourth in seven games since the Ducks acquired him from the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 24 in exchange for minor-league forward Antoine Morand and a seventh-round pick in 2023. Volkov asked to be traded in order to get an enhanced role, and he’s getting one with the Ducks.

    Jakob Silfverberg’s power-play goal in the closing moments made it 4-1.

    The Ducks play host to the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday, with a limited number of fans in attendance for the first time in more than a year because of the pandemic. The Golden Knights are locked in a battle for division supremacy with the Colorado Avalanche.

    More to come on this story.

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    Ducks don’t lack for motivation while sweeping 2-game set with Sharks https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/14/ducks-anthony-stolarz-make-trouble-for-sharks-sweep-2-game-set/
  • Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc, right, works for the puck against Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler during the first period of Wednesday’s game in San Jose. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks defenseman Jamie Drysdale (34) and San Jose Sharks center Ryan Donato (16) vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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  • Anaheim Ducks goaltender Anthony Stolarz (41) blocks a shot by San Jose Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc (62) as center Adam Henrique (14) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • San Jose Sharks left wing Rudolfs Balcers (92) is checked against the boards by Anaheim Ducks center Sam Steel (23) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • San Jose Sharks center Fredrik Handemark (37) moves the puck up ice past Anaheim Ducks left wing Nicolas Deslauriers (20) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) is congratulated by Cam Fowler (4) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • San Jose Sharks goaltender Josef Korenar blocks a shot by the Anaheim Ducks during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks left wing Max Comtois (53) tries to move the puck past San Jose Sharks defenseman Nikolai Knyzhov (71) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns (88) works for the puck along the boards against Anaheim Ducks center Rickard Rakell (67) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks right wing Alexander Volkov (92) scores a goal against San Jose Sharks goaltender Josef Korenar (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks right wing Alexander Volkov (92) is congratulated by Derek Grant (38) after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) works for the puck against Anaheim Ducks center Danton Heinen (43) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks center Derek Grant (38) scores a goal past San Jose Sharks goaltender Josef Korenar (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks center Derek Grant, right, smiles after scoring a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) skates up the ice past Anaheim Ducks center Danton Heinen (43) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • San Jose Sharks center Dylan Gambrell (7) fights with Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson (42) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks goaltender Anthony Stolarz (41) blocks a shot by San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane (9) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks left wing Max Comtois (53) fights with San Jose Sharks defenseman Radim Simek during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks goaltender Anthony Stolarz (41) can’t make the stop on a goal by San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson, not seen, during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks right wing Jakob Silfverberg (33) scores a goal past San Jose Sharks goaltender Josef Korenar (32) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

  • Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (22) and center Ryan Getzlaf (15) shakes hands with San Jose Sharks center Patrick Marleau (12) after an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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    Goaltender Anthony Stolarz played as if he had something to prove Wednesday night.

    So did right wing Alexander Volkov.

    So did center Derek Grant.

    So did defenseman Haydn Fleury.

    No question, the Ducks have had issues this season, but motivation wasn’t one of them during their 4-1 victory over the Sharks at SAP Center in San Jose. Led by several of their depth players, they skated purposefully, confidently and efficiently, and swept the two-game set.

    Stolarz was outstanding in goal, blanking the Sharks for 57:44, until Erik Karlsson scored with goalie Josef Korenar on the bench in favor of a sixth attacker. Stolarz had shut out the Sharks on Monday, making a career-high 46 saves in a 4-0 win and earning a second consecutive start.

    Overall, Stolarz stopped 73 of 74 shots in the two wins over San Jose.

    Volkov and Grant each had a goal and an assist, and teamed with Nicolas Deslauriers to form an energetic fourth line that the Sharks could not handle. Fleury logged 18:16 in his debut after Monday’s trade from the Carolina Hurricanes, and he didn’t look out of place.

    “Extremely hungry,” Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said of Stolarz, Volkov and Grant. “They don’t fear the challenge.”

    Eakins is just getting to know Fleury, who arrived in San Jose on Tuesday via a private jet from Raleigh, North Carolina, and was available to play immediately instead of flying commercially and having to quarantine for seven days because of the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols.

    “I thought he was solid,” Eakins said of Fleury, who was paired with Kevin Shattenkirk. “That’s a really difficult thing, too. He flies all day. He’s never had a practice with our team other than a morning skate. He was hungry to play. Came in, lugged the puck up the ice a few times, kept us out of trouble.”

    As in Monday’s game, the Ducks jumped on the Sharks from the opening minutes and built a three-goal lead by the end of the second period. The Ducks seemed to relish their roles as disruptors, preventing the Sharks from gaining ground in the West Division playoff race.

    “It’s in our blood no matter what the standings are to want to win,” Grant said. “Our year hasn’t been up to our standards, but you have to take strides and win as much as you can, especially down the stretch, and take steps toward next season because we don’t want to be in this position again.”

    Team captain Ryan Getzlaf returned to the Ducks’ lineup after sitting out Monday because of a nagging back injury, and he gave them a 1-0 lead 8:08 into the first period – his first goal since March 6. Getzlaf moved within seven points of Teemu Selanne’s franchise record of 988, with 12 games remaining in the season.

    Troy Terry set up Getzlaf’s goal by swiping Karlsson’s errant pass and feeding the puck to a hard-charging Getzlaf at the right goal post. Getzlaf chipped the puck behind Korenar, who was making his first NHL start after making his debut Saturday against the Kings.

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    The Ducks had plenty of chances to pad their lead in the first period, but they couldn’t do so until the second. That’s when Grant and Volkov went to work and put the game out of reach for all intents and purposes, with an assist from Stolarz.

    Grant scored at 2:29 of the second period and Volkov struck at 13:40.

    Karlsson ended Stolarz’s bid for a second consecutive shutout to make it 3-1, but Jakob Silfverberg countered with a power-play goal that restored the Ducks’ three-goal lead and gave them a 4-3-1 record in eight games this season against San Jose.

    The Sharks outshot the Ducks by only 28-27 this time. It was 46-21 on Monday.

    “It was unfortunate they got one by ‘Stolie,’ because I thought he has been great the past two games,” Grant said, referring to Stolarz by his nickname. “He’s a big guy. He can see over a lot of things, which helps, too. I thought our ‘D’ did a great job of boxing out and tying up sticks.”

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    Nothing goes right for Kings in loss to Vegas https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/14/nothing-goes-right-for-kings-in-loss-to-vegas/
  • Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek scores a goal against Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick during the first period of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek (92) celebrates with defenseman Alec Martinez (23) and right wing Alex Tuch (89) after Nosek scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

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  • Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) and defenseman Brayden McNabb block a shot by Los Angeles Kings right wing Alex Iafallo (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • The Golden Knights’ Mattias Janmark, left, watches as a puck shot by right wing Alex Tuch, not pictured, makes it past Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick for a goal during the first period of Wednesday’s game at Staples Center. Quick surrendered three goals on eight shots before making an early exit in a 6-2 loss. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Vegas Golden Knights left wing Tomas Nosek (92) celebrates after scoring a goal against Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick (32) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch (89) celebrates with teammates after he scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch (89) takes control of the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Kings left wing Brendan Lemieux (48) and goaltender Cal Petersen (40) block a shot by Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (7) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) and right wing Alex Iafallo (19) collide during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Vegas Golden Knights center Chandler Stephenson (20) scores a goal against Kings goaltender Cal Petersen (40) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Vegas Golden Knights center Chandler Stephenson (20) high-fives right wing Mark Stone (61) after Stephenson scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) and Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone (61) skate to the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Moore (12) celebrates with right wing Adrian Kempe (9) and center Gabriel Vilardi (13) after Moore scored a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Moore (12) reacts after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) takes control of the puck from Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (7) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson (71) breaks his stick while taking a shot against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Los Angeles Kings goaltender Calvin Petersen (40) blocks a shot from Vegas Golden Knights center Mattias Janmark (26) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Moore (12) and Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nicolas Hague (14) reach for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Los Angeles Kings goaltender Calvin Petersen (40) watches a puck shot by Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo fly past for a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone (61) scores a goal against Los Angeles Kings goaltender Calvin Petersen (40) and defenseman Mikey Anderson (44) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone (61) high-fives left wing Max Pacioretty (67) after Stone scored a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Los Angeles Kings left wing Carl Grundstrom (91) leaves the ice with an injury during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29), defenseman Shea Theodore (27), defenseman Nicolas Hague (14) and center Nicolas Roy (10) celebrate a 6-2 win after their NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • The Vegas Golden Knights celebrate a 6-2 win after their NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • An usher stands next to a section of cutouts of fans in the stands at an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • A man walks past a sign welcoming back fans before an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. Fans will be allowed back in to the Staples Center tomorrow evening when the Boston Celtics take on the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

  • A man walks past a sign welcoming back fans before an NHL hockey game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Los Angeles. Fans will be allowed back in to the Staples Center tomorrow evening when the Boston Celtics take on the Los Angeles Lakers. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

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    The Kings employed a familiar formula in their 6-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night at Staples Center as they fell behind early, got beat off the rush routinely and failed to capitalize on a prime opportunity to inch toward a playoff berth.

    All three teams ahead of the Kings in the race for the final West Division playoff spot – Arizona, St. Louis and San Jose – also lost Wednesday.

    The Kings have allowed the third-most goals in the first period among all NHL teams and have the second-worst first-period goal differential. Their rally caps have not fit well either: they have won just three games when they trailed at the first intermission, and only one when trailing after two periods.

    Overall, they have won just three of their last 12 games.

    “We’ve got so many things to fix and so little time that we have to do it,” Kings coach Todd McLellan said.

    Winger Trevor Moore scored both Kings goals, which were set up by forward Adrian Kempe’s two primary assists. Jonathan Quick faced just eight shots, and allowed three goals, each of them with varying degrees of softness. Two short-side markers with no traffic and limited backdoor threats were followed by a blooper-reel goal that ended Quick’s night with a 3-1 deficit and a tap on the shoulder of the incoming Cal Petersen. Petersen also allowed three goals, on 24 shots.

    Vegas got each of its goals from a different player and multi-point nights from four skaters. Left winger Max Pacioretty and center Tomas Nosek each had a goal and two assists. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 21 saves to earn his 485th career win, moving into fourth place on the career leaderboard.

    For the second straight game, an ill-timed pinch at the offensive blue line, this time by Kurtis MacDermid, stung the Kings for the first goal they allowed.

    In transition, Nosek gained speed down the right side, which the left defenseman MacDermid had vacated when he stepped up to make a hit on the forecheck. Nosek zoomed down the wing and zipped a wrist shot by Quick on the short side 7:18 into the game.

    A two-goal deficit befell the Kings, as they surrendered a second short-side goal off the rush at the 11:04 mark of the first period. Former Kings defenseman Alec Martinez banked a pass off the boards to center Mattias Janmark, who made his debut with Vegas after being traded Monday. Janmark moved the puck quickly to winger Alex Tuch, who glided in and dragged the puck to create a shooting angle from which he fired the puck through MacDermid and past Quick’s glove.

    Though the Kings’ power play has been much maligned in recent weeks, they shuffled their personnel Wednesday and it did bring them their first goal with 6:20 left in the frame. It was not a conventional power-play goal, but a superb effort by Kempe. He lifted the puck into the offensive zone near the blue line, burst to skate it down behind the net, then moved the puck decisively in front to Moore. Moore’s one-timer caromed off defenseman Zach Whitecloud’s skate and into the net.

    “He’s been one of our most consistent players; he gives us effort every night,” McLellan said of Moore.

    That breath of fresh air soon grew stale as Vegas got the goal back less than two minutes later, and in embarrassing fashion for the Kings.

    Pacioretty has been Vegas’ top goal producer and he had two dangerous chances early, but on his 21st goal of the season he was not even attempting to score. His high, backhanded flip from the blue line wafted toward the goal crease, where it bounced and perplexed Quick. He was looking to his left and moving his glove as the puck banked off his right pad and into the net.

    Quick was pulled immediately after the goal and replaced by Petersen.

    Though the Kings out-shot Vegas early, the quality of their chances was largely inferior and Vegas began testing Petersen and dominating play in the second period. Less than 90 seconds into the frame, Jonathan Marchessault’s point-blank one-timer was met by his pad. He made another strong stop approaching the game’s midpoint on a give-and-go play between Janmark and Nosek.

    The Kings buzzed on a shift immediately after, sustaining pressure with winger Dustin Brown’s shot hitting the post. Their threat ended when defenseman Sean Walker broke his stick and a confused line change, which the Vegas bench thought should have resulted in a penalty for too many men, scrambled the Kings’ attack.

    Their next trip into the Vegas zone proved fruitless and then fatal for the Kings.

    Whitecloud snagged a loose puck and lofted a clearing attempt toward the far blue line that was settled by Pacioretty. He slid the puck to Stephenson, who was driving the center lane. Then, the seas parted, first as center ice opened for Stephenson due to two defenders going to Pacioretty while defenseman Drew Doughty trailed the play after an aborted line change, then as Stephenson casually snuck the puck through Petersen’s wickets for his ninth goal of 2021.

    “We’re like kids on a soccer field, we just chase the puck all over the place and the open man is killing us,” McLellan said. “Sometimes you’re over-working, sometimes you’re out of position and other times you might not be good enough in certain situations. We’re fighting all of that right now.”

    Moore drew the Kings back to within two with his second goal of the evening and seventh of the season with 1:38 left in the second period. As Kempe retreated into his own zone, Vegas made a line change and Kempe alertly sent a stretch pass ahead for Moore, who darted in to send a wrist shot off Fleury’s left skate and across the goal line.

    “I just want to make good on the opportunity (to play more), show that I appreciate it and just keep pushing forward,” Moore said.

    While the Clippers might have moved on from the “lob city” moniker, the Kings brought it back in a much less entertaining fashion Wednesday.

    Defenseman Shea Theodore’s long, high, backhanded clearing attempt eluded defenseman Mikey Anderson. It drifted to Pacioretty, who centered the puck to a trailing Stone for his 14th goal of the season 5:30 into the closing frame.

    Vegas piled on another goal just over five minutes later. They won an offensive-zone faceoff and Pietrangelo’s subsequent shot was deflected by left winger Brendan Lemieux. The puck had knuckled but had the movement of a 12-6 curveball when it rose above Petersen’s glove and then dropped abruptly behind him to pad Vegas’ lead.

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    Kings adjust to missing Jeff Carter in the locker room and on the ice https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/14/kings-adjust-to-missing-jeff-carter-in-the-locker-room-and-on-the-ice/ As the Kings geared up for another meeting with the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday, the trade-deadline departure of forward Jeff Carter lingered in the locker room.

    That was particularly true among the veterans that reached the summit with Carter, who contributed many clutch plays in their Stanley Cup triumphs of 2012 and 2014.

    Carter, 36, had 19 points in 40 games with the Kings this season before he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday in exchange for two middle-round draft picks.

    “We all understand it’s part of the game, but that just doesn’t make it any easier when you play with a guy for 10 years and you’ve been on top of the world with him twice,” said winger Dustin Brown, who was the captain of both championship teams.

    While Carter saw his production dip after two serious lower-body injuries he sustained during the 2017-18 season, his contributions extended beyond the scoresheet.

    “It’s tough to see him go, obviously, with him being here for the past nine or 10 years, what he means to this organization and what he means to the guys in the locker room as a teammate and a friend,” said goalie Jonathan Quick, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2012.

    With the trade, the Kings not only added peripheral assets, but more than $2.5 million in cap space for next season. They also open up a roster spot for young players competing to cement their place in the organization.

    Still, the Kings remained part of a crowded field of playoff contenders in the West Division, and added only peripheral pieces with in-season trades that landed them a fourth-line forward, Brendan Lemieux, and a depth defenseman, Christian Wolanin.

    “I was a little surprised. We were only six points out and obviously Jeff was a great player for us. I don’t know, I just didn’t really expect him to get traded,” defenseman Drew Doughty said. “Jeff was a great player for this organization, a great teammate, a great dad and a great family man.”

    Doughty’s connection to Carter dates to well before either of them were Kings or even in the NHL. Carter’s father, Jim, who was selected in the 1976 OHL draft along with Hall Famers Mike Gartner and Dino Ciccarelli as well as Kings analyst Jim Fox, coached Doughty starting around age 5 with the North London Nationals.

    “I followed Jeff’s career since I was that age. When he would play the London Knights in my hometown, I’d always go to the game. I would go to his Triple-A games and watch him play with the Chiefs,” Doughty said.

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    Doughty, 31, also won an Olympic gold medal with Carter at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. After having known each other since childhood and having accomplished so much together as professionals, Carter’s send-off inspired some forlornness in Doughty.

    “I’m going to miss him dearly. It sucks, I hate this part of the business,” Doughty said. “There’s only four of us left from those Cup teams now. It’s just getting sadder and sadder.”

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    Top 3 Russian Born Players to Ever Suit up for the Bruins https://thehockeywriters.com/bruins-top-3-russian-born-players-ever/ Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:28:21 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Bruins History Dmitri Kvartalnov Sergei Gonchar Sergei Samsonov Lightning’s Vasilevskiy Should Be a Hart Trophy Finalist https://thehockeywriters.com/lightning-vasilevskiy-hart-trophy-candidate-2021/ Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:11:53 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Lightning Goaltending NHL Goaltending Andrei Vasilevskiy Hart Trophy Kings Extend a Future Leader in Iafallo https://thehockeywriters.com/kings-extend-a-future-leader-in-iafallo/ Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:53:04 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Advanced Stats Kings Transactions Alex Iafallo Red Wings Wednesday Weekly: Welcome Home https://thehockeywriters.com/red-wings-wednesday-weekly-welcome-home/ Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:41:38 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Column Detroit Red Wings Anthony Mantha Jakub Vrana Joe Pavelski Jonathan Bernier Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Rittich, Tavares, Hyman & Poor Power Play https://thehockeywriters.com/maple-leafs-rittich-tavares-hyman-power-play/ Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:22:10 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Column News & Rumors Toronto Maple Leafs David Rittich John Tavares Zach Hyman Ducks ensure newly-acquired Haydn Fleury knows the way to San Jose https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/14/ducks-ensure-newly-acquired-haydn-fleury-knows-the-way-to-san-jose/ The trade really wasn’t complicated. The Ducks swapped defenseman Jani Hakanpaa and a sixth-round draft pick in 2022 for Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Haydn Fleury at the trade deadline Monday, a player general manager Bob Murray had coveted for many years.

    Then again, since the NHL is attempting to operate during a pandemic, there was at least one complication. Since flying commercially would have meant the players would have to quarantine for seven days and driving cross country was out of the question, the teams arranged alternate transportation.

    The Ducks and Hurricanes split the cost of a private plane. Hakanpaa flew east to Raleigh, North Carolina, and Fleury traveled west, joining the Ducks in San Jose, where they played the Sharks. Fleury was in the lineup for his Ducks debut Wednesday, paired with Kevin Shattenkirk.

    “Just go play hockey,” Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said of his instructions to Fleury. “Don’t worry a whole bunch. Have some fun with it.”

    Eakins cautioned against expecting too much too soon.

    “These first nights, I wouldn’t grade them too highly or put too much into it,” he said. “Some guys play lights out. Other guys are just good. Sometimes they have an off night. The only thing I asked of Haydn was if he’s going to make a mistake, make it because he was too aggressive.”

    Eakins gave Fleury the option of sitting out Wednesday, joining the Ducks for a full practice Thursday and making his debut Friday against the Vegas Golden Knights at Honda Center, when a limited number of fans will be in attendance for the first time.

    “He wanted to play right away,” Eakins said.

     ZEGRAS TIES MARK

    Trevor Zegras scored two goals and set up two others in the San Diego Gulls’ 7-4 victory Tuesday over the Ontario Reign at Great Park Ice in Irvine. In addition, he tied the franchise’s rookie record with four points in a game, joining Sam Steel (twice) and Brandon Montour.

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    The Ducks sent Zegras to their AHL team to re-learn the center position after he played 17 games in the NHL as a left wing. Gulls coach Kevin Dineen praised Zegras’ overall game during his fourth game in his new assignment.

    “Starting with the drop of the puck, I thought his faceoffs were really taking a step in a positive direction,” Dineen said via Zoom. “I saw a level of responsibility with his defensive zone play. Early on, we were kind of looking for matchups and as the game wore on we put him in more responsible situations, starting on faceoffs in his own zone. I thought he did a good job there and I think that’s a good learning experience. When you do that, it doesn’t take away from the offensive side of things.”

    Zegras, a 20-year-old who was the ninth overall pick in the 2019 draft, has three goals and three assists in four games since rejoining the Gulls, boosting his overall AHL totals to seven goals and eight assists in 12 games. He had one goal and six assists while with the Ducks.

    Zegras is expected to rejoin the Ducks before the end of the season May 8.

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