Gibson’s Ducks shut down Montreal 3-1, take overall NHL lead

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — John Gibson made 37 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks moved back atop the overall NHL standings with a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night in a meeting of conference leaders. Francois Beauchemin and Rickard Rakell scored for the Ducks (42-17-7), who have won four straight games and seven[…]

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Busy Anaheim Ducks bolster blue line in 4 deadline trades

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although the Anaheim Ducks have been near the top of the NHL standings for most of the past three seasons, general manager Bob Murray still didn’t believe they could consistently beat hockey’s top teams. After a flurry of trades over the past week, Murray believes they’re better equipped to beat anybody[…]

CBJ trade Wisniewski, Leopold, sign Atkinson to 3-year deal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A slow NHL trade-deadline day for the Columbus Blue Jackets gained some major momentum near the end. The club dealt top defenseman James Wisniewski and a third-round pick in 2015 to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday for left wing Rene Bourque, center William Karlsson and a second-round pick this summer. Earlier,[…]