Post-game with Simmonds and Schenn – talking Lappy, chirping, celebrations

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Flyers’ forwards Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn made their returns to MayorsManor on Friday, after a few year absence since being dealt by the Kings to Philadelphia in the Mike Richards trade. Following up on those pre-game comments, here’s what both players had to say after shutting out LA 2-0 on Saturday afternoon…
Simmonds on his [...]

Penner holds court after practice, then meets KISS

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Comments from Ducks forward Dustin Penner after Anaheim took their practice at Dodger Stadium on Friday night…
On Willie Mitchell saying Drew Doughty was sweating because he’s out of shape:
“Willie would be correct.”
On if he was sweating:
“Like Mike Tyson in a spelling bee.”
On being out on the ice:
“It was nice to be out here. We saw [...]

Doughty looking to pay Penner back at Dodger Stadium

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Comments from Kings defenseman Drew Doughty following the team’s practice at Dodger Stadium on Friday night…
On playing outdoors
“I’ve never played outdoors in a game. [Reporter: Even while growing up?] Oh you mean like just for fun? Yeah, I played probably when I was 12 years old, 13 was probably the last time. [It’ll] bring back [...]

Word Association: Dustin Penner on the LA Kings

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Pre-game chats with Dustin Penner used to be the norm when he was in LA, but now that he’s in Anaheim his visits to MayorsManor have been a little less frequent – and that’s not necessarily a good thing. Always a great quote and one of the more honest players in the league when it [...]

Dustin Penner’s perspective on his penalty and the LA Kings

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Following Tuesday’s 3-2 shootout win by the Kings, several Anaheim players stopped by the LA locker room to talk with their crosstown rivals. While things like this happen on occasion, it seemed the exchanges were more about showing appreciation and respect to their opponents than simply catching up with old friends. Guys on both sides [...]

Ducks’ Boudreau talks up the Kings, warming up to Penner

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Comments from Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau following Anaheim’s morning skate, in advance of hosting the LA Kings later tonight…
On Bryan Allen:
“It’s a game time decision. He’ll take warm up and we’ll see.” [Reporter: So it wasn’t contingent upon whether he skated…] “No. No. We wanted to give it until the last minute, didn’t want to [...]

Penner stays red hot, scores another pair, Ducks drown the Flames

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Dustin Penner hadn’t scored two goals in the same game since February 2011, back when he was still a member of the Edmonton Oilers.  He’s now done it twice in less than a week.  Following up on his two goal performance for the Ducks last Saturday, Penner netted another pair on Friday in a 5-2 [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – Mayor’s Minutes

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Earlier today I joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon for another guest spot on NHL Network Radio (XM 211 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we took a look at several storylines around the league, largely focusing on the Western Conference. Among [...]

Penner working on new nickname, Ducks still best team in the NHL

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Coming out of the Ducks 6-2 thumping of the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Friday night, there’s much to digest.
Team captain Ryan Getzlaf started things off in the first period, recording his first career hat-trick. It was also only the second time in Ducks history that a player scored three goals in the opening period (last: Teemu [...]

Ducks pass a test, as Lindolm scores and Penner leads NHL

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After a grueling road trip, the Anaheim Ducks returned home on Wednesday night and picked up right where they left off. With a 5-2 thumping of the Phoenix Coyotes, Bruce Boudreau’s club now sports a 13-3-1 record, producing a league-best 27 points.
The game had all the chatter of a playoff match-up coming in, with [...]