The Ducks have an opportunity to gain ground with five conference foes set to visit the Honda Center, where they're 9-5-4 this season and 3-1-0 in their last four. We can make a big step here by winning a lot of games at home, coach Bruce Boudreau said. The defending Pacific Division champions come back optimistic after going 2-0-1 on a road trip in which they yielded only three goals. Gibson set the tone by making 14 saves in Tuesday's 1-0 win at Calgary and followed with 21 in another 1-0 victory over Edmonton on Thursday. Since being promoted from the AHL on Nov. 24, Gibson has Hockey Jerseys Cheap recorded a league-best 1.68 goals-against average and four shutouts in 14 appearances. He's expected to play after Frederik Andersen worked Friday's 2-1 shootout loss at Vancouver. The Ducks have needed Gibson to be great, they scored just three goals on their trip and have netted a league-low 68 overall. Hopefully we can score some more goals and give our goalies some help. They've been playing great, forward Andrew Cogliano said. The Ducks' slumping offense took another hit when Cam Fowler injured his knee last Sunday against Philadelphia. The defenseman and power-play quarterback will miss at least three additional weeks with a Grade 2 sprain. Scoring wasn't an issue in Anaheim's matchups with Winnipeg (18-18-2) last season. The Ducks amassed 12 goals in winning all three regular-season meetings and 16 in sweeping the Jets in the West quarterfinals. They've won eight Hockey Jerseys Cheap straight against Winnipeg including the playoffs. Ryan Kesler had three goals and two assists in the playoff series, but the one-time 41-goal scorer posted only his fifth in 37 games this season in Friday's defeat. The Jets enter on a high note after Saturday's 4-1 win in San Jose ended a six-game road skid. They opened this season-high five-game trek with Thursday's 4-2 loss to Arizona after winning two straight at home. Drew Stafford had a short-handed goal and Mathieu Perreault scored on the power play to back Connor Hellebuyck's 27 saves and boost a special teams unit that's been among the league's worst. Winnipeg ranks 29th on the power play at 14.4 percent and is 1 for 21 over its last seven on the road, where its dropped 11 of 13 and is 7-13-1 overall. The Jets have surrendered a power-play goal in eight of 10 games, killing just 71.8 percent of short-handed situations over that span. They were 4 for 5 against the Sharks. We talked a lot about discipline and we did a better job of staying out of the box and getting the kills when we needed, Perreault said. Hellebuyck has started 11 of the last 13 games, meaning the struggling Michael Hutchinson could get the nod Sunday.
Hutchinson has posted a 3.79 GAA in losing seven consecutive starts, allowing at least three goals in six.Bieksa, Kesler score on power play; Ducks beat Jets 4-1ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Kevin Bieksa and Ryan Kesler each scored a power-play goal, and the Anaheim Ducks earned at least one point for the sixth consecutive game with a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. Rickard Rakell and Corey Perry also scored, and John Gibson made 19 saves for the Ducks as they opened an eight-game homestand vital to their playoff hopes in the jumbled Pacific Division. Tyler Myers scored for the Jets, and Michael Hutchinson stopped 31 shots. After sweeping the Jets in the first round of last year's Stanley Cup playoffs, the Ducks won the first meeting this season. Rakell scored 5:51 into the first period, capping a strong opening flurry of puck possession. His shot from between the circles seemed innocuous, but Hutchinson never reacted until it was too late.Blackhawks involve Jeremy Morin in trade for fourth time in five yearsJeremy Morin and his suitcase must be well acquainted by now. The 24-year-old right wing was Hockey Jerseys Cheap traded Sunday by the Chicago Blackhawks to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for right wing Richard Panik, marking the fourth time in the last five years that the Blackhawks have either traded Morin or traded for Morin.In June of 2010, the Blackhawks traded Dustin Byfuglien to the now defunct Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for the then-19-year-old Morin, Marty Reasoner, Joey Crabb, and a first-round draft pick (which they used cheap nashville predators premier home jersey to select Kevin Hayes).The Blackhawks spent four years developing Morin before trading him last December to the Columbus Blue Jackets for defenseman Tim Erixon.In June, Chicago re-acquired Morin in an eight-player deal which sent Brandon Saad, prospect Alex Broadhurst and prospect Michael Paliotta to the Blue Jackets for Morin, Marko Dano, Artem Anisimov, Corey Tropp and a fourth-round pick in the 2016 draft.Morin has not played in the NHL yet this season, but he led Hockey Jerseys Cheap the Rockford Ice Hogs (Chicago's AHL affiliate) in scoring with 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists) in 28 games. He played in 54 NHL games over five seasons with the Blackhawks, tallying eight goals and eight assists. Morin will start his Toronto career in the AHL, as the Leafs announced he would report to the Toronto Marlies following the trade.Panik also has not played a game in the NHL yet this season, an ominous sign that he was not part of new coach Mike Babcock's plan given that Panik played 76 games with the Leafs last season. Panik had 25 points (nine goals, 16 assists) in 33 games with the Marlies this season.Washington Capitals defensemen John Carlson and Brooks Orpik will accompany the team on its three-game road trip,
coach Barry Trotz told reporters on Monday.Carlson skated under the watch of a trainer during Monday morning's practice after missing four games with a lower-body injury. Trotz told reporters that the 25-year-old Carlson is very doubtful to play in Tuesday's tilt versus the host Boston Bruins while Orpik won't compete during the trek.Via CSN MidAtlantic.com:He's making the trip so I anticipate him playing sometime after (Tuesday).Florida Panthers veteran forward Jaromir Jagr continues to take a lighthearted approach toward the upcoming NHL All-Star Game.Three days after being selected as one of four captains for the midseason gala, Jagr decided to have some fun at the fans' expense following his two-goal performance Hockey Jerseys Cheap in the Panthers' 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild. The 43-year-old Jagr joined superstars Alex Ovechkin (Washington Capitals) and Patrick Kane (Chicago Blackhawks) and, ahem, enforcer John Scott (Arizona Coyotes) on Thursday as being voted in by the fans as captains in the new 3-on-3 format. They want to see me dead.Jagr, whose 735 career goals are six behind Brett Hull for third Joel Ward Premier Blue Third jerseys on the NHL's all-time career list, has a team-leading 13 tallies and 28 points for the Panthers this season. Florida (23-12-4) has won nine in a row and rests atop the Atlantic Division.trueFans-I was afraid,that 3on3 all-Star game may kill me,now,I am more afraid,fighting John Scott 6,8 300 during All-Star, kill me for sure— Jaromir Jagr January 2, 2016Jagr initially joked with fans last month that new format would be too much for his advanced years.Per Jaromir Jagr registered his Hockey Jerseys Cheap 125th career multi-goal game, tied for 10th in NHL history (w/ D. Ciccarelli).— NHL Public Relations January 4, 2016The 2016 All-Star Game, which will be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Jan. 31, will have players representing the four divisions competing in three 20-minute contests in a tournament. A semifinal round will then give way to the championship.The league is banking that the success of the regular-season's 3-on-3 overtime format will carry over to the All-Star Game.RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Mattias Ekholm finally ended the Nashville Predators' overtime jinx on Saturday night. The Swedish defenseman scored with 1:51 left in the extra period, lifting the Predators to a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes and their first overtime victory in seven tries this season. Ekholm corralled a deflected pass from Filip Forsberg, skated in on Eddie Lack and beat the goalie top shelf.Obviously overtimes haven't been our best so far, Ekholm said.We just tried to wait them out and go to offense as soon as we could. As it is, 3-on-3 is a break somewhere and you've got to make something happen. Fortunately I got that one past Lack tonight. Paul Gaustad tied the game for Nashville with a short-handed goal in the second