Anaheim Ducks Claim First Stanley Cup

Posted: Wednesday June 6, 2007

Quest complete
Ducks hammer Senators 6-2 to claim first Stanley Cup

Ducks Win!ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks were born on the silver screen and came of age by capturing the shiniest of silver cups.

They dropped the mighty from their name, but not their game and skated off with the first Stanley Cup championship in California history.

The 14-year-old Ducks captured the NHL title with a 6-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, ending the series in five games in front of the home folks again.

For the first time, the Stanley Cup can enjoy an NHL western home, and the Ducks’ victory came at the expense of Canada. The cherished trophy was born in Ottawa, but no team north of the border has won it since Montreal in 1993.

“Canada loves their hockey, and from what I heard out there, we have quite a few fans who love their hockey out here, too,” said captain Scott Niedermayer, a four-time champion from British Columbia and this year’s Conn Smythe Trophy winner.

Calgary, Edmonton and now Ottawa — in its first trip since the Senators were reborn in 1992 — had three straight chances only to be done in by a U.S. club from the sun belt. Tampa Bay, Carolina and Anaheim aren’t traditional hockey hotbeds but they have been the Cup’s warm weather homes since 2004.


  2 comments for “Anaheim Ducks Claim First Stanley Cup

  1. Dan Chmielewski
    June 7, 2007 at 9:57 am

    Egad – our conservative blog brethren don’t know anything about Hockey.

    OCBlog has a “Los Angeles Ducks of Anaheim” win the cup headline on the story; and yeah, I know its a joke but its a slap at the Samueli’s who went to great lengths to emphasize the team was committed to Anaheim and OC (and added that Orange stripe to the uniform).

    Over on the Flash Report, Jon Flieschman still has last year’s logo and monicker “The Mighty Ducks.” The Ducks are just the Ducks.

    Read the sports pages once in a while guys; better still, go to a game. The Honda Center is one of the best venues in the NHL to watch a game even if the ice quality isn’t so hot.

  2. June 7, 2007 at 10:29 am

    It should also be noted that it was the GAY and definitly not a “he-man” Chris Prevatt who posted this LiberalOC post and made sure he got the name right.

    Heck, if I can get it right, and for the record I am not really a hockey “fan,” why couldn’t those other men get it right? 😉

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