Day 1 -- Headed to Detroit

Monday, 12.16.2013 / 6:37 PM
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Ducks Road Trip
Day 1 -- Headed to Detroit
Players, coaches and broadcasters board their charter bound for Detroit.
8:30 a.m. – Players and staff arrive at LAX for a flight bound for Detroit. Approximate flight time is a little over four hours (4:02 to be exact). The Detroit metro area is expecting one to three inches of snow tonight and temperatures around 20 degrees for the high. Meanwhile, Anaheim will reach a sultry 82 degrees today.

9:30 a.m. – Wheels are up and the Ducks are in the air. A group of Ducks, including Francois Beauchemin, Cam Fowler, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Mathieu Perreault can be seen playing a card game together, while in the back of aircraft, Tim Jackman catches up on some sleep. It’s an upbeat and lighthearted group that begins the road trip on a five-game winning streak, with the most recent victory coming last night in a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at Honda Center. The victory represented Anaheim’s 13th at Honda Center (13-0-2), and the Ducks remain the only team unbeaten in regulation at home.The Ducks are currently second in the NHL with 51 points, just two behind front-running Chicago.

The Ducks are greeted with a temperature of 19 degrees fahrenheit at Detroit Metro Airport in Romulus, Michigan.

4:19 p.m. - The team’s charter touches down in frigid Detroit, where the temperature outside reads 19 degrees with a breeze. Players, coaches and broadcasters patiently wait as their bags are unloaded off the plane and onto two busses bound for the team’s downtown hotel.

5:15 p.m. – The Ducks arrive at their downtown hotel just after sundown, and a group of diehard fans wait patiently for their favorite players to sign autographs. Many of these fans were braving the coldness with Ducks jackets and hoodies. A lone Red Wings fan was among the onlookers.

Players then participated in a team stretch in one of the ballrooms within the hotel.

The Ducks will head to Joe Louis Arena tomorrow morning for a game-day skate before their contest against the Detroit Red Wings at 4:30 p.m. PT on Prime Ticket.

Stay tuned for pre- and postgame coverage from Joe Louis Arena, in Anaheim's only visit to Detroit during the regular season.

The view from the team's downtown hotel in Detroit.

About Detroit
Detroit is the most populous city in the state of Michigan, and is situated in Wayne County. Known as the world’s traditional automotive center, Detroit celebrates its rich history in the automotive and music industries with two well-known nicknames: The Motor City and Motown.

Detroit is the oldest city in the Midwest (founded on July 24, 1701 by the French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac), and the only one from which one can look south to Canada. The Detroit River divides Detroit from Windsor, Ontario.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48

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