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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.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 49 32 11 6 146 130 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
11 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 48 15 35 10 50
R. Kesler 49 13 19 -2 32
C. Perry 34 19 12 15 31
S. Vatanen 49 10 20 3 30
M. Beleskey 48 19 7 12 26
P. Maroon 41 6 18 2 24
C. Fowler 48 5 18 4 23
H. Lindholm 48 5 16 13 21
J. Silfverberg 49 6 13 2 19
K. Palmieri 25 10 6 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 27 6 5 .919 2.22
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28

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