A Closer Look at the Ducks' 6-Game Road Trip

Saturday, 02.16.2013 / 11:54 PM

The Ducks went 5-1-0 (.833 win percentage) on their season-long six-game road trip that spanned 11 days and covered 5,742 miles. Their success marked the club's best road trip of five games-or-more (by win percentage) in club history.

Here is a closer look at the trip:

February 6

DUCKS AT COLORADO AVALANCHE

Pepsi Center

Ducks with ties to the Avalanche or Colorado

Teemu Selanne - played with Avalanche from 2003-04

Daniel Winnik - played with Avalanche from 2010-2012

Former Ducks currently on the Avalanche

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, with Ducks from 2000-10

Shane O'Brien, with Ducks from 2006-07

About Denver

Denver is the state capital and largest city of Colorado (620,000-plus residents) and is nicknamed the “Mile-High City” because its official elevation sits exactly one mile above sea level (5,280 feet). Originally founded in 1858 as a mining town during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, Denver was named after James W. Denver, a former Kansas Territorial Governor. Denver is home to the Coors Brewery in Golden, which is the largest single brewery facility in the world. Additionally, Denver ranks first in the nation in beer production per capita and is home to four of the top-50 brewing companies in the nation.

February 8

DUCKS AT DALLAS STARS

American Airlines Center

Ducks with ties to the Stars or Texas

Matt Beleskey - played with San Antonio Rampage (AHL), 2009

Sheldon Souray – played with Dallas Stars, 2011-12

Brad Staubitz – played with Houston Aeros (AHL), 2012

Daniel Winnik – played with San Antonio Rampage (AHL), 2006-07, 2009

Former Ducks currently on the Stars

Aaron Rome, with Ducks from 2006-07

About Dallas

Dallas is the third most populous city in the state of Texas and the ninth-largest city in the United States with a population over 1.2 million. Known as “The Big D,” Dallas is home to 18 businesses that were named Fortune 500 companies in 2012. Dallas is also the location of the State Fair of Texas – a 24-day long festival that has been in existence since 1886.

February 9

DUCKS AT ST. LOUIS BLUES

Scottrade Center

Ducks with ties to the Blues or Missouri

Bryan Allen – played with Kansas City Blades (IHL), 2000-01

Former Ducks currently on the Blues

Andy McDonald, played with Ducks, 2000-08

About St. Louis

St. Louis is located on the eastern border of Missouri and has a population of approximately 318,000. St. Louis is commonly associated with the Gateway Arch, the tallest monument in the United States. The 630-foot-tall monument attracts four million guests each year. St. Louis also has the largest amount of free attractions than anywhere else in the United States. The St. Louis Art Museum, Science Center, and Zoo, to name a few, are all free of charge.

February 12

DUCKS AT CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

United Center

Ducks with ties to the Blackhawks or Illinois

None

Former Ducks currently on the Blackhawks

Sheldon Brookbank – played with Ducks, 2008-12

Steve Montador – played with Ducks, 2008-09

Ray Emery – played with Ducks, 2011

About Chicago

Chicago is the third largest city in the United States (behind only New York and Los Angeles), with a population of close to 2.7 million. Known as the "Windy City," Chicago contains more than 200 theaters, 200 art galleries and 7,300 restaurants. The Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) is a 108-story, 1,451-foot skyscraper in Chicago. It is currently the tallest building in the United States. The Lincoln Park Zoo, one of only three major free zoos in the country, is the country’s oldest public zoo with an estimated annual attendance of three million.

February 15

DUCKS AT DETROIT RED WINGS

Joe Louis Arena

Ducks with ties to the Red Wings or Michigan

Andrew Cogliano - played with University of Michigan (CCHA) from 2005-07

Cam Fowler - hometown is Farmington Hills, Michigan

Rickard Rakell – played with Plymouth Whalers (OHL) from 2010-12

Former Ducks currently on the Red Wings

Mike Babcock, head coach of the Ducks, 2002-04

Todd Bertuzzi, played with Ducks, 2007-08

Kent Huskins, played with Ducks, 2006-09

Drew Miller, played with Ducks, 2007-09

About Detroit

Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan (713,000-plus residents). A hub of the American automobile industry, Detroit is known as the "Motor City." America's oldest surviving soft drink, Vernor's ginger ale, was developed by Detroit pharmacist James Vernor. Detroit has the most registered bowlers in the United States. The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is the tallest all-hotel skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. In 1879, Detroit became the first city to assign telephone numbers.

February 16

DUCKS AT NASHVILLE PREDATORS

Bridgestone Arena

DUCKS GRIND OUT 3-2 SHOOTOUT WIN; FINISH 5-1-0 ON ROAD TRIP

It wasn’t pretty, but the Ducks came out of Nashville with a 3-2 shootout victory, capping off the team’s best road start in club history (7-1-1) after going 5-1-0 (.833 win percentage) on their season-long six-game road trip. Their 5-1-0 road trip marked the club's best road trip of 5 games-or-more (by win percentage) in club history. The Ducks got regulation goals from Matt Beleskey and Patrick Maroon – it was Maroon’s first career NHL tally. Anaheim got shootout goals from Nick Bonino and Corey Perry, and Viktor Fasth stopped two of three shooters for his eighth victory (8-0-0) on the season. In addition, Fasth became the third goaltender in NHL history to win his first eight-or-more career decisions. The two others are Ray Emery of Ottawa (NHL record 9-0-0 from 2003 through 2005) and Bob Froese of Philadelphia (8-0-0 in January of 1983). Fasth is also the first goalie to start a season 8-0-0 since Tim Thomas (BOS) in 2010. Fasth's 8-game win streak is the longest in the NHL since a 9-game streak by Marc-Andre Fleury (PIT) from Feb. 21-Mar. 17, 2012.

Ducks with ties to the Predators or Tennessee

None

Former Ducks currently on the Predators

Brian McGrattan, opened the 2011-12 season with Anaheim

About Nashville

Known as the "Music City," Nashville is the capital of Tennessee. Nashville is the home to the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and many major record labels. The city was founded on Christmas Eve 1779. Presidents Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk resided in the Nashville area. The city houses a replica of the Athena Parthenos, which at 41 feet 10 inches is the largest piece of indoor sculpture in the Western world. It is located in the Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

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