Training Camp: Day 2

Wednesday, 09.14.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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Training Camp: Day 2
It was the second day of training camp for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

During the scrimmage, the Black squad defeated the White squad by a score of 9-4. Joffrey Lupul and Rob Niedermayer scored twice to pace the Black squad attack. Jonathan Hedstrom, Corey Perry, Petr Sykora, Geoff Peters and Nathan Saunders tallied the other goals. Saunders goal was scored on a penalty shot.

Trevor Gilles, Chris Kunitz, Sergei Fedorov and Dustin Penner scored goals for the White squad.

Following the scrimmage, Ducks right winger Pierre Parenteau was taken for an x-ray of his right forearm. He was injured in a collision during the scrimmage.

Mighty Ducks coach Randy Carlyle had these thoughts about the second day of training camp.

“When you put teams together, you try and develop some chemistry within the team,” said Carlyle. “You can some of those things developing. As far as today is concerned, I thought our effort was better. There were a few more smiles as the tension has been removed. We have more familiarity with people. Those are always good things. I think people are able to perform at a high level because they don’t feel the tension like they did in the first day. “I think you saw the evidence of that in the scrimmage where the team that dominated yesterday, lost today,” added Carlyle.

It was evident that some players were getting after it, trying to impress the top brass.

“Competition for a position will do that,” says Carlyle. “You can recognize that there are people here that have jobs. On the other hand, there are openings for people. It’s an opportunity for some people to make a strong first impression.”

The question of handling the goaltending situation during the pre-season games was brought up by the media during the visit with the first year Head Coach of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

“We’ve had a little bit of a discussion on that,” said Carlyle. “I’ve historically liked the goaltender to play the entire game. I think that’s the realistic way for a goalie to get himself into game shape, game mindset and prepare for it like he would a regular season game. Not twenty minutes, thirty minutes or forty minutes, but the whole game.”

Certainly J.S. Giguere will get his share of the workload in the pre-season, but what about the other goaltenders”

“The evaluation process is day-to-day,” said Carlyle. “If we think one is deserving over another, so be it. That’s the coach’s prerogative. And that’s something we will assess on a day-to-day basis. It’s competition for the position. And it just so happens that there only two positions in the goaltending area. And we have six goaltenders in camp.”

Ilya Bryzgalov, Steve Shields, Gabriel Bouthillette, J.P Levasseur (sent back to junior Wednesday), Michael Wall and Nathan Marsters join Giguere in camp. With Giguere manning the number one spot in the net, the battle for backup spot has been very competitive so far.

“It’s a situation where we have three guys who would be considered veterans.” says Carlyle. “We have Giguere, Bryzgalov and Shields. Then you have a couple of young kids. We are always looking for people to separate themselves. I guess that would be the best way to determine that.”

Teemu Selanne compares Randy Carlyle as head coach to that of his career as a player.

“He is exactly like when he was a player,” said Selanne. “My first year in Winnipeg was his last year. Whatever he does, he does one hundred percent. The key thing about having a coach who has played at the highest level, a Norris Trophy winner, is that every time he says something, everybody listens. I think this is a great opportunity for him.”

From defenseman Scott Niedermayer, on the first two days of training camp in Anaheim.

 

“I think it’s gone well. The scrimmages have been pretty high tempo. It seems like we have a good mix, some older guys, some really skilled guys, and obviously in net, you know what we have there. I’m excited to come here and have a new opportunity. I have a chance to meet all these guys and get used to playing with them. And be a part of this team.”

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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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