The Steve Carroll Report

Wednesday, 09.28.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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The Steve Carroll Report
With a win over Phoenix, a victory in Vancouver and a loss to the San Jose Sharks this past weekend, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim now enter the final phase of pre-season games. Anaheim will host Vancouver on Wednesday night and then play the Los Angeles Kings at the Pond on Friday evening. Anaheim closes out the pre-season schedule on Saturday night in Phoenix.

“In the first game this past weekend against Phoenix, we had a workman like attitude towards the game,” said Randy Carlyle, Mighty Ducks Head Coach. “We did a lot of things we have been trying to stress. I thought our specialty teams were able to move the puck efficiently, specifically the power play. We got some chances and generated something from that. We were able to carry that into the game in Vancouver.”

After the Ducks beat Phoenix 5-3, Anaheim played in Vancouver on Saturday night. And came away with a 4-2 victory over the Canucks.

“The real settling effect that night was the Todd Fedoruk-Wade Brookbank fight,” says Carlyle. “They had 18,000 people there cheering at a pre-season game and Fedoruk silenced their crowd. Our guys seemed to be able to gain momentum from that.”

The Mighty Ducks concluded the weekend games with a 6-5 loss in San Jose.

“We seemed to be out of synch,” added Carlyle. “We didn’t win enough battles one on one for the puck. We didn’t start with the puck. Our face-offs were below 40%. For our hockey club, to play the type of game we’d like to play, we are a puck possession team. We have to start with the puck more often. I didn’t think we did enough of that. We showed some jam by coming back and scoring three goals in the third period to make it interesting. But we weren’t complete enough in the hockey game.”

Carlyle says some people played well enough to earn an extended stay with the NHL team and some people didn’t.

“That’s why you play the exhibition games, to do the assessment of where certain players are,” says Carlyle. “We tried to give, for the most part, to give everybody an opportunity. Outside of one or two situations, I thought we did that.”

With three pre-season games remaining, Coach Carlyle says he wants the team game to be strong in all areas.

“We went over the aspects of our game that we think have to be staples,” added Carlyle. “That starts with defensive zone coverage, neutral ice fore check and our execution from defense to offense. All those things, besides the rule changes. Adjusting to that. There’s been a lot on our plate in a short period of time. The season’s about to start. We have to make sure, we relay the proper message to our players and that’s what we’ll continue to do on a day-to-day basis. Our focus is preparing ourselves for next Wednesday when it counts.”

Anaheim opens up the regular season on Wednesday, October 5th in Chicago against the Blackhawks.

SCHEDULE

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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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