Steve Carroll Report - Mighty Ducks Vs. Predators

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Steve Carroll Report - Mighty Ducks Vs. Predators
STEVE CARROLL REPORT

Friday, October 7th, 2005

The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim conclude a season opening road trip in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday night.

Both the Mighty Ducks and Nashville Predators recorded wins in their first games of the new season. Anaheim downed Chicago, 5-3. Nashville beat San Jose, 3-2.

Joffrey Lupul scored two goals to pace the Ducks attack while Teemu Selanne, Scott Niedermayer and Rob Niedermayer added single tallies in the victory. Andy McDonald added two assists to aid the Ducks effort.

Anaheim finished 2-9 on the power play while Chicago scored just one power play goal in the contest in nine attempts. But it was two shorthanded goals scored by the Ducks that made the difference in the game.

Rob Niedermayer tallied the final shorthanded goal at 1:40 of the third period to close out the scoring. Earlier, winger Joffrey Lupul put in a shorthanded goal at 17:30 of the first period to put the Ducks ahead for good. 

“We got the two points and that’s a good way to start,” said Lupul. “The guys were real excited to get back out there after a long break. We had good goaltending, our penalty killing was good and we scored the goals when we had to.”

The Nashville Predators received a game-winning goal from Scott Hartnell with just 4:13 left in the third period of their first game with the Sharks. The Predators were assessed just 12 minutes in penalties and dominated the face-off aspect of the game, winning 69% of the draws.

Former Ducks Paul Kariya and veteran Scott Walker added goals for the host Predators before a sellout crowd of 17,113.

The penalty killing unit of Nashville was very effective against some big-time shooters. On the power play, the Predators were impressive in entering the zone, setting up and getting the puck to the net.

It will be the first of four games between the teams during the 2005-2006 regular season.

Special teams were a key for Nashville in the playoff run they made in 2003-2004. So, expect that area of the game for both the Ducks and Predators to be very important as to which team winds up on top at the end.

Following the completion of this two game road trip, the Ducks return home for a 7:30pm game against Edmonton on Monday night.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 25 45 15 70
C. Perry 67 33 22 13 55
R. Kesler 81 20 27 -5 47
J. Silfverberg 81 13 26 15 39
S. Vatanen 67 12 25 5 37
P. Maroon 71 9 25 -5 34
C. Fowler 80 7 27 4 34
H. Lindholm 78 7 27 25 34
M. Beleskey 65 22 10 13 32
R. Rakell 71 9 22 6 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 35 12 5 .914 2.38
J. Gibson 13 8 0 .914 2.60


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