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Steve Carroll Report - The Week Ahead

Tuesday, 11.8.2005 / 9:00 PM PT / News
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Steve Carroll Report - The Week Ahead
The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim will take on the Coyotes in Phoenix on Saturday night as they return to the ice after a five-day break. The Ducks return home on Sunday evening, November 13th at 5:00pm to battle the Dallas Stars at the Pond.

At practice this week, Ducks Head Coach Randy Carlyle looked back at the team’s first sixteen games of the season.

“You are never happy as a coach, because you haven’t won every game,” said Carlyle. “I think the one thing that we have proven we can do is play the game at a high pace. And I think that’s the required element that you have to have to have success. We have gone through a rash of injuries and other players have gone in and played and picked up slack. They have played key roles in helping us through those stretches. Now the test will be, if we can get better with everyone healthy. That’s what we are going to push for. We are going to continually push to get better.”

“There are some areas that we can expect more out of ourselves,” said Carlyle. “One is the competitiveness for the puck. Winning a lot more battles and continue to be a physical fore checking hockey club. I think those are the things we really have to work on. We need to have the understanding that it takes a more competitive effort, night in and night out from our group.”

The Ducks will play the Coyotes for the third time this season on Saturday night, having won both previous meetings.

On October 23rd in Anaheim, the Ducks defeated Phoenix, 5-3. Petr Sykora, Teemu Selanne, Andy McDonald, Jonathon Hedstrom and Rob Niedermayer scored for the Ducks. Both teams tallied twice on special teams with Hedstrom scoring his first NHL goal with Anaheim playing shorthanded.

The next meeting took place on Sunday, October 30th at the Pond. Again, the Ducks were victorious by a score of 3-2. Andy McDonald put two goals behind Coyotes goaltender David Leneveu and Selanne scored his ninth goal of the season to lead the Ducks attack.

This will be the third of eight meetings between the two teams and the first in Phoenix.

On Sunday, it’s the Ducks and Dallas Stars in the first of eight games between the Pacific Division rivals this season.

The Mighty Ducks went 2-2-2-0 versus Dallas in the 2003-2004 season series.

Sergei Fedorov has 70 points in his career against the Stars, while Selanne has scored 48 points in 54 games played over the years against them.

While the Ducks play in Phoenix on Saturday night, Dallas visits San Jose. So, both teams are in action the night before they compete in Anaheim.

After this weekend, the Ducks host Dallas again on Wednesday night, November 16th at 7:30pm at the Pond. That contest will be followed by a visit from the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, November 18th at 7:30pm and the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday afternoon, November 20th at 1:00pm.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 13 50 14 63
C. Perry 82 34 28 2 62
R. Kesler 79 21 32 5 53
R. Rakell 72 20 23 -1 43
J. Silfverberg 82 20 19 8 39
S. Vatanen 71 9 29 8 38
A. Cogliano 82 9 23 2 32
H. Lindholm 80 10 18 7 28
C. Fowler 69 5 23 -8 28
C. Stewart 56 8 12 2 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 22 9 7 .919 2.30
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07


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