Steve Carroll Report - The Week Ahead

Monday, 11.14.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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Steve Carroll Report - The Week Ahead

The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim have three games at home this week, beginning Wednesday night versus the Dallas Stars. Following that match up, the Ducks will host the Colorado Avalanche on Friday evening, November 18th at 7:30pm. Then on Sunday afternoon, November 20th at 1:00pm, Anaheim plays host to the Vancouver Canucks.

 One of the areas of the game that the Ducks will look to improve on is the offensive side. Anaheim. In their last four games, the Ducks have scored just five goals.

At practice Monday afternoon, Head Coach Randy Carlyle said that if you don’t shoot the puck, you can’t score.

“We’ve tried to shoot the puck more, but we have to get more traffic,” said Carlyle. “We have to find ways for those bounces to go your way. You continue to shoot pucks and take people to the net. The old adage is that the goaltender can’t stop what he can’t see. We have to get a lot dirtier in that critical area.”

“We have people and personnel that historically been able to do that,” added Carlyle. “I can’t say that they are not doing it now and specifically the last two games. That’s the frustrating part about it. There is pressure on the power play now to provide offense for us. When things don’t go well offensively, you always look to your man power advantage to take up that slack.”

In that area of the game, the Ducks are 1-27 over the last four games.

So, the Ducks are hoping to get back on track Wednesday night against Dallas in the second meeting between the two teams in four days. Dallas won the season series opener on Sunday, 3-1.

Going into the week of play, the Ducks are led in scoring by Teemu Selanne with nine goals and nine assists for eighteen points. Winger Joffrey Lupul is second on the team with thirteen points based on eight goals and five assists.

The Ducks will entertain the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night at the Pond. Anaheim lost a 4-3 decision to the Avalanche back on November 3rd in Denver. The Avs will have played in Phoenix on Wednesday night prior to their visit to Southern California.

When the Ducks and Avalanche got together the first time, Joffrey Lupul scored a shorthanded goal with 56 seconds remaining in regulation to pull the Ducks within one goal, but the Avalanche held on to win by one goal. Lupul also scored a power play goal, while Petr Sykora added an even strength tally for the Ducks.

Ilya Bryzgalov made the start in goal and stopped 28-of-32 shots. Anaheim went 1-3 on the power play and killed off all seven power plays against them that night in Colorado.

Vancouver makes their first of two appearances in Anaheim this season on Sunday afternoon. It will also be the first of four games between the two Western Conference rivals during the 2005-2006 regular season.

The Canucks have a contest in San Jose on Wednesday and in Los Angeles on Thursday night before they meet up with the Ducks this weekend.

Of the next eight games for the Mighty Ducks in the month of November, six will be played at home.

SCHEDULE

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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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