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Ducks Ready to Move on

Tuesday, 11.06.2007 / 7:29 PM / Features
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Ducks Ready to Move on

By Matt Vevoda
AnaheimDucks.com

While they were humbled in a 5-0 defeat to Dallas on Monday, the Ducks returned to Honda Center for practice Tuesday in search of consistency, which appeared to be building after back-to-back wins over Columbus and Phoenix last week.

“We play a couple of games and then we falter like we did Monday night from a standpoint of execution and structure,” coach Randy Carlyle said. “We were not anywhere near where we needed to be for the 60 minutes.”

While he acknowledged the Ducks’ roller coaster ride of a season thus far, second-year defenseman Kent Huskins said the team needs to push forward to find a solution.

“It’s a pretty fragile thing sometimes. You think you’re headed in the right direction and then you have a night like Monday night,” Huskins said. “We’ve been doing some really positive things the last week. The loss can’t discourage us. It’s just a matter of learning from it and making sure it doesn’t happen in the next game.”

After a quick team meeting Tuesday addressing Monday night’s loss, the Ducks were collective ready to move on to Wednesday’s home game against Phoenix.

“The sun came up,” Corey Perry said. “It’s a new day. Wednesday’s a new game and a new team. We just have to be prepared.”

After dropping their first meeting with the Coyotes 1-0 on Oct. 25 at home, the Ducks sizzled in Phoenix for a 5-2 win on Nov. 3.

While that victory against the Coyotes helped remedy the problem of winning on the road this season, the Ducks hope Wednesday’s game is the first step towards solving their stability woes.

“Our power play clicked a few times in Phoenix,” Perry said. “If we’re doing that and we’re skating, we’re going to be successful. We’re going to create chances and eventually they’re going to go in the net. It’s just one of those things where the other night five went in and Monday night none went in. We have to get back to being consistent.”

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 33 22 9 2 102 67 46
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
7 WPG 33 17 10 6 80 76 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 31 13 13 5 89 104 31
12 COL 32 11 13 8 83 100 30
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 34 12 25 7 37
R. Kesler 35 11 15 -2 26
S. Vatanen 35 9 15 -1 24
C. Perry 23 14 8 11 22
M. Beleskey 35 15 3 11 18
C. Fowler 34 3 14 1 17
J. Silfverberg 35 4 12 3 16
H. Lindholm 34 4 11 12 15
P. Maroon 27 2 12 -5 14
D. Smith-Pelly 31 4 8 3 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28
F. Andersen 18 5 4 .913 2.41


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