Ducks Weekly Report
A LOOK AHEAD: Coming off a dramatic 3-2 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks last Friday, the Anaheim Ducks conclude a four-game homestand against the Pacific Division rival Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Honda Center…the Ducks are in the midst of playing 10 consecutive games against Pacific Division opponents, including three vs. Los Angeles and Phoenix, and two against Dallas and San Jose…Anaheim, which has earned standing points in five of the last six games, enters tomorrow night’s con
TOMORROW NIGHT’S SPECIAL GAME: FSN PRIME TICKET has teamed with the Anaheim Ducks to provide local hockey fans with a brand new game viewing experience for their game against the Los Angeles Kings on Tues. Nov. 13…while FSN PRIME TICKET carries traditional telecast coverage of the Ducks game against their visiting rivals, FSN WEST offers a compliment “Rinkside View” employing natural sounds and low camera angles to capture the action as seen from the front row…coverage of the Kings at Ducks begins on FSN PRIME TICKET at 6:30 PM with “FSN Live”…at 7 PM, FSN PRIME TICKET begins its game coverage with Ducks game analyst Brian Hayward and play-by-play announcer John Ahlers in the booth…at the start of the game, the “Name the Rivalry” con
THE PLACE TO BE: The Ducks look to record their 45th consecutive sellout when they take on the Kings tomorrow night at Honda Center…the Ducks posted their 44th sellout in a row on Nov. 9 vs. San Jose, drawing 17,174 to Honda Center...the 44 sellouts include 32 regular season and 12 playoff games...in August, the Ducks capped season ticket sales at 15,000 and started a waiting list for future orders...the Ducks currently have the fourth-longest active sellout streak among U.S.-based NHL teams...Minnesota leads the way with 254 consecutive regular season sellouts...next is the New York Rangers with 85...San Jose is third with 33 and is trailed by Anaheim with 32...Pittsburgh ranks fifth with 21 straight regular season sellouts...among Canadian teams, Vancouver leads with 183 consecutive regular season sellouts and is followed by Toronto (166), Calgary (134), Montreal (108), Edmonton (80) and Ottawa (7).
ON THE RISE: The Ducks rank among the NHL's top five teams with the largest attendance increase over the 2006-07 campaign through Nov. 11...St. Louis leads the NHL with a 33.9% increase over last year and is followed by the New York Islanders (24.6%), New Jersey (19.6%), Anaheim (15.3%) and Pittsburgh (10.7%).
STAR STRUCK: Five players from the defending Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks have been named to the ballot in the XM/NHL All-Star Fan Vote, which opens tomorrow...the Ducks are represented by goaltender J.S. Giguere, defensemen Chris Pronger and Francois Beauchemin, and forwards Andy McDonald and Ryan Getzlaf...Anaheim is one of five teams with a Western Conference-leading five players on the ballot...the other clubs are Calgary (Kiprusoff, Phaneuf, Regehr, Iginla, Langkow), Colorado (Hannan, Hejduk, Sakic, Smyth, Stastny), Detroit (Hasek, Lidstrom, Rafalski, Datsyuk, Zetterberg) and Vancouver (Luongo, Ohlund, Naslund, D. Sedin, H. Sedin)...from Nov. 13-Jan. 2, fans around the world can “Vote Now, Vote Often” online at NHL.com to select the starting lineups for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta...in addition, U.S. fans also can cast votes through Verizon Wireless cell phones.
MILESTONES ACHIEVED IN 2007-08:
Ryan Getzlaf 100th NHL point, Oct. 6 @ PIT
Chris Pronger 400th NHL assist, Oct. 15 vs. DET
Todd Marchant 900th NHL game, Oct. 23 @ STL
George Parros 100th NHL game, Oct. 25 vs. PHX
MILESTONES IN REACH:
Brad May 2 appearances to 900 NHL games
Rob Niedermayer 7 points to 400 NHL career points
Andy McDonald 9 goals to 100 NHL career goals
Chris Kunitz 11 appearances to 200 NHL games