Hot Off Homestand, Ducks Hit Road

They play at Chicago and Colorado after notching their sixth straight win last night over Ottawa

Tuesday, 03.04.2008 / 2:19 PM / Features
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Hot Off Homestand, Ducks Hit Road

By Matt Vevoda
AnaheimDucks.com

After dropping their first game of the homestand, the Ducks reeled off six straight, culminating with the 3-1 triumph over Ottawa on Monday night.

Thriving off a 6-1 homestand and playing their best hockey of the season, the Ducks departed Tuesday morning for two games at Chicago and Colorado. And while the Ducks made significant strides over those games, they hope the momentum from those wins can propel them through the last 14 games of the regular season and into the playoffs.

 “This was a huge homestand,” said Doug Weight, who acknowledged feeling good the morning after his first game in the lineup since Feb. 8. “We did a great job of taking advantage of that, feeding off our fans and getting that fever back into this city and this building. We’re excited to keep building on that and hopefully snowballing. Peaking at the right time is what we want to do.”

Corey Perry, who had his first goal at home last night since Jan, 13, said, “Our team played well and we got some bounces. It definitely was a big jumpstart for us.”

Noticeably clicking on the ice, the Ducks have rattled off 11 wins in their last 12 games dating back to Feb. 5 at the New York Islanders. In helping the Ducks outscore opponents 37-19 in those games, Ryan Getzlaf said the chemistry will continue to improve going forward.

“I think it’s being developed,” Getzlaf said. “Obviously over time here, it’s only going to get better. Those are the things that we have to work on right now.”

Taking part in similar stretch runs over the past two seasons, Perry sees that same fire burning in his teammates eyes that proved so crucial in bringing home a championship last year.

“Everybody is filling their role and knows what it is,” Perry said. “That’s what happened last year when we started this. When we were going into the playoffs, everybody adapted to their role and fulfilled it. It’s starting to look the same way this year.”

“Everybody is filling their role and knows what it is,” Perry said. “That’s what happened last year when we started this. When we were going into the playoffs, everybody adapted to their role and fulfilled it. It’s starting to look the same way this year.”

In a tight-knit race for the Pacific Division lead with Dallas and San Jose, the Ducks are determined to wear that crown for a second consecutive season. Currently Anaheim’s 83 points sits just four back from the first-place Stars and one ahead of the third-place Sharks.

“We’ve been pushing to be the best we can be and to keep moving up the standings,” Perry said. “Everybody knows what’s at stake, so everybody is getting prepared."

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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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