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Hot Off Homestand, Ducks Hit Road

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

Tuesday, 03.4.2008 / 11:19 AM PT / 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."

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07
A. Khudobin 3 3 0 .909 2.70


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