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Notes from the Road

Friday, 09.18.2009 / 5:56 PM / Features
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Notes from the Road
Ducks radio analyst Dan Wood will be a frequent contributor to AnaheimDucks.com, reporting on the team when they're on the road. This is his first installment.

The Ducks’ first road trip of the season is a short one and a long one, all at the same time.

Twenty-two players, coach Randy Carlyle and team staff departed Los Angeles on a charter airplane at 9 this morning, bound for Phoenix and tonight’s preseason matchup with the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena in suburban Glendale.

The itinerary calls for a postgame return flight to Los Angeles, with arrival expected sometime in the vicinity of midnight.

The short trip, thus, equals a long day. A demanding stretch of four preseason games in four nights will conclude with a Saturday night game against the Kings at Staples Center.

Tonight’s lineup against the Coyotes features a projected line of promising young center Maxime Macenauer skating between wingers Bobby Ryan and Joffrey Lupul. Defensemen Brett Festerling, Steve McCarthy and Jassen Cullimore and forwards Ryan Donally and MacGregor Sharp are all scheduled to see their first action of the exhibition campaign.

With a bit of help from teammate Mike Brown, Ryan made his way through about half of the USA Today crossword puzzle on the flight to Phoenix. Funny thing about young Mr. Ryan, a right-hand shot on the ice. He writes left-handed.

“I do everything else left-handed,” Ryan said.

Turns out, Ryan never played baseball, but if he had, he would have caught and thrown left-handed, he said.

“I never played anything but hockey, ice and roller,” Ryan said.

Former Ducks goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov isn’t scheduled to play for Phoenix tonight, but the affable Bryzgalov had news to report nonetheless.

Sporting a glorified buzz cut, Bryzgalov bragged that the ’do cost $60.

Gee, I just happen to know a place in Orange where he could have accomplished the same thing for $5.25.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 33 21 7 5 97 89 47
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 31 21 8 2 94 72 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 VAN 31 18 11 2 89 88 38
6 SJS 32 17 11 4 90 82 38
7 WPG 32 16 10 6 78 75 38
8 LAK 32 15 11 6 84 78 36
9 CGY 33 17 14 2 97 90 36
10 MIN 30 16 12 2 86 78 34
11 DAL 30 12 13 5 87 103 29
12 COL 30 10 13 7 78 98 27
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 32 7 19 6 66 106 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 32 10 24 6 34
R. Kesler 33 11 15 0 26
S. Vatanen 33 9 15 2 24
C. Perry 23 14 8 11 22
M. Beleskey 33 14 3 11 17
C. Fowler 32 3 14 0 17
J. Silfverberg 33 4 12 6 16
H. Lindholm 33 3 11 10 14
P. Maroon 25 2 12 -6 14
D. Smith-Pelly 30 4 7 1 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28
F. Andersen 17 5 4 .912 2.46

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