Ducks Practice Report: January 24

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Ducks Practice Report: January 24

By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

"Any time you can play in front of your home fans - passionate and cheering fans - it's definitely a big emotional boost for the team and we just feed off of that energy." -- Corey Perry

The Ducks were back on the ice this morning in preparation for tomorrow’s home opener against the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks embark on their first road trip of the season, beginning right here in Anaheim.

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
There’s always room for improvement, as the saying goes. During the last two practices, the Ducks have put in extra time working on their penalty killing, which currently ranks 30th (42.9%) in the league.

On what’s being worked on in practice: “Just different things that we were exposed in during the last two games; working on our neutral zone, getting that down pat, and our penalty kill and power play. Those are the three things that, if we’re rock solid, we’re going to have a lot of success.” – Corey Perry

“I still think that we have to do a better job on our [penalty kill]. We definitely have to do a better job. We’ve talked about it and watched video. We’re definitely looking forward to our next games when we can prove that we can do better.” – Jonas Hiller

“I think we needed two good days of practice because there were a lot of things that were pretty sloppy in the Calgary game. There were a lot of things I liked: We held them to one shot in the first 12 minutes of the game and in the first 12 minutes of the third period we held them to one shot, so those things we liked. But there were a lot of ways we were playing that aren’t conducive to winning. We tried to correct these a little bit in practice time, because once you start getting in the heat of these things, there’s going to be no practice time.” – Bruce Boudreau

EXCITED FOR THE HOME OPENER
“It’s great to be back. We have passionate fans here in Anaheim. Hopefully we can put on a good show. Any time you can play in front of your home fans – passionate and cheering fans – it’s definitely a big emotional boost for the team and we just feed off of that energy.” – Perry

“We love our fans here and we’re hungry to see them, as well. We’re excited to show up tomorrow and see all the support. We’re really excited to be here tomorrow.” – Ryan Getzlaf

“It’s going to be exciting. You’re always thinking about the home opener and we need to make sure we recognize the fans’ support and patience. [The team] is looking forward to playing for them tomorrow night.” – Cam Fowler

BACK IN BLACK
Rookie defenseman Hampus Lindholm took to the ice today wearing a black practice jersey after skating in an orange non-contact jersey yesterday. With the top-three defensive pairings set, Lindholm’s partners were Jordan Hendry and Sami Vatanen for the majority of practice. Lindholm was Anaheim’s first selection (sixth overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft.

LINE COMBINATIONS

FORWARDS
Perry – Getzlaf – Palmieri
Selanne – Bonino/Rakell – Ryan
Cogliano – Koivu – Winnik
Beleskey – Holland – Smith-Pelly – Staubitz

DEFENSE
Allen – Fowler
Souray – Sbisa
Lydman – Beauchemin
Hendry
Lindholm
Vatanen

GOALTENDERS
Hiller – Fasth

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Perry 12 8 8 9 16
R. Getzlaf 12 2 14 9 16
J. Silfverberg 12 4 9 5 13
R. Kesler 12 4 5 4 9
H. Lindholm 12 2 7 2 9
P. Maroon 12 5 3 7 8
S. Vatanen 12 2 6 5 8
A. Cogliano 12 3 4 8 7
S. Despres 12 1 6 8 7
C. Fowler 12 1 6 9 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 10 2 2 .935 1.75

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