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 x - ANA 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 76 47 21 8 218 183 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
5 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 SJS 75 37 30 8 210 212 82
11 DAL 75 36 29 10 232 240 82
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 74 24 44 14 68
C. Perry 62 32 20 16 52
R. Kesler 77 19 27 -4 46
S. Vatanen 62 12 25 6 37
J. Silfverberg 76 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 68 9 25 -3 34
C. Fowler 75 7 27 5 34
J. Wisniewski 65 8 25 -14 33
H. Lindholm 73 7 26 22 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 33 11 5 .914 2.40
J. Gibson 12 7 0 .914 2.65

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