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Ducks Practice Report: January 24

Thursday, 01.24.2013 / 4:27 PM / News
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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 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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