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Morning Skate Report: February 1

Friday, 02.01.2013 / 2:57 PM / News
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Morning Skate Report: February 1
Vatanen
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

It appears Viktor Fasth will get the nod in goal tonight against the Minnesota Wild. The 30-year-old Swedish netminder was the first of the two goaltenders to exit the ice during today’s morning skate.

VATANEN’S DEBUT?
Luca Sbisa
’s defensive partner during today’s skate was, once again, Sami Vatanen. Whether that’s a sign the 5-foot-10 Vatanen appears in his first career NHL game tonight remains to be seen.

While head coach Bruce Boudreau didn’t explicitly say Vatanen’s debut would come tonight, he said he’s eager to see what the Finnish defenseman can bring to the big club.

“I watched him play in Norfolk and some nights he was outstanding. Other nights, he was average. So if it’s like the rest of the players, not only in Norfolk but in the American [Hockey] League, they pick their game up when they get to the NHL to another level. It’ll be interesting to see, when he plays, what it’s going to be like.

BOUDREAU ON THE WILD
“Quite honestly, I haven’t seen much of them. I know they’re dangerous. You just look at [Pierre-Marc] Bouchard’s goal the other day. They can get secondary scoring. [Matt] Cullen has always been a pain. Any time you’ve got a Suter and a Parise…I played against Zach from the American league until he was in Jersey when we’d play him four times a year. He’s a perfect hockey player. He works never-ending, he’s got talent and he can see the ice, and he’s not small; he’s short. He wins battles from his tenacity.”

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 36 23 8 5 104 98 51
2 CHI 35 23 10 2 107 72 48
3 NSH 33 22 9 2 95 70 46
4 STL 34 21 10 3 100 86 45
5 SJS 35 19 11 5 99 90 43
6 WPG 35 18 10 7 88 81 43
7 VAN 33 20 11 2 99 91 42
8 LAK 35 17 11 7 97 88 41
9 CGY 36 18 15 3 104 98 39
10 MIN 32 16 13 3 93 89 35
11 COL 34 13 13 8 90 101 34
12 DAL 33 14 14 5 95 113 33
13 ARI 34 12 18 4 80 112 28
14 EDM 35 7 21 7 75 121 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 35 12 27 9 39
R. Kesler 36 12 15 -1 27
S. Vatanen 36 9 15 1 24
C. Perry 23 14 8 11 22
M. Beleskey 36 15 4 12 19
C. Fowler 35 4 14 2 18
J. Silfverberg 36 4 12 2 16
H. Lindholm 35 4 11 11 15
P. Maroon 28 2 13 -4 15
D. Smith-Pelly 32 4 9 4 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28
F. Andersen 19 5 4 .914 2.39

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