Morning Skate Report: February 1

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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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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Perry 1 2 2 1 4
R. Getzlaf 1 1 2 2 3
S. Vatanen 1 1 2 0 3
P. Maroon 1 0 1 0 1
H. Lindholm 1 0 1 0 1
K. Palmieri 1 0 0 0 0
S. Despres 1 0 0 0 0
J. Silfverberg 1 0 0 0 0
R. Rakell 1 0 0 -1 0
R. Kesler 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 1 0 0 .926 2.00

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