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 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 75 24 44 13 68
C. Perry 63 32 20 15 52
R. Kesler 78 20 27 -2 47
S. Vatanen 63 12 25 6 37
J. Silfverberg 77 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 69 9 25 -4 34
C. Fowler 76 7 27 5 34
H. Lindholm 74 7 26 23 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
R. Rakell 67 8 22 8 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 33 11 5 .914 2.40
J. Gibson 13 7 0 .916 2.58

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