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Morning Skate Report: Feb. 6

Wednesday, 02.6.2013 / 12:06 PM PT / News
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Morning Skate Report: Feb. 6
Teemu Selanne paces Anaheim skaters in career scoring vs. Colorado, picking up 73 points (34g/39a) in 64 games.
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

Bruce Boudreau wouldn’t reveal tonight’s starting goaltender but Viktor Fasth was the first to get off the ice during the morning skate at Pepsi Center. If Fasth gets the nod tonight, it will be his fourth start in Anaheim’s last six games.

The 30-year-old netminder became the first goaltender in Ducks history to win his first three career NHL contests, including Monday’s win over the Sharks. In addition, Fasth is just the third goaltender in club history to win his first three decisions as a Duck (also Ray Emery in 2010-11, 6 consecutive wins; Curtis McElhinney in 2009-10, 4 consecutive wins).

Entering tonight’s game, Fasth is 3-0-0 with a 1.30 goals-against average and .946 save percentage.

HEAD TO HEAD
Tonight marks the first of three games vs. Colorado this season. Anaheim went 1-2-1 vs. Colorado last season (0-1-1 at Pepsi Center) and has compiled a 16-4-1 record when facing the Avs dating to Feb. 25, 2007 (7-2-1 at Pepsi Center).

Teemu Selanne leads the Ducks in career scoring vs. Colorado, picking up 73 points (34 goals, 39 assists) in 64 games.

THE AVALANCHE
Avalanche head coach Joe Sacco confirmed Semyon Varlamov as Colorado’s starting goaltender for tonight’s game.

The 24-year-old netminder enters the game with a 3-5-0 record, 2.50 GAA and .915 SV%. In his career, Varlamov is 2-0-1 (in four appearances) with a 2.33 GAA and .921 SV% when facing the Ducks.

Up front, the Avs are without the services of Gabe Landeskog (head/leg; no timetable for return) and David Jones (knee; day-to-day). Additionally, they’ve lost Steve Downie (knee) for the season and Ryan O’Reilly (RFA) has yet to sign a contract extension.

On the backend, Colorado is without defenseman Ryan Wilson who injured his ankle in the Avs’ Feb. 2 game against Edmonton. Wilson is out indefinitely.

In need of depth upfront, the Avs claimed Aaron Palushaj off waivers yesterday. Palushaj earned five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 38 games with the Montreal Canadiens last season.

NOTE: David Jones is due back in the lineup for tonight’s game.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 55 35 16 4 153 127 74
2 DAL 52 33 14 5 169 137 71
3 STL 54 29 17 8 128 128 66
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 50 27 19 4 145 132 58
6 COL 54 27 23 4 146 148 58
7 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
8 NSH 52 24 20 8 130 137 56
9 MIN 51 23 19 9 126 122 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 51 20 19 12 119 138 52
12 CGY 50 22 25 3 130 147 47
13 WPG 51 22 26 3 132 148 47
14 EDM 52 21 26 5 130 151 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Perry 50 21 14 -2 35
R. Getzlaf 46 4 30 6 34
R. Rakell 47 11 15 1 26
R. Kesler 50 11 15 -8 26
S. Vatanen 50 6 18 0 24
J. Silfverberg 50 6 11 -3 17
C. Stewart 44 7 9 1 16
A. Cogliano 50 5 11 -10 16
H. Lindholm 49 6 8 -4 14
C. Fowler 37 3 9 -9 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 10 8 5 .918 2.35
J. Gibson 12 7 2 .923 1.92

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