Morning Report (Feb. 9): Ducks in St. Louis

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Morning Report (Feb. 9): Ducks in St. Louis
All-time, Teemu Selanne leads Ducks skaters in career scoring vs. STL, earning 57 points (24g/33a) in 70 games.
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

The Ducks have little time to dwell on last night’s 3-1 loss in Dallas. After seeing their four-game winning streak come to an end, the Ducks will look to get back in the win column tonight against the St. Louis Blues in the second of back-to-backs.

After landing in St. Louis at 1:30 this morning, the Ducks will not have a morning skate.

It is not yet known who tonight’s starting netminder will be after Jonas Hiller left yesterday’s game due to a lower-body injury. Hiller was removed primarily for precautionary reasons. Viktor Fasth manned the crease for second and third periods, stopping 11 of 12 shots.

LOVEJOY
Ben Lovejoy
made his Ducks debut last night in Dallas. The 6-2, 215-pound defenseman led all Ducks skaters in shots-on-goal (4) and co-led the team in blocked shots (3) in 16:20 time-on-ice. The mobile blueliner was paired primarily with Bryan Allen during the game.

HEAD TO HEAD
Tonight marks the first of three meetings against the Blues and the first of two at Scottrade Center. The final two meetings of the season take place on Mar. 10 at Honda Center and Mar. 16 at Scottrade Center.

Last season, the two teams split the season series (2-2-0) with the home team winning all four.

Anaheim owns a 31-32-9 all-time record vs. St. Louis… All-time, Teemu Selanne leads Ducks skaters in career scoring vs. St. Louis, earning 57 points (24g/33a) in 70 games.

THE BLUES
St. Louis comes into tonight’s matchup with a 6-4-0 record (7th in the Western Conference). The Blues are riding a three-game losing streak and have been outscored 16-5 during that span.

The Blues are getting offense from their defense through the first 10 games of the season. Kevin Shattenkirk (1g/9a) and Alex Pietrangelo (3g/7a) both have 10 points and share the team’s scoring lead with high-flying rookie Vladimir Tarasenko (5g/5a).

Brian Elliott is 3-4-0 with a 3.30 goals-against average and .864 save percentage, while fellow netminder Jaroslav Halak is undefeated with a 3-0-0 record (two shutouts), 2.10 GAA and .889 SV%.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 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
J. Wisniewski 66 8 26 -14 34
C. Fowler 76 7 27 5 34
H. Lindholm 74 7 26 23 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
 
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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