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Ducks Notes: Anaheim Continues Winning Ways on Road Trip

Monday, 02.11.2013 / 7:47 PM / News
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Ducks Notes: Anaheim Continues Winning Ways on Road Trip
DUCKS TAKE TWO OF THREE TO START SIX-GAMER: The Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks (8-2-1, 17 pts.) continue a season-high six-game road trip as they take on the Chicago Blackhawks (10-0-2, 22 pts.) tomorrow at the United Center...the game features the two top Western Conference teams to-date, as Chicago and Anaheim have combined for 39 points and a .848 winning percentage…the Ducks have gone 2-1-0 on the first three games of the road trip and won five of their last six overall (5-1-0)...in addition, Anaheim has earned points in five of its six road games thus far (4-1-1, 9 pts.)…the club is off to its best start through the first 11 games of the season since Anaheim went 8-0-3 for 19 points in 2006-07 (this is the club's second-best start ever)...additionally, Anaheim's 37 goals through the first 11 contests (shootout goals excluded) marks the highest team goal output in club history (previously 35, 2006-07)...Anaheim's 3.36 goals-per-game average currently ranks tied for third in the NHL, while its 5-on-5 goals for/against ratio ranks second in the league (1.75)...the club has 28 goals scored 5-on-5 this season, good for second in the NHL…following tomorrow's contest, the Ducks continue their season-long trip which includes stops in Detroit on Friday, Feb. 15 and Nashville on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Fasth

A VERY FASTH START: Signed as a free agent on May 21, 2012, Viktor Fasth is the first goaltender to win his first five starts since Dan Ellis (with Dallas/Nashville) won his first six starts from Feb. 18, 2004-Nov. 29, 2007 (9 games)...Fasth was also the first goaltender to win his first four NHL appearances since Nolan Schaefer (with San Jose) won his first five games from Oct.26-Nov. 4, 2005…Fasth is also the first goaltender in NHL history over age 30 to win his first five starts (no other player 30+ had won more than their first two games)...in his first six NHL appearances (one no decision), Fasth has stopped 138-of-148 shots for a 1.72 GAA (10 GA/349 MIN) and .932 SV%...he currently ranks fourth among NHL goaltenders in GAA and sixth in SV%...Fasth recorded his first career shutout on Feb. 6 at Colorado, stopping all 31 shots faced...in addition, he is just the second goaltender in club history to win his first five decisions as a Duck (also Ray Emery in 2010-11, 6 consecutive wins).

AGE-DEFYING FINNS: Ducks forwards Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu rank first and second, respectively, among team leaders in points...Selanne's 4-10=14 points (+6) through Anaheim's first 11 games is his best start to a season since he had 4-10=14 in 11 games with the original Winnipeg Jets in 1995-96 at age 25...in addition, Koivu's 4-9=13 points (+11) through 11 games this year is his best start since 2000-01, when he had 6-7=13 points in the first 11 with Montreal...Koivu's +11 rating on the season leads all NHL players.

Selanne

LEADING AT 42: Teemu Selanne enters tomorrow's game one power-play goal shy of 250 in his career and is currently tied with Phil Esposito for third on the all-time list (249)...Selanne has recorded two four-point games this season, just the third and fourth time an NHL player 42 years or older has accomplished the feat...Selanne, who scored 1-3=4 points on Feb. 9 at St. Louis (at 42 years, 326 days) and 2-2=4 points on Jan. 19 at Vancouver, joins Gordie Howe (42 years, 326 days) with 1-3=4 points for Detroit on Feb. 20, 1971 vs. Buffalo and Tim Horton (42 years, 3 days) with 0-4=4 points for Pittsburgh on Jan. 15, 1972 vs. Philadelphia on the exclusive list...Selanne's four points on Feb. 9 moved him into a tie with Adam Oates for 16th on the all-time scoring list (1,420), while his three assists moved him past Larry Robinson and into sole possession of 41st on the all-time assists list (753)...he is currently only one goal shy of matching Jaromir Jagr (668) and Luc Robitaille (668) for 10th in all-time NHL goals...in addition, Selanne ranks sixth in all-time game-winning goals (three behind Brendan Shanahan)…in 1,352 career NHL games (WPG, ANA, SJ & COL), Selanne has scored 667-753=1,420 points with 249 PPG and 106 GWG...he opened the 2012-13 season at 42 years, 6 months and 16 days as the oldest active player in the NHL and the oldest to ever compete in a Ducks uniform.

Souray

WELCOME ADDITIONS: In addition to Swedish netminder Viktor Fasth, several off-season acquisitions have made major impacts for the Ducks to start the season…signed as a free agent on July 1, 2012, Sheldon Souray has notched 4-3=7 points (+10) this season, ranking first among NHL defensemen in plus/minus, tied for second in goals and tied for 12th in scoring...he also ranks second overall in the NHL - behind only teammate Saku Koivu (+11) - in plus/minus...Souray netted his fourth goal of the season - and second consecutive game-winner (his two GWG rank tied for fifth in the NHL) - in a 3-0 victory Feb. 6 at Colorado…the last time Souray posted back-to-back game-winning goals was Dec. 22-26, 2008 with Edmonton (two games)...in addition, the back-to-back game winners marked the first by a defenseman in club history...he enters tomorrow's game just two goals shy of his 2011-12 total of six in 64 games with Dallas…signed as a free agent on July 20, 2012, Daniel Winnik (5-2=7) became the first player in club history to score five times in the first four games of any regular season…he is tied for third among NHL leaders in plus/minus (+9) through 11 games this season…also signed on July 1, 2012 to bring added size and strength to the club, defenseman Bryan Allen is averaging 18:37 minutes per game and co-leads the team with 22 blocked shots.

TOP BENCH BOSSES: Among all active NHL coaches, Ducks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau ranks second in win percentage (.655), compiling a 236-113-49 record in 398 career games...Boudreau, along with San Jose coach Todd McLellan are the two fastest coaches in modern-day NHL history to reach 200 wins…Boudreau reached the 200-win mark Nov. 22, 2011 (w/Washington) in 326 games (200-86-40), the fastest in modern day history...on Jan. 27 vs. Vancouver, McLellan became the second-fastest coach in modern-day NHL history to win 200 games (now 202-94-43 in 339 career games) and owns a .659 win percentage, first among all active NHL coaches.

SCHEDULE

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PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48
 

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