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Morning Report (March 22): Ducks Ready for the Red Wings

Friday, 03.22.2013 / 3:18 PM / News
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Morning Report (March 22): Ducks Ready for the Red Wings
"Any time Detroit is in here, it's always a pretty good crowd. They have a lot of fans who follow them, and rightfully so."
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Corey Perry

By Kyle Shohara
@kyleshohara
AnaheimDucks.com

The Ducks were back on the ice at Honda Center in preparation for the first half of a rare doubleheader against the visiting Detroit Red Wings, with Anaheim looking for a 14th straight home win.

Viktor Fasth was the first off the ice this morning, and it appears Brad Staubitz and Ben Lovejoy will be tonight’s healthy scratches.

HE’S BACK
Corey Perry
has served his four-game suspension and is eligible to return to the Ducks lineup. Perry, who signed an eight-year contract extension with the Ducks earlier this week, says he’s eager to get back into the lineup.

“It’s been awhile, but it’s time to get back out there,” said Perry. “You obviously want to be out there helping your team win.”

Perry talks to Dan Wood about his return

FACING THE WINGS
The Ducks battle Detroit at home for the first time this season, and an amped-up crowd is expected to fill Honda Center tonight and Sunday.

Perry: “Any time Detroit is in here, it’s always a pretty good crowd. They have a lot of fans who follow them, and rightfully so. It’s a big two points for us tonight.

“We’re trying to separate ourselves from the teams below us. We’ve got to keep pushing and keep looking ahead.”

Bruce Boudreau was asked whether he’s concerned about a letdown following the victory over Chicago two nights ago: “We’re playing Detroit. We’re not playing a bag of beans here,” he said. “These guys are the best team the last two decades, every year.

“What bugs me is they’re coming off a loss. They’ve won two in a row on the road, and if you look at them all year, when you think they’re down, all of a sudden they win three or four in a row. They’ve got that kind of team and that kind of coaching and that kind of organization. The minute anybody on our team takes Detroit too lightly is the minute they won’t be playing.”

LINE COMBINATIONS
Forwards

Perry – Getzlaf – Ryan
Palmieri – Holland – Selanne
Cogliano – Koivu – Winnik
Beleskey – Steckel – Etem

Defense
Souray – Beauchemin
Allen – Sbisa
Fowler – Lydman

Goaltenders
Fasth
Hiller

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 47 15 35 13 50
C. Perry 33 19 12 16 31
R. Kesler 48 13 18 -1 31
S. Vatanen 48 10 20 5 30
M. Beleskey 47 18 7 13 25
C. Fowler 47 5 18 4 23
P. Maroon 40 5 18 2 23
H. Lindholm 47 5 15 14 20
J. Silfverberg 48 6 12 2 18
K. Palmieri 24 10 5 1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 27 6 5 .919 2.24
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28

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