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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 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 62 40 18 4 192 153 84
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
9 LAK 62 29 21 12 166 162 70
10 SJS 63 30 25 8 175 181 68
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 60 19 40 10 59
C. Perry 48 26 17 13 43
R. Kesler 63 16 23 -2 39
S. Vatanen 57 12 22 6 34
M. Beleskey 56 21 9 13 30
P. Maroon 55 7 21 -4 28
H. Lindholm 60 6 22 17 28
J. Silfverberg 62 9 18 7 27
C. Fowler 62 5 21 -2 26
R. Rakell 52 5 19 4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 29 8 5 .916 2.37
J. Gibson 7 5 0 .914 2.63

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