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Morning Report (April 8): Ducks Ready for Schultz, Oilers

Monday, 04.08.2013 / 3:19 PM / News
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Morning Report (April 8): Ducks Ready for Schultz, Oilers
"You've got to stay out of the box against them, and when you come out, you have to make sure you're focused because they can make you pay." -- Andrew Cogliano, on the Oilers
By Kyle Shohara
@kyleshohara
AnaheimDucks.com


The Ducks took part in an optional skate this morning at Honda Center and among them was Ryan Getzlaf. The captain has missed the previous two games due to a lower body injury suffered in the third period against Dallas on April 3.

“He’s a gametime decision today,” said head coach Bruce Boudreau. “He skated today and felt fine. I’ll decide whether we put him in or not.”

Tonight marks the first and only time the Edmonton Oilers play at Honda Center, and one player in particular will be closely watched whenever he’s on the ice – rookie defenseman Justin Schultz, who chose to play for the Oilers despite being drafted in the second round by the Ducks in 2008. More on that story and Schultz quotes.

When asked about the Schultz situation, Boudreau said, “I was sort of out of the loop, didn’t know much about it. I know we owned him at one point, and we didn’t at the end. That’s as far as I know. It’s just a uniform. He’s a good player and all, but we have to beat the Oilers, not Justin Schultz."

FACING THE OILERS
Andrew Cogliano knows the Oilers well, having been drafted by Edmonton in the first round in 2005 and playing his first four years with the club.

On the keys to containing the Oilers: “First of all, hopefully stay out of the box. That’s the most important thing. They have guys that can make you pay. I played with a bunch of them, and they’re very skilled. They move the puck well, and that’s one reason why they’ve been so good on the power play this year.

“You’ve got to try to stay out of the box against them, and when you come out, you have to make sure you’re focused because they can make you pay.”

Below are the players who skated this morning:

Forwards
Beleskey
Cogliano
Dvorak
Etem
Getzlaf
Holland
Lombardi
Palmieri
Ryan
Staubitz
Winnik

Defensemen
Allen
Fowler
Lovejoy
Sbisa

Goaltenders
Hiller
Fasth

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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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