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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 NSH 62 41 14 7 188 147 89
2 ANA 62 38 17 7 182 174 83
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 60 29 19 12 162 153 70
9 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 COL 62 27 24 11 166 179 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 59 19 39 9 58
C. Perry 47 24 17 12 41
R. Kesler 62 15 22 -4 37
S. Vatanen 57 12 22 6 34
M. Beleskey 56 21 9 13 30
P. Maroon 54 7 21 -3 28
H. Lindholm 59 6 22 19 28
J. Silfverberg 61 9 17 7 26
C. Fowler 61 5 21 -5 26
K. Palmieri 37 12 11 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 29 8 5 .916 2.37
J. Gibson 6 5 0 .915 2.69

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