Ducks Hold Intrasquad Scrimmage on Day 3 of Training Camp

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Ducks Hold Intrasquad Scrimmage on Day 3 of Training Camp
A capacity crowd was on hand to watch the Ducks hold an intrasquad scrimmage at THE RINKS \u2013 Anaheim ICE on Friday afternoon.
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By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

A capacity crowd was on hand to watch the Ducks hold an intrasquad scrimmage at THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE on Friday afternoon.

Team Black and Team White battled in a spirited two-period contest that eventually fell in favor of Black, which got the game-winning goal off the stick of Peter Holland.

Patrick Maroon, Charlie Sarault, Jakob Silfverberg and Ben Lovejoy scored for White. Kyle Palmieri, Andrew Cogliano, Matt Beleskey, Alex Grant and Holland found the net for Black.

“Pretty fast paced,” said Devante Smith-Pelly (Team White) of the action. “It was fun, it was good. I thought all the guys played pretty good.”

Smith-Pelly is one of many Ducks vying for a roster spot, and he knows he needs to bring his best throughout camp. “I thought I did well,” he said of his play today. “I played how I had to. Played physical. Playing with Winnie [Daniel Winnik] and Patty [Patrick Maroon], two other guys who like to play how I play down low. I thought we did a good job today.

“I like playing with guys who are similar to me, and I know exactly where to go. And when I have the puck, they know exactly where to go, too. It’s pretty simple. All pretty strong guys who like to play down low.”

The trio of Selanne, Silfverberg and Bonino has gelled so far during training camp.

CHEMISTRY DEVELOPING?
For the second consecutive day, the trio of Silfverberg, Nick Bonino and Teemu Selanne skated together, and they looked dangerous throughout the scrimmage. The line converted on a goal when Silfverberg outwaited John Gibson to bury a rebound right outside the crease. Could this line still be intact come opening night?

“I have an idea of what I want to see, and I’m going to allow that to take shape,” said head coach Bruce Boudreau. “Not everybody’s going to play in the same preseason game, so lines will have to be changed at that point. But at practice, I like to keep the top-18 forwards or 16 forwards the same.”

Bonino said his line began skating together before the start of training camp.

“We both came in a little early, so I was able to play with him a lot last week,” said Bonino, on Silfverberg. “And me, "T" [Selanne] and him all wore the same jersey and tried to get a little chemistry going. [Silfverberg’s] a good player. He’s got a great shot and he’s really responsible in the D zone, which is nice. Playing with those two is a lot of fun, and I hope it can continue.

“It’s early, and I know “T” and I know each other a little bit, but when you get a smart player like Jakob in there, it shouldn’t take long to mesh,” said Bonino. “We’re comfortable with where each other is. It’s been good so far.”

Boudreau, on Silfverberg’s goal: “His quickness, for him to get from the corner to the front of the net for that rebound before anybody else, and have the intelligence to hold onto it for an extra second for his goal, I thought was really good.

“When [you’re looking for] potential fits, that was a fit. Teemu likes playing with Bonino. There’s your second line, and you’re looking for that other guy to come in. Silfverberg can play the left side, so we’ll start with him there.”

ON-ICE SESSIONS CONTINUE TOMORROW AND SUNDAY
The Ducks will take the ice at 10 a.m. and follow with a 12 p.m. scrimmage tomorrow and Sunday. All times are tentative, so fans are encouraged to visit AnaheimDucks.com for updates. The remainder of the club’s practice schedule will be announced at a later date.

Saturday, Sept. 14: Practice 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.; Scrimmage: 12 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15
: Practice 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.; Scrimmage: 12 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 16
: Anaheim vs. Phoenix, 7 p.m. at Honda Center
Tuesday, Sept. 17
: Anaheim vs. Los Angeles, 7 p.m. at Honda Center
Wednesday, Sept. 18
: Anaheim at Colorado, 6 p.m. PDT at Pepsi Center

THE RINKS - Anaheim ICE presented by Honda is located at 300 West Lincoln Avenue in Anaheim (one mile east of the 5 freeway off the Lincoln Ave. exit). Parking is available in two separate structures adjacent to the facility.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 75 24 44 13 68
C. Perry 63 32 20 15 52
R. Kesler 78 20 27 -2 47
S. Vatanen 63 12 25 6 37
J. Silfverberg 77 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 69 9 25 -4 34
J. Wisniewski 66 8 26 -14 34
C. Fowler 76 7 27 5 34
H. Lindholm 74 7 26 23 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 33 11 5 .914 2.40
J. Gibson 13 7 0 .916 2.58

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