• PRINT
  • RSS

Practice Report: Ducks Preparing for Season Opener

Monday, 09.30.2013 / 2:21 PM PT / News
X
Share with your Friends


Practice Report: Ducks Preparing for Season Opener
"I felt good. Get a good couple practices now, and I'm ready. Definitely ready [for Wednesday]" -- Jakob Silfverberg
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

With the regular season opener just two days away, the Ducks went through a spirited, up-tempo practice this morning at Honda Center, and head coach Bruce Boudreau said he was pleased with the effort.

“You could tell the guys were looking forward to the season starting,” he said. “It was so much more upbeat than the last couple in training camp. I was pretty happy with it.”

With the preseason done with, defenseman Francois Beauchemin said the team’s mindset is now focused solely on Wednesday’s road contest against the Colorado Avalanche.

“We had some really good practices,” he said. “We worked on some stuff we needed to. Now it’s all about going to Colorado and being ready to go for game one.”

Beauchemin’s story is quite remarkable, having undergone ACL surgery in the offseason. Now, a little more than four months after the operation, there’s a good chance Beauchemin plays on Wednesday. The 33-year-old said rest has been instrumental in his recovery process.

“It’s amazing what one day off makes,” he said. “I took one day off Thursday and felt great. I had yesterday off, and today was a really good day. Going through an injury like I did, a day off is really the key to make sure you recover well.”

PHOTOS FROM PRACTICE

SILFVERBERG SKATES
Jakob Silfverberg
skated with the team for the first time since leaving Anaheim’s September 22 preseason game against the Avalanche with a lower-body injury. Today, Silfverberg skated on a line with Teemu Selanne and Peter Holland.

“I felt good,” he said. “It’s just a matter of getting the conditioning. I’ve been off the ice for about a week now. Other than that, I feel just fine. Get a good couple practices now, and I’m ready. Definitely ready [for Wednesday].”

THE 411 ON PERREAULT
The Ducks acquired center Mathieu Perreault from the Washington Capitals yesterday in exchange for John Mitchell and a fourth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft. Having coached Perreault during his time with the Capitals, Boudreau briefed the media on what to expect from the 25-year-old forward.

“As a player, he’s not a big guy,” he said. “He’s 175 pounds soaking wet. But he’s got great quickness. Not overall speed, but from spot to spot, he’s very quick. He’s got a keen eye for the puck, he can make plays, he’s an exciting player, and he’s really good on the forecheck. His faceoffs are hit-and-miss, but he’s not bad on it.

“We just thought he could really help our team, and help our power play on the second unit,” Boudreau said. “He was part of that power play that was 26 percent last year. Considering they play the same way we do, he should know where his position is.”

Perreault is expected to practice with the Ducks tomorrow morning.

ROSTER MOVES
The Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has made the following roster moves:

Assigned to Norfolk (AHL):
John Kurtz - Left wing
Rickard Rakell - Center
Brad Staubitz - Right wing
Nolan Yonkman - Defenseman

Assigned to Utah (ECHL)
:
Igor Bobkov - Goaltender

With these moves, Anaheim has now finalized its Season Opening 23-man roster, comprised of 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 25 45 15 70
C. Perry 67 33 22 13 55
R. Kesler 81 20 27 -5 47
J. Silfverberg 81 13 26 15 39
S. Vatanen 67 12 25 5 37
P. Maroon 71 9 25 -5 34
C. Fowler 80 7 27 4 34
H. Lindholm 78 7 27 25 34
M. Beleskey 65 22 10 13 32
R. Rakell 71 9 22 6 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 35 12 5 .914 2.38
J. Gibson 13 8 0 .914 2.60

AnaheimDucks.com is the official Web site of the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim Ducks and AnaheimDucks.com are trademarks of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy     Contact Us    Jobs     Honda Center    Corporate Partnerships   Terms of Use   NHL TicketExchange  Site Map AdChoices