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Morning Report: When the Lights Go Down in the City

Sunday, 10.27.2013 / 1:15 PM / News
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Morning Report: When the Lights Go Down in the City
The Ducks have had to deal with their fair share of adversity thus far into the young season, so when the lights inadvertently turned off on them inside Nationwide Arena this morning, the team didn\u2019t even flinch.
Photo courtesy of Dan Wood
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

The Ducks have had to deal with their fair share of adversity thus far into the young season, so when the lights inadvertently turned off inside Nationwide Arena this morning, the team didn’t even flinch. After a short group meeting at center ice, the players proceeded to go through their usual morning skate drills. The lights eventually turned back on.

The Ducks announced this morning that the team has recalled center Peter Holland from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League. Holland had four points (3g/1a) in five games with Norfolk at the time of his recall. The 22-year-old center is expected to replace Mathieu Perreault in tonight’s lineup, after Perreault suffered a sprained left wrist in Friday’s win at Ottawa. The good news is Perreault is day-to-day and hopes to be back in the lineup against Philadelphia (Tuesday) or Boston (Thursday).

Dustin Penner went through a lengthy conditioning skate this morning, but is not expected to play. Penner joined the team in Columbus yesterday and is symptom-free from the concussion he suffered last Sunday on a hit from Dallas forward Ryan Garbutt, who was suspended five games.

Frederik Andersen is expected to get his second consecutive start after a strong performance between the pipes in Ottawa, where he stopped 26-of-27 shots for his second career victory. The 6-foot-4 netminder is 2-0-0 with a 0.60 goals-against average and .980 save percentage.

Viktor Fasth
did not skate this morning. Fasth, who is currently dealing with a lower-body injury, skated prior to games in Toronto and Montreal.

LINE COMBINATIONS
Patrick Maroon – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry
Emerson Etem – Nick Bonino – Teemu Selanne
Andrew Cogliano – Saku Koivu – Kyle Palmieri
Daniel Winnik – Peter Holland – Devante Smith-Pelly

Hampus Lindholm – Francois Beauchemin
Cam Fowler – Ben Lovejoy
Bryan Allen – Sami Vatanen

DUCKS-BLUE JACKETS
Anaheim faces Columbus tonight for the first time as an Eastern Conference opponent. The Ducks posted a record of 23-17-7 against the Blue Jackets while they were a member of the Western Conference from 2000-13, including an 11-10-2 mark in Ohio. Anaheim earned points in all three games against Columbus last season (1-0-2), including a 3-2 overtime loss on Mar. 31 at Nationwide Arena. Selanne leads Ducks skaters in career scoring vs. the Blue Jackets, earning 21-20=41 points in 39 games.

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 62 37 20 5 183 146 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 61 33 24 4 174 158 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 DAL 61 27 25 9 191 202 63
12 COL 61 26 24 11 161 175 63
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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