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Morning Report: The Gang Prepares for Philly

Tuesday, 10.29.2013 / 9:04 AM PT / News
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Morning Report: The Gang Prepares for Philly
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

The Ducks are in the City of Brotherly Love for tonight’s matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.

In this, the fifth game of the club’s season-long eight-game, 15-day road trip, the Ducks look to jump on a struggling Flyers squad that’s only won two games (2-4-0) at home. However, Philadelphia enters tonight’s game on a two-game winning streak, with victories over the Rangers and Islanders, respectively, outscoring them 7-3 in those games.

The injury bug has been a major pest since preseason, but the sun broke through the clouds this morning when center Mathieu Perreault stepped onto the ice for the morning skate. Perreault suffered a sprained left wrist in Friday’s win over Ottawa and missed Sunday’s game in Columbus, but is a “game-time decision,” according to head coach Bruce Boudreau. Perreault said his wrist felt “really good” yesterday. Perreault’s been nails in the faceoff dot this year, ranking sixth in the league in faceoff win percentage (58.0%). In addition, his nine points (4g/5a) in 11 games places him third on the team’s scoring chart.

Jonas Hiller was the first goaltender off the ice this morning and will likely get the start in net. Hiller (4-2-0) will look to bounce back after a 4-1 loss in Montreal on October 24.

INJURY UPDATES
Dustin Penner
skated with the team this morning, but is also a game-time decision, according to Boudreau.

Luca Sbisa (ankle) is hoping to play by either Saturday in Buffalo, or Monday in New York. Sbisa injured his ankle in the team’s first preseason game on September 16, and has yet to play in the regular season.

Matt Beleskey (hand) is expected to be ready for the team’s next road trip, beginning November 12 in Florida. Beleskey has played in two regular season games thus far (Oct. 2 at Colorado and Oct. 5 at Minnesota).

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

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

DUCKS-FLYERS
Tonight marks the first contest between the Ducks and Flyers at Wells Fargo Center in over three years. The two clubs last faced each other in Philadelphia on Oct. 21, 2010, a 3-2 Ducks win. Two subsequent contests have taken place, both at Honda Center. In the most recent contest at Honda Center on Dec. 2, 2011, Bruce Boudreau made his Ducks head coaching debut in a 4-3 overtime loss. The Ducks are 9-8-7 all-time vs. the Flyers, including a 4-4-3 mark in Philadelphia.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 13 50 14 63
C. Perry 82 34 28 2 62
R. Kesler 79 21 32 5 53
R. Rakell 72 20 23 -1 43
J. Silfverberg 82 20 19 8 39
S. Vatanen 71 9 29 8 38
A. Cogliano 82 9 23 2 32
H. Lindholm 80 10 18 7 28
C. Fowler 69 5 23 -8 28
C. Stewart 56 8 12 2 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07
A. Khudobin 3 3 0 .909 2.70

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