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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 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Perry 52 21 17 -3 38
R. Getzlaf 48 5 33 9 38
R. Rakell 49 13 15 -2 28
R. Kesler 52 11 15 -8 26
S. Vatanen 52 6 19 -1 25
C. Stewart 46 8 9 2 17
J. Silfverberg 52 6 11 -2 17
A. Cogliano 52 6 11 -9 17
H. Lindholm 51 6 8 -5 14
C. Fowler 39 3 9 -11 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 11 8 5 .920 2.27
J. Gibson 12 8 2 .917 2.13

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