Morning Report: Sights Set on Eight

Saturday, 12.21.2013 / 10:36 AM PT / News
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Morning Report: Sights Set on Eight
UNIONDALE, N.Y. \u2013 The Ducks bring a franchise record-tying seven-game win streak into tonight\u2019s contest against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (4 p.m. PT, Prime Ticket, AM 830).
PHOTOS FROM THE MORNING SKATE
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – The Ducks bring a franchise record-tying seven-game win streak into tonight’s contest against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (4 p.m. PT, Prime Ticket, AM 830).

Last night’s 3-2 overtime victory tied the club record for consecutive wins, marking the third time in franchise history the team has recorded seven consecutive wins, including once earlier this season (Oct. 5-20, 2013 & Feb. 20 - Mar. 7, 1999).

It was a fitting end for Montvale, New Jersey native Kyle Palmieri, who secured the two points on a nifty wraparound goal in front of hundreds of his friends and family members.

The Islanders come into tonight’s game with points in their last three games, including a 5-3 victory at Madison Square Garden last night. Though the Isles sit near the bottom of the league standings (28th), Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau says the Islanders are on the verge of going on a run.

“I see a team ready to explode,” he said. “They played very good against us in Anaheim. You look at the tape of last night’s game, and they can throw some great speed at you. If they get that feeling of winning, well, usually winning streaks follow losing streaks. We’re well aware they’re on a high coming into tonight’s game.”

ROAD WARRIORS
Anaheim played its league-leading 22nd road game of the season last night in New Jersey, extending its road winning streak to four games with a 3-2 overtime win. The Ducks, who have also earned points in five straight away from home (4-0-1), last won four straight road games from Feb. 9-16, 2013 (4-0-0). With a 12-7-3 road record, Anaheim co-leads the NHL in road points (27). At 61 goals, the Ducks have scored the second-most goals through 22 road games in club history (2006-07, 65). With the conclusion of this four-game road trip, Anaheim will have completed 59% of its road schedule and will not return to the Eastern Time Zone for the remainder of the season.

DUCKS-ISLANDERS
The Ducks and Islanders conclude a two-game season series tonight at Nassau Coliseum. Anaheim is 10-10-5 in its all-time series against the Islanders, including a 4-6-1 mark on Long Island. The Ducks earned a 5-2 victory in the first game between these two teams on Dec. 9 at Honda Center. Anaheim rallied from a pair of one-goal deficits with three two-period goals for the win, keyed by Cam Fowler's career-tying three points (1g/2a) and Daniel Winnik's career-best three assists. The Ducks have won the last two games vs. the Islanders dating to a 4-2 win on Jan. 6, 2012 at Honda Center, matching a club best (fourth time). Anaheim has never won more than two straight games over the NY Islanders. Saku Koivu leads Ducks skaters in career scoring vs. the Islanders, collecting 33 points (8g/25a) in 42 games.

SCHEDULE

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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 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 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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