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Morning Report: Sights Set on Eight

Saturday, 12.21.2013 / 1:36 PM / 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

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
2 ANA 65 41 17 7 193 178 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
12 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 62 20 41 12 61
C. Perry 50 27 18 15 45
R. Kesler 65 17 23 0 40
S. Vatanen 57 12 22 6 34
M. Beleskey 56 21 9 13 30
J. Silfverberg 64 10 20 11 30
P. Maroon 57 7 21 -4 28
H. Lindholm 62 6 22 18 28
C. Fowler 64 5 22 2 27
R. Rakell 54 5 19 4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 30 8 5 .917 2.34
J. Gibson 8 5 0 .920 2.51

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