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Morning Report: Taking Care of Business

Friday, 03.28.2014 / 12:25 PM PT / News
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Morning Report: Taking Care of Business
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com


The road trip continues tonight as the Ducks visit Rexall Place for a Friday night matchup against the Edmonton Oilers. 

With San Jose losing in regulation last night against the Winnipeg Jets, the Ducks can claim the top spot in the Pacific Division with a win of any kind tonight. Though they would tie the Sharks in points (103), the Ducks still have two games in hand (after tonight) and have already clinched the tiebreaker. As of today, the Ducks have 45 regulation/overtime (ROW) wins to San Jose’s 37.

Even if the Sharks win their final seven games in regulation or overtime, they will end with 44 ROW, one less than the Ducks. It’s up to the Ducks to take advantage of their final 10 games of the season.

Anaheim is in the midst of a nine-game stretch against teams outside of the playoffs. The Ducks have started the right way, going 2-0 with victories against Florida and Calgary. Tomorrow, they’ll close out the road trip in Vancouver before opening a three-game homestand against Winnipeg, Edmonton and Nashville. Then, they’ll hit the road for a back-to-back set against the Oilers and Canucks.

Initial line rushes hint at Nick Bonino taking another crack at left wing on the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. Bonino, a natural center, saw time with Getzlaf and Perry in the third period of Anaheim’s 3-2 win in Calgary two nights ago. Jonas Hiller is expected to get the start in net tonight.

The Ducks won’t get a chance to face former teammate Viktor Fasth, who was traded to Edmonton on March 4 for a fifth-round pick in 2014 and a third-round pick in 2015. Fasth, who has appeared in four games with the Oilers, injured his neck in a collision with teammate Anton Lander during practice on Monday. Injuries have limited him to only nine games overall this season. But there’s a chance he’ll play in either of the two final games against the Oilers, on April 2 and 6.

LEADING THE WAY
Ryan Getzlaf has eight games with three-or-more points this season, trailing only Sidney Crosby (13 games) in that category. Getzlaf has 63 points (24g/39a) in his last 52 games, including an official 14-game streak (6g/11a) from November 15 - December 15, the longest in the NHL since March 7 - April 7, 2012 (Pittsburgh's Pascal Dupuis, 10g/12a in 14 straight).

Getzlaf ranks second among league leaders in scoring, tied for third in even-strength goals (26), tied for seventh in game-winning goals, tied for sixth in assists, tied for 11th in goals and ranks second among all forwards in blocked shots (82).

DUCKS-OILERS
Anaheim and Edmonton play the third of a five-game season series Friday at Rexall Place. This season marks the first time these two teams have played more than four games in a regular season since the 1998-99 campaign, when the clubs faced each other five times (2-3-0 record for Anaheim). The Ducks have won a club-record six straight games vs. the Oilers, most recently a 5-2 victory on Jan. 3 at Honda Center. Anaheim owns a 44-34-6 all-time record vs. Edmonton, including a 20-18-3 mark at Rexall Place. Following Friday's game, the season series will return to Anaheim on April 2 prior to the finale on Apr. 6 in Edmonton.

UPDATED RADIO SCHEDULE
Please note the following updates regarding the Ducks radio broadcast for the remainder of the season.

Day Date Opponent Game Station
Friday March 28 Edmonton 6:30pm KFWB 980
Saturday March 29 Vancouver 7:00pm KSPN 710
Monday March 31 Winnipeg 7:00pm KSPN 710
Wednesday April 2 Edmonton 7:00pm KTDD 1350
Friday April 4 Nashville 7:00pm KFWB 980
Sunday April 6 Edmonton 5:00pm AM830
Monday April 7 Vancouver 7:00pm AM830
Wednesday April 9 San Jose 7:30pm KSPN 710
Saturday April 12 Los Angeles 7:30pm KSPN 710
Sunday April 13 Colorado 5:00pm AM830

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
11 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 49 5 35 9 40
C. Perry 53 21 17 -4 38
R. Rakell 50 13 15 -3 28
R. Kesler 53 11 15 -8 26
S. Vatanen 53 6 19 -1 25
C. Stewart 47 8 10 2 18
J. Silfverberg 53 6 12 -2 18
A. Cogliano 53 6 11 -9 17
H. Lindholm 52 6 8 -6 14
C. Fowler 40 3 9 -10 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 11 8 6 .920 2.30
J. Gibson 12 8 2 .917 2.13

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