Morning Report: Division Title Within Reach

Monday, 04.07.2014 / 1:05 PM / News
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Morning Report: Division Title Within Reach
The Ducks close out their final Canadian road trip of the season tonight in Vancouver. After tonight, the Ducks have just one road game remaining (L.A.) and three games overall. They still maintain a one-point lead over the Sharks in the Pacific despite letting two points slip away last night in Edmonton. A point earned tonight would put the Ducks in a division-clinching scenario on Wednesday night against the Sharks at Honda Center.
By Kyle Shohara
AnaheimDucks.com

The Ducks close out their final Canadian road trip of the season tonight in Vancouver. After tonight, the Ducks have just one road game remaining (L.A.) and three games overall.

They still maintain a one-point lead over the Sharks in the Pacific despite letting two points slip away last night in Edmonton. A point earned tonight would put the Ducks in a division-clinching scenario on Wednesday night against the Sharks at Honda Center.

“We’ve got four games left now,” said captain Ryan Getzlaf. “We’ve got to win our fair share of them to finish in that first spot.”

A win tonight would move the Ducks to within a point of idle St. Louis for the Western Conference lead.

GIBSON’S DEBUT
John Gibson is the youngest Ducks goaltender (20 years and 267 days) to appear in an NHL game in franchise history (previously Ilya Bryzgalov, 21 years and 108 days). The youngest Ducks goalie to start an NHL game previously was Michael Wall (21 years and 124 days). Also, Gibson is the youngest goalie to appear (and start) in an NHL game since Colorado’s Sami Aittokallio (20 years and 248 days), Apr. 11, 2013.*
*Courtesy Elias Sports Bureau

Gibson has appeared in 45 games with Norfolk this season, posting a 21-17-4 record with a 2.34 goals-against average (GAA), .919 save percentage (SV%) and five shutouts. At the time of his recall (April 6), Gibson ranked third among AHL goalies in GAA, seventh in SV%, second in shutouts and sixth in saves. Among rookie goalies, he led in GAA, tied for first in shutouts, second in SV% and saves (1,141), and ranked fifth in wins.

Selected by Anaheim in the second round (39th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Gibson has appeared in 46 career AHL games with a 21-17-4 record with a 2.38 GAA and a .918 SV% with five shutouts. Gibson was named the CCM/AHL Goalie of the Month in October after going 3-1-2 with a 1.44 GAA and .953 SV% in six appearances.

IN THE ZONE
Corey Perry
's 42 goals through 78 games are the second-most in his career (had 46 in 78 games in 2010-11). Perry scored his 40th and 41st goals April 2 vs. Edmonton to reach the 40-goal milestone for the second time in his career and the 10th time in team history (also Selanne, five times; Kariya, three times). Perry is currently on pace to become the first player to score 40-plus goals with a plus/minus rating of +30 or higher since 2009-10 (Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin). Perry was the second player to reach 40 goals this season, trailing only Ovechkin.

DUCKS-CANUCKS
Anaheim and Vancouver conclude a five-game season series tonight at Rogers Arena. The Ducks have won five straight games over Canucks for their best all-time win streak vs. their Pacific Northwest rival. Anaheim has gone 4-0-0 against Vancouver in 2013-14, marking its most wins vs. the Canucks in a single season. The Ducks have earned wins on Nov. 10 (3-1), Jan. 5 (4-3, OT) and Jan. 15 (9-1) at Honda Center, and Mar. 29 (5-1) at Rogers Arena.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48

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