Found October 13, 2013 on Sports Report SoCal:
TEAMS: Anaheim Ducks
Preview: Ottawa Senators(1-1-2) at Anaheim Ducks(3-1-0) The Anaheim Ducks will once again be the Anaheim Mighty Ducks tonight at Honda Center. The Ducks will vault their original 1993 uniforms tonight against the Ottawa Senators to commemorate 20 years of Ducks hockey. Ducks goaltenders Viktor Fasth and Jonas Hiller wore an old-school hockey mask in practice on Tuesday, like the one original Mighty Ducks goalie Guy Hebert used to wear, in preparation Sunday night’s game. Members of the original Mighty Ducks team will be in attendance. Some concession items will only cost 93 cents, and Honda Center will be decorated in a 1993 theme. “I love all of this stuff,” Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. “They’ve done such a great job with this whole thing.” One of the biggest offseason trades of the summer involved the Ducks and the Senators. Anaheim sent Bobby Ryan to Ottawa for a package involving Jakob Silfverberg and a 1st round draft pick in 2014. Even though it is too early to make a call on who won the trade in the long run, both teams have had success with the players they have acquired. Silfverberg has been a pleasant surprise for the Ducks through the first four games scoring four goals to lead the team. Ryan has had early success for the Senators as well. Scoring two goals and tallying two assists in Ottawa’s first four contests. If Silfverberg can perform at this level all season and into the future the Ducks will easily have received the better end of the trade. Acquiring a younger, much cheaper forward who can match Ryan’s production is a testament to the Ducks scouting department. It doesn’t hurt to have a future first round draft pick thrown in as well. Silfverberg hopes to help lead Anaheim to a fourth consecutive win tonight against his former team. “We want to build up a lot of confidence at the start of the season,” said Silfverberg, “We can’t get satisfied. We got to keep pushing harder.” The Ducks are 9-1-1 in their last 11 contests against the Senators, including the four to win the Stanley Cup in the 2006-07 Stanley Cup Finals. Ottawa has lost three straight games including last night against the San Jose Sharks, while the Ducks come in rolling after three straight wins. With the Ducks recent success against Ottawa and with having a couple days off to rest for tonight’s game the Ducks should be a heavy favorite to win.   Will not play: Anaheim: Luca Sbisa(ankle) out, close to return Sheldon Souray(wrist) out indefinitely Dustin Penner(lower body) out Mark Fistric(healthy scratch) Matt Beleskey(healthy scratch) Ottawa: Eric Gryba(healthy scratch) Matt Kassian(healthy scratch)   Game: The Ducks energy immediately shined in the first period. Just 27 seconds into the game Corey Perry drilled a shot into the back of the net coming off a faceoff in the offensive zone. Perry was assisted by Ryan Getzlaf and Patrick Maroon. Not long after Getzlaf found the net at 4:06 off the assists of Hampus Lindholm and Teemu Selanne. It forced Senators head coach Ryan MacLean to pull goaltender Craig Anderson in favor of Robin Lehner. Lehner had to deal with 50 shots just last night against the Sharks. The Ducks suffocating pressure tallied 24 shots on goal in the first period compared to the Senators 12 shots. The Ducks had many more opportunities to give themselves a huge lead missing on two breakaway chances and being unable to convert on a couple power play chances, including a five-on-three for 30 seconds. Ottawa finally put things together in the last three minutes of the period. Bobby Ryan scored at 19:12 on a one-time shot assisted by Kyle Turris and Joe Corvo. Ryan set up in front of Ducks goaltender Hiller when Turris launched a pass across the ice leaving Hiller no time to react to the empty net easy goal for Ryan ending the period with the Ducks leading 2-1. The Ducks followed up their all-time shots record in the first period (24) with another 21 shots in the second period giving the Ducks 45 shots through two periods. One thing that has set the Ducks back at times this year has been allowing the opposing team power play chances. Tonight, however, the Ducks have stayed much more disciplined by not committing a penalty through two periods. The first period ended with Ottawa gaining some momentum but the Ducks quickly put a stop to that in the second. Perry scored his second goal of the game on a pass from Lindholm at 3:18 to give the Ducks a 3-1 lead. A few minutes later the Ducks were given a power play off of a delay of game penalty on the Senators. Perry had a golden opportunity to get a hat trick but goaltender Lehner made a huge save on the cross ice one time shot by Perry allowing the Senators to kill off the power play. Nick Bonino scored off his own faceoff that he won in the Ottawa zone at 15:28. Bonino won the draw and pushed the puck towards the net and chased after it before gaining control and sneaking a shot by Lehner. The Ducks ended the second on their fourth power play and will have 51 seconds remaining with the one man advantage to start the third. The best things the Senators did all night stopping the Ducks power play opportunities. The Ducks had two more power plays in the third period without converting and finished 0-5 on power play opportunities. They were definitely no lack of scoring chances tonight for the Ducks, who can look at this 4-1 win and know they easily could have had seven or eight goals. The Ducks set a new team recording by taking 56 shots on goal, completely suffocating the Senators for the majority of the game. One thing the Ducks can work on is their power play as it has struggled a bit this season, including the 0-5 line in this game. The chances were there to really put Ottawa away and that’s something they will work to do better. The fourth straight win for the Ducks improves them to 4-1-0 and the loss drops the Senators to 1-2-2. Another strong early start for the Ducks is going to give the team a confidence moving forward and helping to create chemistry with the mix of veteran and young players. Next up on the Ducks schedule is a visit from the Calgary Flames, who have not lost in regulation, on Wednesday Sep 16 at Honda Center.   Fred McCarthy @FMcSocalSports
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