Ducks Weekly Report 3/21-3/27

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By Michael Walters

Anaheim Ducks 41-23-10, 92 points, 2nd in the Pacific Division

The Anaheim Ducks went 1-1-1 this week. They lost to Montreal in regulation and Toronto in overtime. The Ducks came back from behind and beat Ottawa in overtime.

Win The Week?

The Ducks didn’t win or lose the week earning three points out of a possible six. The Ducks remain in second place, but still control their destiny in the Pacific Division.

Player of the Week

Jakob Silfverberg. He led the Ducks with three goals this week. He set a new single season record with his 16th goal in the game against Ottawa. He is the fourth leading goal scorer for Anaheim behind Ryan Kesler, who is is third with 17 goals.

Injury News

David Perron

Perron went into the boards awkwardly hitting his shoulder in the game against Winnipeg. During the pre-game show yesterday, Anaheim Ducks announcer John Ahlers said that Perron suffered a separated shoulder, which means he could miss several weeks. According to Bruce Boudreau he is listed as week-to-week.

Here is a video of the play:

Simon Despres

Despres was injured in the game against Montreal. He was sent back home for further evaluation.

Kevin Bieksa

Bieksa was injured in the game against Toronto. According to Anaheim Ducks announcers John Ahlers and Brian Hayward it appears to be a hand or wrist injury.

Here is a video of the play:

Sami Vatanen

During the first period of the game against Colorado on March 9, Vatanen took an elbow to the head and didn’t return. He did not play this past week and is listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury. He did skate with the team on Friday and Saturday. According to Boudreau he could play against Edmonton or Calgary. Watch the injury here: Vatanen Receives An Elbow

Nate Thompson

Thompson returned in the game against Toronto and played in the contest against Ottawa.

Chris Stewart

Stewart finally returned to action against the Ottawa Senators since injuring his jaw. He wore the face shield in the game.

Transactions

The Anaheim Ducks recalled Shea Theodore from the San Diego Gulls this week. He played over 21 minutes in the game against the Ottawa Senators. He didn’t register a point and had one shot on net.

Game Results

March 22: Ducks lose 4-3 to Montreal

Quick Recap: 

Corey Perry scored his 30th goal of the season and Silfverberg scored twice, but the Ducks still lost to the short-handed Montreal Canadiens 4-3.

Full Recap: Opportunity Lost For Anaheim In Montreal

March 24: Ducks lose in overtime 6-5

Quick Recap:

The Ducks got down 4-1 and rallied to lead 5-4 in the third period, but Toronto scored on a power play to force overtime. The Maple Leafs eventually won in overtime 6-5.

Full Recap: Anaheim Clinches Playoff Spot Despite Overtime Loss

March 26: Ducks rally from three down to win in overtime

Quick Recap: 

The Ducks trailed 3-0 in the third period and rallied scoring three straight times to send the game to overtime. After being awarded a power play, Rickard Rakell scored the game winner to complete the comeback.

Full Recap: Ducks Fight Back and Complete Comeback In Overtime

This Coming Week’s Schedule

March 28: at Edmonton Oilers, 6:00 PM PT

March 30: vs Calgary Flames, 7:00 PM PT

April 1: vs Vancouver Canucks, 7:00 PM PT

 

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