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Heading East

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
After a lengthy homestand, the Ducks are out on a four-game, six-day road swing through the eastern part of the country. All four stops on the trek feature playoff teams from last season.

Here is a closer look at the trip:

Prudential Center
Road Trip Starts with 3-1 Loss
Corey Perry scored his 12th goal of the season and extended his point streak to a career-high nine games, but Anaheim could not muster any other offense in a 3-1 defeat at New Jersey. Recap | Photos

Ducks with ties to New Jersey
Sheldon Brookbank (played with Devils from 2007-09)
Scott Niedermayer (played with the Devils from 1991-2004)
George Parros (played with Princeton University from 1999-2003)
Bobby Ryan (born in Cherry Hill, NJ)

About the state of New Jersey
Known as "The Garden State," New Jersey is home to more than 9,800 farms covering 790,000 acres. It was the first state to sign the Bill of Rights. The first organized baseball game was played in the city of Hoboken in 1846 and the first professional basketball game was played in the city of Trenton in 1896. The state is one of only two in the United States (along with Oregon) where self-service filling of gas is prohibited.

Nationwide Arena
Ducks Earn One Point, Fall in Shootout
Bobby Ryan and Todd Marchant tallied goals in regulation, but the Ducks came up short in a 3-2 shootout loss at Columbus. Ryan Getzlaf (two assists) and Corey Perry (one assist) each extended their scoring streaks to a league-high 10 games in the defeat. Recap | Photos

Ducks with ties to Columbus or Ohio
Sheldon Brookbank (played with Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) 2003-05)
Ryan Getzlaf (played with Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) 2005)
Joffrey Lupul (played with Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) 2004-05)
Jean-Sebastien Giguere (played with Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) 2000-01)
Todd Marchant (played with Blue Jackets 2003-05)
Corey Perry (played with Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL) 2004)

About the city of Columbus
Located near the center of the state, Columbus is the most populous city in Ohio (and the state capital) and the home to The Ohio State University, the largest university in the United States.
It is known as “The Arch City” because of the dozens of metal (formerly wooden) arches that span the city.


Joe Louis Arena
Ducks Outgunned in Detroit
Anaheim tied the game three times in the third period, but they could never take a lead and fell 7-4 in Detroit. Ryan Getzlaf (one goal, three assists) and Corey Perry (one goal, one assist) extended their league-high scoring streaks to 11 games in the loss. Recap | Photos

Ducks with ties to Detroit or Michigan
Mike Brown (played with University of Michigan 2003-05)
Sheldon Brookbank (played with Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) 2001-03)

About the city of Detroit
Nicknamed “The Motor City,” Detroit is the center of the American automobile industry. The city also goes by the moniker “Rock City,” based on the popular 1976 KISS song and is home to the Motown sound founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1957. Detroit is the oldest city in the Midwest and the only major U.S. city from which one can look south to Canada.

Mellon Arena
Road Trip Closes with Loss
The Ducks trailed for most of the game in a 5-2 loss to the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins at Mellon Arena. The defeat closed a disappointing road trip for Anaheim, which went 0-3-1 in the four-game trip. A high note during the game was Corey Perry extending his career-high points streak to 12 games. Recap | Photos

Ducks with ties to Pittsburgh or Pennsylvania
Evgeny Artyukhin (played with Hersey Bears (AHL) 2003-04)
Erik Christensen (played with Penguins 2005-08, played with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) 2004-06
Steve Eminger (played with Flyers 2008)
Joffrey Lupul (played with Flyers 2007-09)
George Parros (born in Washington, Penn., played with Reading Royals (ECHL) 2004-05)
Ryan Whitney (played with Penguins 2005-2009, played with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL) 2004-05)

About the city of Pittsburgh
Not only home to the defending Stanley Cup champions, "The Steel City" is also where the reigning Super Bowl champion Steelers (winners of an all-time record six) of the NFL play.
The Economist listed Pittsburgh as the most livable city in the United States earlier this year. The city has 723 bridges, more than any other city in the world except Venice, Italy. Pittsburgh is also is within 500 miles of more than half the U.S. population.
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