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Scouting Report: Anaheim Ducks

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- It is safe to say this season hasn't gone the way the Anaheim Ducks had envisioned.

With a 13-15-6 record and 32 points on the year, the Ducks are dead last in the Pacific Division, their -21 goal differential is the worst in the NHL, and they have scored a League-low 66 goals this season.

But things are slowly turning around in Anaheim. The Ducks are 5-4-1 in their last 10 skates and are coming off a strong 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Anaheim outshot Philadelphia by a 37-26, outhit the Flyers 27-18, and scored on two of their three power plays.

Corey Perry scored a pair of goals in the win and captain Ryan Getzlaf scored his second goal of the year on a five-on-three power play.

"We have to come out and play at the top of our game every night," Perry told AnaheimDucks.com "We have to play with that edge and emotion. A lot of guys played really well tonight. We played solid defence and blocked a lot of shots."

But the victory proved costly for the Ducks as they lost Cam Fowler in the first period. The defenceman suffered a sprained knee and will not travel with the team on their three-game road trip.

Shea Theodore, the Ducks' first round pick in 2013, was recalled from the San Diego Gulls on Monday afternoon.

Record: 13-15-6

2015 vs. the Flames: 1-0-0

Notable Injuries: Simon Despres (concussion), Cam Fowler (sprained knee)

Who's HOT: Corey Perry

The 30-year-old has three goals and four points in his last four games and is coming off a two-goal performance against the Flyers on Sunday. Perry leads the Ducks in scoring with 13 goals and 23 points and also leads his team in shots on net with 90 in 34 skates. In the first game between the Flames and Ducks this season, Perry had two goals and three points in a 5-3 Anaheim win at the Honda Center on Nov. 24.

Honourable Mention: John Gibson

In 12 games this season, the 22-year-old has a 5-4-2 record with a 1.98 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Gibson, the Ducks second round pick in 2011, made 24 saves on Sunday when Anaheim defeated Philadelphia 4-2.

Who's NOT: Jakob Silfverberg

After scoring 13 goals and 39 points in 2014-15, it looked the 25-year-old was headed towards a big 2015-16 season. Thus far, Silfverberg has just three goals and six points through 34 appearances this year and has been held pointless in his last five games.

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