The Anaheim Ducks weren't able to make new head coach Bruce Boudreau a winner in his debut, but look for a victory on Sunday evening against the Minnesota Wild at Honda Center. The Wild have the distinction of being one of the few NHL teams the Ducks have beaten this season, as Anaheim won 3-2 in Minneapolis on October 27.
The Ducks held a 3-0 lead on Friday night against the Philadelphia Flyers but ended up falling in overtime 4-3, thanks in part to a double minor, four-minute penalty on Ryan Getzlaf in overtime. With the overtime loss on Friday, the Ducks picked up a point, the first time they had at least a point in consecutive games since a pair of overtime losses on November 1 and November 3.
This is the fifth game of a six-game homestand for Anaheim, who is 1-2-1 through the first four contests at Honda Center. The Ducks are 3-12-5 in their last 20 games.
Corey Perry had a five-game goal scoring streak snapped on Friday night, but he does have five goals and five assists in his last eight contests. Teemu Selanne has four goals and four assists in his last eight games. Tonight will be the 800th game for Selanne as a Duck, the most in franchise history.
Mikko Koivu, the younger brother of the Ducks' Saku Koivu, leads the Wild this season with 20 points and 16 assists. Matt Cullen, Devin Setoguchi, and Kyle Brodziak all have eight goals on the season to lead Minnesota.
The Ducks and Wild have split two games this year, with each team picking up a 3-2 victory on the other team's home ice. The Ducks on Saturday recalled left wing Jean-Francois Jacques from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.
Sunday's 5 p.m. PST game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more Ducks hockey news and information, be sure to read Anaheim Calling.