Philadelphia (2-1-0) at Anaheim (1-4-1)

Cloudy Currently: Anaheim, CA
Temp: 70° F
  • Game info: 10:30 pm EDT Wed Oct 22, 2003
  • TV: Comc, FSW2
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The Anaheim Mighty Ducks finally got their first win of the season.

Now they’ll try to win one in front of their home crowd as they open a three-game stand against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Anaheim began defense of its Western Conference title with five straight losses, including an overtime defeat, before finally breaking into the win column with a 2-0 victory at San Jose on Tuesday.

The Ducks’ three points are two off last season’s pace, when they had a 2-3-1 record after six games.

Fans at the Arrowhead Pond have had little to cheer about as Anaheim has dropped its first three at home, scoring in just one of those games—Sunday’s 4-3 overtime defeat to Boston.

The Ducks have been outscored 9-3 on home ice.

In Tuesday’s victory, Sandis Ozolinsh and Petr Sykora scored, Andy McDonald had two assists and backup goalie Martin Gerber made 34 saves for his second career shutout.

Sergei Fedorov had his fourth assist of the season, and leads the Ducks with four points.

Fedorov has enjoyed facing the Flyers during his career, amassing 25 points in 20 games.

While the Ducks left Carolina (0-2-2-0) as the only team in the NHL without a win this season, the Flyers come in off their first loss, a 4-0 setback at Los Angeles on Tuesday. Philadelphia entered the game 2-0-2.

The Flyers were without left wing Simon Gagne, who sat out with a bruised right shoulder. He was injured in Saturday’s win at Phoenix, when Shane Doan checked him into the boards from behind. His status for Wednesday’s game is unknown.

John LeClair, out with a broken foot, is still sore and won’t be back in the lineup until next weekend at the earliest.

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