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Sunday, October 13th (All times Eastern)

Ottawa Senators (1-1-2) at Anaheim Ducks (3-1-0), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - Bobby Ryan makes his return to Orange County on Sunday, as his Ottawa Senators visit the Anaheim Ducks in a battle at the Honda Center.

Ryan was selected by Anaheim with the second overall pick of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and became a highly-productive member of the franchise before being traded to Ottawa over the summer. Ryan could be facing an icy reception from Ducks fans on Sunday, but the talented winger appears to be taking it all in stride.

"I'm not sure," Ryan told the Senators official web site when asked what to expect on Sunday. "It'll be an emotional day. I spent six years there. Lot of friends and family in the area, so it'll be an emotional day. But, hopefully, I'll be well received. Who knows?"

The 26-year-old Ryan, who scored 30 or more goals four times during his time with the Ducks, was acquired on July 5 by the Senators for forwards Jakob Silfverberg, Stefan Noesen and a first-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Ryan has two goals and two assists in his first four games with Ottawa.

Silfverberg, meanwhile, already has four goals and an assist in four games with the Ducks. In fact, the 22-year-old winger is coming off a big game for Anaheim, as he scored twice to help lead the Ducks to Thursday's 6-0 rout of the visiting New York Rangers.

"He just goes out and plays," Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau said of Silfverberg. "He's a quiet guy and he does what he does. He's a good enough player that he has some success."

Daniel Winnik and Dustin Penner each posted a goal and an assist on Thursday, while Saku Koivu and Ryan Getzlaf scored for the Ducks, who were playing their first home game of the season and have won three straight since losing to Colorado to start the year.

Jonas Hiller stopped 34 shots for his first shutout of the season in Thursday's win, which kicked off a five-game road trip.

The Ducks enter Sunday facing a rash of injuries, as forwards Nick Bonino, Kyle Palmieri, Dustin Penner and Mathieu Perreault are all questionable for tonight's game with various ailments.

Anaheim has won two straight and five of its last six meetings against the Senators, who have dropped two of their last three games at the Honda Center.

Ottawa is opening the season on a six-game road trip and has lost three straight after beginning the swing with a 1-0 victory in Buffalo. The Sens were in action Saturday in San Jose and dropped a 3-2 decision to the Sharks. Brent Burns buried the game-winner 7:08 into the third period, as San Jose handed Ottawa its first regulation loss of the season.

Ryan and Zack Smith notched a goal apiece for the Senators, who received 47 saves from Robin Lehner in the loss.

"Robin played real good," Senators coach Paul MacLean said. "We just can't continue to take penalties, especially the undisciplined kind, the ones we are taking. You can't expect the goalie to keep killing them off."

Senators No. 1 goaltender Craig Anderson expects to get the start on Sunday. He has not fared well against Anaheim in his career, posting a 2-6-0 record and a 3.34 goals against average in eight games versus the Ducks.

10/13 10:56:17 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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