Game 2: Ducks vs Flyers

By Michael Walters

The Anaheim Ducks(1-0-0) continue their homestand against the Philadelphia Flyers(1-1-0).

Anaheim Outlook:

The wounded Ducks started the season at home against the Arizona Coyotes without Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, Patrick Eaves, Hampus Lindholm, Sami Vatanen, and Ryan Miller. The Ducks got down 4-1 in the game but managed to rally to win 5-4. The “comeback kids” scored two late goals in the third period to complete the come from behind win.

Keys To The Game

It appears the Ducks will still be without all the injured players listed above. For tonight’s contest, they need to look to get a lead first instead of having to try to rally from a multiple-goal deficit. Anaheim also needs to work on their special teams. They went 0-for-4 on the powerplay while giving up two powerplay goals to Arizona in four attempts.

Anaheim’s Projected Lineup:

Andrew CoglianoRickard RakellCorey Perry
Ondrej Kase Antoine VermetteJakob Silfverberg
Chris WagnerDennis RasmussenLogan Shaw
Giovanni FioreDerek GrantJared Boll

Philadelphia Outlook:

The Flyers have played two games already, one against San Jose and the other against Los Angeles. They won the game against the Sharks 5-3 and then lost 0-2 to the Kings the following night. Wayne Simmonds currently leads the Flyers with three goals from his hat trick on opening night. The Flyers will need to get him going tonight if they want to leave Anaheim with two points.

Keys To The Game

After scoring five goals in their season opener, the Flyers were shutout in their second game. The Flyers will look to get on the scoreboard against the Ducks tonight. If they can score early on the Ducks, then they have a good chance to win tonight’s contest. Of course, they may need a multiple goal lead as the Ducks were able to rally down by three in their home opener.

Philadelphia’s Projected Lineup:

Claude GirouxSean CouturierJakub Voracek
Jordan WealNolan PatrickWayne Simmonds
Dale WeiseValtteri FilppulaTravis Konecny
Taylor LeierScott LaughtonMichael Raffl

Ivan ProvorovAndrew MacDonald
Shayne GostisbehereRobert Hagg
Travis SanheimRadko Gudas

In Net
Brian Elliott 1-0-0, GAA 3.00, SV% .914 (Confirmed)

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October 7th, 2017

Filed under: Ducks News Tagged: Anaheim Ducks, ducksnpucks, philadelphia flyers


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