Game 17: Ducks Look To Short-Circuit The Lightning

Graphic: NHL

By Michael Walters

The Anaheim Ducks(7-6-3) continue their homestand against the Tampa Bay Lightning(13-2-2). The game starts at 5:00 PM PT and will be on Prime Ticket locally and AM 830.

Anaheim Outlook:

John Gibson returned to practice and it appears like he will start tonight. Reto Berra could be the backup since Ryan Miller did not practice yesterday after being injured in the Ducks 4-1 win over the Canucks on Thursday night. Ondrej Kase has not practiced with the team since being knocked of the game against Los Angeles. He is unlikely to play tonight.

Keys To The Game

The Ducks need to repeat their performance they had against the Lightning in their first meeting. Anaheim jumped on Tampa Bay with three goals in the second period. The Ducks were also two-for-two on the power play in the previous meeting, which will be key if the Ducks want to beat the Lightning again. The Ducks did score three power play goals against Vancouver on Thursday night.

Anaheim’s Projected Lineup:

Rickard RakellDerek GrantCorey Perry
Andrew CoglianoChris WagnerJakob Silfverberg
Dennis RasmussenAntoine VermetteLogan Shaw
Nick RitchieKalle KossilaKevin Roy

Hampus LindholmJosh Manson
Francois BeaucheminBrandon Montour
Sami VatanenKevin Bieksa

In Net
John Gibson 5-5-1, GAA 2.97, SV% .914 (Unconfirmed)

Tampa Bay Outlook:

The Lightning have the best record in the league at 13-2-2 good for 28 points. They have been tearing it up on the score sheet by racking up four or more goals in 11 of their 17 contests. Nikita Kucherov has exploded this season for 16 goals already in 17 games. Steven Stamkos and Vladislav Namestnikov each have eight goals.

Keys To The Game

Tampa Bay has the second-best power play in the league at 27.9% efficiency. They will look to pressure on the forecheck and get Anaheim into penalty trouble. One weak area for the Lightning is in the face-off circle where they are only winning 48.1% of their draws.

Tampa Bay’s Projected Lineup:

Vladislav Namestnikov – Steven Stamkos – Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat – Brayden Point – Yanni Gourde
Alex Killorn – Tyler Johnson – Gabriel Dumont
Chris Kunitz – J.T. Brown – Ryan Callahan

Victor Hedman – Jake Dotchin
Mikhail Sergachev – Anton Stralman
Braydon Coburn – Dan Girardi

In Net
Andrei Vasilevskiy, 12-1-1, GAA 2.41, SV% .928 (Confirmed)

Check out our latest podcast for more on your Anaheim Ducks!

Want to start your sports media career? Then Join The Puck Network!

DucksNPucks is part of The Puck Network, which covers the entire NHL. There are openings to cover your favorite team(s) and earn school credits! If you are interested, then apply by filling out the form here: Join Our Team. What are you waiting for? Start your sports media career TODAY!

November 12th, 2017

Filed under: Ducks News Tagged: Anaheim Ducks, ducksnpucks, tampa bay lightning


chigago blackhawks

Chi-Town Hawks

anaheim ducks

Ducks N Pucks

boston bruins

Bruin Strong

carolina hurricanes

Carolina Caniacs

colorado avalanche

Denver Avs

arizona coyotes

Coyotes Howl

Buffalo sabres

Sabres Den

columbus blue jackets

Blue Jacket Army

dallas stars

Shootout Stars

calgary flames

Fierce Flames

detroit red wings

Red Wings Town

new york islanders

Long island Pucks

minnesota wild

Rink Wild

edmonton oilers

Ice Oilers

florida panthers

Roaring Panthers

new york rangers

Fighting Rangers

nashville predators

Preds N Pucks

los angeles kings

LA Royalty

montreal canadiens

Hockey Habs

new jersey devils

Puck Devils

st.louis blues

Break Away Blues

san jose sharks

Bay Sharks

ottawa senators

Slap Shot Sens

philadelphia flyers

Furious Flyers

winnipeg jets

High Flying Jets

vancouver canucks

Canucks N Pucks

tampa bay lightning

Bay Bolts


Pens N Pucks

toronto maple Leafs

Just Leafs

washington capitals

Capital Pucks