Game 17: Ducks Host Flames

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By Michael Walters

Anaheim Ducks(6-7-3) vs Calgary Flames (9-5-1)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks played the Kings last night and lost 4-1. Some defensive breakdowns got the Kings off to an early lead and they never looked back after that. The Ducks are going to have rebound quickly as the Flames are coming in town tonight on three days rest.

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The Ducks are also still without Max Comtois(lower body), Ondrej Kase(concussion), Nick Ritchie(upper body) and Carter Rowney(upper body). Josh Manson(upper body) was placed on the injured reserve list recently. Pontus Aberg, Ryan Kesler, and Jakob Silfverberg share the team lead in scoring with four goals each. Rickard Rakell(3 G + 8 A) leads the team with 11 total points.

Projected Lineup

Jakob SilfverbergRyan Getzlaf – Patrick Eaves
Andrew CoglianoRyan Kesler – Kiefer Sherwood
Rickard Rakell – Adam Henrique –Pontus Aberg
Brian Gibbons – Sam Carrick – Ben Street

Cam Fowler – Andy Welinski
Hampus Lindholm – Jacob Larsson
Marcus PetterssonBrandon Montour

In Net
Ryan Miller 1-2-0 GAA 2.44 SV% .932 (Probable)

Calgary Outlook

The Flames are on a four-game streak. They beat Toronto, Buffalo, Colorado, and Chicago. Calgary is currently in first place in the Pacific Division with a 9-5-1 record. The Flames average 3.47 goals per game and are tied for second in goals scored for so far this season at 52. They give up 3.27 goals against per game and have given up 49 on the season. The top goal scorers on Calgary are Elias Lindholm(9), Sean Monahan(8), and Michael Frolik(7).

Projected Lineup

Johnny GaudreauSean MonahanElias Lindholm
Matthew TkachukMikael BacklundJames Neal
Sam BennettDerek RyanMichael Frolik
Garnet HathawayMark JankowskiAustin Czarnik

Mark GiordanoT.J. Brodie
Noah HanifinTravis Hamonic
Juuso ValimakiRasmus Andersson

In Net
Mike Smith, 5-4-1 GAA 3.71 SV% .871 (Confirmed)

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November 7th, 2018


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