Game 18: Ducks Host Wild

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By Michael Walters

Anaheim Ducks(7-7-3) vs Minnesota Wild(9-4-2)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are coming off a 3-2 win against the Calgary Flames. Anaheim built a 2-0 lead early in the game. The Flames did rally and tie the game in the third period, but Ryan Getzlaf answered quickly to give Anaheim back the lead. The Ducks held on the rest of the game for the 3-2 win.

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The Ducks are still without Max Comtois(lower body), Ondrej Kase(concussion), Nick Ritchie(upper body) and Carter Rowney(upper body). Kase and Ritchie are game-time decisions. Sam Carrick was reassigned to San Diego yesterday. Today Andy Welinski was reassigned to San Diego and Logan Shaw was released by the Gulls.

Jakob Silfverberg leads the team with five goals. Pontus Aberg, Ryan Kesler, and Adam Henrique have four goals each. Rickard Rakell(3 G + 9 A) leads the team with 12 total points.

Projected Lineup

Rickard RakellRyan Getzlaf – Patrick Eaves
Andrew CoglianoRyan Kesler – Jakob Silfverberg
Isac Lundestrom – Adam Henrique – Pontus Aberg
Brian Gibbons – Ben Street – Kiefer Sherwood

Cam FowlerJosh Manson
Hampus Lindholm – Jacob Larsson
Marcus PetterssonBrandon Montour

In Net
John Gibson, 5-5-3 GAA 2.41 SV% .933(Probable)

Minnesota Outlook

The Wild are on a seven-game road trip and are currently 3-2 through five contests. Minnesota beat Los Angeles last night by a 3-1 score. The Kings got on the board first, but the Wild scored the next three goals to earn the win. Zach Parise earned his 700th career NHL point when he scored in the second period.

Minnesota gives up 2.67 goals against per game which is 6th best in the league. Their penalty kill is 86% efficient which is 4th best in the league. They will look for another strong defensive tonight after holding LA to just one goal last night. Mikael Granlund leads the team with seven goals. Parise leads the team in total points with 15(6 G + 9 A).

Projected Lineup

Jordan GreenwayEric StaalCharlie Coyle
Zach PariseMikko KoivuMikael Granlund
Jason ZuckerJoel Eriksson EkNino Niederreiter
Marcus FolignoEric FehrJ.T. Brown

Ryan SuterMathew Dumba
Jonas BrodinJared Spurgeon
Nick SeelerGreg Pateryn

In Net
Alex Stalock, 2-1-0 GAA 3.30 SV% .895 (Confirmed)

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November 9th, 2018


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