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Game 21: Ducks vs Maple Leafs
By Michael Walters
Anaheim Ducks(8-9-3) vs Toronto Maple Leafs(13-6-0)
Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast
TV: 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Fox Sports West
Radio: KLAA AM 830
Post Game Show: Duck Calls with Josh Brewster AM 830
This week the Ducks beat the Nashville Predators in a hard fought 2-1 shootout win. Anaheim then went to Vegas and lost 5-0. The Ducks have gone 3-5-2 in their last 10 games. For more visit: Ducks 10 Game Review. Despite all the adversity Anaheim has faced so far this season they are just four points out of first place in the Pacific Division.
Patrick Eaves and Cam Fowler were both recently placed on the IR. Eaves took a hard check in Friday’s loss to Minnesota and has an upper-body injury(back spasms). He could play on Sunday. In the game against Nashville, Fowler was struck in the cheek area from a deflected puck. Fowler is scheduled to have surgery today. Carter Rowney(Upper-Body) is also on the IR. Corey Perry(knee) and Korbinian Holzer(wrist) are on the long-term injury list.
John Gibson, 6-7-3 GAA 2.59 SV% .927(Probable)
The Maple Leafs are on a four-game road trip. They lost the first game against Boston, but then beat Los Angeles on Tuesday and San Jose last night. They finish the trip tonight in Anaheim. Toronto averages 3.58 goals per game which is second best in the NHL. Colorado leads the league at 3.61 goals per game. The Leafs also give up 2.63 goals against which is fifth best in the league. Their power play is seventh in the league with a 26.8% efficiency. The penalty kill is 81.8% efficient which is ninth in the league.
John Tavares leads the team with 12 goals. Auston Matthews has 10 goals and skated yesterday. He has been out since his shoulder injury on October 27th. Mitch Marner leads the team with 25 total points(6 G + 19 A).
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November 16th, 2018