Game 21: Ducks vs Maple Leafs


By Michael Walters

Anaheim Ducks(8-9-3) vs Toronto Maple Leafs(13-6-0)

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Anaheim Outlook

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.

Jakob Silfverberg and Pontus Aberg lead the team with five goals. Ryan Kesler, Ryan Getzlaf, and Adam Henrique have four goals each. Rickard Rakell(3 G + 10 A) leads the team with 13 total points.

Injury News

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.

Roster Moves

Sam Carrick was reassigned to San Diego. Max Comtois is currently on a conditioning loan in San Diego.

Projected Lineup

Rickard RakellRyan Getzlaf – Pontus Aberg
Andrew CoglianoRyan Kesler – Jakob Silfverberg
Nick RitchieAdam Henrique – Ondrej Kase
Brian Gibbons – Kalle Kossila – Keifer Sherwood

Jacob Larsson – Josh Manson
Hampus Lindholm – Brandon Montour
Marcus PetterssonAndy Welinski

In Net
John Gibson, 6-7-3 GAA 2.59 SV% .927(Probable)

Toronto Outlook

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).

Projected Lineup

Zach HymanJohn TavaresMitch Marner
Patrick MarleauNazem KadriKasperi Kapanen
Andreas JohnssonPar LindholmConnor Brown
Tyler EnnisFrederik GauthierJosh Leivo

Morgan RiellyRon Hainsey
Jake GardinerNikita Zaitsev
Travis DermottIgor Ozhiganov

In Net
Garret Sparks, 2-1-0 GAA 4.00 SV% .879(Probable)

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November 16th, 2018


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