Game 26: Ducks Visit Tampa Bay


By Michael Walters

Anaheim Ducks(10-10-5) @ Tampa Bay Lightning(17-6-1)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks started the road trip with a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators. The Ducks fell flat against the Predators and the task doesn’t get any easier tonight against the Lightning. Anaheim is currently tied for third place in the Pacific Division and are four points out of first place. Anaheim has a tall order tonight as they try to slow down the best offense in the league while generating some scoring on their end.

Pontus AbergRyan Getzlaf, and Adam Henrique lead the team with six goals. Jakob Silfverberg has five goals. Getzlaf leads the team with 17 total points(6 G + 11 A).

Injury News

Hampus Lindholm(lower-body), Patrick Eaves(back), and Cam Fowler(face) are all still on the IR. Fowler had surgery a week ago Friday for his injured cheek. There hasn’t been an official word on how long he will be out, but it could be 1-2 months. Carter Rowney(Upper-Body) has been practicing but he is still on the IR. Corey Perry(knee) and Korbinian Holzer(wrist) are on the long-term injury list.

Roster Moves

Max Comtois was sent back to his junior team in Drummondville.

Projected Lineup

Rickard Rakell – Ryan Getzlaf – Jakob Silfverberg
Andrew Cogliano – Ryan Kesler – Kiefer Sherwood
Nick Ritchie  – Adam Henrique – Ondrej Kase
Ben Street – Kalle Kossila – Pontus Aberg

Jacob Larsson – Josh Manson
Brandon Montour – Andrej Sustr
Marcus Pettersson – Jake Dotchin

In Net
John Gibson, 8-8-4 GAA 2.57 SV% .926(Probable)

Tampa Bay Outlook

The first place Lightning are currently on a three-game winning streak. They beat Florida, Chicago, and New Jersey. They average 3.79 goals per game with is the best in the league. Their power play is the fifth best in the league at 27.9%. They do give up 2.83 goals against so this could be a high scoring affair. The Lightning will look to work the forecheck in order to draw penalties and get their power play unit on the ice.

Brayden Point leads the team with 17 goals. Tyler Johnson is the second highest goal scorer with 10. Nikita Kucherov leads the team in total points with 32(9 G + 23 A).

Projected Lineup

Yanni GourdeSteven StamkosJ.T. Miller
Tyler JohnsonBrayden Point – Nikita Kucherov
Alex KillornAnthony CirelliMathieu Joseph
Adam ErneCedric PaquetteRyan Callahan

Victor HedmanDan Girardi
Ryan McDonaghErik Cernak
Braydon CoburnMikhail Sergachev

In Net
Louis Domingue, 8-3-0 GAA 3.19 SV% .905(Probable)

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November 27th, 2018


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