Game 42: Ducks Host Golden Knights

Graphic: NHL

By Michael Walters

Anaheim Ducks(19-15-7) vs Vegas Golden Knights (24-15-4)

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Anaheim Outlook

On New Year’s Eve, the Ducks battled it out with the Tampa Bay Lightning for three periods and had to go to overtime to settle a 1-1 tie. The Ducks lost in overtime and are currently on a six-game skid. Anaheim earned a point and is holding down fourth place in the Pacific Division.

Pontus Aberg and Ondrej Kase both lead the team with 11 goals. Ryan Getzlaf has nine goals and leads the team with 29 total points(9 G + 20 A).

Injury News

Patrick Eaves and Rickard Rakell both practiced yesterday with the team.

Cam Fowler skated again with the team. He has been wearing a full face shield.

Korbinian Holzer was spotted on the ice for the first time since his wrist surgery and has been removed from the IR.

Corey Perry has been working out, but not skating yet.

For more visit: Practice Report & Prospect News

Roster Moves

Ben Street was placed on waivers on Wednesday and he cleared them yesterday.

Holzer was placed on waivers this morning.

Isac Lundestrom has returned to Sweden to finish the season.

Jared Coreau was traded to St. Louis yesterday. In return, Anaheim acquired Jared Thomas.

For more on the trade visit: Ducks Trade Coreau; Acquire Thomas

Projected Lineup

Pontus Aberg – Ryan Getzlaf – Ondrej Kase
Andrew Cogliano – Ryan Kesler – Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie  – Adam Henrique – Daniel Sprong
Brian GibbonsCarter Rowney – Kiefer Sherwood

Jacob Larsson – Josh Manson
Brandon Montour – Hampus Lindholm
Joshua MahuraAndy Welinski

In Net
John Gibson 15-11-6 GAA 2.59 SV% .924(Unconfirmed)

Vegas Outlook

Vegas is coming off a 2-0 New Year’s Day win over the Los Angeles Kings. The Golden Kings are on a four-game winning streak and are two points behind division-leading Calgary. Vegas has been averaging 3 goals per game and giving up 2.65 against. Their penalty kill is 83.5% which is 6th best in the league. Their power play is 19.8% efficient, which is ranked 17th in the league.

Willliam Karlsson leads the team in scoring with 15 goals. Alex Tuch leads the team in total points(`14 G + 17 A = 31).

Projected Lineup

Jon MarchessaultWilliam KarlssonReilly Smith
Brandon PirriPaul StastnyAlex Tuch
William CarrierCody EakinRyan Carpenter
Tomas NosekPierre-Edouard BellemareRyan Reaves

Brayden McNabbNate Schmidt
Shea TheodoreDeryk Engelland
Jonathon MerrillNick Holden

In Net
Marc-Andre Fleury 23-10-4, GAA 2.48, SV% .912(Unconfirmed)

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January 4th, 2019


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