Game 53: Ducks At Maple Leafs


By Michael Walters

Anaheim Ducks(21-22-9) at Toronto Maple Leafs(31-17-3)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks came out the All-Star break and faced the Winnipeg Jets. Patrick Eaves, Korbinian Holzer, Corey Perry, and Jakob Silfverberg all returned to the lineup. Unfortunately for Anaheim, their return had little, if any, impact. The Jets came out flying scoring six goals in the opening period. The Ducks were able to get a few goals back but ultimately lost 9-3. The Ducks reside just outside the playoff picture, three points less than the second wild card-holding Vancouver Canucks.

Jakob Silfverberg leads the team with 12 goals. Ryan Getzlaf has 10 goals and leads the team with 33 total points.

Injury Updates:

Ryan Kesler is expected to play tonight. Ryan Miller remains on the IR. Ondrej Kase is out for 5-6 months with a torn labrum.

Roster Moves:

None to report.

Projected Lineup

Rickard Rakell – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry
Adam Henrique – Carter Rowney – Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie – Derek Grant – Daniel Sprong
Devin ShoreRyan KeslerPatrick Eaves

Hampus Lindholm – Josh Manson
Cam FowlerBrandon Montour
Michael Del Zotto – Korbinian Holzer

In Net
John Gibson 17-17-8, GAA 2.86, SV% .916(Confirmed)

Toronto Outlook

Toronto is coming off a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh. The Penguins had built an early 2-0 lead, but the Leafs were able to score three unanswered goals to win the contest. They have gone 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. The Maple Leafs are currently in second place in the Atlantic Divison. Recently Toronto acquired Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Carl Grundstrom, Sean Durzi, and a 2019 1st round pick.

John Tavares leads the team with 30 goals. Mitch Marner leads the team with 63 total points(20 G + 43 A).

Projected Lineup

Zach HymanJohn TavaresMitch Marner
Patrick MarleauAuston MatthewsKasperi Kapanen
Connor BrownNazem KadriWilliam Nylander
Par LindholmFrederik GauthierAndreas Johnsson

Jake MuzzinMorgan Rielly
Jake GardinerNikita Zaitsev
Travis DermottRon Hainsey

In Net
Frederik Andersen 22-11-2, GAA 2.57, SV% .922 (Confirmed)

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