Game 54: Ducks At Canadiens


By Michael Walters

Anaheim(21-23-9) at Montreal(29-18-6)

Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast

TV: 4:30 PM PT/7:30 PM ET, KCOP 13

Radio: KLAA AM 830

Post Game Show: Duck Calls with Josh Brewster AM 830

Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks headed into the All-Star break with two consecutive losses. Anaheim came out of the break with another pair of losses. Despite getting back Eaves, Holzer, Perry, and Silfverberg the Ducks lost 9-3 in Winnipeg. Last night Anaheim got Kesler back, but they lost 6-1 in Toronto. Anaheim is now on a four-game losing streak.

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

Injury Updates:

Ryan Miller remains on the IR but appears close to returning. 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
Chad Johnson 0-3-0, GAA 2.93, SV% .914(Unconfirmed)

Montreal Outlook

The Canadiens are coming off a 4-3 overtime win over the Edmonton Oilers. Montreal was able to tie up the game in the third period and send it to overtime. Just 58 seconds in the extra session, Jonathan Drouin would score to give the Canadiens the win. Montreal has gone 7-2-1 in their last 10 games and is currently in third place in the Atlantic Division.

Max Domi leads the team with 17 goals and 47 total points.

Projected Lineup

Jonathan DrouinPhillip DanaultBrendan Gallagher
Tomas TatarMax DomiPaul Byron
Artturi LehkonenJesperi KotkaniemiJoel Armia
Charles HudonMatthew PecaNicolas Deslauriers

Victor MeteShea Weber
Mike ReillyJeff Petry
Brett KulakJordie Benn

In Net
Carey Price 21-13-4, GAA 2.57, SV% .915 (Confirmed)

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