Game 15: Ducks Host Canucks

By Michael Walters

Vancouver(8-3-1) at Anaheim(8-6-0)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Anaheim Ducks started the homestand with an offensive show scoring seven goals en route to a 7-4 win over the Jets. Carter Rowney led the team in scoring with two goals and recently called up Josh Mahura had three assists in the contest. Anaheim was down by a goal twice in the opening period but then exploded for four goals in the second period. Ryan Getzlaf continues to shoot the puck more this season and scored his third goal in as many games.

Tonight the Ducks square off with the Canucks, who have had a good start to the season and are tied for second place in the Pacific Division. The Canucks are ranked 8th in the league in scoring with 45 goals. So hopefully Anaheim saved some goals from Tuesday’s wild win for tonight. Lindholm will play tonight per the Athletic’s Eric Stephens, which should be an added boost defensively against the high flying Canucks.

Adam Henrique leads the team with eight goals.

Injury/Team Updates:

Brendan Guhle was reassigned to San Diego.

Josh Manson(knee) is on the IR and will be out 5-10 weeks. No surgery was required for his knee.

Ondrej Kase(jaw) has been skating and is day-to-day.


A minor-league deal was made yesterday. The Gulls acquired defenseman Ryan Johnston from the Toronto Marlies in exchange for future considerations.

Projected Lineup 

Nick RitchieRyan GetzlafMax Comtois
Rickard RakellAdam Henrique – Jakob Silfverberg
Max Jones – Sam SteelTroy Terry
Nicolas Deslauriers – Derek Grant – Carter Rowney

Michael Del ZottoCam Fowler
Hampus LindholmErik Gudbranson
Josh MahuraKorbinian Holzer

In Net:
John Gibson 5-6-0, GAA 2.65, SV% .920(Confirmed)

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Vancouver Outlook

The Canucks are off to a very good start this season losing only three games in regulation in their first 12 contests. Offensively they have scored 45 goals, which ranks 8th in the league. There are also dangerous on the power play operating at 25.5% efficiency, which is 5th best in the league. They are on a two-game winning streak where they have scored 12 goals. They beat Florida 7-2 at home and then started their road trip with a 5-3 win over Los Angeles. They are 8-1-1 when they score at least one goal this season.

In addition to their offense, the Canucks are a solid defensive team as well. Vancouver is only averaging 2.42 goals against per game, which is 4th best in the league. In their 12 contests they have played so far they have held their opponents to two goals or less in eight of those games. They also have the 4th best penalty kill at 86.4%.

Brock Boeser leads the team with seven goals.

Injury/Team Updates:

Tyler Motte(lower-body) is on the IR.

Antoine Roussel(knee) is on the LTIR and could return at the end of November.

Projected Lineup 

Tanner PearsonBo HorvatJake Virtanen
J.T. MillerElias PetterssonBrock Boeser
Micheal FerlandBrandon SutterJosh Leivo
Tim SchallerJay BeagleLoui Eriksson

Alexander EdlerTyler Myers
Quinn HughesChris Tanev
Jordie BennTroy Stecher

In Net
Jacob Markstrom 5-2-1, GAA 2.59, SV% .915(Confirmed)

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November 1st, 2019


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