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Game 15: Ducks Host Canucks
By Michael Walters
Vancouver(8-3-1) at Anaheim(8-6-0)
Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast
TV: 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM ET, Fox Sports West
Radio: KLAA AM 830
Post Game Show: Duck Calls with Josh Brewster AM 830
*Note: This game preview is updated throughout the day, so check back periodically for updates.
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.
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.
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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.
Tyler Motte(lower-body) is on the IR.
Antoine Roussel(knee) is on the LTIR and could return at the end of November.
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November 1st, 2019