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Game 22: Ducks Visit The Nation’s Capital

By Michael Walters

Anaheim(10-9-2) at Washington(15-3-4)

Watch Party: El Ranchito, 182 S. Orange St., Orange, CA

Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast

TV: 4:00 PM PT/7:00 PM ET, Fox Sports West

Radio: KLAA AM 830

Post Game Show: Duck Calls with Josh Brewster AM 830

Anaheim Outlook

The Anaheim Ducks started the road trip against the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues and they beat them 4-1. Derek Grant registered his first career hat trick to help the Ducks earn the victory. The Ducks had previously been on a five-game losing streak at home.

The Ducks have been a strange team this season. They beat the defending Champs but also lost to struggling teams like Chicago and Minnesota. Anaheim will face another strong team today in the Washington Capitals. The Capitals have only lost three games in regulation so far this season.

Jakob Silfverberg leads the team with 9 goals.

Injury/Team Updates:

Hampus Lindholm(lower-body) remains on the IR.

Projected Lineup 

Offense:
Nick Ritchie – Ryan GetzlafMax Jones
Rickard RakellAdam Henrique – Jakob Silfverberg
Devin ShoreSam SteelOndrej Kase
Nicolas Deslauriers – Derek Grant – Carter Rowney

Defense:
Jacob Larsson  – Cam Fowler
Brendan GuhleErik Gudbranson
Michael Del ZottoKorbinian Holzer

In Net:
John Gibson 7-9-0, GAA 2.83, SV% .915(Confirmed by Eric Stephens)

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Washington Outlook

The Washington Capitals are off to a great start this season leading the Eastern Conference with 34 points. An interesting note about this team is their success on the road. They are 10-1-1 on the road, while 5-2-3 at home. Regardless of where they play, they continue to be a dangerous team averaging an insane 3.68 goals per game.

The Capitals are also good on special teams. They are 23.3% efficient on the power play, which is 9th best in the league. Shorthanded they kill 85.7% of their opponent’s power plays. If there is a weakness to this Washington team, then it would be their defense. They do give up 3.00 goals against per game so this could be a high scoring affair tonight.

Alex Ovechkin leads the team in scoring with 14 goals.

Injury/Team Updates:

Carl Hagelin and Nic Dowd will not play tonight per the Washington Post’s Samantha Pell. Both are still day-to-day with upper-body injuries.

Projected Lineup 

Offense:
Alex OvechkinNicklas BackstromT.J. Oshie
Jakub VranaEvgeny KuznetsovTom Wilson
Chandler StephensonLars EllerRichard Panik
Brendan LeipsicTravis BoydGarnet Hathaway

Defense:
Michal KempnyJohn Carlson
Dmitry OrlovRadko Gudas
Jonas SiegenthalerNick Jensen

In Net
Braden Holtby 10-1-3, GAA 2.97, SV% .904(Confirmed by Tarik El-Bashir)

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November 18th, 2019

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