Game 25: Ducks Host Islanders

By Michael Walters

New York(16-3-2) at Anaheim(10-11-3) 

Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast – Featuring Teemu Selanne

TV: 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM ET, Fox Sports West

Radio & Post Game Show: KLAA AM 830

Tonight is Hockey Fights Cancer night at Honda Center.

Anaheim Outlook

The Anaheim Ducks return home after a disastrous road trip that saw them go 1-2-1. The lone bright spot was the Ducks beating the defending champs in St. Louis. The low point of the trip was blowing a four-goal lead to Florida and eventually losing in overtime. Hampus Lindholm did return to the lineup in the final game of the trip, but Anaheim still lost to Tampa Bay 6-2.

The Ducks faced several quality teams on the road trip and it doesn’t get any easier tonight against the red hot Islanders. New York has only lost three games in regulation and has won 15 of their last 17 games. Anaheim has won that the last two games against New York at Honda Center. Anaheim is going to need a monster effort if they want to beat New York tonight.

Jakob Silfverberg leads the team with nine goals.

Projected Lineup

Rickard Rakell  – Ryan GetzlafTroy Terry
Max JonesAdam Henrique – Jakob Silfverberg
Nick RitchieSam SteelOndrej Kase
Devin ShoreDerek Grant – Carter Rowney

Hampus LindholmErik Gudbranson
Jacob LarssonCam Fowler
Brendan GuhleKorbinian Holzer

In Net:
John Gibson 7-10-1, GAA 3.02, SV% .908(Confirmed – OC Register)

Teemu Selanne stopped by for an interview on our last podcast. Click below to listen!

New York Outlook

The Islanders are on a franchise-best 17 game point streak. New York is 15-0-2 in that time span and hasn’t lost in regulation since October 11th. The Islanders did lose their last contest against San Jose 2-1 in overtime.

Some of the Islanders’ success is due to their offense which averages 3.14 goals a game, ranking 13th best in the league. Another key to their winning ways is their solid defense which only gives up 2.43 goals against per game, which is third-best in the league. Their special teams have also been near the top ten in the league. The power play is 20.0% efficient, ranking 13th in the NHL. The penalty kill is 83.3%, which is 10th best in the league.

Mathew Barzal leads the team in scoring with nine goals.

Projected Lineup 

Anders LeeMathew BarzalJordan Eberle
Anthony BeauvillierBrock NelsonDerick Brassard
Josh BaileyOtto KoivulaMichael Dal Colle
Matt MartinCasey CizikasCal Clutterbuck

Nick LeddyJohnny Boychuk
Adam PelechRyan Pulock
Devon ToewsScott Mayfield

In Net
Thomas Greiss 9-1-0, GAA 2.07, SV% .934(Confirmed – Islanders)

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November 25th, 2019


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