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Game 39: Ducks Host The Flyers
By Michael Walters
Philadelphia(21-12-5) at Anaheim(16-18-4)
Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast
TV: 5:30 PM PT/8:30 PM ET, Fox Sports West
Radio & Post Game Show: KLAA AM 830
The Anaheim Ducks are coming off a 4-3 win against the Vegas Golden Knights. It was the first win at home in franchise history against Vegas. Anaheim was able to build a 4-1 lead in the contest. The Golden Knights did score two late goals, one with 5.7 seconds left, to try to rally. The Ducks power play converted twice to help Anaheim earn the win.
The Ducks will close out their season series against the Flyers tonight. Anaheim lost earlier in the month to the Flyers by a 4-1 score. The Ducks also lost Troy Terry(knee) and Derek Grant(shoulder) to injuries in that contest. Anaheim will be looking to even the score tonight.
Jakob Silfverberg leads the team with 13 goals.
Daniel Sprong was reassigned to San Diego. He was an emergency recall last week because Anaheim did not have enough healthy players to skate against the New York Rangers. As a result of being an emergency recall, Sprong did not have to clear waivers.
Rickard Rakell is still out with an upper-body injury.
John Gibson 12-14-2, GAA 2.88, SV% .907 (Unconfirmed)
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The Flyers played last night and were blown out at the expense of the Sharks. San Jose built a 3-0 lead heading into the third period and didn’t look back after that. Philly was able to get one goal in the final frame, but San Jose added three more scores in the period to win 6-1.
The Flyers are 8-10-1 on the road this season. Philadelphia averages 3.10 goals a game, but they also give up 2.81 against. Their power play is 19.8% and the penalty kill is 83.1% efficient, which is 6th best in the league.
James van Riemsdyk leads the team in scoring with 12 goals.
Claude Giroux – Sean Couturier – Travis Konecny
James van Riemsdyk – Kevin Hayes – Nicolas Aube-Kubel
David Kase – Morgan Frost – Jakub Voracek
Andy Andreoff – Mikhail Vorobyev – Chris Stewart
Brian Elliott 8-4-2, GAA 3.02, SV% .903(Unconfirmed)
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December 29th, 2019