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Game 54: Ducks Visit Montreal
By Michael Walters
Anaheim(22-26-5) at Montreal(25-23-7)
Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast
TV: 4:00 PM PT/7:00 PM ET, Fox Sports West
Radio & Post Game Show: KLAA AM 830
The Anaheim Ducks are coming off a 3-2 shootout victory over the Ottawa Senators. In another battle of sup-par teams, the Ducks were able to pull out the win, but it took a shootout to get the two points. Ondrej Kase and Rickard Rakell were able to both score in the shootout to help the Ducks earn the victory.
The Ducks are 2-0-0 on their current road trip and will face Montreal tonight for the first time this season. The Ducks are 10-16-2 on the road this season. Anaheim will be going with the same lineup that they had against Ottawa per Head Coach Dallas Eakins.
Adam Henrique leads the team with 17 goals.
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The Canadiens are coming off a 5-4 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils. Several members of their team have been dealing with the flu, but it didn’t stop them from rallying down 3-0 against New Jersey.
The Canadiens currently sit in fifth place in the Atlantic Division. They have gone 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. Montreal averages 3.05 goals per game and gives up 3.07 goals against. They are 19.9% efficient on the power play and kill off penalties 78.9% of the time.
Tomas Tatar leads the team each in scoring with 20 goals.
Team News(Per Sportsnet’s Eric Engels):
Shea Weber will be out tonight with a lower-body injury and will be placed on the IR.
Jordan Weal is also out with the flu.
Victor Mete should return to the lineup.
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February 6th, 2020