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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

Anaheim Outlook

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.

Projected Lineup

Offense:
Rickard Rakell – Ryan GetzlafJakob Silfverberg
Nick RitchieAdam HenriqueTroy Terry
Max JonesSam SteelOndrej Kase
Nicolas DeslauriersDerek Grant – Carter Rowney

Defense:
Hampus LindholmErik Gudbranson
Cam FowlerJosh Manson
Jacob LarssonKorbinian Holzer

In Net:
John Gibson 16-21-3, GAA 2.96, SV% .905 (Confirmed)

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Montreal Outlook

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.

Tomas Tatar and Ryan Poehling are questionable.

Victor Mete should return to the lineup.

Projected Lineup 

Offense:
Tomas TatarPhillip DanaultBrendan Gallagher
Ilya KovalchukNick SuzukiJoel Armia
Artturi LehkonenMax DomiNick Cousins
Ryan PoehlingNate ThompsonDale Weise

Defense:
Ben ChiarotXavier Ouellet
Brett KulakJeff Petry
Marco ScandellaChristian Folin

In Net
Carey Price 22-18-4, GAA 2.75, SV% .911 (Confirmed)

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February 6th, 2020

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