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Game 57: Ducks Host Blues

By Michael Walters

St. Louis(32-15-9) at Anaheim(23-26-7)

Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast

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

Radio & Post Game Show: KLAA AM 830

Anaheim Outlook

Anaheim finished the road trip with a 3-2 win over Buffalo. The Ducks got out to a 3-0 lead and then had to rely heavily on Ryan Miller to preserve the lead and earn the victory. Miller tied Mike Vernon for 15th place on the all-time wins list for NHL goalies.

The Ducks will face the Blues for the third and final time this season. Anaheim won the first contest 4-1 thanks to a Derek Grant hat trick. St. Louis then returned the favor by also winning 4-1 in the second meeting.

Adam Henrique leads the team with 18 goals.

Team News:

Erik Gudbranson was placed on the IR. He was seen with his arm in a sling per the Athletic’s Eric Stephens.

Ondrej Kase was scratched in the last game against Buffalo due to the flu per the Ducks.

Josh Mahura was reassigned to San Diego.

Projected Lineup

Offense:
Devin ShoreRyan GetzlafRickard Rakell
Nick RitchieAdam HenriqueTroy Terry
Max JonesSam SteelJakob Silfverberg
Nicolas DeslauriersDerek Grant – Carter Rowney

Defense:
Hampus LindholmJosh Manson
Cam FowlerMichael Del Zotto
Jacob LarssonKorbinian Holzer

In Net:
John Gibson 16-21-4 GAA 2.96, SV% .904 (Confirmed)

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St. Louis Outlook

The Blues continue to lead the way in the Central Division and Western Conference with 73 points. They have slipped a little bit going 3-5-2 in their last 10 games. They are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to Dallas. The Blues built a 2-0 lead in the first period, but eventually, the Stars tied the game and then won in overtime.

The Blues average 3.16 goals per game and give up 2.80 goals against. Their power play is 25.3% efficient, which is tied for third-best in the league. Their penalty kill is 80.8% efficient.

David Perron leads the team in scoring with 23 goals.

Projected Lineup 

Offense:
Jaden SchwartzBrayden SchennRobert Thomas
Zach SanfordRyan O’ReillyDavid Perron
Sammy BlaisTyler BozakAlex Steen
Mackenzie MacEachernJacob de La RoseIvan Barbashev

Defense:
Carl GunnarssonAlex Pietrangelo
Jay BouwmeesterColton Parayko
Vince DunnJustin Faulk

In Net
Jake Allen 8-5-3, GAA 2.26, SV% .9125 (Confirmed)

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February 11th, 2020

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