Game 69: Ducks Host Maple Leafs

By Michael Walters

Toronto(35-24-9) at Anaheim(27-32-8)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks return home after splitting their short two-game road trip. Anaheim was blown out 6-2 in Chicago but then responded with a 4-3 OT win against Colorado.

Anaheim played Toronto back at the beginning of February. Anaheim rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the third period. Toronto would respond with a fourth goal and the Ducks would again tie the game up with less than a minute go. Eventually, Anaheim lost 5-4 in overtime. This will be the second and final meeting between these two teams this season.

Adam Henrique leads the team with 24 goals.

Team News:

Cam Fowler(lower-body), Erik Gudbranson(IR – upper-body), Hampus Lindholm(upper-body), and Josh Manson(upper-body) are all still out.

Gudbranson and Manson did skate at this morning’s practice with the team according to the Athletic’s Eric Stephens. Fowler did some individual skills work before the morning skate. Sounds like Gudbranson and Manson could return soon, but it’s unclear if that will be tonight.

The Ducks did recently sign Bryce Kindopp. For more visit: Kindopp Joins Anaheim

Projected Lineup

Sonny Milano – Ryan GetzlafDanton Heinen
Rickard Rakell – Adam HenriqueJakob Silfverberg
Max Jones –  Sam SteelKiefer Sherwood
Nicolas DeslauriersAndrew AgozzinoCarter Rowney

Jacob LarssonMichael Del Zotto
Brendan GuhleMatt Irwin
Christian DjoosJani Hakanpaa

In Net:
John Gibson 19-26-5 GAA 3.05, SV% .908 (Confirmed)

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Toronto Outlook

The Maple Leafs are currently in third place in the Atlantic Division. Toronto played Los Angeles last night and lost 1-0 in a shootout. They are 18-15-2 on the road this season.

Toronto averages 3.44 goals per game, which is 3rd best in the league. They give up 3.22 goals against per game. Their power play is 23.0% efficient and their penalty kill is 77.0% efficient.

Auston Matthews leads the team in scoring with 46 goals.

Projected Lineup 

Zach HymanAuston MatthewsMitch Marner
William NylanderJohn TavaresAlexander Kerfoot
Kyle CliffordJason SpezzaKasperi Kapanen
Pierre EngvallFrederik GauthierDenis Malgin

Martin MarincinTyson Barrie
Travis DermottJustin Holl
Calle RosenTimothy Liljegren

In Net
Jack Campbell 11-11-3, GAA 2.82, SV% .903 (Confirmed)

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March 4th, 2020


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