Game 71: Ducks Host Senators

By Michael Walters

Ottawa(25-32-12) at Anaheim(28-32-9)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks continue their homestand tonight against the Ottawa Senators. Anaheim is 1-0-1 on the current stretch of home games. The Ducks beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 and then lost in overtime to the Wild 5-4.

In the first meeting against Ottawa, the teams battled to a 2-2 regulation tie. Overtime couldn’t determine a winner so a shootout was needed. Former Duck Ondrej Kase and Rickard Rakell both scored to give the Ducks a 3-2 win. This will be the final meeting this season between these two teams.

Adam Henrique leads the team with 25 goals.

Injury News per Bob Murray:

Erik Gudbranson(IR – upper-body) has been cleared to play by the doctors and should return this week.

Cam Fowler(lower-body) has been skating and he has a chance to return later this week.

Hampus Lindholm(upper-body) has a sore back and shoulder. It’s unclear when and if he will return this season.

John Gibson strained his groin in the game against Toronto.

Murray provided some more insight into the team at the recent Orange Alliance event at Great Park Ice. Visit for more: Hockey Hot Stove

Projected Lineup

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

Matt Irwin – Josh Manson
Jacob LarssonMichael Del Zotto
Christian DjoosJani Hakanpaa

In Net:
Ryan Miller 8-6-4 GAA 3.16, SV% .904(Unconfirmed)

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Ottawa Outlook

The Senators, like the Ducks, are probably hoping for the season to end soon as they will likely not make the postseason(though still mathematically not out of it). Ottawa is currently in seventh place in the Atlantic Division only ahead of the worst team in the league in Detroit. The Senators are on a two-game winning streak and are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games.

Ottawa averages 2.70 goals per game and also gives up 3.33 goals against per game. Their power play is 14.7% efficient and their penalty kill is 76.8% efficient.

Anthony Duclair leads the team in scoring with 23 goals.

Projected Lineup 

Brady TkachukColin WhiteBobby Ryan
Rudolfs BalcersChris TierneyConnor Brown
Anthony Duclair – Nick PaulJayce Hawryluk
Mikkel BoedkerMatthew PecaScott Sabourin

Thomas ChabotRon Hainsey
Mike ReillyNikita Zaitsev
Andreas EnglundChristian Wolanin

In Net
Marcus Hogberg 5-7-8, GAA 3.04, SV% .909 (Unconfirmed)

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March 10th, 2020


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