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Makeup Game 62: Ducks Host Blues
By Michael Walters
St. Louis(41-19-10) at Anaheim(29-32-9)
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TV: 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Fox Sports West
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The Ducks close out their homestand tonight against the St. Louis Blues. This is the make-up game as the previous matchup was canceled when Jay Bouwmeester collapsed at the Ducks bench. Anaheim is 2-0-1 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. Anaheim then won last night 5-2 against Ottawa. Nicolas Deslauriers scored a natural hat trick in the first period.
Speaking of hat tricks, the Ducks beat the Blues in their first meeting this season as Derek Grant recorded a hat trick in that contest. In the second meeting, the Ducks lost 4-1. This will be the third and final meeting of the season.
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
Anthony Stolarz 0-0-0 GAA 0.00, SV% .000(Unconfirmed)
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St. Louis Outlook
The Blues are currently in first place in the Central Division with 92 points and are holding down the number seed in the conference. They are coming off a 2-1 loss to Florida, but have gone 8-2-0 in their last 10 games.
St. Louis averages 3.13 goals per game and also gives up 2.69 goals against per game. Their power play is 24.0% efficient and their penalty kill is 79.2% efficient.
Jordan Binnington 30-13-7, GAA 2.56, SV% .912 (Unconfirmed)
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March 11th, 2020