Game 16: Anaheim At San Jose

By Michael Walters

Anaheim(6-6-3) at San Jose(5-7-1)

Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast

TV: 7:30 PM PT/10:30 PM ET, Fox Sports West

Radio & Post Game Show: KLAA AM 830

Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks just completed their two game trip to Las Vegas. In the first game, they got down 4-1 and rallied to tie the game in the third period. The Golden Knights got a late goal and won 5-4. In the second game, Max Comtois scored the only goal and the Ducks won 1-0.

Poor starts, inconsistent play, and scoring have been issues for the Ducks this season. The Ducks average 1.93 goals a game, which ranks last in the league. They give up 2.53 against per game, which is 6th in the NHL. The power play is only 8.8% efficient, which ranks 29th in the NHL. The penalty kill is ranked 3rd in the league at 87.2%.

Max Comtois leads the team in scoring with five goals.

Team News:

Josh Manson(oblique muscle) and Sonny Milano(upper-body) are both on the IR.

Andrew Agozzino and Vinni Lettieri were reassigned to the San Diego Gulls.

Max Jones, Sam Steel, and Andy Welinski were added to the roster. David Backes was sent to the taxi squad.

Taxi Squad:

David Backes
Kodie Curran
Chase De Leo
Anthony Stolarz

Projected Lineup

Adam Henrique – Ryan GetzlafTroy Terry
Danton HeinenSam Steel – Jakob Silfverberg
Max Comtois  – Isac LundestromRickard Rakell
Nicolas DeslauriersDerek Grant – Carter Rowney

Hampus Lindholm – Kevin Shattenkirk
Cam FowlerJani Hakanpaa
Ben Hutton – Jacob Larsson

In Net:
John Gibson 5-4-3 GAA 2.26, SV% .923 (Confirmed)

San Jose Outlook

The San Jose Sharks are currently holding down last place in the West Division with a 5-7-1 record. The Sharks just hosted the Vegas Golden Knights and lost 3-1. San Jose is currently on a two game losing streak after also losing to the Kings before playing the Golden Knights.

The Sharks average 2.38 per game, which is 26th best in the league. They give up 3.69 goals against per game, which is 28th best in the NHL. Their power play is ranked 22nd at 15.6% efficient. The penalty is 76.9% efficient, which is 22nd in the NHL.

Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl led the team in scoring with six goals.

Projected Lineup

Evander KaneLogan CoutureKevin Labanc
Rudolfs BalcersTomas HertlTimo Meier
Matthew NietoPatrick MarleauRyan Donato
Kurtis GabrielDylan GambrellMarcus Sorensen

Mario FerraroBrent Burns
Radim SimekErik Karlsson
Marc-Edouard VlasicNikolai Knyzhov

Martin Jones 5-4-0, GAA 3.96, SV% .867 (Unconfirmed)

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February 15th, 2021


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