Game 10: Montreal At Anaheim

Graphic: Ronald Wray

Montreal(2-7-0) at Anaheim(2-4-3)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are coming off a two losses where they rallied down from three goals against Buffalo Sabres and the Vegas Golden Knights. Anaheim was down 3-0 and rallied to tie the game against Buffalo, but eventually lost in overtime. Against Vegas they were down 4-1 and were able to score three times in five minutes to force overtime. The Ducks eventually lost in the shootout.

The Ducks have been competitive in their games this season and fun to watch despite losing. They just need to find ways to win games instead of losing them.

Anaheim continues to thrive on special teams. The Ducks are 24.0% efficient on the power play, which ranks 11th in the league. Their penalty kill is 82.1% efficient, which ranks 16th in the NHL.

Rickard Rakell leads the team in scoring with four goals.

Roster Moves:

Mason McTavish(ankle) was sent to San Diego on a conditioning loan.

Vinni Lettieri and Sam Carrick were recalled from San Diego.

Injury News:

Jakob Silfverberg will be out tonight due to being placed in the NHL COVID protocol.

Rickard Rakell left the game against Buffalo holding his left arm and didn’t finish the game. He was placed on the IR with an upper-body injury. He has a shoulder injury and is considered week-to-week.

Max Jones(upper body) left the game early in the third period against Calgary as he appeared to be favoring his left arm while being engaged in front of the net. He was also placed on the IR. He had surgery to repair a pectoralis major tendon tear and will be out for 4-6 months.

Projected Lineup:

Benoit-Olivier Groulx – Ryan GetzlafTroy Terry
Adam Henrique – Trevor ZegrasSonny Milano
Max Comtois – Isac LundestromVinni Lettieri
Nicolas DeslauriersDerek GrantSam Carrick

Hampus Lindholm – Jamie Drysdale
Cam FowlerJosh Manson
Sam Benoit – Kevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
John Gibson 2-2-2 GAA 3.07 SV% .908 (Confirmed)

Montreal Outlook

The Canadiens have gotten off to a slow start this season losing their first five games. They have just two wins in eight games. One issue has been scoring for Montreal. They have only scored more than one goal in two of their games.

They have also had issues with their special teams. Their power play is 10.3% efficient, which ranks 30th in the NHL. The penalty kill is 69.0% efficient, which ranks 28th in the league.

Mathieu Perreault and Mike Hoffman lead the team in scoring with three goals each.

Projected Lineup 

Mike HoffmanNick SuzukiTyler Toffoli
Jonathan DrouinChristian DvorakJosh Anderson
Joel Armia – Adam Brooks – Cole Caufield
Jake EvansCedric PaquetteArtturi Lehkonen

Ben ChiarotJeff Petry
Alexander RomanovDavid Savard
Brett KulakChris Wideman

Sam Montembeault 0-1-0, GAA 5.00, SV% .861 (Confirmed)

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October 31st, 2021


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