Game 36: Philadelphia At Anaheim

Graphic: Ronald Wray

Philadelphia(13-13-6) at Anaheim(17-11-7)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are in the midst of a slide having lost their last three games after the extended holiday break. In their last game, Anaheim started out well against Colorado by building a 2-0 lead, but couldn’t hang on. Max Comtois returned to action after coming off the COVID protocol list, but Ryan Getzlaf was added to it. Cam Fowler also returned and scored a goal, but it wasn’t enough against the Avs.

The Ducks cancelled practice yesterday when Derek Grant and Nicolas Deslauriers both tested positive for COVID. Trevor Zegras is still on the list and won’t be available tonight either.

Anaheim continues to thrive on special teams. The Ducks are 26.9% efficient on the power play, which ranks 4th in the league. Their penalty kill is 85.4% efficient, which is tied for 3rd in the NHL.

Troy Terry leads the team in scoring with 18 goals.

Roster Moves:

Lukas Dostal and Jacob Larsson were recalled and added to the taxi squad.

Benoit-Olivier Groulx and Bryce Kindopp was recalled from San Diego and added to the Ducks roster.

Taxi Squad:
Lukas Dostal
Jacob Larsson

Injury/COVID News:

Sam Carrick was not on ice for the morning skate and is out for tonight(Illness, non-COVID).

Ryan Getzlaf was placed in the COVID protocol on January 1st. Grant and Deslauriers were also put in the protocol on January 3rd.

Josh Mahura remains on the IR with an upper-body injury. He is listed as week-to-week.

Adam Henrique has an lower-body injury and remains on the IR. He has been skating on his own, but the timeline for his return is unknown.

Max Jones had surgery to repair a pectoralis major tendon tear and will be out for 4-6 months. He is also in the COVID protocol per Head Coach Dallas Eakins.

Projected Lineup 

Max ComtoisIsac LundestromTroy Terry
Rickard RakellDanny O’Regan – Jakob Silfverberg
Sonny Milano – Sam Steel – Vinni Lettieri
Bryce Kindopp – Benoit-Olivier Groulx  – Buddy Robinson

Hampus Lindholm – Jamie Drysdale
Cam FowlerJosh Manson
Simon BenoitKevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
John Gibson 11-9-6 GAA 2.71 SV% .915(Confirmed)

Philadelphia Outlook

The Flyers are currently in 5th place in the Metropolitan Division. Philadelphia is in the middle of their California road trip and have lost to the Sharks in overtime and the Kings in regulation. The Flyers have gone 5-3-2 in their last 10 games.

Philadelphia averages 2.66 goals per game, which ranks 26th in the league. They give up 3.22 goals against on average. On the power play they are 16.1% efficient, which ranks 26th in the league. They are 13th in the league on the penalty kill at 81.4% efficiency.

Cam Atkinson leads the team in scoring with 12 goals.

Injury/COVID News:
Claude Giroux and Ivan Provorov were placed in the COVID protocol.

Projected Lineup

Oskar LindblomKevin Hayes – Travis Konecny
Joel Farabee – Morgan Frost – Cam Atkinson
James van RiemsdykScott LaughtonGerald Mayhew
Maxwell WillmanPatrick BrownZack MacEwen

Cam York – Justin Braun
Travis SanheimRasmus Ristolainen
Keith YandleKevin Connauton

In Net
Carter Hart 7-8-4, GAA 2.74, SV% .918 (Confirmed)

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