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Game 9: Toronto At Anaheim
Toronto (4-4-1) at Anaheim (1-6-1)
Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast
TV: 5 PM PT, Bally Sports West
Radio & Post Game Show: Ducks Stream
The Ducks are currently on a seven game losing streak. Anaheim won the season opener in dramatic fashion as they came back from two down and won in overtime. Since then the Ducks have struggled and only earned one point in their last seven games. The Ducks need try to quickly work the kinks out of their game.
Anaheim has been averaging 37.4 shots on goal against, while registering 25.8 in their favor. The Ducks have struggled on the penalty kill(64.5% efficiency) and on the power play(8.3% efficiency). The team has been averaging 2 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.38 against.
Troy Terry leads the Ducks with 9 total points(4 G + 5 A).
Jamie Drysdale took a hit into the boards in the last game against Vegas and appeared to be favoring his shoulder. He did not practice yesterday and will not play tonight.
Sam Carrick has been skating with the team and it appears he might be ready to play soon.
Urho Vaakanainen suffered an upper-body injury when he slammed into the boards during a preseason game against the San Jose Sharks. He is currently on the IR.
John Moore is also on the IR with an undisclosed injury.
John Gibson 1-5-1 GAA 4.26 SV% .893 (Confirmed)
The Maple Leafs are coming off a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings yesterday. Toronto is on a three game losing streak. They have dropped games to Vegas, San Jose, and then LA last night. Toronto averages 2.75 goals per game and they also give up 2.75. They have had success on the power play (22.6% efficiency) and they have been average on the penalty kill (75.9% efficiency).
John Tavares leads the team with 10 total points(4 G + 6 A).
Projected Lineup (Per Mark Masters)
Michael Bunting – Auston Matthews – Mitch Marner
Alexander Kerfoot – John Tavares – William Nylander
Nicholas Robertson – Calle Jarnkrok – Wayne Simmonds
Pierre Engvall – David Kampf – Nicolas Aube-Kubel
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October 30th, 2022