Game 52: Los Angeles At Anaheim

Los Angeles(19-23-6) at Anaheim(15-29-7) 

Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast

TV: 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Bally Sports West/KDOC

Radio: AM 1110

Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks have played the Kings three time this week. So far the teams have traded wins with the Kings winning the first and third contests. The Ducks won the second game, so if the patterns holds maybe Anaheim finishes the season with a win at home.

The question for the Ducks is how do they play out these final games. We discussed it here: Play for Pride or Pick?

Team News

On Thursday Ryan Miller announced that he would be retiring at the end of this season. He held a press conference with a limited number of media and we were able to be present for it. He will get the start for the final home game at Honda Center tonight according to Dallas Eakins.

To hear what he said click here: Miller’s Time: Retirement Press Conference

Adam Henrique was added to the league COVID protocol list and did not play in the last two games. He had a family member test positive for COVID.

Lukas Dostal and Maxim Golod were recalled to the taxi squad.

Olle Eriksson Ek and Jacob Perreault were reassigned to the Gulls.

By The Numbers:

Max Comtois leads the team in scoring with 13 goals.

Goals For Per Game: 2.14, 31st in NHL
Goals Against Per Game: 3.18, 23rd
Power Play Efficiency: 9.5%, 31st
Penalty Kill Efficiency: 80.1%, 13th
Corsi For: 48.57%, 19th
Fenwick For: 47.87%, 23rd

Season Record vs Los Angeles: 3-4-0

Injury Updates

Andy Welinski was injured(lower body) early in the game on Monday and did not return. He is questionable for tonight.

Josh Manson(upper-body injury) did not play in the last few games and will not play tonight.

Jakob Silfverberg had hip surgery(torn labrum) and will be out for 4-6 months. According to GM Bob Murray, it had been an injury that was nagging him on and off for the last two years.

Sonny Milano(IR upper-body) has been practicing, but it’s unclear when he will return.

Hampus Lindholm(wrist) is on the LTIR with a fractured wrist and it appears he will be shut down for the season.

Carter Rowney had knee surgery and will be out for 4-6 months. He had a medial meniscus tear in his left knee. He was placed on the LTIR.

Taxi Squad:

David Backes
Trevor Carrick
Olle Eriksson Ek
Jacob Perreault

Projected Lineup

Max JonesRyan Getzlaf – Sam Carrick
Alexander Volkov – Isac Lundestrom – Rickard Rakell
Max Comtois – Trevor ZegrasTroy Terry
Nicolas Deslauriers – Derek GrantDanton Heinen

Cam Fowler – Jacob Larsson
Simon Benoit – Kevin Shattenkirk
Haydn Fleury – Jamie Drysdale

In Net:
Ryan Miller 3-8-1, 3.60 GAA , SV% .882 (Confirmed)

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Los Angeles Outlook

The Kings were down 1-0 last night, but were able to get two late goals and pull out a 2-1 win. They have a record of 4-2-1 against the Ducks this season. Tonight will be the final showdown for pride between these two SoCal teams.

By The Numbers:

Dustin Brown leads the team in scoring with 16 goals.

Goals For Per Game: 2.65, 23rd in NHL
Goals Against Per Game: 2.92, 18th
Power Play Efficiency: 19.9%, 17th
Penalty Kill Efficiency: 84.7%, 3rd
Corsi For: 48.94%, 17th 
Fenwick For: 49.15%, 18th

Season Record vs Anaheim: 4-2-1

Projected Lineup 

Alex IafalloAnze KopitarDustin Brown
Adrian Kempe – Quinton ByfieldAndreas Athanasiou
Lias AnderssonGabriel VilardiTrevor Moore
Brendan LemieuxJaret Anderson-Dolan

Tobias BjornfotDrew Doughty
Michael Anderson –  Matt Roy
Olli MaattaSean Walker
Kurtis MacDermid

In Net:
Calvin Petersen 8-14-4, GAA 2.75, SV% .916 (Unconfirmed)

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