Game 53: Anaheim At St. Louis

Anaheim(16-29-7) at St. Louis(23-19-7)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks will finish the season on the road with two games against the St. Louis Blues and then two games against the Minnesota Wild. As the season comes to an end, 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

Adam Henrique(COVID Protocol) and Josh Manson(upper-body) traveled with the team per Elliott Teaford, but will not play tonight.

Josh Mahura was recalled to the taxi squad yesterday and then added to the roster today. He will play tonight as Jamie Drysdale is out with a lower-body injury.

Andrew Agozzino and Vinni Lettieri were recalled to the taxi squad.

Lukas Dostal and Maxim Golod were reassigned to the Gulls.

By The Numbers:

Max Comtois leads the team in scoring with 14 goals.

Goals For Per Game: 2.21, 30th in NHL
Goals Against Per Game: 3.15, 23rd
Power Play Efficiency: 9.4%, 31st
Penalty Kill Efficiency: 80.3%, 13th
Corsi For: 48.70%, 18th
Fenwick For: 47.99%, 23rd

Season Record vs St. Louis: 2-4-0

Injury Updates

Andy Welinski was injured(lower body) early in the game last Monday and did not return.

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

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.

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:

Andrew Agozzino
David Backes
Trevor Carrick
Vinni Lettieri

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 – Josh Mahura

In Net:
John Gibson 9-18-6, 2.98 GAA , SV% .903 (Confirmed)

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St. Louis Outlook

The Blues are currently holding down the 4th spot in the West. They are three points ahead of Arizona and they have three games in hand. The Blues can clinch a playoff spot with a couple more wins and/or a few losses by the Coyotes. St. Louis has gone 6-3-1 in their last 10 games.

By The Numbers:

Ryan O’Reilly leads the team in scoring with 22 goals.

Goals For Per Game: 2.96, 13th in NHL
Goals Against Per Game: 3.10, 22nd
Power Play Efficiency: 22.1%, 9th
Penalty Kill Efficiency: 75.8%, 28th
Corsi For: 47.87%, 25th 
Fenwick For: 47.79%, 25th

Season Record vs Anaheim: 4-1-1

Projected Lineup 

Brayden SchennRyan O’ReillyDavid Perron
Jaden SchwartzTyler BozakSammy Blais
Mike HoffmanRobert ThomasJordan Kyrou
Kyle CliffordIvan BarbashevZach Sanford

Marco ScandellaJustin Faulk
Jake WalmanColton Parayko
Niko MikkolaRobert Bortuzzo

In Net:
Jordan Binnington 15-14-6, GAA 2.72, SV% .909 (Confirmed)

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