Game 40: Anaheim at Minnesota

Graphic: Ronald Wray

Anaheim(19-13-7) at Minnesota(21-10-1)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are coming off 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Anaheim got down 2-0 and Jakob Silfverberg scored, but that was the only goal the Ducks would get. Anaheim dropped both meetings against Pittsburgh this season.

Anaheim continues to thrive on special teams. The Ducks are 26.7% efficient on the power play, which ranks 5th in the league. Their penalty kill is 85.3% efficient, which is tied for 4th in the NHL.

Troy Terry leads the team in scoring with 22 goals.

Roster Moves:

Brendan Guhle was recalled to the Ducks.

Lukas Dostal and Benoit Olivier-Groulx were assigned to the taxi squad.

Taxi Squad:
Lukas Dostal
Olle Eriksson Ek
Benoit Olivier-Groulx
Vinni Lettieri
Greg Pateryn

Injury/COVID News:

Simon Benoit was placed in the COVID protocol yesterday and Troy Terry was placed on it today.

John Gibson is also still in the COVID protocol and not with the team in Minnesota.

Josh Mahura remains on the IR with an upper-body injury. He has resumed skating.

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.

Projected Lineup 

Sonny Milano – Ryan Getzlaf – Sam Carrick
Max Comtois – Trevor Zegras – Rickard Rakell
Derek GrantIsac Lundestrom – Jakob Silfverberg
Nicolas Deslauriers – Sam Steel – Buddy Robinson

Cam Fowler  – Josh Manson
Hampus Lindholm – Jamie Drysdale
Jacob LarssonKevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
Anthony Stolarz 6-4-1 GAA 2.29 SV% .929 (Confirmed)

Minnesota Outlook

The Wild are on a two game winning streak. They beat Boston 3-2 and Washington 3-2 in a shootout. Minnesota hasn’t played since last Saturday because they games against Winnipeg and Edmonton were postponed.

Minnesota averages 3.58 goals per game, which is 3rd best in the league. They give up 3.03 goals against on average. On the power play they are 17.3% efficient, which ranks 23rd in the league. They are 17th in the league on the penalty kill at 79.8% efficiency.

Ryan Hartman leads the team in scoring with 15 goals.

Projected Lineup

Kevin FialaRyan HartmanMats Zuccarello
Marcus FolignoMarco Rossi – Matthew Boldy
Connor DewarNico SturmFrederick Gaudreau
Kyle RauVictor RaskBrandon Duhaime

Jordie BennMathew Dumba
Jon Merrill – Dmitry Kulikov
Dakota MermisCalen Addison

In Net
Kaapo Kahkonen 6-2-1 GAA 2.51 SV% .915 (Confirmed)

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January 14th, 2022


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