Game 8: Anaheim At Vegas

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Anaheim (1-5-1) At Vegas (6-2-0)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are currently on a six game losing streak. Anaheim won their first game of the season against Seattle at home, but haven’t won since. Anaheim started off their first road trip against the Islanders and lost 7-1. The Ducks were in the games against the Rangers and Devils, but lost both of those two contests. Anaheim was able to scratch out one point against Boston, and then got dropped 5-1 by the Red Wings. The Ducks returned home on Wednesday and were able to score first, but ended up losing 4-2 to the Lightning.

Anaheim has been averaging 39.6 shots on goal against, while registering 25.3 in their favor. The Ducks have struggled on the penalty kill(65.5% efficiency) and on the power play(9.1% efficiency). The team has been averaging 2.29 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.43 against. The Ducks need try to quickly work the kinks out of their game.

Troy Terry leads the Ducks with 9 total points(4 G + 5 A).

Injury News:

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.

Sam Carrick had hip surgery during the off season. He will start skating this month and hopefully could return soon.

John Moore is also on the IR with an undisclosed injury.

Projected Lineup:

Max ComtoisTrevor Zegras –  Troy Terry
Max JonesRyan StromeFrank Vatrano
Adam Henrique – Derek Grant – Jakob Silfverberg
Mason McTavish – Isac Lundestrom

Cam FowlerJohn Klingberg
Dmitry KulikovJamie Drysdale
Nathan BeaulieuSimon Benoit – Kevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
John Gibson 1-4-1 GAA 4.26 SV% .893 (Confirmed)

Vegas Outlook 

The Golden Knights are off to a solid start winning six of their first eight games. They are currently on a two game winning streak and are in first place in the Pacific Division. Vegas averages 3.25 goals per game and give 2 up goals against per game. They are 18.5% efficient on the power play and 75% efficient on the penalty kill. Today is Nevada Day, which is a state holiday, hence was the game is being played in the early afternoon.

Jonathan Marchessault leads the team in scoring with 5 goals.

Projected Lineup (Per Sin Bin Vegas)

Chandler StephensonJack EichelMark Stone
Reilly SmithWilliam KarlssonJonathan Marchessault
Brett HowdenNicolas Roy – Phil Kessel
Michael AmadioJake LeschyshynWilliam Carrier

Alec MartinezAlex Pietrangelo
Brayden McNabbShea Theodore
Nicolas HagueZach Whitecloud

In Net
Logan Thompson 3-2-0 GAA 2.02 SV% .931 (Unconfirmed)

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October 28th, 2022


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