Game 28: San Jose At Anaheim

San Jose (8-16-5) at Anaheim (7-17-3)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks returned home on Tuesday night and beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in overtime. The game was a back and forth battle with the Ducks and Canes trading goals throughout the contest. Bonus hockey was needed to determine a winner and Ryan Strome delivered in overtime to give Anaheim the win.

The team has been averaging 2.48 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.15 against. The Ducks have struggled on special teams this season. They are 15.6% efficient with the extra man and 66.3% efficient on the penalty kill, both ranking at the bottom of the league. Anaheim also gives up on average 37.9 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average around 30 shots on goal per game(30.2).

Troy Terry leads the Ducks with 27 total points(11 G + 16 A).

Injury News:

Isac Lundestrom has a fractured finger and will be out for six weeks. He has been placed on the IR.

John Klingberg (lower-body injury) is expected to play tonight according to Eric Stephens.

Derek Grant suffered a lower body injury Saturday and hasn’t play since. He is listed as questionable tonight.

Roster Moves:

Jayson Megna was claimed off waivers and will play tonight with Strome and Vatrano per Dallas Eakins. He is listed as wearing number 7.

Projected Lineup 

Adam HenriqueTrevor Zegras –  Troy Terry
Jayson MegnaRyan Strome – Frank Vatrano
Max Jones – Mason McTavish – Brett Leason
Max ComtoisSam CarrickJakob Silfverberg

Cam Fowler – Dmitry Kulikov
Simon BenoitJohn Klingberg
Kevin Shattenkirk – Urho Vaakanainen

In Net:
John Gibson 5-12-3 GAA 3.92 SV% .897 (Confirmed)

San Jose Outlook 

The Sharks are in the middle of a four game losing streak. San Jose has gone 2-6-2 in their last 10 games and they sit in 6th place in the Pacific Division. The Sharks have four more points than the Ducks, but have two games in hand.

The Sharks are averaging 2.97 goals a game which ranks 23rd in the league. They give up 3.66 goals against, which ranks 27th. They have been decent on the power play with a 21.6% efficiency. The penalty kill has been operating at a 84.3% efficiency.

Erik Karlsson leads the team in total points with 35 (11 G + 24 A).

Projected Lineup 

Timo MeierTomas HertlKevin Labanc
Nick BoninoLogan CoutureAlexander Barabanov
Luke KuninNico SturmEvgeny Svechnikov
Oskar LindblomC.J. SuessJonah Gadjovich

Jaycob MegnaErik Karlsson
Marc-Edouard VlasicMatt Benning
Scott HarringtonRadim Simek

In Net
Eetu Makiniemi 5-1-3 GAA 2.27 SV% .919 (Confirmed)

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December 9th, 2022


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