Game 29: Anaheim At Ottawa

Anaheim (7-18-3) at Ottawa (11-14-2)

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TV: 4:30 PM PT, Bally Sports West

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks head out on the road for a five game trip with the first stop being in Ottawa. The last time the Ducks faced the Senators they lost 5-1 on the annual black Friday game. This will be the only chance for Anaheim to redeem themselves against Ottawa this season as this will be the last time these two teams meet.

The team has been averaging 2.43 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.21 against. The Ducks have struggled on special teams this season. They are 15.0% efficient with the extra man and 66.7% efficient on the penalty kill, both ranking at the bottom of the league. Anaheim also gives up on average 37.5 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average around 30 shots on goal per game.

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

Injury News:

Anthony Stolarz has a lower body injury and did not travel with the team.

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

Derek Grant (lower-body) is questionable to play tonight.

Roster Moves:

Lukas Dostal has been recalled from San Diego.

Projected Lineup 

Adam HenriqueTrevor Zegras –  Troy Terry
Max ComtoisRyan Strome – Frank Vatrano
Max Jones – Mason McTavish – Brett Leason
Jayson Megna – Sam CarrickJakob Silfverberg

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

In Net:
Lukas Dostal 0-0-0 GAA 0.00 SV% .00 (Confirmed)

Ottawa Outlook 

The Senators return home after a brief two game road trip. They lost to Dallas 4-3 in overtime and then beat Nashville 3-2. They gone 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and are currently in 8th place in the Atlantic Division.

Ottawa averages 3.07 goals per game and give up 3.30 against. They have had success on the power play operating at 26.5% efficiency. The penalty kill has been decent at 78.0% efficiency.

Brady Tkachuk leads the team in total points with 31 (12 G + 19 A).

Projected Lineup 

Brady TkachukTim StutzleDrake Batherson
Alex DeBrincatShane PintoClaude Giroux
Tyler MotteDerick BrassardMathieu Joseph
Parker KellyDylan GambrellAustin Watson

Jake SandersonTravis Hamonic
Erik BrannstromArtem Zub
Nick HoldenLassi Thomson

In Net
Cam Talbot 5-7-0 GAA 2.76 SV% .909 (Confirmed)

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December 12th, 2022


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