Game 34: Minnesota At Anaheim

Minnesota (18-11-2) at Anaheim (9-21-3)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks winning streak of two games came to an end yesterday. Anaheim battle LA to a 1-1 tie until the end of the second period, when the Kings got a late goal to make it 2-1. LA added to more scores in the third and went on to win 4-1. Frank Vatrano scored the only goal for Anaheim.

The team has been averaging 2.36 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.15 against. They are 16.1% efficient with the extra man and 67.8% efficient on the penalty kill, both ranking at the bottom of the league. Anaheim also gives up on average 37.7 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average around 30 shots on goal per game(29.5).

Troy Terry leads the Ducks with 28 total points(12 G + 16 A).

Injury News:

Urho Vaakanainen was out sick last night.

John Gibson is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Anthony Stolarz has a lower body injury and has been placed on the IR.

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

Derek Grant (lower-body injury) is on the IR.

Max Jones (upper-body injury) was placed on the IR yesterday.

Roster Moves:

The Ducks acquired Michael Del Zotto in a three-way trade. He has been assigned to San Diego.

Colton White was placed on a conditioning loan with the Gulls.

Justin Kirkland was recalled to the Ducks on an emergency loan per Cap Friendly.

Projected Lineup 

Adam HenriqueTrevor Zegras –  Troy Terry
Frank Vatrano – Ryan Strome – Jakob Silfverberg
Max Comtois – Mason McTavish – Brett Leason
Justin Kirkland – Sam Carrick  – Jayson Megna

Cam Fowler – Dmitry Kulikov
Simon BenoitJohn Klingberg
Nathan BeaulieuKevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
Lukas Dostal 2-2-0 GAA 3.80 SV% .899 (Unconfirmed)

Minnesota Outlook 

The Wild are currently riding a five game winning streak. They beat Vancouver, Edmonton, Detroit, Chicago, and Ottawa. Minnesota held all of them to one goal or less with the exception of Ottawa. The Wild have gone 8-2-0 in their last 10 games and are currently in third place in the central division with 38 points.

Minnesota averages 3.13 goals per game and they give up 2.84 against. They have been decent on the power play (24.8% efficiency) and their penalty kill(80.2% efficiency).

Kirill Kaprizov leads the team with 42 total points(19 G + 23 A).

Projected Lineup 

Kirill KaprizovFrederick GaudreauMats Zuccarello
Jordan GreenwayJoel Eriksson Ek – Matthew Boldy
Connor DewarMarco RossiMason Shaw
Tyson JostSam SteelJoseph Cramarossa

Jacob MiddletonJared Spurgeon
Jonas BrodinMathew Dumba
Jon Merrill – Calen Addison

In Net
Filip Gustavsson 7-4-1 GAA 2.31 SV% .922 (Unconfirmed)

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December 21st, 2022


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