Game 37: Nashville At Anaheim

Nashville (14-14-5) at Anaheim (10-22-4)

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TV: 2 PM PT, Bally Sports West

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks continue their 10 game homestand against the Nashville Predators. Anaheim is coming off a 3-2 shootout win over the Vegas Golden Knights. The Ducks built a 2-0 lead courtesy of Adam Henrique. The Golden Knights fought back to tie the game and force bonus hockey. Trevor Zegras and Troy Terry scored in the shootout to earn the win for Anaheim.

The team has been averaging 2.31 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.06 against. They are 16.2% efficient with the extra man and 70.6% efficient on the penalty kill, both ranking at the bottom of the league. Anaheim also gives up on average 38.4 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average around 30 shots on goal per game(29.1).

Troy Terry leads the Ducks with 31 total points(12 G + 19 A).

Injury News:

Anthony Stolarz has a lower body injury and has been 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) is still on the IR.

Roster Moves:

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

Olle Eriksson Ek has been reassigned to San Diego.

Projected Lineup 

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

Cam Fowler – Dmitry Kulikov
Simon BenoitJohn Klingberg
Urho VaakanainenKevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
John Gibson 6-14-3 GAA 3.88 SV% .900 (Confirmed)

Nashville Outlook 

The Predators are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars. Nashville has gone 2-5-3 in their last 10 games and is currently in 6th place in the Central Division. Predators beat the Ducks in their first meeting in November by a 2-1 final in overtime.

Nashville averages 2.48 goals per game and they give up 3.03 against. They have been 15.8% efficient on the power play and 78.0% efficient on the penalty kill.

Nino Niederreiter leads the team with 11 goals.

Projected Lineup 

Filip ForsbergThomas NovakMikael Granlund
Nino NiederreiterCody GlassTanner Jeannot
Yakov TreninRyan JohansenMark Jankowski
Cole SmithJuuso ParssinenColton Sissons

Ryan McDonaghRoman Josi
Mattias EkholmAlexandre Carrier
Jeremy LauzonDante Fabbro

In Net
Juuse Saros 11-10-5 GAA 2.82 SV% .914 (Unconfirmed)

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December 30th, 2022


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