Game 40: San Jose At Anaheim

San Jose (12-20-7) at Anaheim (11-24-4)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are coming off a 2-0 shutout win over the Dallas Stars. Anaheim was able to score twice in the first period and that’s all they needed to earn the victory. John Gibson played stellar in net stopping all 35 shots on goal. The Ducks have earned wins against quality opponents like Vegas and Dallas recently, then also got blown out by Nashville and Philadelphia.

The team has been averaging 2.23 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.00 against. They are 16.1% efficient with the extra man and 71.3% efficient on the penalty kill, both ranking at the bottom of the league. Anaheim also gives up on average 38.3 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average around 30 shots on goal per game(28.9).

Troy Terry leads the Ducks with 32 total points(12 G + 20 A).

Injury News:

Kevin Shattenkirk is out with the flu per Dallas Eakins.

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

Max Jones (upper-body injury) is still on the IR.

Roster Moves:

Nathan Beaulieu was reassigned to San Diego on a conditioning loan.

Projected Lineup 

Adam Henrique – Mason McTavish –  Troy Terry
Trevor Zegras  – Ryan Strome – Frank Vatrano
Max ComtoisSam CarrickJakob Silfverberg
Justin Kirkland  – Jayson MegnaBrett Leason

Cam Fowler – Dmitry Kulikov
Simon BenoitJohn Klingberg
Urho Vaakanainen – Colton White

In Net:
Anthony Stolarz 2-5-0 GAA 4.02 SV% .886

San Jose Outlook 

The Sharks are coming off a 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. San Jose had lost their three previous games in a row. The Sharks have gone 4-4-2 in their last 10 games and are currently in 7th place in the Pacific Division.

San Jose averages 3.05 goals per game and they give up 3.64 against. They have been 21.6% efficient on the power play and 84.1% efficient on the penalty kill.

Erik Karlsson leads the team with 53 total points(13 G + 40 A).

Projected Lineup (per Sheng Peng)

Timo MeierTomas HertlKevin Labanc
Matthew NietoLogan CoutureAlexander Barabanov
Nick BoninoNico SturmEvgeny Svechnikov
Jonah GadjovichSteven LorentzOskar Lindblom

Jaycob MegnaErik Karlsson
Marc-Edouard VlasicMatt Benning
Scott HarringtonMario Ferraro

In Net
Kaapo Kahkonen 4-7-3 GAA 3.18 SV% .896 (Confirmed)

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January 6th, 2023


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