Game 54: Anaheim At Vegas

Anaheim (17-30-6) At Vegas (31-18-4))

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TV: 12 PM PT, Bally Sports West

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are coming off a 6-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. Anaheim was tied with Pittsburgh at one in the first period, but the Penguins got two goals late in the period to make it a 3-1 game. Pittsburgh added three more goals to take a commanding 6-1 lead and cruised to victory.

The team has been averaging 2.45 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.02 against. They are 16.3% efficient with the extra man and 73.5% efficient on the penalty kill, both ranking at the bottom of the league. Anaheim also gives up on average 39.1 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average around 30 shots on goal per game(29.8).

Trevor Zegras leads the Ducks with 44 total points(19 G + 25 A).

Roster Moves:

Olle Eriksson Ek was reassigned to San Diego.

Lukas Dostal was recalled to Anaheim.

Injury News:

John Klingberg is out with an illness.

Troy Terry (upper-body injury) has placed on the IR retroactive to the game against Dallas.

Urho Vaakanainen (lower-body injury) has been placed on the IR.

Projected Lineup 

Derek GrantTrevor Zegras  – Ryan Strome
Adam Henrique – Mason McTavish – Max Jones
Frank Vatrano – Isac Lundestrom – Jakob Silfverberg
Sam Carrick – Jayson MegnaBrett Leason

Cam Fowler – Dmitry Kulikov
Nathan BeaulieuColton White
Simon BenoitKevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
John Gibson 10-21-5 GAA 3.96 SV% .900 (Confirmed)

Vegas Outlook 

The Golden Knights are currently on a two game winning streak. They beat Nashville and Minnesota by both a 5-1 final. Vegas had gone 3-5-2 in their last 10 games and are currently in first place in the Pacific Division. The Edmonton Oilers are behind then by just one point.

Vegas averages 3.15 goals per game and they give up 2.81 against. They have been 22.8% efficient on the power play and 78.9% efficient on the penalty kill.

Chandler Stephenson leads the team with 46 total points(12 G + 34 A).

Projected Lineup 

Paul CotterJack EichelJonathan Marchessault
Reilly SmithWilliam Karlsson – Mike Amadio
William CarrierChandler StephensonPhil Kessel
Brett HowdenNicolas RoyKeegan Kolesar

Alec MartinezAlex Pietrangelo
Brayden McNabbShea Theodore
Nicolas HagueZach Whitecloud

In Net
Adin Hill 11-5-1 GAA 2.58 SV% .909 (Confirmed)

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February 12th, 2023


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