Game 55: Buffalo At Anaheim

Buffalo (26-22-4) at Anaheim (17-31-6)

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TV: 7 PM PT, Bally Sports West

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks took a quick road trip out to Las Vegas to play the Golden Knights. Anaheim found themselves down 2-1 at the start of the third period, but the Golden Knights scored five times in the final frame en route to a 7-2 victory. Anaheim has had a pair of rough losses recently and will try to do better tonight against the Sabres.

The team has been averaging 2.44 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.07 against. They are 12.8% efficient with the extra man and 73.8% 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(29.7).

Trevor Zegras leads the Ducks with 45 total points(19 G + 26 A).

Roster Moves:

Olle Eriksson Ek was reassigned to San Diego.

Lukas Dostal was recalled to Anaheim.

Injury News:

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

Urho Vaakanainen (lower-body injury) remains on the IR.

Projected Lineup 

Derek GrantTrevor Zegras  – Ryan Strome
Adam Henrique – Mason McTavish – Frank Vatrano
Max JonesIsac Lundestrom – Jakob Silfverberg
Brett Leason – Jayson MegnaSam Carrick

Cam Fowler – Dmitry Kulikov
Nathan Beaulieu  – John Klingberg
Simon Benoit  – Kevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
Lukas Dostal 2-3-1 GAA 3.53 SV% .897 (Confirmed)

Buffalo Outlook 

The Sabres are currently on a three game losing streak. They lost to Carolina 5-1 before the All-Star break and then lost to Calgary 7-2 and LA 5-2 this past week. They have gone 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and are five points out of a wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Buffalo averages 3.67 goals per game and they give up 3.45 against. They have been 25.4% efficient on the power play and 73.2% efficient on the penalty kill.

Tage Thompson leads the team with 69 total points(35 G + 34 A).

Projected Lineup 

Jeff SkinnerDylan CozensAlex Tuch
Casey MittelstadtTage ThompsonKyle Okposo
Rasmus AsplundTyson JostVictor Olofsson
Zemgus GirgensonsPeyton KrebsJack Quinn

Mattias SamuelssonRasmus Dahlin
Owen PowerHenri Jokiharju
Jacob BrysonIlya Lyubushkin

In Net
Eric Comrie 5-8-0 GAA 3.54 SV% .884 (Confirmed)

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February 15th, 2023


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