Game 56: Los Angeles At Anaheim

Los Angeles (30-18-7) at Anaheim (17-32-6)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are currently on a three game losing streak. Anaheim is in a rough patch where they have been outscored 20 to 8 during those three games. Anaheim got down 2-0 to Buffalo on Wednesday night and then scored three straight times to take a 3-2 lead. The Sabres then went on to score the next five goals and win 7-2.

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 73.8% 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(29.8).

Trevor Zegras leads the Ducks with 46 total points(19 G + 27 A).

Injury News:

Troy Terry (upper-body injury) has been on the IR. He was on ice for the optional skate today per Lisa Dillman. The hope is that Terry can join the team on the upcoming road trip.

Urho Vaakanainen (lower-body injury) remains 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
Colton WhiteJohn Klingberg
Simon Benoit  – Kevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
John Gibson 10-22-5 GAA 4.05 SV% .897 (Confirmed)

Los Angeles Outlook 

The Kings are on a two game winning streak having beaten the Penguins 6-0 and the Sabres 5-2. LA has gone 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and is currently holding down 3rd place in the Pacific Division. They are one point behind the Seattle Kraken and one point ahead of the Edmonton Oilers.

Los Angeles averages 3.19 goals per game and they give up 3.43 against. They have been 24.0% efficient on the power play and 74.2% efficient on the penalty kill.

Kevin Fiala leads the team with 55 total points(18 G + 37 A).

Projected Lineup 

Quinton ByfieldAnze KopitarAdrian Kempe
Trevor MoorePhillip DanaultViktor Arvidsson
Kevin FialaBlake LizotteAlex Iafallo
Jaret Anderson-DolanRasmus KupariArthur Kaliyev

Mikey Anderson – Drew Doughty
Sean DurziMatt Roy
Alexander EdlerSean Walker

In Net
Pheonix Copley  17-3-1 GAA 2.14 SV% .903 (Confirmed)

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February 17th, 2023


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