Game 57: Anaheim At Florida

Anaheim (17-33-6) at Florida (28-25-6)

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TV: 10 AM PT, Bally Sports

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are currently on a four game losing streak. Anaheim hosted the Los Angeles Kings last Friday losing 6-3. Things got heated in the second period and a goalie fight almost happened. Phoenix Copley got involved in an altercation by the net and John Gibson skated out to center ice. It looked like they might square off, but the referees escorted Copley to the locker room. The Ducks have been outscored 26 to 11 in their last four games.

The team has been averaging 2.46 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.16 against. They are 16.3% efficient with the extra man and 73.0% efficient on the penalty kill, both ranking at the bottom of the league. Anaheim also gives up on average 39. shots per game which is the most in the league. They average around 30 shots on goal per game(29.5).

Trevor Zegras leads the Ducks with 47 total points(19 G + 28 A).

Injury News:

Troy Terry (upper-body injury) has been on the IR. He had been skating at practice recently and could return to action sometime on this 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
Max Comtois – Jayson MegnaSam Carrick

Cam Fowler – Dmitry Kulikov
Nathan BeaulieuJohn Klingberg
Simon Benoit  – Kevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
John Gibson 10-23-5 GAA 4.08 SV% .897 (Confirmed)

Florida Outlook 

The Panthers are coming off a 7-3 loss to the Nashville Predators. Florida took an early 2-1 lead, but then Nashville scored the next five times to make it a 6-2 game. The teams traded goals late to make it a 7-3 final. Florida has gone 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and is currently one point out of a wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Florida averages 3.44 goals per game and they give up 3.49 against. They have been 22.2% efficient on the power play and 74.7% efficient on the penalty kill.

Matthew Tkachuk leads the team with 76 total points(28 G + 48 A).

Projected Lineup 

Anton LundellAleksander BarkovSam Reinhart
Carter VerhaegheEetu LuostarinenMatthew Tkachuk
Ryan LombergEric StaalNick Cousins
Grigori DenisenkoColin WhiteChris Tierney

Gustav ForslingAaron Ekblad
Marc StaalBrandon Montour
Josh MahuraRadko Gudas

In Net
Sergei Bobrovsky 16-15-2 GAA 3.13 SV% .902 (Confirmed)

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February 20th, 2023


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