Game 58: Anaheim At Tampa Bay

Anaheim (17-33-7) at Tampa Bay (35-17-3)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are currently on a five game losing streak. Anaheim held leads of 2-0 and 3-2 over the Florida Panthers yesterday, but couldn’t close out the game in regulation. The Panthers tied the game in the third period and went on to win in overtime. John Gibson made 51 saves in the losing effort.

The team has been averaging 2.47 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.16 against. They are 16.7% efficient with the extra man and 73.2% efficient on the penalty kill, both ranking at the bottom of the league. Anaheim also gives up on average 39.5. shots per game which is the most in the league. They average around 30 shots on goal per game(29.6).

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:
Lukas Dostal 2-4-1 GAA 3.99 SV% .899 (Unconfirmed)

Tampa Bay Outlook 

The Lightning are currently on a two game losing streak. They lost 1-0 to Arizona in a shootout and then were beat 5-4 by Vegas. They have gone 6-2-2 in their last 10 games and are currently holding down third place in the Atlantic Division.

Tampa Bay averages 3.51 goals per game and they give up 2.91 against. They have been 25.4% efficient on the power play and 81.0% efficient on the penalty kill.

Nikita Kucherov leads the team with 79 total points(21 G + 58 A).

Projected Lineup 

Brandon HagelBrayden PointNikita Kucherov
Anthony CirelliSteven StamkosAlex Killorn
Ross ColtonNick PaulPat Maroon
Vladislav NamestnikovPierre-Edouard BellemareCorey Perry

Victor HedmanZach Bogosian
Mikhail SergachevNicklaus Perbix
Ian Cole – Cal Foote

In Net
Andrei Vasilevskiy 26-14-1 GAA 2.56 SV% .918 (Unconfirmed)

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February 21st, 2023


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