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Game 59: Anaheim At Washington
Anaheim (17-34-7) at Washington (28-25-6)
Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast
TV: 4 PM PT, Bally Sports
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The Ducks are currently on a six game losing streak. In their last game, they battled to a scoreless tie in the opening period against Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Then things went south in a hurry during the second period as the Lightning scored four times. Eventually Tampa Bay went on to win 6-1.
The team has been averaging 2.45 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.19 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 39.6. 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).
Justin Kirkland was placed on waivers yesterday.
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.
Derek Grant– Trevor Zegras – Ryan Strome
Adam Henrique – Mason McTavish – Max Jones
Frank Vatrano – Isac Lundestrom – Jakob Silfverberg
Max Comtois – Jayson Megna – Sam Carrick
Cam Fowler – Dmitry Kulikov
Colton White – John Klingberg
Simon Benoit – Kevin Shattenkirk
John Gibson 10-23-6 GAA 4.07 SV% .898 (Unconfirmed)
The Capitals, like the Ducks, are on a long losing streak. Washington has lost five games in a row and four of them have been at home. The Capitals have gone 3-7-0 in their last 10 games and are currently in 6th place in the Metropolitan Division. They are two points out of the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Washington averages 2.97 goals per game and they give up 2.90 against. They have been 20.4% efficient on the power play and 81.5% efficient on the penalty kill.
Alex Ovechkin leads the team with 54 total points(32 G + 22 A).
Sonny Milano – Evgeny Kuznetsov – Tom Wilson
Anthony Mantha – Dylan Strome – T.J. Oshie
Conor Sheary– Nicklas Backstrom – Marcus Johansson
Lars Eller – Nic Dowd – Garnet Hathaway
Dmitry Orlov – Trevor van Riemsdyk
Martin Fehervary – Nick Jensen
Erik Gustafsson – Dylan McIlrath
Darcy Kuemper 16-18-4 GAA 2.68 SV% .913 (Unconfirmed)
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February 23rd, 2023