Game 62: Washington At Anaheim

Washington (29-27-6) At Anaheim (20-34-7)

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TV: 7 PM PT, Bally Sports

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are currently on a three game winning streak. They beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 and then followed that up with a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. John Gibson was a large part for the Ducks wins as he stopped 92 shots out of 96 he faced in those two games. Anaheim then hosted the Chicago Blackhawks and beat them 4-2. Troy Terry has had a goal in all three games since his return.

The team has been averaging 2.51 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.08 against. They are 15.8% efficient with the extra man and 72.9% efficient on the penalty kill, both ranking at the bottom of the league. Anaheim also gives up on average 39.8. shots per game which is the most in the league. They average 29.2 shots on goal.

Trevor Zegras leads the Ducks with 50 total points(19 G + 31 A).

Roster Moves:

John Klingberg and Dmitry Kulikov are being held out tonight due to trade reasons.

Henry Thrun was traded to the San Jose Sharks for a 2024 third round draft pick.

Scott Harrington was claimed off waivers yesterday and will play tonight.

Injury News:

Adam Henrique is still on the IR. He is listed as week-to-week.

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

Projected Lineup 

Ryan Strome – Trevor Zegras  – Jakob Silfverberg
Max Jones – Mason McTavish – Troy Terry
Frank Vatrano – Isac Lundestrom – Brett Leason
Max ComtoisDerek Grant – Sam Carrick

Cam Fowler – Nathan Beaulieu
Simon BenoitKevin Shattenkirk
Scott Harrington  – Colton White

In Net:
John Gibson 12-23-6 GAA 3.96 SV% .902 (Confirmed)

Washington Outlook 

The Capitals were involved in two high scoring affairs this past weekend. They beat the New York Rangers 6-3 on Saturday and then lost 7-4 to the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday. Washington has gone 3-7-0 in their last 10 games and they are battling for a wild card playoff spot. They are three points out of a playoff spot, but they are in the running with six other teams for the two wild spots in the Eastern Conference.

Washington averages 3.02 goals per game and they give up 2.98 against. They have been 21.3% efficient on the power play and 82.1% efficient on the penalty kill.

Alex Ovechkin leads the team in goals with 57 points(33 G + 24 A)

Projected Lineup 

Alex OvechkinEvgeny KuznetsovTom Wilson
Sonny MilanoDylan StromeT.J. Oshie
Conor ShearyNicklas BackstromCraig Smith
Lars EllerNic DowdNicolas Aube-Kubel

Martin FehervaryNick Jensen
Rasmus SandinTrevor van Riemsdyk
Alexander AlexeyevMatt Irwin

In Net
Charlie Lindgren 12-8-2 GAA 2.74 SV% .905 (Unconfirmed)

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