Game 70: Vancouver At Anaheim

Vancouver (30-33-5) at Anaheim (23-36-10)

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TV: 5 PM PT, Bally Sports West

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are coming off a seesaw battle with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. Everytime Anaheim scored, Columbus then responded with a goal of their own. The game was tied 4-4 late in the third period until Max Jones put the Ducks ahead for good. Anaheim added two empty goals to make it a 7-4 final.

The team has been averaging 2.59 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.03 against. They are 16.2% efficient with the extra man and 72.6% efficient on the penalty kill. Anaheim also gives up on average 39.1 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average 28.9 shots on goal.

Trevor Zegras leads the Ducks with 58 total points(22 G + 36 A).

Roster Moves:

Nikita Nesterenko signed a two year entry-level deal and he has been practicing with the team.

Injury News:

Anthony Stolarz had knee surgery this past Tuesday. The estimated recovery time is 6-8 weeks.

Projected Lineup 

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

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

In Net:
John Gibson 3-5-2 GAA 3.90 SV% .898 (Unconfirmed)

Vancouver Outlook 

The Canucks beat the LA Kings last night 3-2 in a shootout. Despite being outshot 40 to 17 the Canucks battled to a regulation and overtime tie. They then scored twice in the shootout to secure the second point. The Canucks have gone 7-3-0 in their last 10 games and are currently in 6th place in the Pacific Division.

Vancouver averages 3.32 goals per game and they give up 3.75 against. They have been 17.7% efficient on the power play and 74.0% efficient on the penalty kill.

Elias Pettersson leads the team in total points with 86(32 G + 54 A)

Projected Lineup 

Andrei KuzmenkoElias PetterssonAnthony Beauvillier
Phil Di Giuseppe – J.T. MillerBrock Boeser
Dakota JoshuaNils AmanConor Garland
Vitali KravtsovSheldon DriesVasily Podkolzin

Quinn HughesNoah Juulsen
Guillaume BriseboisTyler Myers
Christian WolaninKyle Burroughs

In Net
Thatcher Demko 9-12-2 GAA 3.32 SV% .898 (Unconfirmed)

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March 19th, 2023


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