Game 72: Winnipeg At Anaheim

Winnipeg (40-29-3) at Anaheim (23-38-10)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are coming off a 5-1 loss to the Calgary Flames. Frank Vatrano scored the lone goal for Anaheim. Nikita Nesterenko made his NHL debut recording four shots on goal and he nearly scored. He played for just over 13 minutes of ice time.

The team has been averaging 2.57 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.00 against. They are 15.9% efficient with the extra man and 72.7% 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 28.8 shots on goal.

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

Injury News:

Jamie Drysdale has been skating at practice, but he won’t return this season according to head coach Dallas Eakins.

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

Projected Lineup 

Frank Vatrano – Trevor Zegras  – Ryan Strome
Max Jones – Mason McTavish – Troy Terry
Nikita NesterenkoIsac Lundestrom – Jakob Silfverberg
Brock McGinnDerek Grant – Jayson Megna

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

In Net:
Lukas Dostal 4-5-2 GAA 3.91 SV% .899 (Confirmed)

Winnipeg Outlook 

The Jets are coming off a 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. Winnipeg was able to jump out to a 2-0 lead in the first period and then hold on for the win. The Jets have gone 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and currently holding down the second wild card spot in the Western Conference.

Winnipeg averages 3.00 goals per game and they give up 2.81 against. They have been 19.8% efficient on the power play and 83.7% efficient on the penalty kill.

Kyle Connor leads the team in total points with 73(27 G + 46 A)

Projected Lineup 

Nikolaj EhlersMark ScheifeleNino Niederreiter
Kyle ConnorPierre-Luc DuboisBlake Wheeler
Vladislav NamestnikovAdam LowryMason Appleton
Morgan BarronKevin StenlundSaku Maenalanen

Josh MorrisseyDylan DeMelo
Brenden DillonNeal Pionk
Dylan SambergNate Schmidt

In Net
Connor Hellebuyck 31-22-2 GAA 2.59 SV% .918 (Unconfirmed)

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March 23rd, 2023


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