Game 74: Colorado At Anaheim

Colorado (43-23-6) at Anaheim (23-40-10)

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TV: 7 PM PT, Bally Sports West

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are coming off a 6-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues. The game had a wild start to it with five goals being scored alone in the opening period. The Ducks scored first, but found themselves down 3-2 after the opening 20 minutes. In the second period, the Blues scored twice early to make it a 5-2 contest and never looked back. Nikita Nesterenko did score his first NHL goal.

The team has been averaging 2.55 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.03 against. They are 16.6% efficient with the extra man and 73.1% efficient on the penalty kill. Anaheim also gives up on average 39.0 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average 28.5 shots on goal.

Trevor Zegras leads the Ducks with 59 total points(22 G + 37 A).

Injury/Team News:

Troy Terry left the last game at the end of the second period for personal returns and did not return. He won’t play tonight according to Dallas Eakins.

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 recently. The estimated recovery time is 6-8 weeks.

Projected Lineup 

Frank Vatrano – Trevor Zegras  – Ryan Strome
Nikita Nesterenko – Mason McTavish – Max Jones
Brock McGinn  – Isac Lundestrom – Jayson Megna
Max ComtoisDerek GrantJakob Silfverberg

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

In Net:
John Gibson 14-28-8 GAA 3.93 SV% .900 (Confirmed)

Colorado Outlook 

The Avs played yesterday and beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 in a shootout. Colorado has gone 8-2-0 in their last 10 games. They are in a three way battle for first place in the Central Division. Minnesota is currently in first with 93 points. The Avs and Stars are tied with 92 points. Colorado has one game in hand over both teams.

Colorado averages 3.25 goals per game and they give up 2.74 against. They have been 25.6% efficient on the power play and 79.2% efficient on the penalty kill.

Nathan MacKinnon leads the team in total points with 93(31 G + 62 A)

Projected Lineup 

Valeri NichushkinNathan MacKinnonMikko Rantanen
Alex NewhookJ.T. CompherEvan Rodrigues
Denis MalginLars EllerMatthew Nieto
Andrew CoglianoDarren HelmLogan O’Connor

Devon ToewsCale Makar
Samuel GirardBowen Byram
Jack JohnsonErik Johnson

In Net
Pavel Francouz 7-7-1 GAA 2.53 SV% .919 (Unconfirmed)

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March 27th, 2023


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