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Game 82: Kings At Ducks
Los Angeles (46-25-10) At Anaheim (23-46-12)
Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast
TV: 7 PM, Bally Sports
Radio & Post Game Show: Ducks Stream
The Ducks lost in regulation to the Canucks 3-2 on Tuesday night. Anaheim is currently 31st in the league or in the second draft lottery position. There a few scenarios where the Ducks could still claim the 1st draft lottery position. If the Ducks lose tonight in regulation and Columbus earns a point in their final two games, then the Ducks will secure the top draft lottery position. If the Ducks pick up a point, then Chicago needs to pick a point in their final game and Columbus needs to pick up two points in their final two games. If the Ducks win, then they need Chicago to win and Columbus to pick up 3 points in their final two games. Regardless what happens tonight the Ducks can finish no lower than the third draft lottery position because they own the tie breaker over San Jose. The Ducks are guaranteed a top fifth pick.
The team has been averaging 2.51 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.07 against. They are 15.9% efficient with the extra man and 72.1% 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 26.8 shots on goal.
Trevor Zegras leads the Ducks with 64 total points(22 G + 24 A).
Mason McTavish was injured last game and he will not play tonight.
Max Comtois will miss the final three games of the season with an upper-body injury.
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.
Adam Henrique – Trevor Zegras – Troy Terry
Max Jones – Ryan Strome – Frank Vatrano
Nikita Nesterenko – Isac Lundestrom – Jakob Silfverberg
Derek Grant – Benoit-Olivier Groulx – Sam Carrick
Cam Fowler – Simon Benoit
Jackson LaCombe – Kevin Shattenkirk
Colton White – Drew Helleson
John Gibson 14-30-8 GAA 3.99 SV% .899 (Confirmed)
Los Angeles Outlook
The Kings are coming off a 3-0 win over the Canucks on Monday. LA has gone 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and are no longer in the race for first place in the Pacific Division. LA does need at least one point tonight or a Seattle loss in any fashion to secure third place in the Pacific.
LA averages 3.32 goals per game and they give up 3.10 against. They have been 25.3% efficient on the power play and 75.7% efficient on the penalty kill.
Anze Kopitar leads the team in total points with 72(27 G + 45 A)
Quinton Byfield – Anze Kopitar – Adrian Kempe
Trevor Moore – Phillip Danault – Viktor Arvidsson
Alex Iafallo – Blake Lizotte – Arthur Kaliyev
Carl Grundstrom – Rasmus Kupari – Jaret Anderson-Dolan
Mikey Anderson – Drew Doughty
Vladislav Gavrikov – Matt Roy
Sean Durzi – Sean Walker
Pheonix Copley 24-6-3 GAA 2.64 SV% .903 (Unconfirmed)
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April 13th, 2023