Game 24: Ducks vs Avalanche

Anaheim (9-14-0) vs Colorado (15-6-1)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are currently on a eight game losing streak with a recent 5-4 loss to the Washington Capitals. Anaheim will look to end it the losing streak tonight against the Avs. Anaheim has been behind to start the third period in seven games of the last eight games. They tried to rally when down recently, but haven’t been able to perform the comeback kid magic they had earlier this season. Anaheim had won six of the previous nine times they were down to start the third period. Through 23 contests this season, the Ducks have been down 16 times at the start of the third period.

Anaheim has gone 2-8-0 in their last 10 games. They are currently in seventh place in the Pacific Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 2.74 (27th)
Goals Against: 3.52 (26th)
Power Play: 20.0% (17th)
Penalty Kill: 78.8% (19th)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 48.65% (21st)
Overall: 47.08% (25th)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 49.16% (22nd)
Overall: 47.51% (25th)

Frank Vatrano leads the team in goal scoring with 14.

Injury/Team News:

Trevor Zegras (lower body injury) and Jamie Drysdale (lower body injury) both remain on the IR. The good news is they have started skating again individually according to GM Pat Verbeek. The bad news is he doesn’t have a timetable as to when either will return yet.

Isac Lundestrom suffered an Achilles tendon injury while training in the beginning of July. He had surgery and the return time is about six months.

Projected Lineup

Frank VatranoMason McTavishRyan Strome
Alex KillornLeo CarlssonTroy Terry
Max JonesAdam HenriqueBenoit-Olivier Groulx
Brock McGinnSam Carrick – Brett Leason

Cam FowlerUrho Vaakanainen
Jackson LaCombeRadko Gudas
Pavel MintyukovIlya Lyubushkin

In Net:
John Gibson 4-10-0 GAA 2.80 SV% .906 (Confirmed – Aly Lozoff)

Colorado Outlook 

The Avs are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss to the Coyotes. Colorado had won four in a row prior to losing to Arizona. The Avs have won seven of their last nine contests including their first meeting against the Ducks where they won 8-2.

Colorado has gone 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. They are currently in first place in the Central Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 3.73 (3rd)
Goals Against: 2.86 (10th)
Power Play:  21.3% (12th)
Penalty Kill:  87.2% (5th)

Corsi For
Even Strength:  54.04% (6th)
Overall: 53.59% (6th)

Fenwick For
Even Strength:  53.40% (7th)
Overall:  53.37% (6th)

Cale Makar leads the team in total points with 34(7 G + 27 A).

Projected Lineup 

Valeri NichushkinNathan MacKinnonMikko Rantanen
Jonathan DrouinRyan JohansenTomas Tatar
Miles WoodRoss ColtonLogan O’Connor
Andrew CoglianoFredrik OlofssonJoel Kiviranta

Devon ToewsCale Makar
Bowen ByramJosh Manson
Jack JohnsonCaleb Jones

In Net
Alexandar Georgiev 13-5-1 GAA 2.89 SV% .899 (Unconfirmed)

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