Game 50: Ducks vs Sharks

Graphic: Clutch Points

Anaheim (17-30-2) vs San Jose (14-32-4)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Anaheim Ducks are coming off a 3-2 win against the Minnesota Wild. Troy Terry scored twice in the game and the Ducks rallied down 2-1 in the third period to win. The Ducks will face the Sharks tonight in their final game before the All-Star Break. The two teams met earlier in the month and the Sharks won 5-3.

Anaheim has gone 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. They are currently in seventh place in the Pacific Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 2.55 (29th)
Goals Against: 3.46 (26th)
Power Play: 18.4% (19th)
Penalty Kill: 78.1% (21st)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 46.88% (25th)
Overall: 45.59% (28th)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 47.57% (25th)
Overall: 46.16% (29th)

Frank Vatrano leads the team in goal scoring with 21.

Team News/Injury Updates:

Alex Killorn is expected to be out 4-6 weeks as he had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

Trevor Zegras remains on the IR. He suffered a broken ankle in the game against Nashville and is expected be out 6-8 weeks. He had surgery and has been spotted walking around on crutches.

Pavel Mintyukov suffered a separated shoulder in the game against Nashville and will be out about 6 weeks the team announced. He was placed on the IR.

Max Jones (upper-body injury) has resumed practicing.

Projected Lineup 

Adam Henrique – Leo CarlssonRyan Strome
Frank VatranoBenoit-Olivier GroulxTroy Terry
Isac Lundestrom – Mason McTavishJakob Silfverberg
Ross JohnstonSam CarrickBrett Leason

Olen Zellweger – Cam Fowler
Jackson LaCombeRadko Gudas
Urho VaakanainenIlya Lyubushkin

In Net:
John Gibson 9-19-1 GAA 3.09 SV% .900 (Confirmed – Aly Lozoff)

San Jose Outlook 

The Sharks played the Seattle Kraken last night and won 2-0. Marc-Edouard Vlasic scored early in the third period and the Sharks held on to a one goal lead until they got an empty net goal in the final minute of the game. Mackenzie Blackwood posted the shutout stopping 32 shots on goal.

San Jose has gone 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. They are currently in eighth place in the Pacific Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 2.08 (31st)
Goals Against: 3.92 (32nd)
Power Play: 16.7% (20th)
Penalty Kill:  72.2% (32nd)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 43.32% (32nd)
Overall: 42.58% (32nd)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 43.17% (32nd)
Overall: 42.37% (32nd)

Tomas Hertl leads the team in total points with 34 (15 G + 19 A).

Projected Lineup

Mike HoffmanLogan CoutureFabian Zetterlund
Alexander BarabanovWilliam EklundAnthony Duclair
Jacob MacDonaldNico SturmLuke Kunin
Justin BaileyRyan CarpenterFilip Zadina

Shakir MukhamadullinJan Rutta
Nikita OkhotyukCalen Addison
Ty EmbersonMarc-Edouard Vlasic

In Net
Kaapo Kahkonen 6-14-1 GAA 3.59 SV% .901 (Confirmed)

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