Game 51: Ducks vs Oilers

Anaheim (18-30-2) vs Edmonton (29-16-1)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Anaheim Ducks are coming out of the All-Star with a win against the San Jose Sharks back on January 31st. The Ducks were down 2-1 and Troy Terry scored in the final minute to tie the game. Frank Vatrano then scored in OT to give the Ducks a comeback win. Vatrano scored twice and had an assist during the All-Star competition.

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: 2.56 (29th)
Goals Against: 3.40 (26th)
Power Play: 17.9% (21st)
Penalty Kill: 77.9% (22nd)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 47.29% (25th)
Overall: 45.91% (28th)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 47.83% (24th)
Overall: 46.38% (29th)

Frank Vatrano leads the team in goal scoring with 22.

Team News/Injury Updates:

Max Jones (upper-body injury) has resumed practicing and is expected to play tonight.

Pavel Mintyukov (separated shoulder) practiced yesterday with the team, but he won’t play tonight according to Head Coach Greg Cronin. Lindstrom should draw in on the blue line with Minty still out.

Mason McTavish is out tonight with an upper body injury.

Alex Killorn is expected to be out 4-6 weeks as he had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. He was at practice yesterday, but it appears he will still be out for a bit per Derek Lee.

Olen Zellweger was reassigned to San Diego for the All-Star break and still remains in the AHL.

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.

Projected Lineup 

Adam Henrique – Leo CarlssonRyan Strome
Frank VatranoBenoit-Olivier GroulxTroy Terry
Max JonesIsac LundestromJakob Silfverberg
Ross JohnstonSam CarrickBrett Leason

Cam FowlerIlya Lyubushkin
Jackson LaCombeGustav Lindstrom
Urho VaakanainenRadko Gudas

In Net:
John Gibson 10-19-1 GAA 3.05 SV% .901 (Confirmed – Aly Lozoff)

Edmonton Outlook 

The Oilers were on a 16 game winning streak, but then lost to Vegas 3-1. Edmonton has been one of the hottest team in the league for the past several weeks. Corey Perry was recently signed by the Oilers. He has played in two games and hasn’t registered any points yet.

Edmonton has gone 9-1-0 in their last 10 games. They are currently in third place in the Pacific Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 3.46 (5th)
Goals Against: 2.76 (8th)
Power Play: 27.0% (3rd)
Penalty Kill: 83.2% (Tied For 5th)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 55.20% (4th)
Overall: 54.77% (3rd)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 55.22% (4th)
Overall: 55.04% (3rd)

Connor McDavid leads the team in total points with 68 (21 G + 47 A).

Projected Lineup

Ryan Nugent-HopkinsConnor McDavidZach Hyman
Evander KaneLeon DraisaitlCorey Perry
Dylan HollowayRyan McLeodWarren Foegele
Mattias JanmarkDerek RyanConnor Brown

Darnell NurseCody Ceci
Mattias EkholmEvan Bouchard
Vincent DesharnaisBrett Kulak

In Net
Calvin Pickard 7-5-2 GAA 2.34 SV% .915 (Confirmed)

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