Game 54: Ducks At Maple Leafs

Graphic: Clutch Points

Anaheim (19-32-2) at Toronto (28-16-8)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Anaheim Ducks are coming off a 5-1 win against the Ottawa Senators. Pavel Mintyukov got the Ducks on the board in the first period and then they scored twice in the second and third periods. Mason McTavish had two goals and Frank Vatrano scored his team leading 23rd.

John Gibson and Lukas Dostal combined for the shutout. Gibson left the game at the end of the second period after being involved in two collisions, but appears to be okay. He will back up Lukas Dostal tonight.

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: 2.57 (29th)
Goals Against: 3.42 (Tied For 26th)
Power Play: 19.6% (20th)
Penalty Kill: 77.8% (Tied For 23rd)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 47.00% (25th)
Overall: 45.49% (30th)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 47.41% (25th)
Overall: 45.83% (30th)

Frank Vatrano leads the team in goal scoring with 23.

Team News/Injury Updates:

Alex Killorn (knee) traveled with the team and will play tonight per Elliotte Friedman.

Brock McGinn (upper-body injury) was placed on the IR retroactive to February 10th the team announced today.

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

Tristan Luneau (knee inflection) may not play again this season according to Renaud Lavoie.

Projected Lineup 

Adam Henrique – Leo CarlssonRyan Strome
Frank VatranoMason McTavish – Troy Terry
Alex KillornIsac LundestromJakob Silfverberg
Max Jones – Sam CarrickRoss Johnston

Cam FowlerGustav Lindstrom
Urho VaakanainenRadko Gudas
Pavel MintyukovIlya Lyubushkin

In Net:
Lukas Dostal 8-13-1 GAA 3.60 SV% .900 (Confirmed)

Toronto Outlook 

The Maple Leafs are on a two game winning streak. They beat St. Louis 4-1 and then edged Philadelphia 4-3 in overtime. John Tavares is out tonight with a minor injury.

This is the second and final meeting between them and the Ducks. The Maple Leafs won the first meeting 2-1 in overtime.

Toronto has gone 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. They are currently in fourth place in the Atlantic Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 3.46 (5th)
Goals Against: 3.17 (Tied For 18th)
Power Play: 26.4% (4th)
Penalty Kill: 78.2% (22nd)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 51.02% (12th)
Overall: 51.14% (13th)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 51.36% (13th)
Overall: 51.44% (12th)

William Nylander leads the team in total points with 68 (27 G + 41 A).

Projected Lineup (Per Offside Talk)

Matthew KniesAuston MatthewsMitch Marner
Tyler BertuzziMax Domi – William Nylander
Bobby McMannPontus Holmberg – Nicholas Robertson
Noah GregorDavid KampfRyan Reaves

T.J. BrodieTimothy Liljegren
Simon BenoitJake McCabe
Maxime LajoieWilliam Lagesson

In Net
Martin Jones 9-7-1 GAA 2.73 SV% .908 (Confirmed)

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