SIGN UP FOR
OUR NEWS LETTER
MAKE A DONATIONDONATE
Game 3: Ducks Visit Detroit
By Michael Walters
Anaheim(2-0-0) at Detroit(2-0-0)
Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast
TV: 4:30 PM PT/7:30 PM ET, Fox Sports West
Radio: KLAA AM 830
Post Game Show: Duck Calls with Josh Brewster AM 830
*Note: This game preview is updated throughout the day, so check back periodically for updates.
The Ducks got off to a slow start in the season opener against Arizona but were able to pull out the one-goal victory over the Coyotes. In the second game, the Ducks looked stronger and could have beaten the Sharks by a wider margin. The undefeated Ducks will start their first road trip against the undefeated Red Wings.
Anaheim had looked better during even-strength play, but need to work on their special teams play. The Ducks are still looking for their first power-play goal. Coach Eakins also wants the team to tighten up on taking needless penalties.
Sam Steel (mid-body injury) was placed on the IR. He is with the team on the road trip per the Athletic’s Eric Stephens. There is a chance he is activated on the road trip to play in the upcoming games after today.
Max Comtois was recalled from San Diego, but it doesn’t appear like he will play tonight per Coach Eakins.
Ducks signed Bo Groulx to a three-year entry-level contract.
Today’s preview is brought to you by Ref You Suck. Click below to purchase their hockey swag!
The Detroit Red Wings have also won their first two games of the season.
Detroit the season on the road against Nashville and was able to get an early 2-0 jump on the Predators. Nashville did battle back to tie the game on two separate occasions. Eventually, Detroit pulled away in the third period winning 5-3. Tyler Bertuzzi led the way with four points in the contest, two goals, and two assists.
The Red Wings then had their home opener against the Dallas Stars, who were without Corey Perry as he is dealing with a broken foot. In this game, it was Dallas who got out to a 2-0 lead, but Detroit was able to battle back to win 4-3. Anthony Mantha single-handedly won the game for the Red Wings as he scored all four goals.
The game tonight could be a high scoring affair as Detroit has scored nine goals in just two games and they have also given up six against.
Trevor Daley suffered a lower-body injury in the game against Dallas and was placed on the IR.
Andreas Athanasiou was activated off the IR and will play tonight per Head Coach Jeff Blashill.
Ryan Kuffner and Oliwer Kaski were reassigned to the AHL.
Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Anthony Mantha
Luke Glendening – Andreas Athanasiou – Taro Hirose
Valtteri Filppula – Christoffer Ehn – – Adam Erne
Darren Helm – Jacob de La Rose – Justin Abdelkader
Become A DucksNPucks Patron!
If you enjoy our website, then consider supporting us at www.patreon.com/DucksNPucks.
Want to start your sports media career? Then Join The Puck Network!
DucksNPucks is part of The Puck Network, which covers the entire NHL. There are openings to cover your favorite team(s) and earn school credits! If you are interested, then apply by filling out the form here: Join Our Team. What are you waiting for? Start your sports media career TODAY!
October 8th, 2019