Game 79: Anaheim At Los Angeles

Graphic: Ronald Wray

Anaheim (30-34-14) at Los Angeles (42-27-10)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Anaheim Ducks will face the Los Angeles Kings tonight for the last time this season. The two teams played early in the week and the Ducks lost 2-1. The Kings second goal was initially called back for goalie interference, but they challenged and it was eventually upheld.

Anaheim is currently 6th in the Pacific Division and 12th in the Western Conference. The Ducks are 21.7% efficient on the power play, which ranks 14th in the league. Their penalty kill is 81.2% efficient, which ranks 12th in the NHL.

Troy Terry leads the team in scoring with 36 goals.

Team News:

Dallas Eakins will return with the Anaheim Ducks next season per multiple reports. The team is picking up the option for him to return for his fourth season as the Head Coach.

Pat Verbeek made several trades this past week which included Kodie Curran, Nicolas Deslauriers, Hampus Lindholm, Josh Manson, and Rickard Rakell all being moved. For more visit: Ducks Trade Deadline Recap

Injury/Illness News:

Jakob Silfverberg (lower-body) remains on the IR with a blood clot in his leg and will not return this season.

Max Jones has been skating, but he too will not play in any more games this season.

Projected Lineup:

Adam Henrique – Ryan GetzlafTroy Terry
Derek Grant – Trevor Zegras – Gerald Mayhew
Dominik Simon – Isac Lundestrom – Zach Aston-Reese
Sonny MilanoSam SteelMax Comtois

Cam Fowler  – Kevin Shattenkirk
Urho VaakanainenJamie Drysdale
Josh MahuraAndrej Sustr

In Net:

Anthony Stolarz 11-7-3 GAA 2.63 SV% .917 (Unconfirmed)

Los Angeles Outlook 

The Kings are coming off a 4-1 win over the Blackhawks. LA is currently in third place in the Pacific and are 5 points ahead of Vegas. The Kings have 3 games left to play and the Golden Knights have 4 games left.

LA averages 2.84 goals per game, which ranks 20th in the league. They also give up 2.84 goals against on average. On the power play they are 16.4% efficient, which ranks 27th in the league. They rank 22nd in the league on the penalty kill at 76.5% efficiency.

Adrian Kempe leads the team with 34 goals.

Projected Lineup

Andreas AthanasiouAnze KopitarAdrian Kempe
Trevor MoorePhillip DanaultViktor Arvidsson
Alex IafalloBlake LizotteDustin Brown
Brendan LemieuxRasmus KupariArthur Kaliyev

Alexander EdlerMatt Roy
Jacob MoverareSean Durzi
Olli Maatta – Jordan Spence

In Net
Jonathan Quick 21-13-9 GAA 2.60 SV% .909 (Unconfirmed)

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April 23rd, 2022


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