Game 25: Anaheim At Minnesota

Anaheim(6-16-2) At Minnesota(11-9-2)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks have gone 0-1-1 so far on the road trip. They battled Nashville to a regulation tie and lost in overtime. Anaheim was then blanked by Dallas 5-0. Isac Lundestrom was injured as he took a shot off his hand. The Ducks will close out the road trip with Minnesota today and then another day game tomorrow at Winnipeg.

The team has been averaging 2.38 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.17 against. The Ducks have struggled on special teams this season. They are 14.5% efficient with the extra man and 65.5% efficient on the penalty kill, both ranking at the bottom of the league. Anaheim also gives up on average 37.3 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average around 30 shots on goal per game(30.1).

Troy Terry leads the Ducks with 24 total points(10 G + 14 A).

Injury News:

Isac Lundestrom (hand) has returned to Anaheim to be evaluated.

John Klingberg (lower-body) was placed on the IR yesterday.

Max Comtois (lower-body injury) was placed on the IR.

Projected Lineup 

Adam HenriqueTrevor Zegras –  Troy Terry
Pavol RegendaRyan StromeFrank Vatrano
Sam CarrickDerek Grant – Jakob Silfverberg
Max Jones – Mason McTavish – Brett Leason

Cam Fowler – Dmitry Kulikov
Urho Vaakanainen – Simon Benoit
Nathan Beaulieu – Kevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
John Gibson 4-12-2 GAA 3.99 SV% .894 (Confirmed)

Minnesota Outlook 

The Wild are finishing up their homestand against the Ducks. Minnesota had gone 4-2-0 in their last six games at home. They won their last game against Edmonton 5-3. Minnesota scored four straight goals to built a 5-2 lead in the third period to secure the victory.

They are currently averaging 3.00 goals a game which ranks tied for 19th in the league. They give up 2.91 goals against, which is ranks 11th. They have been outstanding on the power play with a 25.0% efficiency. The penalty kill has been operating at a 81.7% efficiency.

Kirill Kaprizov leads the team in total points with 30 (14 G + 16 A).

Projected Lineup 

Kirill KaprizovSam SteelMats Zuccarello
Nic PetanFrederick Gaudreau – Matthew Boldy
Jordan GreenwayJoel Eriksson EkMarcus Foligno
Ryan ReavesConnor DewarMason Shaw

Jacob MiddletonJared Spurgeon
Alex GoligoskiMathew Dumba
Jon Merrill – Calen Addison

In Net
Filip Gustavsson 3-4-1 GAA 2.61 SV% .914 (Confirmed)

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December 1st, 2022


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