Game 31: Anaheim At Montreal

Anaheim (7-20-3) at Montreal (14-13-2)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are coming off a 7-0 blowout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. To make matters worse John Gibson had to leave the game with a lower body injury and Lukas Dostal ended up finishing the game. Anthony Stolarz has been placed on the IR and Olle Eriksson Ek has been called up from San Diego.

It seems like the Anaheim situation keeps getting worse by the moment. The Ducks are on a three game losing streak where they have been outscored 16 to 1. Something needs to change and quick to turn the Ducks play around.

The team has been averaging 2.27 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.27 against. The Ducks have struggled on special teams this season. They are 14.3% efficient with the extra man and 67.0% efficient on the penalty kill, both ranking at the bottom of the league. Anaheim also gives up on average 37.7 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average around 30 shots on goal per game.

Troy Terry leads the Ducks with 27 total points(11 G + 16 A).

Injury News:

Max Jones is listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury.

John Gibson is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Anthony Stolarz has a lower body injury and has been placed on the IR.

Isac Lundestrom has a fractured finger and will be out for six weeks. He has been placed on the IR.

Derek Grant (lower-body) is questionable to play tonight.

Roster Moves:

Olle Eriksson Ek was called up from San Diego yesterday.

Projected Lineup 

Adam HenriqueTrevor Zegras –  Troy Terry
Frank Vatrano – Ryan Strome – Jakob Silfverberg
Max Comtois – Mason McTavish – Brett Leason
Sam Carrick  – Jayson Megna

Cam Fowler – Dmitry Kulikov
Simon BenoitJohn Klingberg
Urho VaakanainenKevin Shattenkirk
Nathan Beaulieu

In Net:
Lukas Dostal 0-1-0 GAA 5.38 SV% .849 (Confirmed)

Montreal Outlook 

The Canadiens are coming off a 3-2 loss last night to the Ottawa Senators. Montreal was down 3-0 after two periods of play and fought back in the third period, but came up short. The Canadiens have gone 5-4-1 in their last 10 games and are currently in 6th place in the Atlantic Division.

Montreal averages 2.83 goals per game and they give up 3.45against. They haven’t been very effective on the power play (14.0% efficiency) and they have been decent on the penalty kill (80.2% efficiency).

Nick Suzuki leads the team with 30 total points(14 G + 16 A).

Projected Lineup 

Cole CaufieldNick SuzukiKirby Dach
Evgenii DadonovChristian DvorakMike Hoffman
Juraj SlafkovskyJake EvansJosh Anderson
Michael PezzettaJonathan DrouinJoel Armia

Joel EdmundsonKaiden Guhle
Jordan HarrisJohnathan Kovacevic
Arber XhekajChris Wideman

In Net
Jake Allen 9-10-0 GAA 3.26 SV% .901 (Confirmed)

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December 13th, 2022


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