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Game 33: Anaheim At Los Angeles
Anaheim (9-20-3) at Los Angeles (17-12-5)
Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast
TV: 7:30 PM PT, Bally Sports West
Radio & Post Game Show: Ducks Stream
The Ducks put together back-to-back wins over Montreal and Edmonton for the first time this season. Lukas Dostal bailed the Ducks out in the recent game against the Oilers as he stopped 46 of 49 shots on goal. The Ducks face the Kings for the first time this season tonight and then host Minnesota tomorrow. Join us for a watch party tonight at Noble Ale Works!
The team has been averaging 2.41 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.16 against. They are 15.9% efficient with the extra man and 67.2% efficient on the penalty kill, both ranking at the bottom of the league. Anaheim also gives up on average 37.6 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average around 30 shots on goal per game(29.7).
Troy Terry leads the Ducks with 28 total points(12 G + 16 A).
Urho Vaakanainen is out sick tonight.
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 injury) is on the IR.
Max Jones (upper-body injury) was placed on the IR today.
The Ducks acquired Michael Del Zotto in a three-way trade yesterday. He has been assigned to San Diego.
Colton White was placed on a conditioning loan with the Gulls.
Justin Kirkland was recalled to the Ducks on an emergency loan per Cap Friendly.
Los Angeles Outlook
The Kings are coming off back-to-back shootout wins over Boston and San Jose. Los Angeles have gone 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. The Kings are currently in second place in the Pacific Division. They are six points behind first place Vegas.
Los Angeles averages 3.21 goals per game and they give up 3.59 against. They have been decent on the power play (23.1% efficiency), but their penalty kill(70.9% efficiency) is sub par.
Kevin Fiala leads the team with 34 total points(9 G + 25 A).
Kevin Fiala – Anze Kopitar – Adrian Kempe
Alex Iafallo – Phillip Danault – Trevor Moore
Viktor Arvidsson – Blake Lizotte – Arthur Kaliyev
Jaret Anderson-Dolan – Rasmus Kupari – Gabriel Vilardi
Pheonix Copley 5-4-1 GAA 2.71 SV% .882 (Confirmed)
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December 17th, 2022