Game 41: Boston At Anaheim

Boston (31-4-4) at Anaheim (12-24-4)

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TV: 5:30 PM PT, Bally Sports West

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are coming off a 2-0 shutout win over the Dallas Stars and a 5-4 overtime win against the San Jose Sharks. The Ducks rallied three separate times against the Sharks tying the game each time and then forcing overtime. John Klingberg scored the winning goal to give the Ducks the extra point. Tonight’s game against Boston marks the halfway point of the season for Anaheim.

The team has been averaging 2.30 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.00 against. They are 15.5% efficient with the extra man and 71.7% efficient on the penalty kill. Anaheim also gives up on average 38.4 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average around 30 shots on goal per game(29.0).

Troy Terry leads the Ducks with 33 total points(12 G + 21 A).

Injury News:

Derek Grant (lower-body injury) remains on the IR.

Max Jones (upper-body injury) is still on the IR.

Projected Lineup 

Adam Henrique – Mason McTavish –  Troy Terry
Trevor Zegras  – Ryan Strome – Frank Vatrano
Max ComtoisSam CarrickJakob Silfverberg
Justin Kirkland  – Jayson MegnaBrett Leason

Cam Fowler – Dmitry Kulikov
Simon BenoitJohn Klingberg
Urho Vaakanainen – Colton White

In Net:
John Gibson 7-16-3 GAA 3.81 SV% .901 (Unconfirmed)

Boston Outlook 

The Bruins are currently on a three game winning streak, which started when they beat Pittsburgh 2-1 in the Winter Classic game. They have gone 8-0-2 in their last 10 games and are in first place in the Division. They also have the best record in the league with only 4 regulation losses and 4 overtime losses.

Boston averages 3.77 goals per game and they give up 2.15 against. They have been 27.9% efficient on the power play and 85.6% efficient on the penalty kill.

David Pastrnak leads the team with 54 total points(29 G + 25 A).

Projected Lineup (Last Game Against SJ)

Brad MarchandPatrice Bergeron – David Pastrnak
Taylor HallDavid KrejciPavel Zacha
Nick FolignoCharlie CoyleTrent Frederic
Craig SmithTomas Nosek

Matt GrzelcykCharlie McAvoy
Hampus LindholmBrandon Carlo
Derek ForbortConnor CliftonJakub Zboril

In Net
Jeremy Swayman 8-3-3 GAA 2.63 SV% .900 (Confirmed)

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January 8th, 2023


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