Game 47: Anaheim At Buffalo

Anaheim (13-28-5) at Buffalo (22-19-3)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are coming off a big win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Anaheim got down 3-0 in the first period, but then rallied to tie the game with three goals of their own in the second period. The Ducks added two more goals in the third period and won 5-3. John Gibson came in to relieve Anthony Stolarz in the second period and he was perfect stopping all the shots he faced.

The team has been averaging 2.33 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.15 against. They are 16.3% efficient with the extra man and 72.2% efficient on the penalty kill. Anaheim also gives up on average 38.8 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 38 total points(12 G + 26 A).

Injury News:

Mason McTavish has been out with a lower body injury.

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

Justin Kirkland was in a car accident recently. He has been released from the hospital and was placed on the IR.

Projected Lineup 

Adam Henrique – Isac Lundestrom –  Troy Terry
Max Comtois – Trevor Zegras  – Ryan Strome
Frank Vatrano – Jayson MegnaJakob Silfverberg
Max Jones – Sam Carrick – Brett Leason

Cam Fowler – Dmitry Kulikov
Simon BenoitJohn Klingberg
Urho Vaakanainen – Kevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
John Gibson 8-19-4 GAA 4.04 SV% .896 (Unconfirmed)

Buffalo Outlook 

The Sabres are coming off a 3-2 overtime win against the New York Islanders. Buffalo has gone 4-5-1 in their last 10 games and they are currently in fifth place in the Atlantic Division. They are six points out of a playoff wild card spot.

Buffalo averages 3.75 goals per game and they give up 3.45 against. They have been 26.3% efficient on the power play and 73.7% efficient on the penalty kill.

Tage Thompson leads the team with 60 total points(32 G + 28 A).

Projected Lineup 

Jeff SkinnerTage ThompsonAlex Tuch
John Jason Peterka – Dylan CozensJack Quinn
Casey MittelstadtTyson JostVictor Olofsson
Zemgus GirgensonsPeyton KrebsKyle Okposo

Mattias SamuelssonRasmus Dahlin
Owen PowerHenri Jokiharju
Jacob BrysonIlya Lyubushkin

In Net
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen 11-5-1 GAA 3.33 SV% .898 (Unconfirmed)

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January 21st, 2023


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