Game 52: Anaheim At Chicago

Anaheim (16-29-6) at Chicago (15-29-4)

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TV: 5:30 PM PT, Bally Sports West

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks rallied last night against the Dallas Stars to earn a point. Anaheim got down 2-0 early in the second period, but were able to come back to tie things up and force bonus hockey. John Gibson stopped 39 of 41 shots on goal to keep the Ducks in the game. Anaheim ended up earning a point in the shootout.

The team has been averaging 2.43 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.02 against. They are 16.1% efficient with the extra man and 73.2% efficient on the penalty kill, both ranking at the bottom of the league. Anaheim also gives up on average 38.9 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average around 30 shots on goal per game(29.9).

Trevor Zegras leads the Ducks with 43 total points(18 G + 25 A).

Injury News:

Troy Terry left last nights game with an upper-body injury and is will not play. He is listed as day-to-day per Head Coach Dallas Eakins.

Derek Grant will play tonight.

Urho Vaakanainen (lower-body injury) has been placed on the IR.

Projected Lineup 

Adam Henrique – Trevor Zegras  – Ryan Strome
Frank Vatrano – Mason McTavish – Max Jones
Max Comtois – Isac Lundestrom – Jakob Silfverberg
Derek Grant – Jayson MegnaBrett Leason

Cam Fowler – Dmitry Kulikov
Colton WhiteJohn Klingberg
Simon BenoitKevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
Anthony Stolarz 4-6-0 GAA 3.88 SV% .895 (Confirmed)

Chicago Outlook 

The Blackhawks dropped three out of four games in their final week before the All-Star Break. They have gone 6-4-0 in their last 10 games and are currently in last place in the Central Division. They are currently tied for last with Columbus in terms of points at 34, though Chicago has played three less games. Tonight will be their first game after the break against the Ducks.

Chicago averages 2.46 goals per game and they give up 3.63 against. They have been 19.4% efficient on the power play and 75.3% efficient on the penalty kill.

Max Domi leads the team with 35 total points(14 G + 21 A).

Projected Lineup 

Andreas AthanasiouJason DickinsonPatrick Kane
Philipp KurashevMax DomiTaylor Raddysh
Sam LaffertyJonathan ToewsColin Blackwell
Boris Katchouk – MacKenzie Entwistle – Reese Johnson

Jake McCabeSeth Jones
Jack JohnsonConnor Murphy
Caleb JonesIan Mitchell

In Net
Petr Mrazek 5-13-1 GAA 4.05 SV% .885 (Confirmed)

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February 7th, 2023


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