Game 69: Columbus At Anaheim

Columbus (21-39-7) at Anaheim (22-36-10)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks are coming off a 6-3 lost to the New York Islanders. Anaheim was just behind by one goal heading into he third period, but the New York scored three times in a row to go on and win 6-3. The Ducks are 0-1-1 in their first two games on this eight game homestand.

The team has been averaging 2.53 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.03 against. They are 16.3% efficient with the extra man and 73.0% efficient on the penalty kill. Anaheim also gives up on average 39.0 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average 28.8 shots on goal.

Trevor Zegras leads the Ducks with 57 total points(21 G + 36 A).

Roster Moves:

Nikita Nesterenko signed a two year entry-level deal. He has been assigned to Anaheim, but he won’t play tonight according to Dallas Eakins.

Injury News:

Anthony Stolarz had knee surgery this past Tuesday. The estimated recovery time is 6-8 weeks.

Projected Lineup 

Brock McGinn – Trevor Zegras  – Ryan Strome
Max Jones – Mason McTavish – Troy Terry
Frank Vatrano – Isac Lundestrom – Jakob Silfverberg
Max Comtois – Derek Grant – Sam Carrick

Cam Fowler – Scott Harrington
Simon BenoitKevin Shattenkirk
Nathan Beaulieu – Colton White

In Net:
Lukas Dostal 3-5-2 GAA 3.90 SV% .898 (Confirmed)

Columbus Outlook 

The Blue Jackets are coming off a 4-1 defeat last night at the hands of the LA Kings. In the second period LA was able to score four goals in a row and that was basically the game. Columbus got one goal back in the third period, but that was it. Columbus has gone 3-5-2 in their last 10 games and they are currently holding down last place in the league, which would result in first position in the upcoming draft lottery.

Columbus averages 2.61 goals per game and they give up 3.76 against. They have been 18.1% efficient on the power play and 76.7% efficient on the penalty kill.

Johnny Gaudreau leads the team in total points with 62(17 G + 45 A)

Projected Lineup 

Johnny GaudreauBoone JennerEmil Bemstrom
Patrik LaineJack RoslovicKirill Marchenko
Eric RobinsonCole SillingerKent Johnson
Liam FoudyLane PedersonMathieu Olivier

Nick BlankenburgErik Gudbranson
Tim BerniAndrew Peeke
Gavin BayreutherAdam Boqvist

In Net
Daniil Tarasov 3-10-1 GAA 3.56 SV% .900 (Unconfirmed)

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March 17th, 2023


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