Game 81: Vancouver At Anaheim

Vancouver (36-37-7) At Anaheim (23-45-12)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks lost in overtime to the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night. The Ducks got down 2-0 and were able to rally to build a 4-2 lead. The Avs then responded by tying the game up in regulation at four. In overtime Colorado scored to go ahead and earn two points. Anaheim is currently in the 3rd draft lottery position.

The team has been averaging 2.51 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.09 against. They are 15.8% efficient with the extra man and 72.4% efficient on the penalty kill. Anaheim also gives up on average 39.2 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average 28.3 shots on goal.

Trevor Zegras leads the Ducks with 62 total points(22 G + 20 A).

Injury News:

Max Comtois will miss the final three games of the season with an upper-body injury.

Jamie Drysdale has been skating at practice, but he won’t return this season according to head coach Dallas Eakins.

Anthony Stolarz had knee surgery recently. The estimated recovery time is 6-8 weeks.

Roster Moves:

Jackson LaCombe signed a two year entry deal yesterday and he will make his NHL debut tonight.

Bo Groulx was recalled.

Olle Eriksson Ek was reassigned to San Diego.

Projected Lineup 

Frank VatranoTrevor ZegrasRyan Strome
Adam Henrique – Mason McTavish – Troy Terry
Nikita Nesterenko – Isac Lundestrom – Max Jones
Derek Grant – BO Groulx – Jakob Silfverberg

Cam FowlerSimon Benoit
Jackson LaCombe – Kevin Shattenkirk
Nathan Beaulieu – Drew Helleson

In Net:
Lukas Dostal 4-9-3 GAA 3.82 SV% .900 (Confirmed)

Vancouver Outlook 

The Canucks played the Los Angeles Kings last night and lost 3-0. They have gone 5-3-2 in their last 10 games and are currently in 6th place in the Pacific Division. They been eliminated from the playoffs and are looking to be around 8th or 9th in terms of draft lottery position.

Vancouver averages 3.38 goals per game and they give up 3.66 against. They have been 22.8% efficient on the power play and 70.5% efficient on the penalty kill.

Elias Pettersson leads the team in total points with 99(38 G + 61 A)

Projected Lineup 

Phillip Di GiuseppeJ.T. MillerBrock Boeser
Andrei KuzmenkoElias PetterssonVitali Kravtsov
Anthony BeauvillierSheldon DriesConor Garland
Dakota JoshuaNils AmanJack Studnicka

Quinn HughesKyle Burroughs
Akito HiroseTyler Myers
Ethan BearCole McWard

In Net
Thatcher Demko 13-14-4 GAA 3.20 SV% .900 (Unconfirmed)

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April 11th, 2023


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