Game 82: Kings At Ducks

Los Angeles (46-25-10) At Anaheim (23-46-12)

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TV: 7 PM, Bally Sports

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks lost in regulation to the Canucks 3-2 on Tuesday night. Anaheim is currently 31st in the league or in the second draft lottery position. There a few scenarios where the Ducks could still claim the 1st draft lottery position. If the Ducks lose tonight in regulation and Columbus earns a point in their final two games, then the Ducks will secure the top draft lottery position. If the Ducks pick up a point, then Chicago needs to pick a point in their final game and Columbus needs to pick up two points in their final two games. If the Ducks win, then they need Chicago to win and Columbus to pick up 3 points in their final two games. Regardless what happens tonight the Ducks can finish no lower than the third draft lottery position because they own the tie breaker over San Jose. The Ducks are guaranteed a top fifth pick.

The team has been averaging 2.51 goals per game, but has also been giving up 4.07 against. They are 15.9% efficient with the extra man and 72.1% efficient on the penalty kill. Anaheim also gives up on average 39.1 shots per game which is the most in the league. They average 26.8 shots on goal.

Trevor Zegras leads the Ducks with 64 total points(22 G + 24 A).

Injury News:

Mason McTavish was injured last game and he will not play tonight.

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.

Projected Lineup 

Adam HenriqueTrevor ZegrasTroy Terry
Max JonesRyan StromeFrank Vatrano
Nikita NesterenkoIsac Lundestrom – Jakob Silfverberg
Derek GrantBenoit-Olivier GroulxSam Carrick

Cam FowlerSimon Benoit
Jackson LaCombeKevin Shattenkirk
Colton WhiteDrew Helleson

In Net:
John Gibson 14-30-8 GAA 3.99 SV% .899 (Confirmed)

Los Angeles Outlook 

The Kings are coming off a 3-0 win over the Canucks on Monday. LA has gone 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and are no longer in the race for first place in the Pacific Division. LA does need at least one point tonight or a Seattle loss in any fashion to secure third place in the Pacific.

LA averages 3.32 goals per game and they give up 3.10 against. They have been 25.3% efficient on the power play and 75.7% efficient on the penalty kill.

Anze Kopitar leads the team in total points with 72(27 G + 45 A)

Projected Lineup 

Quinton ByfieldAnze KopitarAdrian Kempe
Trevor MoorePhillip DanaultViktor Arvidsson
Alex IafalloBlake LizotteArthur Kaliyev
Carl GrundstromRasmus KupariJaret Anderson-Dolan

Mikey Anderson – Drew Doughty
Vladislav GavrikovMatt Roy
Sean DurziSean Walker

In Net
Pheonix Copley 24-6-3 GAA 2.64 SV% .903 (Unconfirmed)

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April 13th, 2023


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