Game 18: Ducks vs Blues

Anaheim (9-8-0) vs St. Louis (8-7-1)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Ducks started the homestand with a 2-1 “loss” to the Florida Panthers. The Ducks got down 2-0 and tried to make a comeback in the third period. Frank Vatrano got the Ducks on the board and then Jakob Silfverberg appeared to tie the game. The play was reviewed by the War Room in Toronto and they determined there wasn’t enough conclusive evidence to deem it a goal. The Ducks kept pushing despite the no goal call, but still officially lost 2-1.

Anaheim has gone 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. They are currently in fourth place in the Pacific Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 2.94 (Tied for 21st)
Goals Against: 3.12 (Tied for 13th)
Power Play: 20.3% (16th)
Penalty Kill: 81.6% (13th)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 46.77% (26th)
Overall: 45.52% (30th)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 47.36% (27th)
Overall: 46.01% (28th)

Frank Vatrano leads the team in goal scoring with 12.

Injury/Team News:

This week Ducks prospect Godwin Dionicio of the Windsor Spitfires was traded to the Saginaw Spirits. This is an OHL trade which doesn’t affect his rights with the Anaheim organization. For the full trade details visit here: Spitfires Trade Dionicio

Sam Carrick was seen practicing with the team yesterday.

Trevor Zegras (lower body injury) was placed on the IR on Monday. He appears to have been playing hurt for a good portion of the games at the start of this season. ESPN’s Emily Kaplan believes he has played about half of the games injured this season. According to Greg Cronin, the injury is likely somewhere between the knee and the chest area for him and Drysdale.

Jamie Drysdale (lower body injury) was placed on the IR retroactively to October 15th. The timetable for his return is unknown. The Ducks are being cautious and don’t want to rush him back too early.

Isac Lundestrom suffered an Achilles tendon injury while training in the beginning of July. He had surgery and the return time is about six months.

Projected Lineup

Frank Vatrano – Leo CarlssonRyan Strome
Max JonesMason McTavishAlex Killorn
Troy TerryAdam HenriqueJakob Silfverberg
Benoit-Olivier GroulxSam CarrickBrett Leason

Cam FowlerJackson LaCombe
Urho Vaakanainen – Radko Gudas
Pavel MintyukovIlya Lyubushkin

In Net:
John Gibson 4-5-0 GAA 2.18 SV% .929 (Confirmed)

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St. Louis Outlook 

The Blues played the Kings last night and lost 5-1. LA jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period and never looked back. Jake Neighbours scored the lone goal for the Blues.

St. Louis has gone 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. They are currently in fifth place in the Central Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 2.69 (27th)
Goals Against: 2.81 (9th)
Power Play: 6.5% (32rd)
Penalty Kill: 75.6% (22nd)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 43.71% (30th)
Overall: 45.76% (27th)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 54.46% (30th)
Overall: 46.28% (27th)

Robert Thomas leads the team in scoring with 17 points(6 G + 11 A).

Projected Lineup 

Pavel BuchnevichRobert ThomasKasperi Kapanen
Brandon SaadBrayden SchennJordan Kyrou
Jakub VranaKevin Hayes – Alexei Toropchenko
Sammy BlaisOskar SundqvistJake Neighbours

Nick LeddyColton Parayko
Torey KrugJustin Faulk
Marco ScandellaScott Perunovich

In Net
Joel Hofer 3-2-0 GAA 3.20 SV% .902 (Confirmed)

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November 19th, 2023


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