Game 65: Ducks At Blackhawks

Anaheim (23-38-3) at Chicago (17-43-5)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Anaheim Ducks finish their homestand with a 6-1 loss to the New York Islanders. The Ducks completed a five game homestand that saw them go 2-3-0. They picked up wins against New Jersey and Ottawa. They also had three losses to Vancouver, Dallas, and New York.

Anaheim has gone 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. They are currently in seventh place in the Pacific Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 2.59 (30th)
Goals Against: 3.56 (29th)
Power Play: 19.2% (Tied For 20th)
Penalty Kill: 75.2% (27th)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 46.50% (27th)
Overall: 45.08% (31st)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 46.57% (27th)
Overall: 45.16% (31st)

Frank Vatrano leads the team in goal scoring with 29.

Team News/Injury Updates:

Max Jones (illness) is out tonight. Pavol Regenda was an emergency recall as a result.

Leo Carlsson (concussion) is expected to return on March 14th according to GM Pat Verbeek.

Brock McGinn (upper-body injury) was placed on the IR retroactive to February 10th.

Trevor Zegras has been skating, but it’s unclear when he will return.

Projected Lineup 

Ben MeyersMason McTavishAlex Killorn
Frank VatranoRyan StromeTroy Terry
Brett LeasonIsac Lundestrom – Jakob Silfverberg
Ross JohnstonBenoit-Olivier GroulxPavol Regenda

Cam FowlerOlen Zellweger
Pavel Mintyukov  – Radko Gudas
Urho VaakanainenWilliam Lagesson

In Net:
John Gibson 13-21-2 GAA 3.22 SV% .896 (Confirmed – Aly Lozoff)

Chicago Outlook 

The Blackhawks are coming off a 7 to 4 win over the Coyotes on Sunday. Chicago had an offensive explosion with four goals in a wild second period that saw six goals total scored between the two teams. The Blackhawks and Sharks are tied in terms of points for last place in the league. Looks like they will both be getting a top pick in the draft.

Chicago has gone 2-6-2 in their last 10 games. They are currently in eighth place in the Central Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 2.11 (32nd)
Goals Against: 3.57 (29th)
Power Play: 14.9% (28th)
Penalty Kill: 77.7% (21st)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 44.48% (31st)
Overall: 45.39% (31st)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 44.20% (31st)
Overall: 45.17% (30th)

Connor Bedard leads the team in total points with 46 (19 G + 27 A).

Projected Lineup 

Ryan DonatoConnor BedardPhilipp Kurashev
Colin BlackwellJason DickinsonJoey Anderson
Nick FolignoTyler JohnsonTaylor Raddysh
Boris KatchoukAnthony BeauvillierReese Johnson

Alex VlasicSeth Jones
Kevin KorchinskiJaycob Megna
Isaak PhillipsLouis Crevier

In Net
Petr Mrazek 13-25-4 GAA 3.11 SV% .905 (Confirmed – Mark Lazerus)

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March 12th, 2024


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