Game 69: Ducks vs Wild

Anaheim (23-42-3) vs Minnesota (33-27-8)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Anaheim Ducks return home after a rough road trip that saw them go winless. The Ducks lost to Chicago, Minnesota, Winnipeg, and St. Louis on the trip. The Ducks did get back Leo Carlsson and Max Jones, but then lost Mason McTavish and Radko Gudas to injury. Anaheim starts a three game homestand tonight against Minnesota.

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

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 2.50 (30th)
Goals Against: 3.63 (31st)
Power Play: 18.4% (Tied For 23rd)
Penalty Kill: 73.1% (31st)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 46.49% (26th)
Overall: 45.10% (31st)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 46.59% (27th)
Overall: 45.00% (31st)

Frank Vatrano leads the team in goal scoring with 29.

Team News/Injury Updates:

Pavol Regenda has been reassigned to San Diego.

Radko Gudas (upper-body injury) is not expected to play tonight.

Mason McTavish (lower-body) skated at the morning practice and is expected to play.

Brock McGinn (upper-body injury) remains on the IR.

Trevor Zegras has been skating in a non-contact jersey, but it’s unclear when he will return.

Projected Lineup 

Alex KillornLeo CarlssonTroy Terry
Frank VatranoMason McTavishRyan Strome
Max JonesIsac LundestromJakob Silfverberg
Ross JohnstonBenoit-Olivier GroulxBrett Leason

Cam FowlerOlen Zellweger
Pavel Mintyukov  – Jackson LaCombe
Urho VaakanainenGustav Lindstrom

In Net:
John Gibson 13-23-2 GAA 3.38 SV% .892 (Confirmed)

Minnesota Outlook 

The Wild are coming off a 3-2 loss to St. Louis in a shootout. Minnesota just hosted Anaheim at home and shut them out 2-0. The Wild are currently five points the Golden Knights, who are in the second wild cards spot in the Western Conference.

Minnesota has gone 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. They are currently in sixth place in the Central Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 3.07 (18th)
Goals Against: 3.18 (Tied For 19th)
Power Play:  21.7% (13th)
Penalty Kill: 74.3% (28th)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 49.80% (19th)
Overall: 50.13% (20th)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 49.74%  (19th)
Overall: 50.24% (18th)

Kirill Kaprizov leads the team in total points with 76 (35 G + 41 A).

Projected Lineup 

Kirill KaprizovRyan HartmanMatt Boldy
Marcus JohanssonMarco RossiMats Zuccarello
Marcus FolignoMarat KhusnutdinovMason Shaw
Vinni LettieriJake LucchiniFrederick Gaudreau

Jacob MiddletonBrock Faber
Jonas BrodinZach Bogosian
Declan ChisholmJonathon Merrill

In Net
Filip Gustavsson 17-15-4 GAA 3.26 SV% .894 (Confirmed)

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March 19th, 2024


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