Game 70: Ducks vs Blackhawks

Anaheim (23-43-3) vs Chicago (19-45-5)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Anaheim Ducks are coming off a 4-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild. The Ducks battled to a scoreless tie in the first period, but then gave up three goals in the second period. Anaheim has had an extremely difficult time scoring as they have been shut out in three of their last four contests.

Tonight the Ducks will host the Blackhawks, who they were just blown out by a 7 to 2 final. Tempers flared in the third period behind the Chicago net as all the players came together. Petr Mrazek came out of his crease, which prompted John Gibson to get involved as well. It will be interesting to see if there is any carryover from that game to tonight.

Anaheim has gone 2-8-0 in their last 10 games. They are currently in seventh place in the Pacific Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 2.46 (30th)
Goals Against: 3.64 (31st)
Power Play: 18.1% (24th)
Penalty Kill: 73.2% (32nd)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 46.56% (27th)
Overall: 44.99% (31st)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 46.64% (28th)
Overall: 45.11% (31st)

Frank Vatrano leads the team in goal scoring with 29.

Team News/Injury Updates:

Radko Gudas (upper-body injury) is not expected to play tonight. It’s unknown when he will return.

Trevor Zegras has been skating with the team, but he will not play tonight.

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

Projected Lineup 

Alex KillornLeo CarlssonTroy Terry
Frank VatranoMason McTavishRyan Strome
Max JonesIsac LundestromBrett Leason
Ross JohnstonBen MeyersJakob Silfverberg

Cam FowlerOlen Zellweger
Pavel Mintyukov  – Jackson LaCombe
Urho VaakanainenGustav Lindstrom

In Net:
Lukas Dostal 10-19-1 GAA 3.58 SV% .899 (Confirmed – Aly Lozoff)

Chicago Outlook 

The Blackhawks are currently on their three game California road trip. They were beat 6-2 by LA on Tuesday night. They will face the Ducks tonight and then the Sharks on Saturday. This will be the third and final meeting between them and the Ducks for this season. Chicago has beaten Anaheim both times they previous played.

Chicago has gone 4-6-0 in their last 10 games. They are currently in eighth place in the Central Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 2.19 (Tied For 31st)
Goals Against: 3.58 (29th)
Power Play: 16.1% (28th)
Penalty Kill: 77.3% (22nd)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 44.63% (31st)
Overall: 45.73% (29th)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 44.16% (31st)
Overall: 45.42% (30th)

Connor Bedard leads the team in total points with 54 (21 G + 33 A).

Projected Lineup (Ben Pope)

Nick Foligno – Connor BedardPhilipp Kurashev
Andreas AthanasiouTyler JohnsonLukas Reichel
Landon SlaggertJason DickinsonJoey Anderson
Ryan DonatoMackenzie EntwistleTaylor Raddysh

Alex VlasicSeth Jones
Kevin KorchinskiJaycob Megna
Wyatt KaiserNikita Zaitsev

In Net
Arvid Soderblom 4-19-1 GAA 4.02 SV% .877 (Confirmed – Ben Pope)

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