Game 71: Ducks vs Lightning

Anaheim (24-43-3) vs Tamp Bay (38-25-7)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Anaheim Ducks are coming off a 4-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. The Ducks scored three goals in the second period and then added another in the third to win 4-0. Lukas Dostal stopped all 29 shots he faced and earned his first NHL career shutout. Frank Vatrano scored his 30th goal of the season.

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: 2.49 (30th)
Goals Against: 3.59 (29th)
Power Play: 18.2% (23rd)
Penalty Kill: 73.3% (31st)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 46.63% (26th)
Overall: 45.14% (31st)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 46.68% (26th)
Overall: 45.24% (31st)

Frank Vatrano leads the team in goal scoring with 30.

Team News/Injury Updates:

Alex Stalock was recalled from San Diego. John Gibson is out for personal reasons per the Ducks.

Radko Gudas (upper-body injury) is day-to-day and won’t be in tonight. He skated in a non-contact jersey yesterday.

Leo Carlsson (lower-body) skated yesterday in a regular jersey and will play tonight.

Trevor Zegras (ankle) has been skating with the team, but he won’t 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 11-19-1 GAA 3.46 SV% .901 (Confirmed)

Tampa Bay Outlook 

The Lightning played the Los Angeles Kings last night losing 4-3 in overtime. Tampa Bay was down 3-1 late in the contest and scored two goals in the final five minutes to force overtime and salvage a point. They are currently holding down the first wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference.

Tampa Bay has gone 6-2-2 in their last 10 games. They are in fourth place in the Atlantic Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 3.49 (6th)
Goals Against: 3.33 (25th)
Power Play: 29.4% (1st)
Penalty Kill: 82.0% (6th)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 50.68% (15th)
Overall: 51.04% (11th)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 50.11% (18th)
Overall: 50.87% (15th)

Nikita Kucherov leads the team in total points with 123 (41 G + 82 A).

Projected Lineup

Brandon HagelAnthony CirelliNikita Kucherov
Steven StamkosNick PaulAnthony Duclair
Michael EyssimontTyler MotteConor Sheary
Tanner JeannotLuke GlendeningAustin Watson

Darren RaddyshErik Cernak
Calvin de HaanMatt Dumba
Emil Martinsen Lilleberg – Nick Perbix

In Net
Jonas Johansson 11-7-5 GAA 3.43 SV% .888 (Confirmed)

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March 24th, 2024


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