Game 78: Ducks vs Blues

Graphic: Clutch Points

Anaheim (25-48-4) vs St. Louis (40-32-5)

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Anaheim Outlook

The Anaheim Ducks are coming off a 3-1 loss against the Seattle Kraken. Leo Carlsson scored the lone goal for Anaheim. The Ducks lost all three games they played against the Kraken in the past week. The Ducks will play their next three games at home and then finish the season with two road games.

Anaheim has gone 2-7-1 in their last 10 games. They are currently in seventh place in the Pacific Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 2.43 (30th)
Goals Against: 3.60 (Tied For 31st)
Power Play: 17.6% (24th)
Penalty Kill: 72.8% (31st)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 46.57% (26th)
Overall: 45.03% (31st)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 46.55% (27th)
Overall: 45.02% (30th)

Frank Vatrano leads the team in goal scoring with 30.

Team News/Injury Updates:

Alex Stalock was recalled on Friday and remains with the team. John Gibson is out with a upper-body injury.

Mason McTavish was seen at practice yesterday wearing a knee brace on his right leg. It appears like his season could be over.

Trevor Zegras took a puck to the face at the end of practice yesterday and left the ice to the locker room immediately. He is no worse for wear and will play tonight.

Pavel Mintyukov missed the last two games with a lower-body injury and is listed as day-to-day. He has not been practicing.

Max Jones has been out with an upper-body injury. He has not been practicing.

Konnor Smith signed an amateur contract (ATO) with the Gulls yesterday. He scored a goal in his debut.

Projected Lineup 

Alex KillornLeo CarlssonTroy Terry
Frank VatranoTrevor ZegrasRyan Strome
Nikita NesterenkoIsac Lundestrom  – Jakob Silfverberg
Ross JohnstonBen Meyers – Brett Leason

Cam FowlerOlen Zellweger
Jackson LaCombeRadko Gudas
Urho VaakanainenGustav Lindstrom

In Net:
Lukas Dostal 12-22-2 GAA 3.44 SV% .899 (Confirmed – Phil Hulett)

St. Louis Outlook 

The Blues are coming of 3-2 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks. After going down 2-0, the Blues rallied with two goals in the third period to force overtime. Unfortunately for St. Louis, William Eklund scored in the extra session to give San Jose the win as he recorded his first ever hat trick. The Blues are seven points behind Vegas and Nashville for the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.

St. Louis has gone 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. They are in fifth place in the Central Division.

By The Numbers:
Goals For: 2.82 (26th)
Goals Against: 3.04 (16th)
Power Play: 17.6% (25th)
Penalty Kill: 78.2% (20th)

Corsi For
Even Strength: 45.88% (29th)
Overall: 47.02% (25th)

Fenwick For
Even Strength: 46.25% (28th)
Overall:  47.07% (26th)

Robert Thomas leads the team in total points with 77 (23 G + 54 A).

Projected Lineup 

Zack Bolduc – Robert Thomas – Brayden Schenn
Brandon SaadPavel BuchnevichJordan Kyrou
Zach DeanKevin HayesAlexey Toropchenko
Nathan WalkerNikita AlexandrovSammy Blais

Scott PerunovichColton Parayko
Torey KrugMatthew Kessel
Nick LeddyTyler Tucker

In Net
Jordan Binnington 27-20-4 GAA 2.84 SV% .912 (Confirmed – Phil Hulett)

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