By Michael Walters
The Anaheim Ducks(34-22-12) end the short road trip against the Dallas Stars(37-24-6). The game starts at 5:00 PM PT and will be on Prime Ticket locally and AM 830.
The Ducks are coming off a 4-2 loss against the Nashville Predators. Anaheim had a slow start in the first period and got down early 2-0. The Ducks did try to rally, but they ended up coming up short. The highlight of the game was Ryan Kesler‘s bout with Ryan Johansen. The Ducks did not have a morning skate today and it looks like Ryan Miller will get the start.
For video highlights and podcast analysis of yesterday’s game visit: Ducks Rally Comes Up Short.
Keys To The Game
The Ducks can’t afford another slow start against the Stars. Anaheim beat Dallas recently 2-0 and there was no love lost at the end of the game. The Ducks defense last night wasn’t on point in the opening period and Anaheim gave up a shorthanded goal in the second period. Anaheim will need a stronger effort tonight against Ducks.
Anaheim’s Projected Lineup:
Ryan Miller, 8-5-6, GAA 2.52, SV% .925 (Unconfirmed)
The Dallas Stars are in the middle of the playoff race like the Anaheim Ducks as they both have 80 points. Tyler Seguin leads the way for Dallas with 36 goals. Alexander Radulov has 24 goals and Jamie Benn both have 22 goals.
Keys To The Game
Since playing Anaheim a few weeks ago, Dallas has been inconsistent going 3-2-2. They have shutout a few opponents but then have also given up five goals on two occasions. They were just shutout by Nashville 2-0, so they need to come out and get a goal early to get some momentum going. Dallas gets most of it’s scoring from the top two lines and they need to going tonight if they want to earn two points.
Dallas’ Projected Lineup:
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March 9th, 2018