Game 38: Arizona At Anaheim

Arizona(16-15-5) at Anaheim(11-20-6) 

Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast

TV: 7 PM PT/10 PM ET, Bally Sports West

Radio: AM 1110

Anaheim Outlook

Anaheim had won two games in a row against St. Louis, but then dropped their matchup against red-hot Colorado. The Ducks will start a two games series against the Arizona Coyotes tonight. Anaheim is 3-7-0 in their last 10 games. The Ducks have 28 points and are currently last in the West Division.

Trevor Zegras hasn’t played in the last two games and we discussed what might be the reasoning here: The Zegras Situation

Many are concerned with the current situation of this team and the trade rumors continue to grow. We discussed the state of Anaheim here: Drysdale Era Begins?

Team News

The Ducks traded Antoine Morand and a 2023 conditional 7th round draft pick to the Tampa Bay Lightning Alexander Volkov. He did practice with the team yesterday. He was added to the roster and will wear number 92. For full trade details & analysis visit: Ducks Acquire Volkov

Anthony Stolarz and Andy Welinski were reassigned to the taxi squad.

Andrew Agozzino, Kodie Curran, Lukas Dostal, and Vinni Lettieri were reassigned to San Diego.

By The Numbers:

Max Comtois and Adam Henrique lead the team in scoring with 10 goals.

Goals For Per Game: 2.22, 29th in NHL
Goals Against Per Game: 3.27, 27th
Power Play Efficiency: 10.8%, 30th
Penalty Kill Efficiency: 76.2%, 24th
Corsi For: 48.76%, 22nd
Fenwick For: 48.28%, 23rd

Season Record vs Arizona: 1-2-1

Injury Updates

John Gibson, Rickard Rakell, and Sam Steel were added to the IR.

Rickard Rakell has an upper-body injury and is day-to-day.

John Gibson has an upper-body injury and is day-to-day.

Sonny Milano (undisclosed) is on the IR.

Hampus Lindholm(wrist) is on the LTIR for about 6 weeks with a fractured wrist.

Carter Rowney had knee surgery and will be out for 4-6 months. He had a medial meniscus tear in his left knee. He was placed on the LTIR.

Taxi Squad:

David Backes
Kodie Curran
Lukas Dostal
Andy Welinski

Projected Lineup

Offense:
Trevor Zegras – Ryan Getzlaf – Max Jones
Danton HeinenAdam Henrique  – Troy Terry
Max Comtois – Isac Lundestrom – Alexander Volkov
Nicolas Deslauriers – Derek Grant – Jakob Silfverberg

Defense:
Cam Fowler – Jani Hakanpaa
Jamie DrysdaleJosh Manson
Ben Hutton – Kevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
Anthony Stolarz 1-1-0 GAA 2.36, SV% .926 (Confirmed)

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Arizona Outlook

Arizona was on a three game winning streak, and like Anaheim, they had their streak ended by Colorado. The Coyotes are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. They are fighting for the final playoff spot. They have 37 points and currently sit in 5th place in the West Division.

By The Numbers:

Phil Kessel leads the team in scoring with 14 goals.

Goals For Per Game: 2.56, 24th in NHL
Goals Against Per Game: 3.06, 20th
Power Play Efficiency: 18.3%, 24th
Penalty Kill Efficiency: 82.4%, 8th
Corsi For: 46.89%, 27th 
Fenwick For: 46.51%, 29th

Season Record vs Ducks: 3-1-0

Projected Lineup 

Offense

Christian FischerChristian DvorakConor Garland
Clayton KellerJohan LarssonPhil Kessel
Lawson CrouseDerick BrassardDryden Hunt
Michael BuntingNick SchmaltzJohn Hayden

Defense
Jakob ChychrunAlex Goligoski
Oliver Ekman-LarssonIlya Lyubushkin
Jordan OesterleJason Demers

In Net:
Adin Hill 4-4-1, GAA 2.94, SV% .907 (Unconfirmed)

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April 2nd, 2021