Game 39: Arizona At Anaheim

Arizona(17-15-5) at Anaheim(11-21-6) 

Pregame Show: DucksNPucks Podcast

TV: 6 PM PT/9 PM ET, Bally Sports West

Radio: AM 1110

Anaheim Outlook

Anaheim played Arizona on Friday night and had a lead twice in the game, but the Coyotes were able to comeback and win. Alexander Volkov scored his goal as a Duck in his debut with the team. Unfortunately, Ryan Getzlaf sustained an upper-body injury and did not finish the game.

Trevor Zegras returned to the lineup on Friday, but he might not play in all of the remaining games. 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

Sam Carrick was called up to the Ducks. David Backes was also added to the roster. Both were emergency loans according to Cap Friendly.

Anthony Stolarz was reassigned to the Taxi Squad from the Ducks roster.

Olle Eriksson Ek and Maxim Golod were added to the Taxi Squad from the Gulls.

Kodie Curran and Lukas Dostal were reassigned to the Gulls.

By The Numbers:

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

Goals For Per Game: 2.21, 29th in NHL
Goals Against Per Game: 3.29, 28th
Power Play Efficiency: 10.6%, 31st
Penalty Kill Efficiency: 76.6%, 24th
Corsi For: 48.78%, 20th
Fenwick For: 48.20%, 22nd

Season Record vs Arizona: 1-3-1

Injury Updates

Ryan Getzlaf(upper-body) didn’t practice yesterday according to Head Coach Dallas Eakins and is questionable to play tonight.

Troy Terry suffered an upper-body injury from Friday’s game and is day-to-day.

Rickard Rakell, and Sam Steel were added to the IR this past week.

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:

Olle Eriksson Ek
Maxim Golod
Anthony Stolarz
Andy Welinski

Projected Lineup

Offense:
Max Comtois – Isac Lundestrom – Alexander Volkov
Trevor Zegras – Sam Carrick – Max Jones
Danton Heinen – Adam Henrique  – Jakob Silfverberg
Nicolas Deslauriers – Derek Grant – David Backes

Defense:
Cam Fowler – Jani Hakanpaa
Jamie Drysdale – Josh Manson
Jacob Larsson – Kevin Shattenkirk

In Net:
John Gibson 3-8-1 GAA 3.02, SV% .897 (Confirmed)

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Arizona Outlook

Arizona had a good opening period against Anaheim on Friday, despite getting down early. They were able to comeback twice in the contest and pull past Anaheim in the third period. The Coyotes are currently holding down the fourth playoff spot in the West Division. They have 39 points with Blues and Sharks right behind them at 38 points.

By The Numbers:

Phil Kessel leads the team in scoring with 15 goals.

Goals For Per Game: 2.59, 24th in NHL
Goals Against Per Game: 3.03, 21st
Power Play Efficiency: 18.0%, 22nd
Penalty Kill Efficiency: 82.6%, 7th
Corsi For: 46.99%, 26th 
Fenwick For: 46.74%, 29th

Season Record vs Ducks: 4-1-0

Projected Lineup 

Offense
Christian Fischer – Christian Dvorak – Conor Garland
Clayton Keller – Johan Larsson – Phil Kessel
Lawson Crouse – Derick Brassard – Dryden Hunt
Michael Bunting – Nick Schmaltz – John Hayden

Defense
Jakob Chychrun– Alex Goligoski
Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Ilya Lyubushkin
Jordan Oesterle – Jason Demers

In Net:
Adin Hill 5-4-1, GAA 2.83, SV% .909 (Unconfirmed)

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April 4th, 2021