Ducks vs Coyotes: Betting Odds, Projected Lineups, the New Year

The Anaheim Ducks open up the New Year against their Pacific Divison Rivals, the Arizona Coyotes.

A new year might mean a fresh start for everyone else, but the Anaheim Ducks are right in the middle of their season and they have to make the most of what is left of 2019-20. Tonight, they start the New Year just as they started the new season, against the Arizona Coyotes.

For the first time since being traded to Arizona, the Anaheim Ducks will have to face an already ferocious Coyote’s team with the addition of Taylor Hall. The Yotes have lost against difficult teams lately, but have still been a formidable opponent. If the Ducks have any hope of winning or even being competitive tonight, they have to put the first half of the season behind them and go into the second half of the year with a new strategy.

John Gibson‘s recent comments, calling out his own team, are sure to be a wake-up call to those on the team who are just, pun intended, skating by. Whether they win or lose tonight doesn’t matter. What we need to see is some sort of improvement, because, after last season and the first half of this season, that’s all the fans really want.

Everything You Need to Know Before Puck Drop

Game 41: Anaheim Ducks vs Arizona Coyotes

Season Record: 16-19-5

Location: Gila River Arena— Pheonix, Arizona

Time: 6:00pm PST

TV: Fox Sports West

Radio: AM830

Tickets: You can get all of your last minute tickets for tonight’s game from our friends at StubHub for as low as $23.

Anaheim Ducks News: Per Elliot Teaford, the Anaheim Ducks have recalled defenseman, Chris Wideman, from the San Diego Gulls.

Anaheim Ducks Betting Odds & Lines

Anaheim Ducks: +151

Arizona Coyotes: -175

The Arizona Coyotes are the favorite for tonight’s game, and rightfully so. According to the Action Network, they’re sitting at -175 on the money line. The team has been comfortable in one of the Pacific Divison’s top three spots for a good portion of the season. They’ve had their share of struggles, but they’ve chosen to rise above and keep pressing forward, a great mental attitude that the Anaheim Ducks should adopt. However, despite being the favorite for tonight’s game, the Anaheim Ducks have had success against teams that they rightfully shouldn’t have. A new year could give their spirits the extra boost they need to be the underdogs that come out on top.

Anaheim Ducks Projected Lineup

The Anaheim Ducks projected lineup has been provided by NHL.com and is subject to change:

Adam HenriqueRyan GetzlafSam Carrick

Max ComtoisIsac LundestromJakob Silfverberg

Max JonesSam SteelOndrej Kase

Nicolas DeslauriersDevin ShoreCarter Rowney

Hampus LindholmJosh Manson

Cam FowlerErik Gudbranson

Jacob LarssonKorbinian Holzer

Starting Goaltender: John Gibson

Backup Goaltender: Ryan Miller

Healthy Scratches: Daniel SprongMichael Del Zotto, Chris Wideman

Injured: Nick Ritchie (knee), Troy Terry (knee), Derek Grant (shoulder), Rickard Rakell (upper body)

Arizona Coyotes Projected Lineup

The Arizona Coyotes projected lineup has been provided by NHL.com and is subject to change:

Taylor Hall-Christian DvorakConor Garland

Clayton KellerCarl SoderbergNick Schmaltz

Lawson CrouseDerek StepanPhil Kessel

Vinnie HinostrozaBrad RichardsonChristian Fischer

Oliver Ekman-LarssonJason Demers

Jakob ChychrunAlex Goligoski

Jordan OesterleIlya Lyubushkin

Starting Goaltender: Antti Raanta

Backup Goaltender: Adin Hill

Healthy Scratches: Michael ChaputMichael GrabnerKyle Capobianco

Injured: Niklas Hjalmarsson (leg), Darcy Kuemper (lower body)

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