The Anaheim Ducks land their best win of the season in a 2-0 result over the Dallas Stars, capping a successful five-game home stand.
Opening face-off penciled in for a 6 P.M. Pacific start. Fox Sports Prime Ticket will host the game on television while AM 830 KLAA provides the radio feed.
Anaheim Ducks (22-13-8)
THE DOMINATION LINE:
If you were told that the Cogliano-Kesler-Silfverberg would be the best line on the Anaheim Ducks ahead of this season, you would be baffled.
No slight to them whatsoever, we knew they we going to be our best defensive group. Just didn’t see the offense blowing up when they were out there.
The trio accounted for 18 of the team’s total of 38 shots on goal.
Both goals in the win over Dallas was produced by this line as well.
Much like his former counterpart Frederik Andersen, John Gibson was struggling to adjust to his new role.
Now he has started in nine straight games, posting a .941 save % and 1.78 GAA during the stretch. It seems as though things are clicking on all cylinders.
This is a good sign as team play usually improves with the confidence of their net minder.
Colorado Avalanche (13-25-1)
When Patrick Roy bolted, the Avalanche were scrambling for a new leader before settling for Jared Bednar weeks before the start of the season.
Just when you think it can’t get any worse, Colorado keep earning milestones for their downward spiral.
They get outshot by the opposition more times than not, have had slews of 5+ game losing streaks reach new heights with a 10-1 thrashing from Montreal.
Thought it may be too late for the team to dig out of the hole its created, it allows Matt Nieto to push the restart button to revive his young career.
He made his debut versus the Islanders last Friday, clocking in 17:29 of work.
He was picked up on waivers by Colorado after struggling to produce in a bottom six role for San Jose.
Cam Fowler and “King Slayer” Ryan Kesler were selected to play in the All-Star Game in LA.