Game Night: Ducks Cap Off Home Stand Against Caps

ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 12: Braden Holtby
ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 12: Braden Holtby /
ANAHEIM, CA – MARCH 12: Rickard Rakell
ANAHEIM, CA – MARCH 12: Rickard Rakell /

The Ducks end a four-game homestand tonight against Washington as goalie John Gibson goes for his sixth straight win.

Ducks take Bird Battle

Sunday Night, the Ducks scored like David Letterman advised people to vote, early and often. Twenty-Six minutes into the game Anaheim had a 4-0 lead on their way to a 6-3 win. Jakob Silfverberg and Corey Perry scored two goals each. Additionally, Ryan Getzlaf recorded what I like to call a “Visor Trick” with three assists. The win against Chicago extended Anaheim’s recent hot streak. They are 6-1-1 (13 points) in their last eight games. March is a good time for a team to start playing their best hockey of the season.

News and Notes

  • Marcus Pettersson’s second-period goal on Sunday was his first goal as a pro in North America. He became the fourth Duck to score his first career NHL goal, joining Derek Grant, Kalle Kosila, and Kevin Roy.
  • Josh Manson is +23 this season, fifth in the league among defensemen.
  • The Ducks are second in the NHL with a .921 Sv%.
  • Corey Perry has been morphing back into Scorey Perry recently with 14 points in his last 14 games.
  • Goalie John Gibson is 5-0-0 in his last five starts.

Washington @ Ducks

This is the Ducks last home game before heading out to the central time zone for back-to-back games in Nashville and Dallas. The Honda Center has been very good to Anaheim of late, they haven’t lost in regulation over their last 8 home games (6-0-2). John Gibson will make his third consecutive start. With 11 goals scored over the weekend, its unlikely coach Randy Carlyle changes his forward lines. Francois Beauchemin tags back in for Kevin Bieksa on the third defense pairing. Here is the expected Ducks lineup:













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