After they made an incredible comeback against the Winnipeg Jets, the Anaheim Ducks hope to carry that momentum into tonight’s game against the Vancouver Canucks.
It was difficult to be positive about the Anaheim Ducks going into Tuesday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. However, in a surprising twist, they made a comeback in the second period after a messy start, scoring 6 goals in the span of 40 minutes. The game ended with an empty-net goal from Carter Rowney, the Ducks lighting the lamp with a 7-4 win.
Tonight, they face the Vancouver Canucks. With the complete absurdity that is the Pacific Divison right now, no one would have predicted that they would be 2nd in the Division. However, they’ve played the game with passion and fervency. Both team’s hope to carry the momentum from their previous games into tonight’s game.
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This could pose a challenge for the Anaheim Ducks, however. After their incredible win in Colorado last week, they dropped their next game to the Vegas Golden Knights, barely scoring one goal. They’ve had issues staying in the game when the opposing team capitalizes on their opportunities and takes an early lead.
Dallas Eakins, along with his leadership team consisting of Ryan Getzlaf, Jakob Silfverberg, and one of his players in rotation for the third A, need to keep the team motivated in tonight’s contest. If the team can stay motivated, they’re more than likely to play all 60 minutes. It’s going to be a close game, with two teams who are very similar, and the Ducks need to do exactly what they did in the final two periods against Winnipeg and find the back of the net at all costs.
What You Need To Know Before Puck Drop
Game 15: Anaheim Ducks vs Vancouver Canucks
Season Record: 8-6-0
Location: Honda Center— Anaheim, California
Time: 7:00pm PST
TV: Prime Ticket
Tickets: If you’re looking for last-minute tickets for tonight’s game, our friends at StubHub have a lot of decently priced tickets available for as low as $23.86.
Anaheim Ducks News:
- Hampus Lindholm is back in tonight’s lineup.
- Brendan Guhle has been sent down to the San Diego Gulls.
Anaheim Ducks Betting Odds
Courtesy of our friends at the Action Network, today’s game featuring the Anaheim Ducks and the Vancouver Canucks is currently tied on the Moneyline, at -110. There are several reasons the two parties could be tied on the Moneyline. For starters, both the Canucks and the Ducks weren’t slated to have much success this season. However, both teams have defied everyone’s expectations and come out of the gate hot.
Vancouver only has one more point than Anaheim, currently sitting at 2nd in the Pacific Division. The two teams are relatively equal when it comes to the talent on their roster. The Ducks definetly have strong goaltending, but Vancouver has the edge when it comes to producing offense, thanks to young players like Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser.
Whoever wins tonight, it’s going to be a very close game. Both teams have played with heart, soul, and determination throughout their first month. The Ducks have a few injuries, but their game against the Jets on Tuesday proved that they won’t be using injuries as an excuse anymore.
Anaheim Ducks Projected Lineup
Our friends at NHL.com have provided us with another look at the Anaheim Ducks projected lineup for tonight’s matchup against the Vancouver Cancuks:
"Nick Ritchie-Ryan Getzlaf-Max ComtoisRickard Rakell–Adam Henrique-Jakob SilfverbergMax Jones–Sam Steel–Troy TerryDevin Shore–Derek Grant-Carter Rowney Michael Del Zotto–Cam FowlerHampus Lindholm-Erik GudbransonJosh Mahura–Korbinian Holzer Starting Goaltender: John GibsonBackup Goaltender: Ryan Miller Healthy Scratches: Nicolas Deslauriers, Jacob LarssonInjured: Ryan Kesler (LTIR), Ondrej Kase (Upper Body), Josh Manson (Lower Body)"
Vancouver Canucks Projected Lineup
NHL.com has also provided us with an inside look into who the Anaheim Ducks will be facing out on the ice tonight:
"J.T. Miller-Elias Pettersson-Brock BoeserTanner Pearson–Bo Horvat–Jake VirtanenJosh Leivo–Adam Gaudette–Brandon SutterTim Schaller–Jay Beagle–Loui Eriksson Alexander Edler–Tyler MyersQuinn Hughes–Chris TanevJordie Benn–Troy Stecher Starting Goaltender: Jacob MarkstromBackup Goaltender: Thatcher Demko Healthy Scratches: Sven Baertschi, Ashton SautnerInjured: Tyler Motte (Foot), Antoine Roussel (Knee), Michael Ferland (Concussion Protocol)"
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