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Preview: Ducks vs. Flyers (10/20/16) Anyone Remember Last October?

‘Member winning? Oh I ‘member winning!

NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Duck’s franchise-worst month of October last year started eerily similar at 0-3-1 before getting their first win against Minnesota. If you would have told me during that streak last year that it could potentially be worse next year, I would have never believed you. Speaking of streaks, the Ducks will face their 4th opponent during their home opener this season.

The Ducks managed to get their first lead of the season Tuesday against the Devils and held it for all of 16 minutes. Cam Fowler and Andrew Cogliano are still our leading goal scorers with 2 a piece and Cam seems to be playing to keep his spot on the team. He was one of the few bright spots from Tuesday’s game so look for him to continue to make an impact. Another key piece for the Ducks has been John Gibson. Gibson was the only reason that the NJ game wasn’t a whole lot worse and will need to continue to stand on his head while this Ducks org. tries to fix the team in front of him. The Ducks have won their last 6 games against the Flyers.

The Flyers were down 4-0 to the Blackhawks at one point Tuesday night before rallying back to tie it at 4 a piece. They would go on to lose 7-4, but the offense is there for this team. Sean Couturier, hot off his World Cup appearance, along with Matt Read each have 3 goals a piece while star Claude Giroux has 4 assists to start the season. Ryan Kesler looks to have his hands full in the face-off circle with Pierre-Edouard Bellemare who went 11-12 Tuesday night. Michael Raffl left the game Tuesday with and upper body injury and did not return.

Hopefully this can be proven wrong tonight: