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Ducks vs Lightning GAMETHREAD: Gibson Looks to Return in Net

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The Ducks will try and go undefeated against the Lightning this season.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Stat Pack

ANAHEIM DUCKS versus TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
7-6-3, 17 Pts Record 13-2-2, 28 Pts
6th in Pacific, T-11th in West, T-23rd in NHL Standings 1st in Atlantic, 1st in the East, 1st in NHL
2.93 GF/GP 4.05
3.00 GA/GP 2.64
15.1% Power Play 27.9%
86.1% Penalty Kill 83.9%
TEAM STAT LEADERS
Rickard Rakell (6G) Goals Nikita Kucherov (16G)
Rickard Rakell (8A) Assists Steven Stamkos (22A)
Rakell (14P), Corey Perry, Andrew Cogliano (10P) Points Stamkos (30P), Kucherov (29P)
Brandon Montour, Hampus Lindholm (2PPG) PPG Stamkos (6PPG)
Cam Folwer, Chris Wagner, Montour (1SHG) SHG Tyler Johnson, Yanni Gourde (1SHG)
Lindholm (23:58), Rakell (20:26) TOI/GP (D&F) Victor Hedman (25.25), Kucherov (20.25)
Jakob Silfverberg (56.39), Lindholm (56.54) SAT% 5on5 Steven Stamkos (53.74), Mikhail Sergachev (53.55)
John Gibson GOALIES Andrej Vasilevskiy
5-5-1 Record 12-1-1
.914 Save % .928
31.5 SA/GP 33.6

Projected Lineups

Anaheim Ducks:

Rickard Rakell - Derek Grant - Corey Perry

Andrew Cogliano - Chris Wagner - Jakob Silfverberg

Dennis Rasmussen - Antoine Vermette - Logan Shaw

Nick Ritchie - Kalle Kossila - Kevin Roy

Hampus Lindholm - Josh Manson

Francois Beauchemin - Brandon Montour

Sami Vatanen - Kevin Bieksa

John Gibson

Tampa Bay Lightning:

Vladislav Namestnikov - Steven Stamkos - Nikita Kucherov

Ondrej Palat - Brayden Point - Yanni Gourde

Chris Kunitz - Tyler Johnson - Ryan Callahan

Alex Killorn - J.T. Brown - Slater Koekkoek

Victor Hedman - Jake Dotchin

Mikhail Sergachev - Anton Stralman

Braydon Coburn - Dan Girardi

Andrei Vasilevskiy

Number for Nerds

Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov have only been held off the scoresheet twice this season. One of those games was against the Ducks. Gibson was in net for that game and posted .969 sv%. He looks to return tonight after clearing concussion protocol. In the past 4 games, Rakell is averaging 1.75 points. Gibson giving a repeat performance, and Rakell continuing to lead the offense, should give the Ducks a strong chance to get the Win at home.