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The Avalanche bring their goal-scoring prowess to combat the Ducks’ makeshift defense of the future.

NHL: Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

WHO: Anaheim Ducks (8-9-4) vs Colorado Avalanche (9-6-4)

WHAT: The Ducks’ vaunted defensive pipeline will take their test against the hottest offensive line in hockey.

WHERE: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

WHEN: 5:00 PST, 8:00 EST

HOW: FS-N, NHL.TV, SN, PRIME

The Story: Game Preview

The Enemy: Mile High Hockey


Stat Pack

ANAHEIM DUCKS versus COLORADO AVALANCHE
ANAHEIM DUCKS versus COLORADO AVALANCHE
8-9-4, 20 pts Record 9-6-4, 22 pts
4th in Pacific, 9th in West, 21st in NHL Standings 5th in Central, 7th in West, 13th in NHL
2.05 (30th) GF/GP 3.53 (2nd)
2.81 (9th) GA/GP 2.89 (12th)
14.0% (27th) Power Play 28.1% (5th)
82.9% (6th) Penalty Kill 80.3% (15th)
TEAM LEADERS Stats TEAM LEADERS
Pontus Aberg (6G) Goals Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon (12G)
Rickard Rakell (10A) Assists Mikko Rantanen (22A)
Rickard Rakell (13P) Points Mikko Rantanen (29P)
Adam Henrique, Pontus Aberg (2PPG) PPG Gabriel Landeskog (4PPG)
N/A SHG Vladislav Kamenev (1SHG)
Ryan Getzlaf (19:31), Hampus Lindholm (25:29) TOI/GP (F&D) Nathan MacKinnon (22:16), Eric Johnson (21:59)
Ondrej Kase (67.57), Andy Welinski (47.96) SAT% 5on5 (F&D) Alexander Kerfoot (52.01), Eric Johnson (49.67)
John Gibson GOALIES Semyon Varlamov
6W-7L-4OT Record 6W-5L-2OT
0.928 Save % 0.926
2.55 GAA 2.32

The Line-Ups

Anaheim Ducks

Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf - Ondrej Kase

Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg

Nick Ritchie - Adam Henrique - Pontus Aberg

Brian Gibbons - Kalle Kossila - Kiefer Sherwood

Jacob Larsson - Josh Manson

Josh Mahura - Brandon Montour

Marcus Pettersson - Andy Welinski/Jake Dotchin

Ryan Miller

Kevin Boyle

Injuries: Corey Perry, Cam Fowler, Patrick Eaves, Max Comtois (Conditioning Assignment), Carter Rowney, Hampus Lindholm, John Gibson (Maybe?)

Colorado Avalanche

Gabriel Landeskog - Nathan MacKinnon - Mikko Rantanen

Alexander Kerfoot - Tyson Jost - Colin Wilson

Sheldon Dries - Carl Soderberg - Matt Calvert

Sven Andrighetto - Vladislav Kamenev - Gabriel Bourque

Samuel Girard - Erik Johnson

Ian Cole - Tyson Barrie

Mark Barberio - Patrik Nemeth

Philipp Grubauer

Semyon Varlamov

Injuries: J.T. Compher, Matt Nieto