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Ducks @ Avalanche GAMETHREAD: Defense Optional

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Anaheim rolls into the mile-high city to take on the surging Avalanche.

Colorado Avalanche v Anaheim Ducks Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images

The Anaheim Ducks will match up against the Colorado Avalanche tonight. Without their top four defenders on the roster, this could get ugly very quickly, but you never know!

Troy Terry and Simon Benoit were recalled and are likely to play tonight given the many injuries this team is facing. Let’s hope the defense can keep this relatively close.

GO DUCKS!

STAT PACK

ANAHEIM DUCKS versus COLORADO AVALANCHE
ANAHEIM DUCKS versus COLORADO AVALANCHE
26-32-8 Record 40-18-7
7th Pacific, 14th West, 28th NHL Standings 2nd Metro, 2nd West, 3rd NHL
2.5 (29th) GF/GP 3.42 (T-3rd)
3.18 (T-24th) GA/GP 2.65 (5th)
14.5 (31st) Power Play 18.2 (21st)
77.7 (23rd) Penalty Kill 81.0 (14th)
TEAM STAT LEADERS STAT TEAM STAT LEADERS
Adam Henrique (24) Goals Nathan MacKinnon (33)
Ryan Getzlaf (27) Assists Nathan MacKinnon (53)
Ryan Getzlaf (40) Points Nathan MacKinnon (86)
Adam Henrique (5) PPG Nathan MacKinnon (10)
Carter Rowney, Jakob Silfverberg (2) SHG Vladislav Namestnikov (4)
Michael Del Zotto (18:29) Ryan Getzlaf (18:47) TOI/GP (D&F) Samuel Girard (21:05) Nathan MacKinnon (21:20)
Adam Henrique (51.75) Matt Irwin (51.02) CF% 5v5 (F&D) Valeri Nichushkin (55.20) Cale Makar (52.82)
Danton Heinen (49.87) Matt Irwin (46.73) xGF% 5v5 (F&D) Valeri Nichushkin (59.38) Samuel Girard (53.82)
Ryan Miller GOALIES Pavel Francouz
7-6-3 Record 19-5-3
0.908 Save% 0.929
3.06 GAA 2.24

Projected Lineup

Anaheim Ducks

Sonny Milano - Ryan Getzlaf - Danton Heinen

Rickard Rakell - Adam Henrique - Jakob Silfverberg

Max Jones - Sam Steel - Troy Terry

Nicolas Deslauriers - David Backes - Carter Rowney

Brendan Guhle - Michael Del Zotto

Jacob Larsson - Simon Benoit

Christian Djoos - Matt Irwin

Ryan Miller

Colorado Avalanche

Nathan MacKinnon - Gabriel Landeskog - Vladislav Namestnikov

Matt Nieto - J.T. Compher - Joonas Donskoi

Valeri Nichushkin - Tyson Jost - Martin Kaut

Logan O’Connor - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Vladislav Kamenev

Ryan Graves - Samuel Girard

Ian Cole - Erik Johnson

Nikita Zadorov - Mark Barberio

Pavel Francouz