As Tuesday night’s game proved, the Arizona Coyotes are built to lose against the Anaheim Ducks. They’re a team that struggles to get goals — and frankly, the Ducks can relate — which means that John Gibson’s hot streak is only going to get hotter.
Of course, relying on goaltending alone isn’t the best strategy going in. The majority of the Ducks’ games so far this season have been a one-goal difference and the most goals they’ve scored this season was hitting three goals in a 3-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche. The team has had a run of good goaltender opponents this season, so eight games into the season, it’s not the biggest worry. Still, they’ll need more for the front half of the roster going forward.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in tonight:
Max Jones — Ryan Getzlaf — Rickard Rakell
Danton Heinen — Adam Henrique — Jakob Silfverberg
Max Comtois — Sam Steel — Vinni Lettieri
Nicolas Deslauriers — Derek Grant — Carter Rowney
Hampus Lindholm — Kevin Shattenkirk
Cam Fowler — Jani Hakanpaa
Jacob Larsson — Ben Hutton
Expected Scratches: Andy Welinski, Troy Terry
Injured Reserve: Brendan Guhle (knee), Josh Manson (oblique), Sonny Milano (upper body)
Drake Caggiula — Nick Schmaltz — Conor Garland
Barrett Hayton — Derick Brassard — Phil Kessel
Clayton Keller — Christian Dvorak — Tyler Pitlick
Lawson Crouse — Johan Larsson — Christian Fischer
Jakob Chychrun — Alex Goligoski
Niklas Hjalmarsson — Jason Demers
Jordan Oesterle — Jordan Gross
Expected Scratches: John Hayden, Kyle Capobianco, Antti Raanta
Injured Reserve: Oliver Ekman-Larsson (lower body)
How to Watch
Puck drop is at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on KCOP-13 and Fox Sports Arizona Plus, and is available to stream through NHL.tv.
Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!