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Blues at Ducks, Jan. 31: Lines, gamethread & how to watch

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Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks and Oskar Sundqvist #70 of the St. Louis Blues compete for a face-off as linesman Travis Gawryletz #67 looks on during the third period of the game at Honda Center on January 30, 2021 in Anaheim, California. Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images

Last night was a rough outing for the Anaheim Ducks.

The St. Louis Blues were up 3-0 within just over two minutes into the game, causing John Gibson to be pulled. To their credit, the Ducks scored a goal for themselves before the period ended, but it wasn’t near enough to keep them in the game.

The Blues are emblematic of the issues that will keep the Ducks out of the postseason race if uncorrected. The lack of scoring power was further stifled by the Blues’ defense, but more importantly, the Ducks’ defense left both John Gibson and Ryan Miller out to dry against the offensive threat of the Blues.

John Gibson will start again, playing just two minutes in last night’s game. The Blues will also switch it up with Ville Husso starting in net.

Here’s everything you need to know to tune in tonight:

Lines

ANAHEIM DUCKS

Max Jones — Ryan Getzlaf — Rickard Rakell
Danton Heinen — Adam Henrique — Jakob Silfverberg
Max Comtois — Sam Steel — Troy Terry
Nicolas Deslauriers — Isac Lundestrom — Carter Rowney

Hampus Lindholm — Kevin Shattenkirk
Cam Fowler — Jani Hakanpaa
Jacob Larsson — Ben Hutton

John Gibson
Ryan Miller

Expected Scratches: Vinni Lettieri, David Backes, Josh Mahura

Injured Reserve: Josh Manson (oblique), Sonny Milano (upper body), Derek Grant (upper body)

ST. LOUIS BLUES

Zach Sanford — Ryan O’Reilly — David Perron
Jaden Schwartz — Brayden Schenn — Jordan Kyrou
Mike Hoffman — Robert Thomas — Sammy Blais
Kyle Clifford — Ivan Barbashev — Oskar Sundqvist

Marco Scandella — Colton Parayko
Torey Krug — Justin Faulk
Vince Dunn — Robert Bortuzzo

Ville Husso
Jordan Binnington

Expected Scratches: Niko Mikkola, Jacob de la Rose, Jake Walman, Carl Gunnarsson

Injured Reserve: Tyler Bozak (upper body), Vladimir Tarasenko (shoulder surgery)

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on Fox Sports West and Fox Sports Midwest, and is available to stream through NHL.tv or ESPN+.

Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!