Having triumphed in two consecutive outings, the Anaheim Ducks (7th in Pacific Division) are hoping to continue in the same vein when paying a visit to the San Jose Sharks (6th in Pacific), who are riding a three-game losing run…
Ducks Eyeing Third Straight WinThe first outing of the Anaheim Ducks (19-24-5) following the NHL All-Star break will round off the team’s current five-game road trip (2-2-0), with the side hoping to win its third consecutive contest while visiting San Jose. Prior to victories at the Nashville Predators (4-2) and the Carolina Hurricanes (2-1 in overtime), the Ducks had dropped four straight decisions (0-4-0) and had just one victory in eight games (1-6-1). Anaheim is 7th in the Pacific Division with 43 points from 48 matchups, having recorded an 8-15-2 total on the road. Ryan Getzlaf leads the team with 33 points (11 goals, 22 assists), while Jakob Silfverberg (29 points) and Adam Henrique (25 points) have banked the most goals (15 each).
After 36 starts thus far this rolling year, goalie John Gibson has posted a 14-19-3 total for the season with a 2.96 GAA and a .906 save percentage. He has registered a 5-2-4 previous total against the San Jose Sharks with a 2.63 GAA and a .921 save percentage. The Ducks, meanwhile, are netting the 2nd lowest quantity of goals per game (2.46), while giving up the 13th highest amount defensively (3.10). They are 28th in power play with a 15.0% success rate and 24th in penalty kill with 77.8% proficiency.
Sharks Eager To Snap SkidA three-game road losing streak (0-3-0) brings the San Jose Sharks (21-25-4) to the first contest of their upcoming three-date homestand, with the team hoping to recover following defeats at the Arizona Coyotes (6-3), Colorado Avalanche (4-0) and Vancouver Canucks (4-1). Prior to the skid, the Sharks had triumphed in two consecutive contests, which still have marked their only wins in their last seven matchups (2-4-1). San Jose sits 6th in the Pacific Division with 46 points from 50 outings, boasting a 13-11-1 record on home ice. Logan Couture (14 goals, 22 assists) and Erik Karlsson (5 goals, 31 assists) lead the squad with 36 points each, while Evander Kane (35 points) has picked up the most goals (19).
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Goalie Aaron Dell is entering the upcoming fixture, having gone 8-9-2 for the ongoing campaign with a 2.90 GAA and a .909 save percentage. He has posted a 1-1-1 career record versus Anaheim with a 3.03 GAA and a .899 save percentage, while Martin Jones (13-16-2 on the year with a 3.22 GAA and a .891 save percentage) is 9-9-1 against the Ducks in past encounters with a 2.09 GAA and a .920 save percentage. The Sharks are 4th in the least goals scored per game (2.56), 4th in most goals allowed on average (3.32), 25th in power play (16.7%) and top of the league in penalty kill (87.7%).
Anaheim (according to Covers.com)
- Ducks are 4-2 in their last 6 meetings with Sharks in San Jose.
San Jose (according to Covers.com)
- Sharks are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Pacific.
- Sharks are 1-6 in their last 7 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.