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NHL Preview: Anaheim Ducks (13-29-5) at Arizona Coyotes (15-27-5)

ANAHEIM DUCKS NOTES:

LAST ANAHEIM DUCKS GAME
JAN. 21, 2023 – ANAHEIM 3 @ BUFFALO 5
The Ducks erased 2-0 and 3-2 deficits, eventually falling to the Buffalo Sabres 5-3 Saturday afternoon at KeyBank Center. Trevor Zegras tied a season high with 2-1=3 points and two goals, extending his point streak to a career-high five games (5-4=9). Simon Benoit scored a goal for the second straight game (2-0=2), his third tally the last six games (3-0=3). Adam Henrique pushed his point streak to five games with an assist (4-3=7) and Ryan Strome recorded an assist for the fourth straight game to begin the six-game trip (0-4=4). Max Comtois and Nathan Beaulieu earned assists, with Beaulieu matching the four he recorded last season with Winnipeg (0-4=4 in 24 GP). John Gibson made 33 saves.
PP: 0-1 PK: 1-2 SF: 37 SA: 39 TOI: Cam Fowler (22:11)
Three Stars: 1. V. Olofsson 2. P. Krebs 3. I. Lyubushkin

UPCOMING GAME SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME (PT) TV / AUDIO
Jan. 26 Colorado Ball Arena 6 p.m. BSSC / Ducks Stream
Jan. 28 Arizona Honda Center 7:30 p.m. BSW / Ducks Stream
Feb. 6 Dallas American Airlines Center 5:30 p.m. BSW / Ducks Stream
Feb. 7 Chicago United Center 5:30 p.m. BSSC / Ducks Stream
Feb. 10 Pittsburgh Honda Center 7 p.m. BSW / Ducks Stream

RECENT TRANSACTIONS:
Jan. 1 Reassigned G Lukas Dostal to San Diego (AHL). Activated G Anthony Stolarz from Injured Reserve (IR).
Jan. 2 Recalled D Colton White from a Conditioning Loan in San Diego (AHL).
Jan. 5 Assigned D Nathan Beaulieu to San Diego (AHL) on a Conditioning Loan.
Jan. 10 Placed C Justin Kirkland on Injured Reserve (IR).
Jan. 11 Activated LW Max Jones from Injured Reserve (IR).
Jan. 15 Recalled D Nathan Beaulieu from a Conditioning Loan in San Diego (AHL).

ANAHEIM DUCKS INJURIES
Man-Games Lost: 245
PLAYER INJURY/ILLNESS EXPECTED ABSENCE GAMES MISSED
John Moore Upper-body Indefinite 47
Jamie Drysdale Torn labrum (shoulder) 4-6 months 39
Derek Grant Lower-body Day-to-day 22
Justin Kirkland Car accident Day-to-day 7

ANAHEIM DUCKS NOTES
TONIGHT’S GAME: The Anaheim Ducks continue a season-long six-game road trip tonight in their first ever visit to Mullet Arena when they face the Arizona Coyotes (6 p.m. PT, TV: Bally Sports SoCal AUDIO: Ducks Stream). Tonight’s game at Mullet Arena marks the fifth such venue these two organizations will have faced in 29 seasons, including Honda Center (Anaheim, Calif., 1993-present), Gila River Arena (Glendale, Ariz., 2003-22), American West Arena (Phoenix, Ariz., 1996-2003) and Winnipeg Arena (1993-96). The Ducks enter tonight’s contest with points in two of the four games to begin the road trip (1-2-1, 3 pts.). Anaheim is in the midst of a 13-game January schedule (3-6-1), consisting of seven home and six road contests. All-time, Anaheim is 165-146-38 in the month of January. Since the start of 2013-14, Anaheim is 61-45-10 in January, picking up points in 71 of the 115 contests (.617%). Following tonight’s game, the Ducks will conclude the road trip Thursday, Jan. 26 in their first meet this season against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena ( 6 p.m. PT).

DUCKS-COYOTES: Anaheim and Arizona begin a three-game season series tonight in the Ducks’ first-ever visit to Mullett Arena. The Ducks have earned points in six of their past 10 games against the Coyotes in Arizona dating to 2018-19 (4-4-2). In the 2021-22 season series, the Ducks earned points in all three games, earning wins Nov. 5 at Honda Center and Apr. 1 at Gila River Arena (5-0), while earning a point in a 5-6 OT loss Dec. 17 in Orange County. The Ducks own an 81-42-25 all-time record vs. the Coyotes, including a 36-24-13 mark in Arizona/Winnipeg. The 81 wins and 187 points mark the most Anaheim has recorded vs. a single opponent. John Gibson has helped the Ducks pick up points in 13 of his 17 career appearances vs. Arizona, posting an 8-4-5 record with two shutouts, a 2.52 GAA and a .915 SV%. Anthony Stolarz earned a 22-save shutout in his last start Apr. 1, 2022 against the Coyotes while posting a career 1.92 GAA and .927 SV% in four appearances. Trevor Zegras (3-4=7 in 8 GP) has recorded points in each of his last three contests against the Coyotes (2-3=5, +5) while he scored his first career goal vs. Arizona on Mar. 18, 2021. Cam Fowler (7-25=31 in 57 GP) leads active Ducks skaters in career scoring and assists vs. the Coyotes. Adam Henrique (11-7=18 in 30 GP) leads active Ducks in career goals vs. the Coyotes. These two teams will meet again in four days, Saturday, Jan. 28 at Honda Center (7:30 p.m. PT) before concluding the season series Apr. 8 at Mullet Arena (2:30 p.m. PT).

ANA-ARI SEASON SERIES:
DATE LOCATION TIME / RESULT TV / AUDIO
Jan. 24 Mullett Arena 6 p.m. PT Bally Sports SoCal / Ducks Stream
Jan. 28 Honda Center 7:30 p.m. PT Bally Sports West / Ducks Stream
Apr. 8 Mullett Arena 2:30 p.m. PT Bally Sports West / Ducks Stream

ANA-ARI ALL-TIME SERIES:
Overall @ Anaheim @ Arizona/Winnipeg
All-Time Series: 81-42-25 45-18-12 36-24-13
Current Streak: One ANA win One ARI win One ANA win
Last ANA Win: Apr. 1, 2022 (5-0) Nov. 5, 2021 (3-1) Apr. 1, 2022 (5-0)
Last ARI Win: Dec. 17, 2021 (6-5, OT) Dec. 17, 2021 (6-5, OT) Feb. 24, 2021 (4-3, OT)
ANA Last 10: 3-4-3 4-2-4 4-4-2

ARIZONA COYOTES NOTES:

3 HARD LAPS
• Arizona defeated Vegas 4-1 last time out (1/22) anchored by a Clayton Keller hat trick. It was the team’s second win in its last four games, a stretch that followed a 9-game losing streak

• Keller (3 pts from 300 career pts), Shayne Gostisbehere (1 pt from 300 career pts), Christian Fischer (1 pt from 100 career pts) and Nick Ritchie (1 assist from 100 career assists) all come into tonight within striking distance of notable milestones

• The Coyotes this season hold a 13-6-2 record on the season when scoring at least 3 goals in the game but 2-21-3 when scoring two goals or fewer

LAST GAME
Coyotes 4, Golden Knights 1 – January 22, 2023 – Mullett Arena
ARI Goals: Guenther (6), Keller (16, 17, 18)
VGK Goals: Kessel (8)
ARI Goalie: Vejmelka (W) – 35 svs on 36 shots
VGK Goalie: Thompson (L) – 19 svs on 22 shots
PP: 0-1 PK: 3-4
Notes: ARI defeated VGK on Sunday to mark the second consecutive time the Yotes have knocked off the Golden Knights in AZ…Clayton Keller got back on the scoresheet with his second hat trick of the season and his career (other, 12/11 vs. PHI)…The trio of tallies gave Keller sole possession of the Coyotes-lead in goals on the season (18)…The three-goal effort from Keller pushed his season stat line to 18-23-41, marking his 5th career 40+ pt season…Keller’s first goal went down as the game-winning goal, his third of the season; 2018-19 marks the only campaign he’s tallied more (5)…Shayne Gostisbehere got back on the scoresheet with an assist; His next point will be the 300th of his career…Karel Vejmelka stopped 35-of-36 shots to earn his 12th win of the season; Sunday was the first time in his career he beat VGK…Nick Schmaltz posted 2 assists…Dylan Guenther scored his sixth goal of the season, which was his first career game-opening goal… Michael Carcone registered his first NHL assist of the season…Nick Bjugstad reached 10 assists with a helper, his first season of double-digit helpers since 2020-21 w/MIN…Jakob Chychrun maintained his point per game average at home this season with an assist…Juuso Valimaki assisted on Keller’s second goal; 2022-23 marks single-season career-highs in assists (10) and points (11) for him

MAN GAMES LOST (Name/Roster Status/Injury Type/Games Missed/Last Game Played)
Lawson Crouse…Day-to-Day…Upper-Body (3 / 1/17)
Matias Maccelli…Week-to-Week…Lower-Body (15 / 12/23)
Liam O’Brien…Week-to-Week…Upper-Body (19 / 12/16)
Total man games lost: 102 games
Jakob Chychrun – 16 (10/13 – 11/17) – Upper-Body
Nick Schmaltz – 15 (10/15 – 11/17) – Upper-Body … 1 (12/31) – Upper-Body
Zack Kassian – 9 (11/1 – 11/21) – Lower-Body
Connor Timmins – 9 (10/15 – 11/5) – Upper-Body
Andrew Ladd – 6 (N/A) – Undisclosed
Josh Brown – 3 (11/23 – 11/27) – Upper-Body
Ben McCartney – 3 (10/13 – 10/17) – Lower-Body
Juuso Valimaki – 1 (11/23) – Upper-Body
Lawson Crouse – 1 (12/1) – Illness
Connor Ingram – 1 (1/8) – Illness

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
-1/23 – Assigned F Michael Carcone to Tucson (AHL)
-1/19 – Recalled F Michael Carcone from Tucson (AHL)
-1/10 – Assigned G Ivan Prosvetov to Tucson (AHL)
-1/8 – Recalled G Ivan Prosvetov from Tucson (AHL)

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
DATE TIME (AZ) OPPONENT VENUE TV RADIO
Thur, Jan 26 7pm vs STL Mullett Arena Bally Sports Arizona 92.3 FM
Sat, Jan 28 8:30pm at ANA Honda Center Bally Sports Arizona Extra 92.3 FM
Mon, Feb 6 7pm vs MIN Mullett Arena Bally Sports Arizona 98.7 FM

YOTES & DUCKS

  • Tonight is the first of three ARI-ANA games this season. They’ll play again four days later in Anaheim and conclude the season-series on 4/8 in Tempe
  • The 4/8 contest is one of two afternoon home game the Coyotes are scheduled to play this season (3/26 vs COL)
  • The Coyotes went 1-2-0 against Anaheim last season, with the win coming on 12/17/21 via a 6-5 overtime triumph
  • Clayton Keller scored the OT-winning goal on 12/17/21, which was the last time he faced the Ducks
  • The 12/17/21 contest saw 3-pt nights from Keller (2-1-3) and Travis Boyd (1-2-3). That performance is one of two 3-pt nights Boyd has delivered in his career
  • Keller’s 18 career pts vs ANA are tied for the most he’s posted against an NHL club (SJ, STL)
  • Jakob Chychrun enters tonight with 5 pts (4-1-5) in his last four showings versus ANA. His eight career goals against the Ducks are the most he’s recorded against an NHL team
  • Chychrun notched a hat trick on 4/4/21 at ANA, one of two defensemen in Coyotes/Jets franchise history to tally 3 goals in a game
  • Coyotes franchise vs Ducks
    • All-Time: 62-69-5-12
    • Home: 35-31-2-5
    • Road: 27-38-3-7
    • L10: 7-2-1
    • STRK: L1

SCORING NOTABLES AGAINST THE DUCKS
Clayton Keller…6-12-18…23 career GP
Nick Schmaltz…5-13-18…22 career GP
Jakob Chychrun…8-3-11…21 career GP
Travis Boyd…2-3-5…4 career GP

Career Leaders
Goals (Chychrun, 8)… Assists (Schmaltz, 13)…Points (Schmaltz/Keller, 18)

Career Leaders Among Defensemen
Goals (Chychrun, 8)… Assists (Gostisbehere, 4)…Points (Chychrun, 11)

2022-23 COYOTES RECORD ON…
1-Day Rest: 10-18-3
2-Days Rest: 3-2-1
3+ Days Rest: 1-3-1
Back-to-Backs

Coyotes record on…
First Game of Back-to-Back: 1-4-0
Second Game of Back-to-Back: 1-4-0
When ARI and opponent is completing a back-to-back: 1-1-0
When completing a back-to-back where opponent is not: 0-3-0
When ARI is not completing a back-to-back but opponent is: 2-1-1

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