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NHL Preview: Anaheim Ducks (9-11-0) at Edmonton Oilers (6-12-1)

ANAHEIM DUCKS NOTES:

LAST ANAHEIM DUCKS GAME

NOV. 24, 2023 – ANAHEIM 2 vs. LOS ANGELES 5

The Ducks fell 5-2 to the Los Angeles Kings Friday afternoon at Honda Center, the club’s 22nd time hosting a Black Friday game at Honda Center (27th game overall the day after Thanksgiving). Radko Gudas recorded his fourth goal, a single-season high in goals since 2018-19 (4-16=20 in 77 GP with PHI). Alex Killorn recorded his first goal as a Duck (199th career goal) and his fourth point of the season (1-3=4). Mason McTavish pushed his point streak to three games (2-3=5) with an assist, his team-leading 21st point (10- 11=21). Troy Terry also registered his eighth assist and Frank Vatrano tallied his 20th point of the season with an assist (13-7=20). John Gibson stopped 26 shots in his fourth straight start and 13th appearance of the season.

PP: 1-2 PK: 1-3 SF: 31 SA: 31 TOI: R. Gudas (23:32)

RECENT ANAHEIM TRANSACTIONS

Nov. 23, 2023 Assigned LW Chase De Leo to San Diego (AHL)

TONIGHT’S GAME: The Anaheim Ducks open a two-game road trip tonight against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place (6 p.m. PT, TV: Bally Sports SoCal, AUDIO: Ducks Stream). Anaheim enters tonight with wins in five of the last six road contests (5-1-0) and an 8-7- 0 record the last 15 games overall.. Anaheim is the only team during the month of November to have both special teams rank in the top5 of the NHL with the power play fourth (10-35, 28.6%) and penalty kill fifth (35-40, 87.5%). The Ducks continue their 14-game November schedule (10 home, four road), posting a 4-7-0 record this month and 160-143-66 record in the month all-time. Potential milestones tonight include Alex Killorn one goal from 200 NHL goals and Ilya Lyubushkin one appearance from 300 career NHL games. Following tonight’s game, the Ducks will conclude the two-game road trip Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Vancouver (7 p.m. PT).

EDMONTON OILERS NOTES:

ALL-TIME RECORDS vs. ANAHEIM GP RECORD GF GA HOME (58) AWAY (60)

OILERS ALL-TIME vs. ANAHEIM 118 55-53-2-8 309 316 30-23-0-5 25-30-2-3

OILERS vs. ANAHEIM – 2023-24 0 0-0-0 0 0 0-0-0 0-0-0

QUICK FACTS

• Sunday’s game will mark Edmonton’s first of four games against the Ducks this season and the first of two games in Edmonton. The next time these teams meet is on December 31st in Anaheim. • The last time these teams met was on April 5th in Anaheim, where the Oilers won 3-1. • Connor McDavid leads the team lead with 39 (12G, 27A) career points against the Ducks and Sam Gagner has appeared in a team leading 43 career games against Anaheim.

3 OF A KIND

Connor McDavid (4A), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (1G, 2A) and Leon Draisaitl (2G, 1A) each notched 3-points on Nov. 24 at WSH. It marked McDavid’s 1st 3-point game of the season and Draisaitl and Nugent-Hopkins’ third.

GOALS BY PERIOD

The Oilers scored twice in the 1st period on Nov. 24 at WSH, giving the Oilers 27 1st period goals on the season, ranking 1st in the NHL. In 2022-23, the Oilers ranked 1st in the NHL in goals for in the first period (92).

KING OF THE POWER PLAY

Leon Draisaitl scored twice on the power play on Oct. 17 at NSH, including his 127th power play goal, which moved him into sole possession of 1st in power play goals in Oilers franchise history. He now sits at 130 career power play goals. Ryan Smyth and Glenn Anderson sit second with 126.

LAST 10 GAMES vs. ANAHEIM

Record: 7-2-1

GF: 47 GA: 27

2022-23 4/5/23 @ ANA 3-1 W

2022-23 4/1/23 @ EDM 6-0 W

2022-23 1/11/23 @ ANA 6-2 W

2022-23 12/17/22 @ EDM 4-3 L

2021-22 4/3/22 @ ANA 6-1 W

2021-22 2/17/22 @ EDM 7-3 W

2021-22 10/19/21 @ EDM 6-5 W

2019-20 2/25/20 @ ANA 4-3 L (OT)

2019-20 11/10/19 @ ANA 6-2 W

2018-19 3/30/19 @ EDM 5-1 L

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