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NHL Preview: Vancouver Canucks (29-33-5) at Anaheim Ducks (23-36-10)


TV: Sportsnet Pacific, Bally Sports West
Radio: Sportsnet 650

• Tonight marks the third of four meetings between the Canucks and Ducks this season: Nov. 3 (8-5 W @ VAN), Mar. 8 (3-2 OTW @ VAN), Mar. 19 (away), Apr. 11 (away).
• Vancouver is 53-49-9-7 all-time against Anaheim, including a 24-22-7-4 record on the road.
• The Canucks are 4-4-2 in their last 10 games against the Ducks (3-2-0 in their last five).
• J.T. Miller leads all active Canucks skaters in career points against Anaheim with 15 (6-9-15 in 17 GP).
• Elias Pettersson has 14 points (4-10-14) in 12 career games against the Ducks.
• Quinn Hughes has 10 points (1-9-10) in eight career games against the Ducks.
• Andrei Kuzmenko has five points (4-1-5) in two career games against the Ducks.
• Among active Canucks, Tyler Myers has played the most career games against Anaheim at 23.
• Thatcher Demko is 2-2-0 in four career games against the Ducks with a 3.80 GAA and an .851 SV%.
• Collin Delia has yet to face Anaheim in his career.

• Elias Pettersson has 10 points (4-6-10) in his last seven games.
• Quinn Hughes has 18 points (0-18-18) in his last 18 games.
• Andrei Kuzmenko has 17 points (12-5-17) in his last 15 games.
• J.T. Miller has 10 points (5-5-10) in his last seven games.
• Brock Boeser has eight points (2-6-8) in his last eight games.

LAST MEETING – MAR. 8/23: VAN 3 vs ANA 2 (OT)
J.T. Miller tied the game at the 14:44 mark with his third shorthanded goal of the season…Elias Pettersson recorded the only assist…Andrei Kuzmenko gave Vancouver their first lead with just over five and a half minutes to go in the second period…Anthony Beauvillier and Pettersson were awarded assists…Miller scored the overtime winner just 20 seconds into the extra frame…Quinn Hughes picked up the sole assist…Conor Garland led the team with five shots on goal…Dakota Joshua led the team with five hits…Noah Juulsen and Christian Wolanin each had three blocked shots…Thatcher Demko made 20 saves.

LAST GAME PLAYED – MAR. 18/23: VAN 3 at LAK 2 (SO)
Brock Boeser opened the scoring at 10:53 in the first period…J.T. Miller and Quinn Hughes recorded assists…Thatcher Demko stopped Adrian Kempe’s penalty shot attempt to keep the contest tied at one…Elias Pettersson scored six-seconds into the power play at 11:33 in the third period to tie the game at two…Hughes and Miller were credited with the assists…Andrei Kuzmenko scored the game deciding goal in the first round of the shootout…Demko faced 40 shots…Ethan Bear led the team in blocked shots (4) in his first game since returning from injury…Kyle Burroughs led the team in hits (8).

• Mar. 8/23: VAN 3 vs ANA 2 (OT)
• Nov. 3/22: VAN 8 vs ANA 5
• Feb. 19/22: VAN 4 vs ANA 7
• Dec. 29/21: VAN 2 at ANA 1 (OT)
• Nov. 14/21: VAN 1 at ANA 5


MARCH 17, 2023 – ANAHEIM 7 vs. COLUMBUS 4
The Ducks scored three goals in the final 2:37 to earn a 7-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Honda Center. The seven goals marked a season high, the most goals by Anaheim since a 7-4 win Feb. 19, 2022 @ VAN. Anaheim swept the two-game season series vs. Columbus, improving to 8-1-0 the last nine games against the Blue Jackets. Max Jones scored his third career game-winning goal at 17:23 of the third period (unassisted) to push his point streak to three games (2-1=3) and mark goals in consecutive games. The goal was Anaheim’s latest go-ahead goal in regulation this season. Troy Terry scored his 20th goal and recorded his 32nd assist (1-1=2), extending his point streak to three games (2-2=4). Mason McTavish earned his 25th assist and 41st point on Terry’s goal, surpassing Cam Fowler (10-30=40 in 2010-11) for the second-most points in a season by a Ducks player 20 or younger, trailing only Trevor Zegras (16-28=44 in 2021-22). Scott Harrington recorded his first career multi-goal game and first goals as a Duck (2-0=2), scoring at 14:37 of the first frame and an ENG at 19:12 in the third period. Trevor Zegras scored his team-leading 22nd goal to open the game’s scoring and extending his point streak to three games (1-2=3). Ryan Strome scored his 12th goal (ENG) and added his 22nd assist (1-1=2), his sixth multi-point effort and points in back-to-back games (1-2=3). Max Comtois scored his eighth goal of the season at 3:44 of the second period, giving him 3-3=6 points his last seven contests. Simon Benoit recorded two assists (0-2=2), his first career multi-point game, Brock McGinn earned his first assist as a Duck, Derek Grant earned his fifth point (assist) his last seven games (1-4=5) while winning a career high 16 faceoffs (16-19, 84.2%), and Colton White tallied his sixth assist. Lukas Dostal stopped 38 shots to earn his fourth win of the season. He has helped Anaheim earn points in each of his last three starts (2-0-1), posting a .912 SV% in that span.
PP: 0-2 PK: 2-4 SF: 38 SA: 42 TOI: Cam Fowler (24:04)
Three Stars: 1. M. Jones 2. T. Terry 3. S. Harrington Game Summary | Event Summary | Game Recap

Mar. 21 Calgary Honda Center 7 p.m. BSW / Ducks Stream
Mar. 23 Winnipeg Honda Center 7 p.m. BSW / Ducks Stream
Mar. 25 St. Louis Honda Center 7:30 p.m. BSW / Ducks Stream
Mar. 27 Colorado Honda Center 7 p.m. BSW / Ducks Stream
Mar. 30 Seattle Climate Pledge Arena 7 p.m. ESPN+ / Ducks Stream

Mar. 3 Acquired Brock McGinn and a 2024 third-round selection from Pittsburgh for D Dmitry Kulikov. Acquired D Andrej Sustr, C Nikita Nesterenko and a 2025 fourth-round selection from Minnesota for D John Klingberg. Acquired D Chase Priskie from Buffalo for D Austin Strand.
Mar. 15 Signed C Nikita Nesterenko to a two-year entry-level contract.

Man-Games Lost: 354

John Moore Upper-body Indefinite 69
Jamie Drysdale Torn labrum (shoulder) 4-6 months 61
Urho Vaakanainen Hip surgery 5-6 months 19
Anthony Stolarz Knee surgery Week-to-week 17
Adam Henrique MCL sprain Week-to-week 11
Anaheim Ducks: Media Notes

TONIGHT’S GAME: The Anaheim Ducks continue an eight-game homestand spanning 16 days tonight vs .the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center (5 p.m. PT, TV: Bally Sports West AUDIO: Ducks Stream). Anaheim enters tonight with points in four of the last five contests (2-1-2), nine of their last 11 games (6-2-3) and 10 of the last 13 overall (6-3-4). The Ducks have also earned points in 14 of the last 21 games overall (10-7-4) and are 11-8-5 the last 24 contests. Since the NHL’s holiday break, Anaheim has posted a 14-14-6 record overall (.500), while going 7-5-4 on the road in that span. At home, Anaheim has points in five of its last seven contests (3-2-2) and is 1-1-1 through three games with 14 goals (4.7 goals per game) during the current eight-game homestand. Following tonight’s game, the Ducks will continue the homestand Tuesday, March 21 vs. the Calgary Flames (7 p.m. PT).

T-M-J: The line of Troy Terry, Mason McTavish and Max Jones have spent the last 10 games together dating to Feb. 25 @ CAR. The trio have combined for 12 goals and 12 assists (24 points) in that span. Terry (6-3=9) leads the Ducks in goals the last 10 games, while he and McTavish (3-6=9) rank tied for second in points and Jones (3-3=6) ranks tied for second in that stretch.

EIGHT STRAIGHT: The Ducks are in the midst of an eight-game homestand from Mar. 12-27, the second-longest homestand of the 2022-23 season and also tied for the second-longest in franchise history. Anaheim hosted a club record 10-game homestand Dec. 23-Jan. 13 spanning 24 days (3-6-1 record). The homestand was tied for the third-longest in NHL history, trailing 12 straight at home by Tampa Bay (2010-11) and the California Golden Seals (1975-76). Anaheim’s longest prior homestand was eight games (three times), including Dec. 28, 2014-Jan. 16, 2015 (6-2-0, 12 pts.), Mar. 2-18, 2007 (6-1-1, 13 pts.) and Oct. 28-Nov. 14, 2001 (2-4-2, 6 pts.).

DUCKS-CANUCKS: Anaheim and Vancouver begin the back half of a four-game season series tonight at Honda Center. The Ducks have earned points in eight of their last nine games vs. Vancouver (6-1-2), and has wins in seven of their last 10 games in Orange County (7-2-1). The Canucks have won each of the first two games of 2022-23, an 8-5 win Nov. 3 and a 3-2 OT win Mar. 8, both in Vancouver. All-time, the Ducks own a 56-41-21 all-time record vs. the Canucks, including a 26-17-14 mark in Anaheim. John Gibson is 13-3-2 with three shutouts, a 2.16 GAA and .927 SV% in 18 career games vs. Vancouver, owning the most wins and shutouts vs. the Canucks in franchise history. Since 2018-19, Gibson has helped Anaheim to a 7-1-1 record vs. Vancouver with a 2.76 GAA and .920 SV% in nine starts. Jakob Silfverberg (7-7=14 in 34 GP) and Kevin Shattenkirk (1-13=14 in 31 GP) lead active Ducks skaters in career scoring vs. the Canucks. Shattenkirk leads in career assists while Silfverberg leads in career goals vs. Vancouver. Troy Terry (4-8=12 in 11 GP) and Trevor Zegras (3-6=9 in five GP) have each earned over a point-per-game in their careers vs. Vancouver. These two teams finish the season series in the Ducks’ penultimate game of the season Apr. 11 at Honda Center (7 p.m. PT).

Nov. 3 Rogers Arena 8-5 VAN win
Mar. 8 Rogers Arena 3-2 VAN OT win
Mar. 19 Honda Center 5 p.m. PT Bally Sports West / Ducks Stream
Apr. 11 Honda Center 7 p.m. PT Bally Sports SoCal / Ducks Stream

Overall @ Anaheim @ Vancouver
All-Time Series: 56-41-21 26-17-14 30-24-7
Current Streak: Two VAN wins One VAN win Two VAN wins
Last ANA Win: Feb. 19, 2022 (7-4) Nov. 14, 2021 (5-1) Feb. 19, 2022 (7-4)
Last VAN Win: Mar. 8, 2023 (3-2 OT) Dec 29, 2021 (2-1 OT) Mar. 8, 2023 (3-2 OT)
ANA Last 10: 6-2-2 7-2-1 6-3-1

EXTRA TIME: Twenty of Anaheim’s 69 games this season have gone beyond regulation, tied for the most among NHL teams this season (also New York Rangers). The Ducks have won 10 games in overtime or a shootout (7-7 in OT and 3-3 in SO). The Ducks have also gone past regulation in 10 home games, posting six wins in OT and one in a SO at Honda Center.

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