|57||CAROLINA||-110||Ov 5.5,-105||-120||Ov 5.5,+110|
|58||ANAHEIM||-110||Un 5.5,-115||+100||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||5-8-0||-3.7||5-8||-3.7||4-9||2.0||38.1||3.0||27.9|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-4.8||1-4||-4.8||1-4||1.0||31.4||2.8||31.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||27||67||22||21||21||3||6||1047||6.4%||91||15||16.5%||113|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||13||26||9||8||8||1||1||495||5.3%||45||7||15.6%||48|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||5||2||2||1||0||0||157||3.2%||16||2||12.5%||10|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||76||26||21||25||4||5||749||10.1%||81||18||22.2%||131|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||39||14||7||17||1||4||363||10.7%||38||7||18.4%||69|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||4||3||6||1||1||155||9.0%||13||1||7.7%||27|
|SCOTT DARLING (All Games)||7||7||204||182||89.2%||1||2-5||-5.6||2-5-0||-5||2-5|
|SCOTT DARLING (Road Games)||3||3||82||72||87.8%||1||1-2||-1.4||1-2-0||-1||1-2|
|SCOTT DARLING(vs. Non-Conference)||3||3||98||90||91.8%||1||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||1-2|
|SCOTT DARLING (Last 4 Games)||4||4||110||97||88.2%||0||1-3||-4.2||1-3-0||-3||1-3|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)||11||11||323||297||92.0%||0||7-4||+1.8||7-4-0||+2||4-7|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Road Games)||5||5||146||132||90.4%||0||3-2||+1.3||3-2-0||+1||2-3|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY(vs. Non-Conference)||6||6||141||121||85.8%||0||2-4||-3.6||2-4-0||-4||3-3|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||136||127||93.4%||0||2-2||-1||2-2-0||-1||1-3|
|PETR MRAZEK (All Games)||9||9||218||195||89.4%||1||3-6||-5.4||3-6-0||-5||3-6|
|PETR MRAZEK (Road Games)||5||5||131||120||91.6%||1||1-4||-3.6||1-4-0||-3||1-4|
|PETR MRAZEK(vs. Non-Conference)||4||4||107||97||90.7%||1||1-3||-2.6||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||102||92||90.2%||1||1-3||-3.7||1-3-0||-3||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8-8-0||-1.3||8-8||-1.3||6-9||2.6||28.8||2.6||34.5|
|Last 5 Games||5-0-0||+8||5-0||+8||2-3||3.6||26.6||2.2||34.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||30||74||17||27||25||5||5||800||9.2%||83||14||16.9%||129|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16||41||10||15||12||4||4||461||8.9%||41||6||14.6%||69|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||4||4||9||1||1||133||13.5%||12||3||25.0%||33|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||85||20||39||21||5||8||1062||8.0%||108||21||19.4%||144|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||42||7||17||13||5||3||552||7.6%||53||10||18.9%||74|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||4||7||0||0||0||172||6.4%||21||2||9.5%||21|
|JOHN GIBSON (All Games)||24||24||789||731||92.6%||0||12-12||+1.8||12-12-0||+2||9-14|
|JOHN GIBSON (Home Games)||12||12||390||363||93.1%||0||7-5||+1.1||7-5-0||+1||4-7|
|JOHN GIBSON(vs. Non-Conference)||8||8||230||215||93.5%||0||6-2||+5.4||6-2-0||+6||1-7|
|JOHN GIBSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||108||93.1%||0||4-0||+6||4-0-0||+7||2-2|
|RYAN MILLER (All Games)||9||6||267||248||92.9%||0||3-3||+1||3-3-0||0||2-4|
|RYAN MILLER (Home Games)||4||4||161||149||92.5%||0||1-3||-2.4||1-3-0||-3||2-2|
|RYAN MILLER(vs. Non-Conference)||4||3||136||127||93.4%||0||1-2||-0.7||1-2-0||-1||1-2|
|RYAN MILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||2||111||102||91.9%||0||1-1||+1||1-1-0||+1||1-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CAROLINA 3.06, ANAHEIM 3.17|
|11/10/2018||DETROIT||3-4||L||0, -250||L||6 un||O|
|11/12/2018||CHICAGO||3-2||W||0, -175||W||6 ov||U|
|11/17/2018||COLUMBUS||1-4||L||0, -135||L||6 un||U|
|11/18/2018||NEW JERSEY||2-1||W||0, -175||W||6 ev||U|
|11/21/2018||TORONTO||5-2||W||0, -110||W||6 un||O|
|11/23/2018||FLORIDA||4-1||W||0, -160||W||6 ev||U|
|11/24/2018||at NY ISLANDERS||1-4||L||0, -140||L||6.5 ev||U|
|11/27/2018||at MONTREAL||2-1||W||0, -120||W||6 ev||U|
|11/30/2018||ANAHEIM||1-2||L||0, -200||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/2/2018||at LOS ANGELES||0-2||L||0, -140||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/5/2018||at SAN JOSE||1-5||L||0, +130||L||5.5 ov||O|
|12/7/2018||at ANAHEIM|| |
|12/13/2018||at MONTREAL|| |
|11/12/2018||NASHVILLE||2-1||W||0, +135||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/14/2018||at VEGAS||0-5||L||0, +160||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/16/2018||TORONTO||1-2||L||0, +100||L||6 un||U|
|11/18/2018||COLORADO||3-4||L||0, +110||L||5.5 ov||O|
|11/21/2018||VANCOUVER||4-3||W||0, -160||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/23/2018||EDMONTON||2-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/25/2018||at NASHVILLE||2-5||L||0, +195||L||5.5 un||O|
|11/27/2018||at TAMPA BAY||3-1||W||0, +200||W||6 un||U|
|11/28/2018||at FLORIDA||3-2||W||0, +160||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/30/2018||at CAROLINA||2-1||W||0, +170||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/2/2018||at WASHINGTON||6-5||W||0, +175||W||5.5 ev||O|
|12/5/2018||CHICAGO||4-2||W||0, -140||W||5.5 ev||O|
|12/9/2018||NEW JERSEY|| |
|12/15/2018||at COLUMBUS|| |
|12/17/2018||at PITTSBURGH|| |
|12/18/2018||at NY RANGERS|| |
|CAROLINA: LAST SEASON: 36-35-11, 83 points. Sixth in Metropolitan Division.
COACH: Rod Brind'Amour (first season, first NHL season).
ADDED: F Andrei Svechnikov, D Dougie Hamilton, D Calvin de Haan, G Petr Mrazek.
LOST: G Cam Ward, F Jeff Skinner, F Elias Lindholm, D Noah Hanifin.
PLAYER TO WATCH: C Sebastian Aho. The 21-year-old led the team last season with 29 goals and 65 points. He's entering his third season, and figures to be the team's top offensive threat ' especially now that Jeff Skinner has been traded to Buffalo ' though it will be worth watching to see how he adjusts to playing center instead of the wing.
OUTLOOK: With each passing year, the Hurricanes grow more tired of talking about their lengthy run of playoff absences. Either way, they'll make history this season ' either by finally ending the drought, or by missing out yet again and matching the longest dry spell in NHL history. They have the defensive corps of a playoff team, but will need improvement from G Scott Darling and their young scorers to generate offense to finally make the postseason.
COACH: Randy Carlyle (10th season, 13th NHL season).
ADDED: D Luke Schenn, D Andrej Sustr, C Brian Gibbons, RW Carter Rowney.
LOST: D Francois Beauchemin, D Kevin Bieksa, C Antoine Vermette, LW Jason Chimera, RW J.T. Brown, C Derek Grant.
PLAYER TO WATCH: RW Patrick Eaves. The veteran forward signed a three-year contract to stay with the Ducks last summer but missed the entire ensuing season with what he thought was an autoimmune nervous disorder, only to learn it was post-viral syndrome. The heavily bearded goal-scorer won't be ready to play at the start of this season while recovering from his serious health scare and a more mundane shoulder surgery, but the Ducks are very hopeful he'll be back soon to provide some much-needed offensive punch.
OUTLOOK: The Ducks' run of five straight division titles ended last season, and the Sharks humiliated them in a first-round playoff sweep. Instead of shaking up the roster, Carlyle and Anaheim GM Bob Murray made no significant roster additions and decided to play a speedier style with their returning players and another influx of youth from the Ducks' remarkable farm system. The heavy, bullying squad that made two Western Conference finals in the past four years will join the rest of the NHL in trying to push the tempo. The Ducks have enough talent to try just about anything, but the speed of their adjustment and their overall health will determine whether they've missed the window to win a Stanley Cup with this core.
|Ducks gunning for 6th straight win vs. Hurricanes|
A month ago, the Anaheim Ducks were coming off a seven-game losing streak and it seemed Randy Carlyle's job as head coach was in serious jeopardy.
The Ducks have turned things around, however, and can match the longest winning streak in Carlyle's 13-year NHL head coaching career with a win against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.
The Ducks (15-10-15) have won a season-high five straight games to climb near the top of the Pacific Division standings.
Carlyle has won six games in a row several times during his career, most recently with the Toronto Maple Leafs from Dec. 6-16, 2014, and with the Ducks during his first stint in Anaheim from Nov. 3-12, 2010, but he has never won seven straight.
Anaheim's season began with a number of veterans recovering from injuries and several rookies in the lineup. The Ducks still managed a 5-1-1 start before spiraling into the seven-game skid.
When coaches for the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks were fired during the first week of November, it seemed Carlyle could be next, but the Ducks regrouped during the middle of last month and are 7-1-2 since Nov. 16.
"Just finding ways," Carlyle said following a 4-2 win against the visiting Blackhawks on Wednesday. "We're feeling good about ourselves. We're not proclaiming we're anything more than a work in progress. We're a hockey club that has confidence."
Carolina (12-11-4) has experienced smaller peaks and valleys this season. After beginning the season 4-0-1, the Hurricanes experienced a five-game losing streak, then went through a 6-2-1 stretch before hitting another wall recently.
The Hurricanes have lost their past three games, a streak that began with a 2-1 overtime loss to the visiting Ducks on Friday. They'll try to salvage a win on their three-game California trip that began with a 2-0 loss to the Kings on Sunday and continued with a 5-1 loss at the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.
The Hurricanes have combined for five goals in the past five games to drop to 29th in the league in scoring (2.44), one spot ahead of Anaheim (2.40).
"You've got to keep competing," Carolina defenseman Justin Faulk told reporters after the loss in San Jose. "The old saying is you have to work for your chances and work for your bounces. When it's not going your way, you have to dig even deeper. It's not necessarily trying different things, but keep grinding and keep competing. Keep it simple and get to the net."
Anaheim has combined for 10 goals in its past two games and its front office continues to look for ways to upgrade the offense.
The Ducks claimed left winger Pontus Aberg off waivers on Oct. 1 and he became a regular member of the lineup on Oct. 20. He has a team-leading nine goals and enters Friday with five points (three goals, two assists) in a three-game point streak.
Anaheim then traded rookie defenseman Marcus Pettersson to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday in exchange for right wing Daniel Sprong. He scored on his second shift with the Ducks in the win against the Blackhawks on Wednesday, hitting the top of the net from a difficult angle.
"I'm really excited for the new opportunity," he said. "When I found out I got traded to Anaheim, I was really excited. I'm really excited to be here and help the team win."
|Last Updated: 12/11/2018 1:00:10 PM EST|