|61||TORONTO||-115||Ov 5.5,-125||-120||Ov 5.5,-120|
|62||ANAHEIM||-105||Un 5.5,+105||+100||Un 5.5,+100|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8-1-0||+7.6||8-1||+7.6||5-3||4.8||34.3||2.9||32.7|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+3.2||4-1||+3.2||3-1||4.0||32.6||2.2||35.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||19||68||16||29||21||2||3||599||11.4%||56||15||26.8%||114|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9||43||11||19||12||1||2||309||13.9%||28||10||35.7%||72|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||20||6||11||3||0||1||163||12.3%||17||3||17.6%||30|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||50||14||17||19||0||5||604||8.3%||55||10||18.2%||86|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||26||10||6||10||0||0||294||8.8%||27||6||22.2%||49|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||5||4||2||0||0||178||6.2%||15||3||20.0%||18|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (All Games)||16||16||501||468||93.4%||0||11-5||+2.6||11-5-0||+1||6-10|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Road Games)||7||7||229||214||93.4%||0||7-0||+7.6||7-0-0||+7||4-3|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN(vs. Non-Conference)||9||9||279||259||92.8%||0||6-3||+1.7||6-3-0||+1||3-6|
|FREDERIK ANDERSEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||144||138||95.8%||0||4-0||+4.2||4-0-0||+4||3-1|
|GARRET SPARKS (All Games)||3||3||99||87||87.9%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||1-1|
|GARRET SPARKS (Road Games)||2||2||65||54||83.1%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||1-0|
|GARRET SPARKS(vs. Non-Conference)||2||2||65||58||89.2%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||1-1|
|GARRET SPARKS (Last 4 Games)||3||3||99||87||87.9%||0||2-1||+1||2-1-0||+1||1-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-6-0||-2.3||5-6||-2.3||3-7||2.5||26.8||2.7||35.6|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.5||2-3||-0.5||1-4||1.4||27.0||3.4||33.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||44||11||17||13||3||4||514||8.6%||56||8||14.3%||75|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||11||27||6||11||7||3||3||295||9.2%||30||4||13.3%||45|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||7||2||3||1||1||1||135||5.2%||15||1||6.7%||12|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||59||14||27||15||3||7||724||8.1%||74||13||17.6%||96|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||30||6||12||9||3||3||392||7.7%||42||6||14.3%||52|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||17||5||6||6||0||1||169||10.1%||21||3||14.3%||28|
|JOHN GIBSON (All Games)||16||16||550||510||92.7%||0||6-10||-4.2||6-10-0||-5||5-10|
|JOHN GIBSON (Home Games)||8||8||272||253||93.0%||0||4-4||-0.9||4-4-0||-1||2-5|
|JOHN GIBSON(vs. Non-Conference)||4||4||106||99||93.4%||0||3-1||+1.4||3-1-0||+1||0-4|
|JOHN GIBSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||104||89.7%||0||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||1-3|
|RYAN MILLER (All Games)||6||4||169||157||92.9%||0||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||-1||1-3|
|RYAN MILLER (Home Games)||3||3||119||111||93.3%||0||1-2||-1.5||1-2-0||-2||1-2|
|RYAN MILLER(vs. Non-Conference)||2||2||80||74||92.5%||0||0-2||-2.7||0-2-0||-3||1-1|
|RYAN MILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||132||122||92.4%||0||1-2||-1.5||1-2-0||-2||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TORONTO 3.02, ANAHEIM 3.11|
|10/20/2018||ST LOUIS||1-4||L||0, -155||L||6 ov||U|
|10/24/2018||at WINNIPEG||4-2||W||0, +115||W||6.5 ov||U|
|10/27/2018||WINNIPEG||3-2||W||0, -140||W||6.5 un||U|
|10/29/2018||CALGARY||1-3||L||0, -155||L||6.5 un||U|
|11/1/2018||DALLAS||1-2||L||0, -150||L||6 ov||U|
|11/3/2018||at PITTSBURGH||5-0||W||0, +120||W||6.5 ov||U|
|11/6/2018||VEGAS||3-1||W||0, -130||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/9/2018||NEW JERSEY||6-1||W||0, -150||W||6 ev||O|
|11/10/2018||at BOSTON||1-5||L||0, +130||L||6 ev||P|
|11/13/2018||at LOS ANGELES||5-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/15/2018||at SAN JOSE||5-3||W||0, +120||W||6 un||O|
|11/16/2018||at ANAHEIM|| |
|11/21/2018||at CAROLINA|| |
|11/23/2018||at COLUMBUS|| |
|10/20/2018||at VEGAS||1-3||L||0, +155||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/21/2018||BUFFALO||2-4||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/23/2018||at CHICAGO||1-3||L||0, +130||L||5.5 ov||U|
|10/25/2018||at DALLAS||2-5||L||0, +140||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/28/2018||SAN JOSE||3-4||L||0, +115||L||5.5 ev||O|
|10/30/2018||PHILADELPHIA||2-3||L||0, -115||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/1/2018||NY RANGERS||2-3||L||0, -160||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/4/2018||COLUMBUS||3-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/6/2018||at LOS ANGELES||1-4||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/7/2018||CALGARY||3-2||W||0, +125||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/9/2018||MINNESOTA||1-5||L||0, -115||L||5.5 un||O|
|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|
|11/25/2018||at NASHVILLE|| |
|11/27/2018||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|TORONTO: LAST SEASON: 49-26-7, 105 points. Finished third in Atlantic Division. |
LOST to Boston Bruins in first round of playoffs.
COACH: Mike Babcock (Fourth season, 16th NHL season)
ADDED: C John Tavares, F Tyler Ennis
LOST: LW James van Riemsdyk, C Tyler Bozak, F Leo Komarov, F Matt Martin, D Roman Polak
PLAYER TO WATCH: Tavares. Even on a team with Auston Matthews, all eyes are on Tavares after the Toronto native signed a $77 million, seven-year contract to play for his hometown Leafs. He's a point-a-game playmaker, and with Matthews and Nazem Kadri following Tavares down the middle of the lineup, Toronto has arguably the best center depth in the league.
OUTLOOK: The Maple Leafs are a legitimate Stanley Cup contender for the first time in the salary-cap era that began in 2005. The goaltending of Frederik Andersen has to be on point, and the suspect defense has to perform, but Toronto should make the playoffs easily and could become the first Canadian-based team in the final since Vancouver in 2011.
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 brace for high-scoring Maple Leafs|
Look for the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple to stick with their strengths Friday night at Honda Center.
The Ducks (8-9-3) have been one of the toughest teams to score against in recent seasons, while the Maple Leafs (13-6-0) have featured one of the top-scoring offenses.
Anaheim had the third-lowest goals-against average in the NHL last season at 2.55, but the Maple Leafs combined for 10 goals in a two-game sweep of the Ducks. Toronto tied for third in the NHL last season at 3.29 goals per game.
Anaheim hasn't been as stingy this season. The Ducks are 11th in the league in GAA (2.85), but they continue to feature one of the league's top goaltenders in John Gibson.
The Maple Leafs, meanwhile, have become stronger on offense thanks to the addition of explosive center John Tavares. They've also tightened up on defense behind former Anaheim goalie Frederik Andersen.
Andersen, who was drafted in the third round by the Ducks in 2012 and played his first three NHL seasons in Anaheim, has built some of the best numbers in the league this season. After making 42 saves Thursday night in a 5-3 victory at the San Jose Sharks, backup goalie Garret Sparks will start against the Ducks.
Gibson and Andersen alternated starts for Anaheim during the 2015-16 season before the Ducks traded Andersen to Toronto in June 2016, making Gibson their No. 1 goalie. Anaheim signed Gibson to an eight-year contraction extension last summer.
The Ducks have been very successful this season when holding opponents to two regulation goals or fewer, owning an 8-0-2 record in those situations, compared to 0-8-1 when they don't.
The main issue for Anaheim has been consistency, Gibson said.
The Ducks started the season 5-1-1, marking the fifth time in franchise history they accumulated at least 11 points through the first seven games. Anaheim followed that run by losing seven in a row, however, one shy of the franchise record.
Since ending the losing streak, the Ducks have alternated wins and losses over the past six games. They posted impressive one-goal victories against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Calgary Flames and Nashville Predators, only to lose their following game to the Los Angeles Kings (4-1), Minnesota Wild (5-1) and Vegas Golden Knights (5-0).
"We've been able to win one here and there, but not go on a run," Gibson said. "Hopefully, we can start stringing some together."
In the loss to the Golden Knights on Wednesday, Anaheim played without one of their top defensemen, Cam Fowler. He was struck in the face with the puck late in the third period against the Predators on Monday and sustained multiple fractures that will sideline him several weeks.
The Ducks will likely start three rookie defensemen against Toronto, which is averaging 3.50 goals -- good for third in the NHL.
A big reason for the slight increase in offensive production this season has been the addition of Tavares, a five-time NHL All-Star who left the New York Islanders on July 1 and signed a seven-year, $77 million contract with the Maple Leafs.
Tavares scored the first goal Thursday night against the Sharks, giving him five goals and 10 points in a seven-game point streak.
|Last Updated: 12/14/2018 7:15:57 AM EST|