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Game 54 Preview: Anaheim Ducks @ Ottawa Senators

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NHL: Ottawa Senators at Anaheim Ducks Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Right back to the grind!

After the losing - but entertaining - effort in Toronto last night, the Sens are back on home ice to take on another team having a truly foul 2019.

Lineups are expected around 4:30, but if there are no roster changes expect the same as last night. We’ll update if there are changes, such as going 11 & 7.

Dzingel-Duchene-Ryan
Tkachuk-White-Stone
Smith-Pageau-Paajarvi
Balcers-Tierney-Boedker

Chabot-DeMelo
Lajoie-Ceci
Borowiecki-Jaros

Nilsson (Starter)
Anderson

Game Notes

  • Last time these two teams met, they were tied with the worst losing streak in the league, and... yep, both on a league leading five game skid. Somebody is busting a slump tonight.
  • The Ducks have won just two of their last 19 games, with a record in that stretch of 2-13-4
  • They’ve been outscored 72 to 32 in those 19 games as well
  • Somehow, they’re STILL only four points out of the last wild card spot in the West, and also three points up on last place in the West
  • Ottawa hasn’t exactly been much better in their last 19 games, other than scoring a more average number of goals
  • Somebody should ask Matt Duchene about his contract status, we haven’t heard anything about that in awhile
  • It’s DIFD night at the CTC!

Here are some stats, courtesy of NHL.com and Natural Stat Trick.

Team Stats

Ottawa Senators Anaheim Ducks
Ottawa Senators Anaheim Ducks
Value Rank Value Rank
3.08 12th 2.26 31st
3.75 31st 3.15 21st
29.6 24th 27.1 31st
36.3 31st 34.2 29th
20.8 16th 14.2 29th
76.6 27th 79.5 17th
43.71 31st 45.72 29th
44.31 31st 45.20 30th

Player Stats

Ottawa Senators Winnipeg Jets
Ottawa Senators Winnipeg Jets
-- Player # Player #
Goals Matt Duchene 24 Mark Scheifele 27
Assists Mark Stone 31 Blake Wheeler 36
Points Mark Stone 54 Blake Wheeler 65
Shots Thomas Chabot 182 Patrik Laine 182
TOI/GP Thomas Chabot 24:00 Dustin Byfuglien 24:32