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Nick Ritchie got his 20th point of the season on Monday.

Ritchie is playing in his first full campaign after scoring two goals and four points in 33 contests in 2015-16. Obviously the 21-year-old forward has enjoyed a big jump in production compared to his first stint with the Ducks and he has more untapped upside, especially given that he's been averaging a modest 13:07 minutes per game this season.
Feb 21 - 4:02 AM

Jonathan Bernier gave up three goals on just six shots in the first period as the Ducks lost 3-2 to the Coyotes Monday night.

That would be all coach Randy Carlyle needed to see. John Gibson protected the crease for the final two periods and was perfect against 14 shots. Bernier entered the game with a GAA of 2.80, but that will take a hit after Monday’s 9.00.
Feb 21 - 12:13 AM

Ryan Getzlaf scored the only two Ducks goals of the night as they lost a 3-2 contest to the Coyotes Monday.

Getzlaf was making amends for an earlier gaffe against Jakob Chychrun. In the first period, Getzlaf was trailing the Coyote in a somewhat lazy fashion when Chychrun took a pass from Ryan White and launched the puck into the net. Getzlaf’s 10th and 11th goals of the season came after he was kept out of that column for three consecutive nights.
Feb 20 - 11:55 PM

Jared Boll will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

Boll is a good source of penalty minutes, but that's about it. He has two assists and 73 penalty minutes in 40 games this season. Korbinian Holzer will also watch from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 20 - 8:59 PM

Jonathan Bernier will be between the pipes for Monday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

Even though John Gibson pitched a 24-save shutout against the Kings last night, the Ducks will still opt to give him the night off tonight. Bernier has an 8-4-2 record with a 2.80 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage.
Feb 20 - 8:38 PM

John Gibson has been sensational since the first of January.

Gibson has been the NHL's top goalie for the last seven-plus weeks with a 1.82 GAA and four shutouts. He is 11-6-1 during the span and has allowed only 33 goals on 545 shots. He is a must start.
Feb 20 - 7:28 AM

John Gibson made 24 saves on Sunday night and the Ducks needed every one of them to edge the Kings 1-0.

Gibson now has two shutouts in his last three games — against two quality opponents in L.A. and Minnesota. The 23-year-old improves to 23-15-8 this season with a 2.27 goals against average and .922 save percentage. Gibson is undoubtedly thriving in his first full year as the Ducks' No. 1 goaltender.
Feb 20 - 12:28 AM

Josh Manson's second goal of the year stood out to be the game winner in a 1-0 Ducks victory over L.A. on Sunday.

Manson took a saucer pass from Ryan Getzlaf and fired it home for the only goal of the game. The defenseman has two goals and 11 points this season.
Feb 20 - 12:18 AM

Korbinian Holzer and Corey Tropp will not play in Sunday's match with the Kings.

Which means that Tropp will continue to have to wait to make his Ducks debut. Holzer meanwhile has played in just 22 games, posting six points and 52 hits.
Source: Dan Arritt
Feb 19 - 7:41 PM

John Gibson is expected to be in net against the Kings on Sunday.

He holds a 22-15-8 record with a 2.32 GAA and a .920 save percentage so far this season. Which is about as good as it gets for the young netminder.
Source: Dan Arritt
Feb 19 - 7:31 PM

Look for John Gibson to be between the pipes Sunday when the Ducks take on the Kings.

Gibson was given the day off Saturday when Anaheim practiced after he gave up three goals on 30 shots to Florida Friday. He is 22-15-8 with a 2.32 GAA and a .920 save percentage. Put him in your lineup if you normally would.
Feb 19 - 5:04 AM

Ryan Kesler is back playing with Andrew Cogliano and Jakub Silfverberg.

The Ducks are struggling as they are 3-5-1 in their last nine and coach Randy Carlyle needed to switch things around. He decided to reunite the trio. Kesler has been the Ducks best player and best fantasy choice this season. He has 19 goals, 44 points and 48 penalty minutes in 59 games to go with a plus-nine rating. He is a must-start.
Feb 19 - 5:01 AM

Corey Tropp was a healthy scratch on Friday night.

It was thought that he could make his Ducks debut against Florida, but that didn't end up being the case. Tropp hasn't played in the NHL since 2014-15 when he appeared in 61 games for Columbus.
Feb 18 - 9:20 AM

Nate Thompson is expected to take more faceoffs during Antoine Vermette's suspension.

However, he took just five puck drops in Friday's loss to Florida, as the Ducks leaned on Ryan Kesler for 23 draws. "I think Nate Thompson would be a guy who's going to be expected to play a little more now," said coach Randy Carlyle. "He's another left-handed center iceman who can take some defensive-zone faceoffs." He also could see more time on the penalty kill. Thompson has played in eight games since missing the first 51 matches because of an Achilles tendon injury.
Feb 18 - 9:17 AM

Ondrej Kase skated alongside Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg on Friday night.

He was filling in for suspended forward Antoine Vermette. Kase finished with 14:44 of ice time, which is the most playing time he has had since Jan. 21. He has four goals and 12 points in 41 appearances this year.
Feb 18 - 9:10 AM


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