|15||ANAHEIM||-160||Ov 5,-140||-165||Ov 5,-140|
|16||COLORADO||+140||Un 5,+120||+145||Un 5,+120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||8-14-0||-6.6||8-14||-6.6||7-8||2.4||27.0||3.1||28.7|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.6||4-1||+2.6||1-4||2.4||29.2||1.4||34.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||43||115||34||44||34||3||3||1259||9.1%||140||31||22.1%||188|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||22||52||13||23||16||0||1||595||8.7%||74||15||20.3%||81|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||5||3||2||2||1||146||8.2%||16||1||6.2%||17|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||113||30||47||28||8||2||1267||8.9%||153||28||18.3%||198|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||68||14||28||20||6||1||632||10.8%||84||16||19.0%||122|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||7||1||5||1||0||0||171||4.1%||17||3||17.6%||11|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)||16||12||349||313||89.7%||0||6-6||-0.4||6-6-0||-1||6-3|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Road Games)||10||8||234||205||87.6%||0||3-5||-1.8||3-5-0||-2||5-1|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||90||78||86.7%||0||1-2||-1.2||1-2-0||-1||3-0|
|YANN DANIS (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|YANN DANIS (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOHN GIBSON (All Games)||33||31||912||837||91.8%||2||16-15||-2||16-15-0||-1||9-13|
|JOHN GIBSON (Road Games)||16||14||397||359||90.4%||0||5-9||-4.7||5-9-0||-4||2-7|
|JOHN GIBSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||112||96.6%||2||3-1||+1.6||3-1-0||+2||0-4|
|DUSTIN TOKARSKI (All Games)||1||0||5||5||100.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-14-0||-10.8||5-14||-10.8||9-7||2.0||30.2||3.5||31.4|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-2.6||1-4||-2.6||2-3||1.8||25.8||3.6||33.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||39||79||20||29||25||5||2||1097||7.2%||132||18||13.6%||135|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||19||38||10||18||8||2||1||574||6.6%||69||7||10.1%||67|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||9||4||1||3||1||0||129||7.0%||17||2||11.8%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||130||43||44||42||1||6||1263||10.3%||153||34||22.2%||222|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||66||18||24||23||1||4||597||11.1%||72||16||22.2%||108|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||5||7||6||0||1||168||10.7%||26||7||26.9%||34|
|CALVIN PICKARD (All Games)||21||19||602||543||90.2%||1||7-12||-2.5||7-12-0||-2||9-8|
|CALVIN PICKARD (Home Games)||10||9||286||254||88.8%||1||2-7||-5.9||2-7-0||-6||5-3|
|CALVIN PICKARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||134||120||89.6%||0||1-3||-1.6||1-3-0||-2||1-3|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (All Games)||21||20||656||591||90.1%||3||6-14||-7.8||6-14-0||-8||7-11|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Home Games)||10||10||308||278||90.3%||0||3-7||-4.8||3-7-0||-5||4-4|
|SEMYON VARLAMOV (Last 4 Games)||4||3||119||105||88.2%||1||1-2||-0.6||1-2-0||-1||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: ANAHEIM 3.14, COLORADO 3.19|
|12/17/2016||at DETROIT||4-6||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/19/2016||at TORONTO||3-2||W||0, +110||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/20/2016||at MONTREAL||1-5||L||0, +155||L||5 ov||O|
|12/22/2016||at OTTAWA||1-2||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/27/2016||SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, -105||L||5 ov||P|
|12/29/2016||at CALGARY||3-1||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/30/2016||at VANCOUVER||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||P|
|1/1/2017||PHILADELPHIA||4-3||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/4/2017||DETROIT||2-0||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/6/2017||ARIZONA||3-2||W||0, -215||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/8/2017||MINNESOTA||1-2||L||0, -135||L||5 ov||U|
|1/10/2017||DALLAS||2-0||W||0, -155||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/12/2017||at COLORADO|| |
|1/14/2017||at ARIZONA|| |
|1/15/2017||ST LOUIS|| |
|1/17/2017||TAMPA BAY|| |
|1/21/2017||at MINNESOTA|| |
|1/23/2017||at WINNIPEG|| |
|12/16/2016||FLORIDA||1-3||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ov||U|
|12/18/2016||at WINNIPEG||1-4||L||0, +155||L||5.5 un||U|
|12/20/2016||at MINNESOTA||0-2||L||0, +205||L||5 ov||U|
|12/22/2016||TORONTO||0-6||L||0, +130||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/23/2016||at CHICAGO||2-1||W||0, +250||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/27/2016||CALGARY||3-6||L||0, +115||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/29/2016||at DALLAS||2-4||L||0, +175||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/31/2016||NY RANGERS||2-6||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||O|
|1/2/2017||at VANCOUVER||2-3||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||U|
|1/4/2017||at CALGARY||1-4||L||0, +180||L||5.5 ov||U|
|1/6/2017||NY ISLANDERS||2-1||W||0, +135||W||5.5 ev||U|
|1/19/2017||at ANAHEIM|| |
|1/21/2017||at SAN JOSE|| |
|1/23/2017||SAN JOSE|| |
|ANAHEIM: LAST SEASON: 46-25-11, 103 points. Won Pacific Division. Lost to Nashville in first round.
COACH: Randy Carlyle (eighth season, 11th NHL season)
ADDED: C Antoine Vermette, RW Jared Boll, LW Mason Raymond, G Jonathan Bernier.
LOST: Coach Bruce Boudreau, G Frederik Andersen, LW David Perron, RW Chris Stewart, LW Jamie McGinn.
PLAYER TO WATCH: G John Gibson. After sharing the crease with Andersen or sitting in the minors for the past three years, the 23-year-old American is an unquestioned No. 1 NHL netminder for the first time. He has capably handled a heavy workload before, but the Ducks need him to match the unflappable (and much more expensive) Andersen's steady play over an entire season.
OUTLOOK: The four-time defending Pacific Division champions are trying to go backward to go forward. GM Bob Murray jettisoned the successful Boudreau and re-hired old friend Carlyle, who insists the game hasn't passed him by after getting fired in Anaheim and Toronto over the past half-decade. He'll attempt to coax new mental toughness out of essentially the same roster built around Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. The Ducks should be a Cup contender again, but that window could be getting smaller.
|COLORADO: LAST SEASON: 39-39-4, 82 points. Didn't make the playoffs.
COACH: Jared Bednar (first season, first NHL season).
ADDED: C Joe Colborne, D Fedor Tyutin, D Patrick Wiercioch.
LOST: F Mikkel Boedker, F Shawn Matthias, F Jack Skille, D Zach Redmond, D Nick Holden, G Reto Berra.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Nathan MacKinnon. The 20-year-old speedster recently signed a $44.1 million, seven-year deal that runs through the 2022-23 season. He had 21 goals and 31 assists last season, but missed the last 10 games after he sprained a ligament in his knee. MacKinnon also sat out the final 18 games the year before because of a broken foot. He's coming off a good showing at the World Cup of Hockey, scoring two goals for Team North America. He should fit in well with Bednar's up-tempo style.
|Well-rested Avalanche play host to Ducks|
DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche hope to end their five-day break the same way it started -- with a win on home ice.
Those have been rare for Colorado, which ended a 10-game winless streak at Pepsi Center with a 2-1 overtime win against the New York Islanders on Friday. That preceded the team's five-day hiatus that every NHL team will experience before the end of February.
Now the Avalanche (13-25-1) are back to work and have a tough task ahead when they host the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. The Ducks are in strong playoff contention and playing like a postseason team. They are coming off a 2-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday and have won four of their past five games.
Goaltender Josh Gibson got his third shutout of the season and second in four games in the win over the Stars, which preceded a two-game trip that ends in Arizona on Saturday night.
The good news for Anaheim (22-13-8) is it might get back forward Ryan Getzlaf. He has been out since sustaining a lower-body injury against the Philadelphia Flyers on New Year's Day but tested it before Tuesday's game. The Ducks decided to hold him out for one more game in the hopes that he will be available against Colorado.
"I feel pretty good," Getzlaf told The Orange County Register. "For the most part, there's a couple little things here and there that still have to come along. I don't know if that's just tentativeness or if it's actual pain and those kinds of things. So we'll see."
Colorado's break ended with a 4 p.m. local time practice at its practice facility on Wednesday. It was the first time the public could watch Nathan MacKinnon on the ice after he was named the team's representative to the NHL All-Star Game. It is his first time being an NHL All-Star.
The honor is a little consolation in a season that has gone south for the Avalanche since they were 9-9-0 in November. Friday's win was their first at Pepsi Center since beating the Los Angeles Kings on Nov. 15, and the frustration was apparent for the players.
"It was a long time coming," MacKinnon said after the victory over the Islanders. "It's been tough at home, it's been tough in general, obviously. Wins haven't been easy to get, and obviously we have a lot of work to do still, but it definitely feels good to win."
Anaheim has two All-Star Game representatives -- forward Ryan Kesler and defenseman Cam Fowler.
The Ducks are trying something new on this two-game road trip. While it has become vogue for teams to host "dad trips" when players' fathers join the team on the road, Anaheim is hosting a "siblings trip" to Colorado and Arizona.
The Ducks are accompanied by a group of 14 that includes eight sisters, five brothers and one mother.
"We think it's an opportunity for their families to experience what the 'prized one' in the family is doing for a living," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle told the team website. "I'm sure they're all excited and hopefully they have a good time and we have some success, where the players take on the motto of win one for my brother or my sister or my mother."
|Last Updated: 11/23/2017 5:21:15 AM EST|