Preview: Panthers @ Ducks, 11/4/15

11/4/15 – 10:30 PM ET 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Panthers (5-4-2) 0
@ Ducks (2-7-2) 0

At A Glance

Top 5 Scorers

Florida Panthers

Player Goals Assists Points
1. Jaromir Jagr 6 4 10
2. Vincent Trocheck 4 5 9
3. Reilly Smith 4 3 7
4. Nick Bjugstad 4 3 7
5. Jussi Jokinen 3 4 7

Anaheim Ducks

Player Goals Assists Points
1. Richard Rakell 2 2 4
2. Mike Santorelli 2 1 3
3. Hampus Lindholm 2 1 3
4. Sami Vatanen 2 1 3
5. Corey Perry 0 3 3

Expected Starting Goaltenders

Florida Panthers

Name Record Save % GAA
Roberto Luongo 3-4-1 .934 2.15

Anaheim Ducks

Name Record Save % GAA
Frederik Andersen 1-5-2 .935 2.05

Projected Lineups

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11 Huberdeau – 27 Bjugstad – 68 Jagr L1 26 Hagelin – 17 Kesler – 10 Perry
73 Pirri – 21 Trocheck – 18 Smith L2 7 Cogliano – 22 Horcoff – 33 Silfverberg
36 Jokinen – 63 Bolland – 23 Grimaldi L3 57 Helgesen – 67 Rakell – 29 Stewart
 42 Howden – 17 MacKenzie – 86 Brickley L4 19 Maroon – 62 Wagner – 25 Santorelli
51 Campbell – 5 Ekblad D1 47 Lindholm – 2 Bieksa
Kulikov – 6 Petrovic D2 4 Fowler –Holzer
33 Mitchell – 44 Gudbranson D3 3 Stoner – 45 Vatanen
1 Luongo G1 31 Andersen
35 Montoya G2 30 Khudobin
Kampfer, Wilson X Thompson, Friberg
 Barkov, Savard, Hodges IR Sekac, Getzlaf

Between the Lines

The Panthers will face the Anaheim Ducks for the first game of a three-game road trip in California. After losing a tight 2-1 game in overtime to the Capitals at home on Saturday, the Panthers will look to rebound by adding two points to their total. Jussi Jokinen scored the lone goal for the Panthers before Jay Beagle tied the game at 1 early in the 3rd period. During a back and forth overtime, Evgeny Kuznetsov cut through the slot in the Panthers’ zone and wristed the puck short-side past Al Montoya to win the game. Jaromir Jagr will likely return to the Panthers’ lineup after sitting out the past two games due to soreness on his right side, Coach Gallant said he worked out hard during the Panthers’ last game on Saturday, and he also participated fully in the team’s practice on Tuesday in Anaheim. There are no updates on Aleksander Barkov who broke a bone in his hand while blocking a shot just under 2 weeks ago, and he is likely not going to be back for at least another week or so.

The Ducks enter Wednesday’s game having won just 2 games on the season with their 2nd coming on Sunday against the Predators. They allowed 42 shots on goal, but their 3 consecutive 1st period goals were enough to give them the win. Frederik Andersen stopped 40 shots while Chris Stewart tallied 3 points to give the Ducks their first win in 5 games. Anaheim will be without star forward Ryan Getzlaf until at least the weekend as he recovers from an appendectomy that was performed last week, and Jiri Sekac will be unavailable as well after sustaining a sprained ankle.

The Panthers called up forward Garrett Wilson from Portland on Tuesday, however it’s currently unclear as to whether or not he’ll play with Jaromir Jagr likely returning to the lineup on Wednesday. It’s possible he was called up to fill in for Jagr in one of the back-to-back games coming up (Anaheim tonight, San Jose on Thursday) if he needs a day off. The only empty roster space left by Aleksander Barkov is being taken up by Rocco Grimaldi who was recalled before the Panthers’ game on Saturday vs. Washington.

Pre-Game Reading

Recap: Capitals @ Panthers, 10/31/15

Panthers Prospect Update #3: 10/26 – 11/1

Panthers recall Garrett Wilson from the Portland Pirates

Last Game Played

The Panthers faced the Capitals on Saturday night for their 11th game of the season and lost 2-1. You can find a link to our recap of that game under the “Pre-Game Reading” section above.

The Panthers are 4-6-0 in their last 10 games against the Ducks and won both games last season each by a score of 6-2. The last time the two teams met was on February 10th when Barkov, Bjugstad, Ekblad, Bolland, Kulikov, and Hayes all tallied goals for the Panthers while Jonathan Huberdeau added 3 assists.

Here’s the NHL video recap of the Panthers’ last game which was against the Bruins:

Pre-game Tweets


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