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Two Western Pacific teams match-up on Saturday as the Anaheim Ducks face the Arizona Coyotes. The Anaheim Ducks are coming off a 4-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. Jakob Silfverberg scored in the first period. It's possible that Rickard Rakell was the best player on the ice for the Anaheim Ducks with 2 points. It's been a good year so far for Rickard Rakell, he has 25 points. Ryan Kesler scored once for the Anaheim Ducks. Ryan Kesler is currently in the top bunch for his team offensively. Corey Perry scored in the third period. It's been a good year so far for Corey Perry, he has 32 points. Kevin Bieksa had an assist. Shea Theodore had an assist. Ryan Getzlaf picked up an assist in the first period. Andrew Cogliano picked up an assist in the second period. Hopefully, playing on back-to-back nights will not be an issue for Arizona Coyotes.
Louis Domingue will try to be a brick wall in net for the Arizona Coyotes. He was superb in his most recent game, posting a 0.964 save percentage. He has been average recently, with a 0.896 save percentage in his last 10 appearances.
John Gibson is expected to get the call here. He allowed 1 goals on 34 shots during his latest appearance. In John Gibson's last 5 appearances, he has posted a 0.966 save percentage.
Dave Tippett can't be happy with his team's defensive play this season, allowing 33 shots against while generating 28. The Arizona Coyotes have been bad at home, posting a 7-10-2 record. The Anaheim Ducks have gone 9-8-6 on the road. The Arizona Coyotes have gone 4-12 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Anaheim Ducks have gone 10-6 when playing Western-Pacific opponents this season. The Arizona Coyotes are 3-16 when taking on a team with a winning record .
We like the Arizona Coyotes to roll in this one.
Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
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