Devils Start West Coast Trip in Anaheim vs. Ducks | PREVIEW
ESPN+ brings you exclusive TV coverage of the Devils and Ducks, as New Jersey embarks on a three-game California trip which begins Tuesday night at Anaheim’s Honda Center at 10 p.m. EST.
You can listen to the action on the Devils Hockey Network.
Read the game preview below and check back for lineup updates, videos and more a few hours before the game.
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NEWARK, NJ – Check back later Tuesday afternoon for the latest lineup updates.
DEVILS (0-0-0) vs. DUCKS (3-4-3)
TV: 10:00 PM ET; Televised exclusively on ESPN+
The Devils visit Anaheim for the first time since March 1, 2020 (W, 3-0). The two clubs will finish the season series in New Jersey March 12, 2022.
Devils team scope:
New Jersey is embarking on a three-game West Coast swing beginning in Anaheim Tuesday night.
Forward Andreas Johnsson has four goals on the season, including three in the past two games. He is tied for the team lead with six points (4G-2A), matching the outputs of Pavel Zacha (4G-2A) and Dougie Hamilton (2G-4A).
The Devils traveled all three goaltenders on the trip with Mackenzie Blackwood (heel) still working his way back from an injury. Jonathan Bernier returned from a lower-body injury to record a win in Pittsburgh on Saturday night. He is 3-0 with a 2.32 goals-against average and .923 save percentage this year.
Ducks team scope:
Anaheim is playing its second game of a four-game homestand against the Devils. The Ducks have earned points in their last five games (1-1-3) after a 4-2 triumph against Montreal on Sunday.
Anaheim’s offense is led by Troy Terry (5G-5A) and Kevin Shattenkirk (3G-7A), both of whom pace the club with 10 points. Former Devil Adam Henrique has four goals and nine points, while Jakob Silfverberg has eight points (1G-7A).
The offense is clicking, but the Ducks defense has allowed 3.40 goals per game, ranking 28th in the NHL.
By the Numbers:
Andreas Johnsson scored five goals in 50 games during the 2020-21 season. He already has four goals in seven games in 2021-22.
Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf became the club’s all-time leading scorer after picking up point No. 989 with an assist on Troy Terry’s game-winner against Montreal Sunday to pass Teemu Selanne. “It’s been a long time here in Anaheim and I’ve played with some great players,” Getzlaf told Matt Weller of AnaheimDucks.com. “I’m honored to be standing here now.”
Silfverberg (COVID-19 protocol)