Ducks look to stay unbeaten against winless Coyotes

Wednesday, October 10th the Arizona Coyotes travel to Anaheim, California as they take on the Anaheim Ducks.

The Coyotes are currently 0-2-0 early on in the 2018-2019 season. However, the Ducks are an impressive 3-0-0 this season.

The Coyotes have not scored a goal yet this season but the squad has shown a lot of promise defensively during the first two games of the season.

The Ducks, on the other hand, have won the first three games. During those three games, the Ducks defeated the San Jose Sharks, Arizona Coyotes, and Detroit Red Wings.


Outscoring opponents 9-4 during that streak. Will the Ducks continue a historic streak?

Arizona Coyotes:

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The Coyotes have one of the youngest teams within the NHL with an average age of 25.4 years old. The Coyotes have 12 members of the 2018-2019 roster that have only been in the league for at least five years.

Three players on the Coyotes roster have been in the league for 11 years or more. Those names include Alex Goligoski, Niklas Hjalmarsson, and Brad Richardson.

Antti Raanta is slated to start in net for the Coyotes. So far this season, Raanta is 0-2 while averaging 2.02 goals a game while maintaining a .911 save percentage.

Center Clayton Keller was an impressive member of the Coyotes offensively. Keller managed to record 65 points from the 2017-2018 season while scoring 23 goals and recording 42 assists.

However, Derek Stepan was another important aspect of the offensive after recording 56 points during the 2017-2018 season with 14 goals and 42 assists.

Anaheim Ducks:

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The Anaheim Ducks have started strong with a 3-0-0 start this season.

A majority of the team’s success comes from left-wing Jakob Silfverberg. Silfverberg has recorded five points this season because of a goal and four assists. This season marks the seventh year that Silfverberg has been in the league. This season also marks the six-year as a member of the Anaheim Ducks. During his career, Silfverberg has recorded 214 points because of 94 goals and 120 assists.

Rookie Max Comtois has been impressive and has shown flashes of a bright future for the Ducks organization. So far this season, Comtois has recorded three points thanks to two goals and one assist.

In net for the Ducks is veteran goaltender John Gibson. Gibson has recorded three wins this season while allowing an average of 1.3 goals per game. His save percentage has been an impressive factor of his success after successfully maintaining a .958 save percentage this season.

However, the Ducks will be without center Ryan Getzlaf, who is considered to be day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Getzlaf has recorded two assists so far this season for the Ducks.

Prediction: Ducks 3 – Coyotes 1

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