Anaheim plays St. Louis, aims to stop road skid
Anaheim Ducks (9-19-6, eighth in West Division) versus St. Louis Blues (16-12-5, fourth in West Division)
St. Louis; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM: Anaheim travels to St. Louis to stop the three-game slide.
The blues are 16-12-5 in division matchups. St. Louis has given up 28 power play goals, killing 74.1% of their opponents’ chances.
The ducks are 9-19-6 against West Division teams. Anaheim is the last team in the league with an average of just 3.5 assists per game. Rickard Rakell leads them with a total of 15 templates.
At their last meeting on March 3, St. Louis won 3-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ryan O’Reilly leads the blues by 11 in 33 games this season. David Perron has scored five goals and five assists in his last 10 games for St. Louis.
Rakell leads the ducks with 21 points, scored six goals and registered 15 assists. Adam Henrique has 9 points in the last 10 games for Anaheim.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Blues: 3-4-3, average 2.1 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.1 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a saving of 0.889 percent.
Ducks: 3-7-0, an average of 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, 3.7 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes, while 4.2 goals per game are possible with a saving of 0.857 percent.
INJURIES: Blues: Carl Gunnarsson: Out for the season (lower body), Oskar Sundqvist: Out for the season (knees).
Ducks: None listed.