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Preview: Ducks Finish off Back to Back Tonight in Toronto

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara /

The Ducks finish off a back-to-back set this evening against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. (4 p.m. PT, TV: Prime Ticket, Radio: AM 830). They're looking to get back into the win column after coming up short last night in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Despite the OTL, the Ducks have earned points in three straight (2-0-1), have won three of their past five (3-1-1) and have gone 5-2-1 over their past eight overall.

Tonight marks the opener of a two-game season series between the Ducks and Maple Leafs, and the lone contest held in Toronto. The Ducks have gone 12-25-7 all-time vs. the Leafs, including a 4-15-5 mark in Toronto. Adam Henrique (5g/9a) and Ryan Getzlaf (2g/12a) co-lead the Ducks in career scoring vs. Toronto with 14 points apiece.

Ryan Miller is expected to get the start in goal for the Ducks. The 39-year-old netminder has won each of his last two starts, posting a 0.99 goals-against average and .973 save percentage. He earned his 384th career win on Feb. 1 at LA, moving him one victory behind Mike Vernon (385) for 15th place on the NHL's all-time wins list for goaltenders.

Based off reports from Toronto's optional morning skate, it appears Jack Campbell and Kyle Clifford will make their Leafs debuts tonight. They were acquired from LA in exchange for forward Trevor Moore, Columbus' third-round pick in 2020 (previously acquired from Ottawa on July 1, 2019) and a conditional third-round pick in 2021 on Wednesday evening.

Campbell, 28, has appeared in 58 career games (57 with LA and one with Dallas). The former 11th overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft has compiled a career record of 20-25-5 with a 2.58 GAA and .916 SV%.

Clifford, 29, is a two-time Stanley Cup champion, winning hockey's ultimate prize in 2012 and 2014 with the Kings. The Ayr, Ontario native has appeared in 660 career games, all with the Kings, and has posted 129 points (60g/69a).

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