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Preview: Ducks Host Golden Knights in First Game Following Holiday Break

by Kyle Shohara @kyleshohara /

The Ducks come out of the Christmas break with a two-game homestand that begins this evening against the Vegas Golden Knights at Honda Center. (7 p.m. PT, TV: Prime Ticket, Radio: AM 830). This is the second game of a four-game season series between the Ducks and Golden Knights, which saw Vegas earn a 5-2 victory in the opener back on Oct. 27 at T-Mobile Arena.

Rickard Rakell (1g/2a) and Ryan Getzlaf (1g/2a) co-lead the team in career scoring against Vegas. The Ducks are still looking for their first home victory against the Golden Knights, having gone winless in the previous four. All-time, Anaheim has gone 1-7-1 against Vegas. These clubs will meet again in four days for a New Year's Eve matinee at T-Mobile Arena (12 p.m. PT) and close out the series on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Honda Center.


The Ducks are coming off a 5-1 loss on Dec. 22 against the New York Rangers in the finale of a four-game road trip. Sam Steel recorded the lone goal for the Ducks, who went 1-3 on the East Coast swing. The Ducks are 4-6-0 in their past 10 and enter tonight's game with a 15-18-4 record overall (34 points).

This is a quick one-off trip for the Golden Knights, who will open a season-long seven-game homestand tomorrow night against the Arizona Coyotes. Vegas went into the Christmas break with a 7-3 loss at home against the Colorado Avalanche on Dec. 23, and has gone 5-3-2 in its past 10. Overall, the Golden Knights are tied for first with the Coyotes in the Pacific Division with a 20-14-6 record (46 points).

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