The Ducks reach the midway mark of their preseason schedule tonight when they host the San Jose Sharks at Honda Center. (7 p.m. PT, TV: Prime Ticket, Radio: KRDC 1110). After playing the first three games on the road, they'll finish off their exhibition schedule with three straight home games, including tomorrow night vs. LA and Saturday night vs. Arizona (preseason finale). Anaheim's regular-season opener takes place on Oct. 3 vs. Arizona at Honda Center.
In an effort to continually enhance the guest experience at Honda Center, fans attending tonight's game will notice a new-look Plaza Level (200 section) complete with brand new seats that were installed over the summer. The next phase for the in-bowl seating replacement project is set to be completed by the start of next season.
The Ducks are coming off a 3-0 loss last night against the Kings at Staples Center. Hampus Lindholm finished with a team-high four shots on goal, while Ryan Getzlaf, Nick Ritchie, Max Jones and Max Comtois each had five hits. Benoit-Olivier Groulx led Ducks centers in the dot with a 67% faceoff win percentage (six-of-nine).
Anaheim's training camp roster currently consists of 42 players (26 forwards, 14 defensemen and four goaltenders) after a round of cuts were made prior to the game last night.
The Sharks are coming off a 3-1 loss at home against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday. They've gone winless in their first three preseason games (0-3) with three more remaining, including Thursday vs. Calgary and Sunday at Vegas. They'll open the regular season against the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Video: Silfverberg on preseason matchup against SJ