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Gibson expected in net for Anaheim; Fleury can pass Joseph for sixth in goalie wins in NHL history

by Danny Webster / Independent Correspondent

DUCKS (16-18-5) at GOLDEN KNIGHTS (21-15-6)

3 p.m. ET; SN1, SN (joined in progress), ATTSN-RM, FS-W, NHL.TV


The Game

Marc-Andre Fleury can move up to sixth place in goalie wins in NHL history when the Vegas Golden Knights host the Anaheim Ducks at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday.

Fleury tied Curtis Joseph for sixth with his 454th win in a 4-1 victory against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. He trails New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist by four wins for fifth.

The Golden Knights are 5-2-1 in their past eight games.

The Ducks, who are 2-1-1 in their past four games, are coming off a 2-1 overtime loss at home to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday. They defeated the Golden Knights 4-3 at home Dec. 27.

John Gibson is expected to start in net for Anaheim.


Players to watch

Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg has seven points (three goals, four assists) in the past nine games.

Golden Knights forward Mark Stone has 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in the past 10 games, including two goals in the win against the Coyotes.


They said it

"It's about consistency. Vegas was one of the best games we've played in a long time. We need to find our legs a little more. It's going to happen, but I think it's been happening a little too much recently." -- Ducks goalie John Gibson

"Our difference is when we're skating. We definitely didn't have our legs [in the loss to the Ducks]. We're a team where if we don't skate, we don't have success." -- Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty


Ducks projected lineup

Adam Henrique -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Sam Carrick

Max Comtois -- Isac Lundestrom -- Jakob Silfverberg

Max Jones -- Sam Steel -- Ondrej Kase

Nicolas Deslauriers -- Devin Shore -- Carter Rowney

Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson

Cam Fowler -- Erik Gudbranson

Jacob Larsson -- Korbinian Holzer

John Gibson

Ryan Miller

Scratched: Daniel Sprong, Michael Del Zotto

Injured: Nick Ritchie (knee), Troy Terry (knee), Derek Grant (shoulder), Rickard Rakell (upper body)


Golden Knights projected lineup

Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith

Max Pacioretty -- Chandler Stephenson -- Mark Stone

Alex Tuch -- Paul Stastny -- Cody Glass

William Carrier -- Tomas Nosek -- Ryan Reaves

Brayden McNabb -- Nate Schmidt

Nick Holden -- Shea Theodore

Jon Merrill -- Deryk Engelland

Marc-Andre Fleury

Malcolm Subban

Scratched: Nicolas Hague

Injured: Cody Eakin (upper body)


Status report

The Ducks did not practice Monday. ... Gibson has allowed at least two goals in each of his past 10 starts. ... Anaheim recalled Sprong from San Diego of the American Hockey League on Monday. ... Eakin has been skating on his own, but there is no timetable for his return.


Stat pack

Getzlaf has not had a point in his past six games. ... Pacioretty has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in the past 10 games.

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