Preview: Ducks and Sharks Meet Again for Preseason Battle at Honda Center

The Ducks and Sharks renew acquintances for the second one time in 4 days this night, as Anaheim hosts San Jose in a preseason fight at Honda Center.


A are living movement of this night’s sport can be to be had on in a while previous to puck drop.

Anaheim will transfer previous the midway level of its preseason slate this night, proceeding a hectic week of exhibition hockey that can see the Ducks play 5 video games in 8 days. 

The contest can even mark the general assembly between the Ducks and Sharks of the preseason, the twenty first instantly 12 months Anaheim and San Jose have confronted off in preparation for the common season. The Sharks gained this season’s preliminary matchup Tuesday at SAP Center, racing out to an early lead with two objectives within the first 4 mins of the sport and protecting on for a 5-3 victory.

The Ducks introduced their 2nd spherical of coaching camp cuts Thursday, trimming the membership’s preseason roster to 54 gamers.

Anaheim earned wins in either one of its different preseason contests, each and every over Arizona. Wednesday’s evening triumph got here at a disappointing value even though as ahead Trevor Zegras left the sport in the second one duration following an open-ice hit through Coyotes ahead Jan Jenik and didn’t go back.

“We’re sending him for a more in-depth look and hopefully we will have those results by [Friday] morning,” head trainer Dallas Eakins advised newshounds Thursday afternoon. “So we’re in a holding pattern on that.”

Center Isac Lundestrom scored in either one of the ones wins over the Coyotes and, along Rocco Grimaldi, co-leads the NHL in preseason scoring (2-2=4). Grimaldi additionally co-leads the league in assists.

“I’m happy with how it’s gone,” Grimaldi stated of his preseason efficiency. “I’m looking at the things I’m doing right and trying to continue that, but also the things where I’m making mistakes here and there, trying to clean that up. I’m taking it day-by-day and I’m here to get better. I’m here to learn.”

Offseason acquisitions Ryan Strome and Frank Vatrano are within the projected lineup once more this night after making their unofficial Ducks debuts Wednesday. Strome paced Anaheim offensively with two issues, together with what would develop into the game-winning purpose in the second one duration, whilst Vatrano added an lend a hand.

“Preseason is always a little tough to get back into it but it was fun,” Strome stated. “It’s good to get back into that competitive environment…It was a good feeling to be competing against another team and to put that Ducks jersey on for the first time. You want to get these first ones out of the way and get as climatized as you can before the season starts.

Keep moving on and keep getting better.”

San Jose visits each Anaheim and Vegas this night in split-squad battles, taking a look for a few wins to care for their highest 3-0-0 preseason document.

The Sharks contigent heading to Orange County features a couple longtime San Jose stalwarts in Logan Couture and Marc-Edouard Vlasic, two former Ducks in Nick Bonino and Jaycob Megna and some of the membership’s maximum highly-touted potentialities, William Eklund and Thomas Bordeleau.

Anaheim’s projected roster vs. San Jose:
5 Urho Vaakanainen – D
16 Ryan Strome – C
19 Troy Terry – RW
28 Nathan Beaulieu – D
33 Jakob Silfverberg
36 John Gibson – G
38 Derek Grant – C
41 Anthony Stolarz – G
42 Glenn Gawdin – C
43 Drew Helleson – D
44 Max Comtois – LW
45 Colton White – D
47 Noah Warren – D
49 Max Jones – LW
54 Justin Kirkland – LW
55 Danny O’Regan – C
57 Bryce Kindopp – RW
63 Axel Andersson – D
77 Frank Vatrano – RW
85 Josh Lopina – C

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