The host Florida Panthers and the visiting Anaheim
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The host Florida Panthers and the visiting Anaheim Ducks — two franchises that entered the NHL together in 1993 — will meet on Wednesday night at the BB&T Center.Anaheim has been much more successful as a franchise Ondrej Palat Jersey , winning the Stanley Cup in 2007 as well as taking six division crowns and two conference championships.The Ducks have been especially good this decade, qualifying for the playoffs six straight years, winning the Pacific Division five of the past six seasons and topping 100 points in each of the five years.Article continues below ...However, the Ducks were swept out of the first round of the playoffs by the San Jose Sharks last season. This season, the Ducks endured a seven-game losing streak, including five defeats in regulation.They are last in the NHL in scoring, and Ducks coach Randy Carlyle has asked his team to play shut-down defense.“With the personnel we have in place, we have to win 2-1 or 1-0,” he told The Orange County Register. “It’s as simple as that — and any more offense is a bonus.”The Ducks (11-10-5) followed that plan on Tuesday night, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1.Meanwhile, the Panthers have never won the Stanley Cup. They won a conference championship in 1996 — the greatest season in club history even though they came up short in the Stanley Cup Finals — and they earned division titles in 2012 and 2016.Last season, the Panthers started slowly and then got hot starting on Jan. 30, finishing one point short of a playoff berth.This season, the Panthers are off to another slow start at 9-9-4. They started a crucial eight-game homestand on Saturday against the Chicago Blackhawks Ryan Callahan Jersey , and they gave up a tying goal with 1.8 seconds left in regulation. The Blackhawks then won in overtime.On Monday, the Panthers were facing near-certain defeat, losing 3-2 to the New Jersey Devils in the final two minutes.However, Florida’s Jonathan Huberdeau scored with 1:29 left in regulation to tie the score 3-3, and Mike Hoffman scored in overtime to exorcise the demons from the Chicago game.“With the adversity we faced against Chicago, it effects your mind and mindset,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner admitted. “Thinking we should’ve won (against the Blackhawks) and we didn’t was tough.”Huberdeau said the Devils win should give the Panthers a new outlook.“It feels good for our confidence,” he said. “The (Chicago) game hurt us at the end, and we just needed the two points. We need to keep going.”Florida’s main problem is on defense as they entered the week ranked next-to-last in the league in goals allowed. The Panthers are killing just 75 percent of their power plays — only three teams are worse — and they are without their top goalie, Roberto Luongo, who has missed two straight games due to a lower-body injury.In addition, center Vincent Trocheck, who was an All-Star center in 2017 and scored 54 goals the past two years, is out with a fractured ankle.Backup goalie James Reimer http://www.officiallightningprostore.com/authentic-adidas-ryan-mcdonagh-jersey , who got Florida’s win on Monday, will likely be in the nets, and the Panthers offense is led by five players who all have between 20 and 23 points: Hoffman, Evgenii Dadonov, Huberdeau, captain Aleksander Barkov and power-play quarterback Keith Yandle.Hoffman leads the team with 12 goals.Meanwhile, the Ducks are without their top two defensemen — Cam Fowler (broken jaw) and Hampus Lindholm (lower body).Offensively, no Ducks player has more than six goals, and players who used to be snipers such as Corey Perry (knee) and Patrick Eaves (back) are on injured reserve and past their primes.Perry, 33, has gone from 33 goals to 19 to 17 in the past three years, and he will likely miss this entire season.Eaves, 34, scored 32 goals in 2016-2017 but has played just five games since. Improved road play and contributions from the top line have the Colorado Avalanche off to a hot start.The Avalanche close a four-game Eastern road trip on Monday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.After starting the swing with a shootout loss to the New York Rangers on Tuesday Womens Steven Stamkos Jersey , Colorado (5-1-2) rebounded with a pair of wins behind Gabriel Landeskog.Article continues below ...The Avalanche captain, who scored against the Rangers, registered his third career hat trick in Thursday’s 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils and added two goals in Saturday’s 3-1 triumph against the Carolina Hurricanes.“I don’t know if I am doing anything different other than working hard and trying to get into scoring areas,” Landeskog told the team’s official website.Linemates Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen are riding season-opening eight-game point streaks with MacKinnon amassing eight goals and six assists and Rantanen registering two goals and 12 assists.“We had a decent first five or six games, but not great,” MacKinnon said. “The last two or three have been awesome. We’re controlling the play a lot more.”The club record for longest points streak at the start of a season is nine by defenseman John-Michael Liles in 2010-11.Landeskog, in his eighth season, scored the game-winning goal in Colorado’s 5-2 victory over the Flyers on Oct. 6 in Denver. But getting on the scoresheet in Philadelphia has been a struggle for the Avs’ high-scoring trio.Landeskog has two assists, while MacKinnon has a goal and three assists in five career games in Philadelphia. Rantanen has one goal in two games at Wells Fargo Center.Philipp Grubauer was in net for each of Colorado’s last two wins, and made a career-high 42 saves against Carolina. However, the former Washington Capitals backup surrendered 13 goals en route to losses in two starts versus the Flyers in 2017-18.That means the Avs may have Semyon Varlamov between the pipes on Monday. Varlamov, also a former Capital, has stopped 68 of 74 shots while winning each of his last two starts against Philadelphia.Varlamov made 35 saves versus the Flyers earlier this month.Last season, Colorado was 15-19-7 on the road and had five losing streaks of at least three games. While it’s still early Tyler Johnson Jersey , the Avs are 3-1-1 away from home.Philadelphia (4-4-0) is looking for consecutive wins for the first time this season after pulling away late to beat the Devils 5-2 on Saturday.Jakub Voracek, who had two assists earlier in the contest, scored with 3:10 to play to snap a 2-2 tie. Wayne Simmonds and Scott Laughton tacked on empty-netters.“I think our team has a good mindset on taking the positives from even the bad games and moving on, and I think that’s what we did (Thursday in a 6-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets) and (Saturday), and right now we’re just going to try to build on this game and put a streak together,” defenseman Ivan Provorov told the team’s official website.Simmonds, the club leader with six goals, scored twice with an assist in his last two home games against the Avalanche.Brian Elliott, who made 30 saves in the loss to Colorado earlier in the month, is 1-2-0 with a 4.04 goals-against average at home this season. Backup Calvin Pickard (2-1-0, 4.73) was drafted by the Avalanche in the second round of the 2010 NHL Draft.Philadelphia gave up two power-play goals against New Jersey, and yielded five man-advantage markers in four home games this season.Colorado has scored at least one power-play goal in all five road games.