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Anaheim hosts Chicago after Grant’s 2-goal game

March 22, 2022 GMT

Chicago Blackhawks (22-32-9, seventh in the Central) vs. Anaheim Ducks (27-27-11, sixth in the Pacific)

Anaheim, California; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Anaheim hosts the Chicago Blackhawks after Derek Grant scored two goals in the Ducks’ 6-3 loss to the Predators.

The Ducks are 14-19-5 against Western Conference opponents. Anaheim is the top team in the Western Conference with 4.7 assists per game, led by Trevor Zegras averaging 0.5.

The Blackhawks are 4-13-5 against opponents from the Central. Chicago scores 2.6 goals per game, the fewest in the Western Conference. Alex DeBrincat leads them with 34 total goals.

In their last meeting on March 8, Chicago won 8-3. Patrick Kane recorded a team-high 6 points for the Blackhawks.

TOP PERFORMERS: Troy Terry leads the Ducks with 30 goals and has 53 points. Cam Fowler has seven assists over the last 10 games for Anaheim.

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DeBrincat leads the Blackhawks with 34 goals and has 56 points. Dylan Strome has eight goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Ducks: 2-6-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.4 assists, 4.1 penalties and 11 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game with an .885 save percentage.

Blackhawks: 3-6-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.1 penalties and 8.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game with an .891 save percentage.

INJURIES: Ducks: None listed.

Blackhawks: Connor Murphy: out (concussion protocol).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.