Gibson allowed three goals on 19 shots in the Ducks’ loss in New York on Tuesday. Gibson has lost four of his last five starts while allowing a combined 11 goals on 113 shots (.903 SV%). Gibson has struggled recently and he comes into tonight’s contest with a 6-7-6 record, 2.53 GAA and .909 SV% in 18 starts and two relief appearances on the road.
Gibson surrendered two goals on 37 shots in the Ducks’ loss in Florida last Friday. Jonathan Bernier started on Saturday, but they’ll go back to Gibson tonight in New York. He has gone 6-6-6 with a 2.50 GAA and .911 SV% in 17 starts and two relief appearances on the road so far this season.
Bernier allowed two goals on 33 shots in the Ducks’ win in Winnipeg on January 23rd. Bernier has gone 2-1-0 with a 2.13 GAA, .925 SV% and one shutout in his last four appearances and will make his 15th start of the season tonight in Tampa Bay. The 28-year-old has gone 5-4-0 with a 3.41 GAA and .888 SV% in 10 starts and three relief appearances on the road.
Bernier allowed two goals on 33 shots in the Ducks’ win in Winnipeg on January 23rd. Bernier has gone 2-1-0 with a 2.13 GAA, .925 SV% and one shutout in his last four appearances and is expected to make his 15th start of the season tonight in Tampa Bay. The 28-year-old has gone 5-4-0 with a 3.41 GAA and .888 SV% in 10 starts and three relief appearances on the road.
Gibson allowed one goal on 29 shots in the Ducks’ win over the Avalanche on Tuesday. Gibson finished January with a great 8-2-1 record, 1.59 GAA, .946 SV% and two shutouts. Tonight he faces the Panthers, who will be getting two of their best forwards (Aleksander Barkov & Jonathan Huberdeau) back in the lineup.
The Ducks have recalled Shea Theodore from San Diego (AHL).
Theodore might set a record for the most call-ups in a season at this rate. The 21-year-old has just eight points (1G / 7A) in 25 games with the Ducks and nine points (1G / 8A) in 13 games with the Gulls.
Gibson allowed four goals on 23 shots in the Ducks’ loss to the Oilers last Wednesday. Gibson has gone 7-2-1 with a 1.65 GAA and .945 SV% in 11 games in January and will make his 38th start tonight vs. the Avalanche. He is 2-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and .964 SV% in his first two starts against Colorado and is a must-start tonight.
The Ducks recalled Nate Thompson (Achilles) from his conditioning stint with San Diego (AHL).
Thompson has not appeared in a game this season, but went to San Diego on a conditioning stint after being cleared to return from an Achilles injury. Thompson registered one assist in three AHL games and could make his season debut on Tuesday.
Silfverberg (upper-body) returned to practice on Monday; could play on Tuesday.
Silfverberg missed the final three games before the All-Star break, but he was back on a line with Ryan Kesler and Andrew Cogliano this morning, which suggests he’ll be back in versus the Avalanche on Tuesday. Silfverberg is on-pace for a career-year having scored 13 goals with 16 assists (29 points) in 48 games so far this season.
Gibson (upper-body) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Ducks' head coach Randy Carlyle never reveals his starting netminder and with John Gibson ailing and the Ducks not holding a morning skate, it's impossible to get a read on who will go tonight. He called Gibson a game-time decision, so it looks like we will have to wait until warmups to find out who starts for the Ducks.
Silfverberg (upper-body) will not play on Thursday.
Silfverberg will miss his third consecutive game with an upper-body injury that he suffered last Thursday. Tonight is the Ducks’ final game before the All-Star break, so sitting out tonight affords Silfverberg an additional five days of rest.