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Florida Panthers vs Anaheim Ducks

TV: FOX Sports  Florida

TIME: Eight p.m. ET

ANAHEIM, Calif — The Anaheim Geese will honor two legends of the franchise Sunday at Honda Middle for “Corridor of Fame Night time.”
After that, two hockey groups will sq. off in a recreation that each golf equipment must win.
Former Anaheim stars Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya might be honored after their Corridor of Fame inductions earlier than the Geese and Florida Panthers drop the puck.
 
Anaheim (Eight-7-Three) is coming off a Four-2 victory over Boston on Wednesday and going right into a stretch of three video games in 4 nights whereas Florida (7-10-2) took a Four-Zero beating on the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday afternoon to proceed a three-game California street journey.
Defenseman Mike Matheson tried to explain what occurred to the Panthers in downtown Los Angeles as they prepare to maneuver south to Orange County.
“From our perspective, I don’t assume we performed arduous sufficient within the crease,” Matheson stated. “There have been instances we might have gotten to the web, gotten pucks to the web and made it slightly more durable for them. I believe that’s the distinction maker from our perspective.
“Like I stated, we all know what they've each recreation we play them in right here, they’re powerful to play towards. We all know we now have to match that depth. I assumed we had a great 40 minutes then sort of fell by way of there.”
The Geese, in the meantime, proceed to handle with out middle Ryan Getzlaf, proper winger Jared Boll, middle Ondrej Kase, proper winger Patrick Eaves, middle Ryan Kesler and defenseman Cam Fowler.
Nonetheless, they're treading water as a result of goaltender John Gibson has been on his recreation all season. He's coming off a 42-save effort towards Boston and is 6-6-1 on the season with a 2.84 goals-against common and .920 save proportion.
Understanding he's again there making these saves provides us confidence,” stated rookie winger Kevin Roy, an AHL San Diego name up who scored his first profession NHL purpose towards Boston. “He's again there making saves and that enables us to play our video games. He is a superb goalie and we're fortunate to have him.”
Florida counters with goaltender Roberto Luongo, who recorded the 74th shutout of his profession Thursday in a Four-Zero victory at San Jose to maneuver two shutouts behind Tony Esposito and Ed Belfour for ninth on the NHL’s all-time listing.
And the Geese? Nicely, they'll’t wait to honor Selanne and Kariya, who got here to southern California and helped make hockey cool.
“I imply, you might be speaking about two legends proper there, two guys all of us grew up watching,” stated Roy, who grew up in Greenfield Park, Quebec, watching Selanne and Kariya work their magic. “The constructing goes to be electrical for positive. We’re all going to be skating with slightly further for these guys.”

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