Vegas Golden Knights (11-4-1, first in the West Division) vs. Anaheim Ducks (6-10-4, eighth in the West Division) Anaheim, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Vegas visits the Anaheim Ducks after Alex Tuch scored two goals in the Golden Knights' 3-0 win over the Avalanche. The Ducks are 6-10-4 against West Division teams.
In the world of hockey, it is said that “a two-goal lead is the worst lead. In many cases, that is absolutely true but for the Anaheim Ducks, it should be “a three-goal lead is the worst lead. Anaheim blowing a lead by three goals is something that’s not uncommon, and in their last two games against the Arizona Coyotes, they did just that.
Coming off his most productive season in a Ducks’ uniform, where he recorded 26 goals and 17 assists for 43 points in 71 games played, it’s been a struggle for the 31-year old this season with only three goals and one assist in 16 games played. Placing him on waivers seemed to be a last-ditch effort to shed Henrique’s contract and signalled that there were likely no suitors willing to take on his full contract in a trade.