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Anaheim at Arizona
When: 9:00 PM ET, Saturday, April 7, 2018
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona

The Anaheim Ducks hope to end the regular season with a five-game winning streak - and second place in the Pacific Division - when they visit the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. Anaheim, which is 9-1-1 in its last 11 games, topped Dallas 5-3 on Friday for its fourth straight victory and pulled within one point of San Jose for home ice in the first round of the playoffs.

Jakob Silfverberg recorded a goal and two assists as the Ducks moved one point ahead of Los Angeles for third in the division. The 27-year-old Silfverberg has recorded a tally and five assists during his three-game scoring streak to reach the 40-point plateau for the second consecutive season. Despite being last in the Western Conference, Arizona also looks to end the season strong as it carries a three-game point streak (2-0-1) into Saturday's contest. The Coyotes squandered a two-goal lead in the third period Thursday and went on to drop a 4-3 overtime decision in Vancouver.

TV: 9 p.m. ET, Prime Ticket (Anaheim), FS Arizona Plus

ABOUT THE DUCKS (43-25-13): Rickard Rakell scored his 33rd goal of the season Friday, matching the career high he set last campaign while increasing his team-leading point total to 67. The 24-year-old Swede would reach a milestone with a big performance against the Coyotes as he needs four points to reach 200 for his career. Corey Perry notched an assist Friday, leaving him one shy of 400 in the NHL.

ABOUT THE COYOTES (29-40-12): Christian Fischer has scored in back-to-back contests following a 30-game drought and is tied for third on the team with 15 goals. Rookie Clayton Keller, who tops the club with 65 points, has landed on the scoresheet in 13 of his last 14 contests - collecting five goals and 12 assists in that span. Arizona kept Antti Raanta in the fold Friday, signing the 28-year-old Finnish goaltender to a three-year contract.

OVERTIME

1. Ducks LW Andrew Cogliano is riding a three-game goal-scoring streak during which he's also recorded two assists and has tallied in four of his last five contests.

2. Coyotes RW Max Domi has a goal and seven assists in his last four games and needs one assist to reach 100 in the NHL.

3. Anaheim D Francois Beauchemin will play the final regular-season game of his career Saturday.

PREDICTION: Ducks 4, Coyotes 2
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
Anaheim 43-25-6-7 W4 26-10-3-2 17-15-3-5 5-4-0-2 38-21-6-5 14-7-1-6
Arizona 29-40-7-5 L1 16-20-1-3 13-20-6-2 2-2-1-0 27-38-6-5 10-11-6-1
Last Meeting
Anaheim Arizona
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
2/24/18 ANA 0 ARI 2 26 36 0-2 38 26 0-4
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
Anaheim F. Beauchemin 0
Arizona J. Archibald 2
Goals Player  
Anaheim F. Beauchemin 0
Arizona J. Demers 1
Assists Player  
Anaheim F. Beauchemin 0
Arizona J. Archibald 2
Saves Player  
Anaheim R. Miller 36
Arizona A. Raanta 26
Season
Total Points Player  
Anaheim R. Rakell 68
Arizona C. Keller 73
Goals Player  
Anaheim R. Rakell 34
Arizona C. Keller 26
Assists Player  
Anaheim R. Getzlaf 49
Arizona C. Keller 47
Saves Player  
Anaheim J. Gibson 1819
Arizona A. Raanta 1295
Quickchart Matchup
Anaheim Off vs  Arizona Def
2.81 GF
3.06 GA
30.2 Shots
32.3 Shots
37 PP
45 PK
Arizona Off vs  Anaheim Def
2.54 GF
2.58 GA
29.9 Shots
33.1 Shots
41 PP
46 PK