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Ducks stick with Gibson
The Anaheim Ducks, losers in seven of their last 10, will keep rolling with John Gibson as they look to get things on track tonight in Calgary.
Gibson, forced into action with Frederik Andersen injured and Ilya Bryzgalov struggling, hasn’t played especially well of late — in four games this month, he’s allowed 13 goals on 101 shots for a .886 save percentage, and has just one win.
“My biggest worry on it is that we are allowing way too many goals,” Bruce Boudreau said following a 4-1 defeat to Tampa Bay on Wednesday, per the O.C. Register. “We’re not losing pretty.”
The Ducks are hoping Gibson, a highly-touted prospect that broke onto the scene late last year — can reclaim some of the form shown earlier this season. In a three-game stretch in late October, the 21-year-old allowed one goal in a win over Columbus, posted a 38-save shutout against the Blackhawks and stopped 27 of 29 shots in a loss to St. Louis.
For the Flames, Jonas Hiller will start in goal.
Rangers at Sabres: No word yet on starters for either team.
Canucks at Devils: Eddie Lack vs. Cory Schneider
Leafs at ‘Canes: James Reimer vs. Cam Ward
Bruins at Blues: Malcolm Subban vs. Jake Allen (more on Subban’s NHL debut here.)
Avs at ‘Hawks: Semyon Varlamov vs. Corey Crawford
Wild at Oilers: Devan Dubnyk for Minnesota, no word yet on an Edmonton starter.