BLUES vs. ANAHEIM
When, where: 7 p.m. Saturday, Enterprise Center.
TV, radio: FSM, WXOS (101.1 FM).
About the Ducks: After missing the playoffs for the first time in seven years, Anaheim has a new coach in Dallas Eakins and is trying to get younger and faster. Veteran Corey Perry was bought out and now plays for Dallas. Another mainstay, Ryan Kesler is expected to miss the entire season after having hip surgery in May.
At 9-9-2, good for sixth in the Pacific Division, the Ducks are winless in their past five contests (0-3-2), all of which were played at home. Saturday’s contest marks the first of a four-game trip.
The Ducks scored a league-low 196 goals last season and aren’t doing much better this time around, ranking 24th in the NHL in scoring entering the weekend (2.65 goals a game). Jakob Silfverberg has a team-high nine goals; Adam Henrique has eight. Their power play has been pathetic — the Ducks have scored only five power-play goals this season and rank 30th in the league (9.4% success rate).