The Anaheim Ducks look to snap a two-game losing streak on Wednesday night as they host the San Jose Sharks at Honda Center in Anaheim. The Ducks hope to have Jason Blake back after missing 34 games with a severe wrist injury. Blake was inadvertently stepped on October 14 against the Sharks, which caused a deep cut in his arm. But Blake has been practicing with the Ducks and declared himself able to lace up the skates.
"It’s the coach’s decision. I think I’m ready to go," Blake told Adam Brady of Ducks Blog. "It feels pretty good. You’re not going to know how you feel until you get into a game. I hopefully will play tomorrow night. I’m definitely looking forward to it."
Strangely enough, despite the Ducks having the second-worst record in the NHL, they have beaten San Jose in all three of their meetings so far this season. The Ducks prevailed 1-0 in at Honda Center on October 14, and Anaheim picked up a pair of 3-2 wins on October 17 and December 26 in San Jose.
The Ducks have lost two straight and have lost six of their last seven games, and are 3-8-2 under new head coach Bruce Boudreau. Anaheim is 6-20-6 in their last 32 games.
Wednesday night's 7 p.m. PST game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on Ducks hockey, be sure to read Anaheim Calling.