For the 10th consecutive game to start the season, the Anaheim Ducks allowed at least 25 shot attempts against from the slot. Why does this matter? Well, the Ducks are allowing quality chances against like they’re going out of style. Last season, Anaheim only allowed 25 or more slot shot attempts against in a game, six times. All 10 this year. It’s why we said they were in big trouble even when they were 1st place in the Pacific division with a 5-1-1 record. Now, they’ve lost 3 straight games and if they don’t fix their defensive issues, the losses are going to start piling up.
If the Ducks allow 25 or more tomorrow against the Stars, it will be 11 straight games, tying the 2017 Arizona Coyotes for the most consecutive games allowing 25 or more slot shot attempts against in the last 4 years – a new low for defensive futility. Check back after the game – we’ll have an update.
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