Record: 13-23-7 (33 pts), 8th in West Last 10: 4-5-1 Streak: 1 Win vs Record: 18-19-4 (40 pts), 6th in West Last 10: 5-5-0 Streak: 2 Losses Series Record: Ducks 3, Sharks 4 Gm 12: Sharks 5, Ducks 4 ..SO Gm 13: Sharks 1, Ducks 2 ..SO Gm 16: Ducks 2, Sharks 3 Gm 28: Sharks 6, Ducks 0 Gm 29: Sharks 3, Ducks 1 Gm 40: Ducks 5, Sharks 1 Gm 43: Ducks 4, Sharks 0 Ducks Season Record vs Sharks: 3-3-1 This is the last game of the series. Sharks were vying for a playoff spot, but their inconsistency of late has derailed their efforts. Anaheim shut them out two night ago with the oddest of forward lineups. Draft Position Watch DraftPositionWatch14-AprPosTeamGPWinsLossesOTLPts1Buffalo4210257272Ottawa4314254323Anaheim4313237334New Jersey4114216345Detroit441523636 Buffalo, Ottawa, Anaheim, and Detroit all won. NJ lost. We have 13 games left in the season. Most of the teams on the Watch are winning after the trade deadline. Odd. All five teams on this list were also part of the seven non-playoff participants last season. Not odd. Volkov Volkov was another low risk trade by GM Murray. In Tampa, Volkov was buried behind so much talent that he was able to find himself into 19 games. VolkovTeamGamesGAPtsPlus/MinusATOI.HitsTampa1932529:3220Anaheim6303013:2511The early returns looks good for Anaheim. Volkov was playing with Lundestrom, but has been playing 4th line minutes since Lundy's emergency health issue that still has Lundy out of the lineup. Volkov can finish around the net and the Ducks will need more of those goals in the future, provided Volkov stays with in North America as he is a RFA after this season. Max Comtois, the Goal Hunter Arc In the last game, Ducks TV color analyst Hayward shared with the telecast of where Max Comtois scores his goals in a graphic form and it was all in high danger areas next to the net. Comtois scores best when he is one timing his shots to take advantage of lack of time the goalie has to react. Comtois leads the Ducks in goals scored with 12 goals, one more than Henrique. Also, Comtois now leads the Ducks in points with 25 points scored, two more than Rakell. Max's season has been quite a revelation. To start the season, he was not projected to be in the lineup as he was passed over by Terry and Jones. But Jones was injured and Comtois had a fast start to his season by depositing three goals in the first two games of the season. Then he had a long drought to where he was moved up and down in the lineup to find any chemistry. Instant chemistry sprang when he got paired on a line with Rakell and centered by Lundestrom. What a scoring spree all three players on that line went. Unexpectedly, that line was disbanded to spread out the scoring and Comtois went on another drought. Eventually, Comtois continued to evolve his game beyond goal scoring by becoming a playmaker. His 13 assists ranks Comtois second on the team. In the 2017 draft, the Ducks lost their first round pick as a condition of the Patrick Eaves trade, where the Ducks made it to the conference finals and played 50% of their games. Yet, the Ducks owned two second round selections: the 50th and 60th selections. The 60th was Anaheim's own draft pick. The 50th came from the trading away of G Fredrick Andersen to the Leafs for a 2016 first (30th, Steel) and 2017 2nd round pick. At 60th, the Ducks drafted Morand. (Morand was recently traded along with a conditional 2023 seventh round pick for Tampa's Volkov.) At 50, the Ducks drafted Comtois in the second round. Max was the Ducks first selection in the 2017 draft. Today, he leads the team in goals, points, and second in assists. The crazy part about his goal scoring is that only 4 points come from the PP (1 ppg, 3 ppa). There is still room to grow for Comtois as he is only 22 years old. His scoring prowess around the net should make him far more valuable down low on the PP unit, preferably with Rakell, Lundestrom, and Drysdale. Rakell and Drysdale has those passing eyes. Lundestrom is that roving speedster who doesn't mind crashing the net. The last guy could be Volkov in front of the net. If all things continue to progress for Max, then drafting him 50th overall might be considered highway thievery! ... Getzky article from the official website: Captain, my Captain Comtois scored a goal and an assist in the last game, game 43. Max also scored a goal in game 40 against the Sharks. That makes for 2 goals and an assist for a total of 3 points in two games against the Sharks recently. Can Comtois stay on fire? Let's go, Ducks!