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Since moving away from Brock Nelson and Anthony Beauvillier, Brassard is finding it harder to put up the same level of production that had him on pace to match his career-high of 60 points.
A drop in production would be one thing, but away from Beau and Brock, Brassard’s production has been non-existent.
Before facing the Predators, Brassard hadn’t put up a point in eight games. And then against Nashville, he puts up a power-play goal.
He wasn’t able to follow up that goal with anything against the Bruins. Hopefully, he can start to build on that power-play goal and start to put up some products with some sort of consistency a weak Ducks team provides a good opportunity.
With a 2.80GAA and a 0.910SV%, goalie John Gibson isn’t having a great season for the Ducks. But he’s usually excellent. His career average is a 2.46GAA and a 0.920SV%.
Gibson has shown that he can be an elite goalie, one that can hold his team up to a higher standard even when they aren’t playing to it. Just last season, Gibson single-handedly kept the Ducks relevant for much longer than should have been possible.
The Ducks aren’t any good this year, but Gibson can steal a game all on his own