GameThread: Oilers @ Ducks

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Anaheim Ducks welcome Benedict Schultz and his merry band of youngsters who win very few hockey games to Honda Center.

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Edmonton Oilers
@ Anaheim Ducks

Friday, January 3, 2014 @ 7PM
Honda Center

TV: FS-West
Radio: AM 830 KLAA

Your Enemy: The Copper & Blue

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Numbers for Nerds: +1 - The highest plus-minus rating for any player on the Edmonton Oilers roster to this point in the season.

Team Records: Ducks 29-8-5 (63 pts, 1st in Pacific Division), Oilers 13-25-5 (31 pts, last in Pacific Division), Ducks Head-to-Head: 1-0-0 (3-2 win at Honda Center on December 15th)

Team Leaders: Ducks- Goals: Corey Perry (22), Assists: Ryan Getzlaf (27), Points: Ryan Getzlaf (47), Plus-Minus: Hampus Lindholm (+20), Time-on-ice: Cam Fowler (23:59). Oilers- Goals: David Perron (17), Assists: Taylor Hall (23), Points: Taylor Hall (38), Plus-Minus: Martin Marincin (+1), Time-on-ice: Justin Schultz (22:38).

Goalies: Jonas Hiller (18-4-4, 2.42 GAA, .914 Sv%), Frederik Andersen (9-2-0, 1.98 GAA, .927 Sv%), Ilya Bryzgalov (2-4-2, 2.91 GAA, .915 Sv%), Devan Dubnyk (10-16-2, 3.31 GAA, .895 Sv%)

Power Play: Ducks: 14.9%, 23rd in NHL. Oilers: 17.4%, 19th in NHL.

Penalty Kill: Ducks: 80.6%, 21st in NHL. Oilers: 80.7%, 20th in NHL.

Bowman: I've decided to start posting a stat I will call Bowman, after coach Scotty Bowman. On the last broadcast, Hazy mentioned it and I think it's worth looking at as a good indicator of a team's proficiency on special teams overall. This is important because in the modern NHL, so much can be won and lost on special teams, so they're worth keeping a close eye on. It's pretty simple to figure out: add together a team's power play and penalty kill percentages. On average, it should hit just around 100. Anything higher is in pretty good shape, anything lower needs work.

Ducks: 95.5, 25th in NHL. Oilers: 98.1, 18th in NHL.

For those of you wondering what the current Bowman standings look like:


Team

PP%

PK%

Bowman

1

PITTSBURGH

25.5

88.1

113.6

2

ST LOUIS

23.6

84.7

108.3

3

MONTREAL

21.1

86.1

107.2

4

WASHINGTON

25

81.9

106.9

5

BOSTON

21.6

85

106.6

6

NY RANGERS

20.3

85

105.3

7

NEW JERSEY

17.8

86.8

104.6

8

VANCOUVER

14.5

89.2

103.7

9

DETROIT

18.7

84.6

103.3

10

NASHVILLE

20.8

81.5

102.3

11

CHICAGO

24.8

76.7

101.5

12

SAN JOSE

18.8

82.4

101.2

13

PHILADELPHIA

17.6

83.5

101.1

14

TORONTO

22

78.1

100.1

15

COLORADO

18

81.2

99.2

16

LOS ANGELES

15.5

83.7

99.2

17

TAMPA BAY

16.7

82.2

98.9

18

EDMONTON

17.4

80.7

98.1

19

MINNESOTA

18.4

79.6

98

20

WINNIPEG

14.6

83

97.6

21

OTTAWA

18

79.5

97.5

22

COLUMBUS

17.6

79.7

97.3

23

PHOENIX

19

78.3

97.3

24

CALGARY

14.3

82

96.3

25

ANAHEIM

14.9

80.6

95.5

26

CAROLINA

14.6

80.3

94.9

27

BUFFALO

11.9

82.3

94.2

28

DALLAS

13.1

80.7

93.8

29

NY ISLANDERS

16.9

73.2

90.1

30

FLORIDA

10.9

74.2

85.1

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