Numbers for Nerds: 13 and 15. In the game preview we noted that Nashville was near the bottom of the league in terms of both goals for and against, while Anaheim, obviously, was at least near the top in both categories. However, when rating teams based on Fenwick in close situations (a stat that measures, essentially, possession of the puck) Anaheim ranks 13th while Nashville is close behind at 15th. Take that as you will
Team Records: Ducks 32-8-5, Nashville 19-19-6, Head-to-Head: This is the first meeting of the year between Anaheim and Nashville.
Team Leaders: Ducks- Goals: Corey Perry (24) Assists: Ryan Getzlaf (29) Points: Ryan Getzlaf (49) Shooting Percentage: Ryan Getzlaf (17.9%)
Predators- Goals: Craig Smith (12) Assists: David Legwand (21) Points: Shea Weber (29) Shooting Percentage: Paul Gaustad (15.4%)
Goalies: Ducks: Jonas Hiller (21-4-4, GAA: 2.40, Sv%: .912) Frederik Andersen (9-2-0, GAA:1.98, Sv%: .927)
Predators: Marek Mazanec (8-8-3, GAA: 2.78, Sv%: .905) Carter Hutton (7-7-2, GAA: 3.01, Sv%: .902)
Power Play: Ducks: 16.2%-22nd in NHL. Predators: 20.7%-7th in NHL.
Leading PP Scorers: Ducks: Nick Bonino-15 points. Predators: Shea Weber-15 points.
Penalty Kill: Ducks: 18th, PK%: 80.4. Predators: 14th, PK%: 81.9. Short Handed Goals: Ducks 5, Predators 2.