Mighty Fun Fact: On Sunday Hampus Lindholm became the first player in Ducks History born after the inaugural game to play in the regular season.
Numbers for Nerds
Team Records: Ducks 2-1-0, Rangers 1-2-0, Ducks 2011-12 Record vs NYR 1-0-1 (both in shootouts, including the NHL Premier Game in Stockholm, seems like a loooooong time ago)
Team Leaders: Ducks – Jakob Silfverberg & Mathieu Perreault tie for the team lead with 2 goals and 3 points; Surprisingly Saku Koivu is the worst center on the team in faceoff percentage with only 45.4%, Perreault is the best at 56.9%, even though that only means a few extra seconds of possession.
Rangers – Brad Richards, Derek Stepan and Rick Nash all have 3 points (Richards' are all goals, Stepan and Nash are goalless). Dan Girardi lead's the Rangers with 22:12 TOI/G. Nobody on the team is above even plus-minus.
Goalies: Ducks – Looks like Jonas Hiller is getting the start and that might be based solely off of the numbers 1-0-0, 2.77 GAA, .909 Sv% (Viktor Fasth 1-1-0, 4.00 GAA, .826 Sv%)
Rangers – Henrik Lundqvist: 1-2-0, 3.62 GAA, .897 Sv%, Martin Biron is the back up, but who are we kidding? he's not going to play unless something goes very badly (0-0-0, 9.68 GAA, .762 Sv% after playing only 30 minutes versus San Jose)
Power Play: Ducks – 11.1 PP% (25th), Nick Bonino has the only PP goal.
Rangers – 20.0 PP% (15th), Richards and Mark Staal have the Rangers' 2 PPGs
Penalty Kill: Ducks – 54.6 PK% (29th and on the rise!)
Rangers – 62.5 PK% (25th) and Ryan McDonagh had that CRAZY shorthanded goal against Jonathan Quick. Let's relive that one more time, shall we?