This is pretty evident from the stat line, but thus far in the young season, the Dallas Stars are very top-heavy. If theAnaheim Ducks shut down Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, they stand a much better chance of winning.
Numbers for Nerds
Team Records: Ducks 6-1-0, Stars 3-4-0, Ducks 2013 Record vs Dallas 3-2-0
Team Leaders: For your Anaheim Ducks: Mathieu Perreault – 2g + 5a = 7p; Jakob Silfverberg – 4g + 2a = 6p; Corey Perry – 3g + 3a = 6p. For the Dallas Stars: Tyler Seguin – 4g + 6a = 10p; Jamie Benn – 1g + 7a = 8p; Alex Chiasson– 3g + 3a = 6p.
For your consideration, the teams’ FenClose leaders (minimum five games played). This number is an approximation for puck possession when said player is on the ice in specific close score situations (ie, when the game matters). Ducks: Dustin Penner (70.0%), Ben Lovejoy (66.3%), Ryan Getzlaf (62.5%). Stars: Antoine Roussel(63.3%), Ryan Garbutt (60.0%), Trevor Daley (56.7%).
Goalies: Ducks: Jonas Hiller – 4-0-0, 1.45 GAA, .954 SV%. Stars: Dan Ellis – 1-3-0, 3.60 GAA, .895 SV% OR Jack Campbell – no NHL games played.
Power Play: Ducks: 30th in the NHL, 3.7 PP%, Nick Bonino is the lone PP scorer. Stars: 18th in the NHL, 16.0 PP%, Tyler Seguin has 1g + 2a = 3p on the PP.
Penalty Kill: Ducks: 22nd in the NHL, 79.2 PK%, no shorties. Stars: 17th in the NHL, 81.5 PK%, Brenden Dillon has one shortie.