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That headline doesn't really have much to do with the content of this post, but it wouldn't be a Wild/Ducks game without mentioning the Koviu brothers, would it?

Jeff Gross


Next Game

Minnesota Wild
@ Anaheim Ducks

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, 7:30pm PST
Honda Center

TV: FS-W
Radio: AM 830

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Numbers for Nerds: Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf account for 34.6% of the Ducks total goals scored this season (36/104). Only four teams have a higher percentage of their total goals for coming from two players. Minnesota is the highest with 37.8% of their goals (28/74) coming from Zach Parise and Jason Pominville. (per Hockey-Reference.com stats prior to Tuesday's competition. PS. it was blind luck that Minnesota happened to be on top of that list, bonus fries for me!)

Team Records: Ducks 21-7-5 (47 pts, first in the Pacific), Wild 18-9-5 (41 pts, third in the Central), The Ducks won the only meeting between these two teams so far this year 4-3 in OT. Remember Mathieu Perreault's OT Game winner?

Team Leaders: Ducks points leaders – Ryan Getzlaf, 16g + 21a = 37p; Corey Perry, 20g + 15a = 35p; Dustin Penner, 9g + 14a = 23p. Wild points leaders – Zach Parise, 14g + 12a = 26p; Mikko Koivu, 7g + 17a = 24p; Jason Pominville, 14g + 7a = 21p

FenClose Leaders (+150 mins): Ducks leaders – Corey Perry (53.4%), Dustin Penner (53.1%), Andrew Cogliano (53.0%). Wild leaders – Zach Parise (57.8%), Mikko Koivu (56.4%), Nino Niederriter (56.1%)

Goalies: Ducks – Jonas Hiller: 11-4-4, 2.57 GAA, .913 SV% OR Frederik Andersen: 8-1-0, 1.74 GAA, .938 SV%. Wild – Josh Harding: 16-4-3, 1.50 GAA, .938 SV% OR Niklas Backstrom: 2-4-2, 2.91 GAA, .897 SV%.

Power Play: Ducks – 18th, 17.3 PP%, Wild – 8th, 20.4 PP%.

Penalty Kill: Ducks – 20th, 81.1 PK%, Wild – 25th, 78.8 PK%.