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The Ducks seek a club record 10th straight win as they face the Phoenix Coyotes at Honda Center.

Jeff Gross


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Phoenix Coyotes
@ Anaheim Ducks

Saturday, December 28, 2013 @ 5PM
Honda Center

TV: KDOC
Radio: AM 830 KLAA

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The Ducks are home for the holidays and are 9-0-1 in this amazing month of December. The Coyotes have had an up-and-down month while losing some key players to IR and hold a 4-3-4 record.

Numbers For Nerds: plus-5 vs. plus-72: The plus-minus rating of all of Phoenix's defensemen combined versus all of Anaheim's defensemen.

Team Records: Anaheim: 27-7-5. Phoenix: 19-10-8; Head to Head this season: 3-0-0 (with one win in a shootout)

Team Leaders: Anaheim: points – Ryan Getzlaf (44); goals – Corey Perry (22); assists – Ryan Getzlaf (25); time-on-ice – Cam Fowler (24:06 / game); plus-minus – Hampus Lindholm (plus-22).
Phoenix: points – Mike Ribeiro / Radim Vrbata (28); goals – Shane Doan (IR) / Antoine Vermette (12); assists – Mike Ribeiro / Keith Yandle (19); time-on-ice – Oliver Ekman-Larsson (25:10 / game); plus-minus – Rob Klinkhammer (plus-13).

Goaltenders: Anaheim – Jonas Hiller: 16-4-4, .913 SV%, 2.41 GAA, 2 SO; Frederik Andersen: 9-1-0, .932, 1.87 GAA, 0 SO; Viktor Fasth (IR): 2-2-1, .855 SV%, 2.95 GAA, 0 SO.
Phoenix – Mike Smith: 15-8-8, .914 SV%, 2.83 GAA, 0 SO; Thomas Greiss: 4-2-0, .926 SV%, 2.20 GAA, 0 SO.

Power Play: Anaheim – 15.0% 25th in the NHL. Phoenix – 20.3% 9th in the NHL.

Penalty Kill: Anaheim – 80.8% 21st in the NHL. Phoenix – 78.5 % 25th in the NHL.