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The San Jose Sharks are south at Honda Center where the Ducks look to avenge their loss last time out.

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Numbers For Nerds: 5 - Number of times over the past three seasons that the first goal in an Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks matchup that the first goal has come within the first five minutes of a game.

Team Records: Anaheim: 28-8-5 (61 pts, 1st in Pacific Division). San Jose: 25-8-6 (56 pts, 2nd in Pacific Division); Head to Head this season: Sharks 2-0-0, Ducks 0-1-1

Team Leaders: Anaheim: points – Ryan Getzlaf (44); goals – Corey Perry (22); assists – Ryan Getzlaf (25); time-on-ice – Cam Fowler (24:02 / game); plus-minus – Hampus Lindholm (+20).
San Jose: points – Joe Thornton (43); goals – Patrick Marleau (17); assists – Joe Thornton (38); time-on-ice – Justin Braun (21:41 / game); plus-minus – Justin Braun (+17).

Goaltenders: Anaheim – Jonas Hiller: 17-4-4, .913 SV%, 2.39 GAA, 2 SO; Frederik Andersen: 9-2-0, .927 SV%, 1.98 GAA, 0 SO.
San Jose – Antti Niemi: 21-7-6, .914 SV%, 2.33 GAA, 2 SO; Alex Stalock: 4-1-0, .936 SV%, 2.02 GAA, 0 SO.

Power Play: Anaheim – 14.5% 26th in the NHL. (Ducks have not scored on the power play in 8 straight games (21 attempts). Last PPG came on Dec. 9th vs the New York Islanders.) San Jose – 18.5% 13th in the NHL.

Penalty Kill: Anaheim – 81.4% 16th in the NHL. San Jose – 82.4 % 11th in the NHL.