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Frederik Andersen and the Ducks look to extend their winning streak to four at the expense of an undefeated Minnesota team.

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Next Game

Minnesota Wild
@ Anaheim Ducks

Friday, October 17, 7:00 PM PST
Honda Center

TV: Prime, Fox Sports North
Radio: AM 830

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Numbers for Nerds:

This will be the 60th matchup between the two teams, with the Ducks holding a 32-25-2 (third number counting ties) edge in the series, including a 20-11-0 mark at Honda Center. As history suggests, games played between these franchises are almost always nail biters, with Anaheim outscoring Minnesota by the slimmest of goals-per-game margins: 2.4 to 2.3.

Team Records

Ducks: 3-1-0, 6 points, 2nd in Pacific (3.00 GA/G, 3.75 GF/G)
Wild: 2-0-0, 4 points, 4th in Central (0.00 GA/G, 4.00 GF/G)

Team Leaders

Ducks:

Scoring: Ryan Getzlaf (2 goals-4 assists-6 points), Corey Perry (4-2-6), Ryan Kesler (2-3-5); Among Defensemen Sami Vatanen (0-3-3)

TOI/Game: Hampus Lindholm 23:07, Francois Beauchemin 21:53, Cam Fowler 20:20; Among Forwards Ryan Getzlaf 19:38

Possession (5v5 FF%): William Karlsson 64.86%, Corey Perry 62.86%, Cam Fowler 62.37%

ducks usage 10-16-14

Chart and possession numbers courtesy War-on-ice.com

Wild:

Scoring: Zach Parise (2-2-4), Ryan Suter (1-2-3), Jason Pominville/Jared Spurgeon/Charlie Coyle (1-1-2)

TOI: Ryan Suter 26:55, Jared Spurgeon 23:00, Jonas Brodin 22:25; Among Forwards Zach Parise 17:48

Possession (5v5 FF%): Jason Pomminville 85.71%, Mikel Granlund 82.05%, Kyle Brodziak 81.25% (Remember, all versus Colorado)

wild usage 10-16-14

Chart and possession numbers courtesy War-on-ice.com

Goalies

Ducks: Frederik Andersen 3-0-0, .928 save percentage, 27.67 shots against/game
Wild: Darcy Kuemper 2-0-0, 1.000 save percentage 23.00 shots against/game

Power Play

Ducks: 23.5%, 12th in NHL, Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 3 PP tallies
Wild: 0.0%, 25th in NHL, nobody/everybody tied for team lead

Penalty Kill

Ducks: 76.9%, 22nd in NHL, no shorthanded goals... yet
Wild: 100%, 1st in NHL, also no shorties