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The Ducks look to extend their winning streak to five straight in what's arguably their toughest match-up since opening night.

Jeff Gross


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St. Louis Blues
@ Anaheim Ducks

Sunday, October 19, 5:00 PM PST
Honda Center

TV: Prime, Fox Sports Midwest
Radio: AM 830

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Numbers for Nerds:

The Blues are in the second half of a back-to-back, after having crushed the Coyotes 6-1 last night in Arizona. Last year the Blues had a record of 5-5-1 in the second half of back-to-backs.

Team Records

Ducks: 4-1-0, 8 points, 3rd in Pacific (2.60 GA/G, 3.40 GF/G)
Blues: 2-1-1, 5 points, 4th in Central (1.25 GA/G, 3.00 GF/G)

Team Leaders

Ducks:

Scoring: Corey Perry (5 goals -2 assists -7 points), Ryan Getzlaf (2-4-6), Ryan Kesler (2-3-5); Among Defensemen Sami Vatanen (0-3-3)

TOI/Game: Hampus Lindholm 22:43, Francois Beauchemin 21:26, Cam Fowler 20:19; Among Forwards Ryan Kesler 20:06

Possession (5v5 FF% minimum 4 GP): William Karlsson 64.00%, Corey Perry 60.87%, Cam Fowler 60.36%

ducks usage 10-19-14

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

Blues:

Scoring: Jaden Schwartz (4-3-7), Vladimir Tarasenko (1-4-5), Kevin Shattenkirk (0-5-5)

TOI/Game: Alex Pietrangelo 25:49, Jay Bouwmeester 23:42, Kevin Shattenkirk (22:11); Among Forwards: Alexander Steen 19:24

Possession (5v5 FF% minimum 4 games): David Backes 65.52%, Alex Steen 64.04%, T.J. Oshi 62.96%

blues usage 10-19-14

possession data and chart courtesy War-on-ice.com

Goalies

Ducks: Frederik Andersen 4-0-0, .937 save percentage, 27.75 shots against/game
Blues: Brian Elliott 1-1-1, .940 save percentage, 22.33 shots against/game

Power Play

Ducks: 19.0%, 14th in NHL, Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 3 PP tallies
Blues: 33.3%, 2nd in NHL, Jaden Schwartz and David Backes lead with 2 PPG each

Penalty Kill

Ducks: 81.2%, 18th in NHL, Andrew Cogliano, 1 SHG
Blues: 88.2%, 9th in NHL, no shorties