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Anaheim has lost once in four road games, Chicago has lost once in four home games. Someone will take their second this evening.

Cam Fowler and Brandon Saad battle for the puck.
Cam Fowler and Brandon Saad battle for the puck.
Jonathan Daniel


Next Game

Anaheim Ducks @ Chicago Blackhawks

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:30 PM PST
United Center

TV: Prime Ticket
Radio: AM830

Your Enemy: Second City Hockey

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Numbers for Nerds:

Both Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry made their NHL debuts in Chicago on opening night of the 2005-06 season. Perry picked up his first NHL point assisting on Teemu Selanne's power play goal in the first period, which was also the Mighty Ducks first goal of the campaign.

Team Records:

Ducks: (7-2-0) 14 points, 1st in division, 3.22 G/GP, 2.11 GA/GP

Blackhawks: (5-2-1) 11 points, 2nd in division, 2.62 G/GP, 1.75 GA/GP

Team Leaders:

Ducks:

Scoring: Getzlaf (3G-9A-12P), Perry (9G-3A-12P), Ryan Kesler (3G-4A-7P), Sami Vatanen (3G-4A-7P).

TOI/GP: Francois Beauchemin (22:02), Hampus Lindholm (21:59), Cam Fowler (20:57); Among Forwards: Getzlaf (20:06).

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 5 GP): William Karlsson (62.22%), Matt Beleskey (61.98%), Fowler (58.12%).

ducks usage 10/28/14

Possession numbers and chart via WAR-on-ice.com.

Blackhawks:

Scoring: Patrick Sharp (3G-5A-8P), Patrick Kane (3G-4A-7P), Jonathan Toews (2G-4A-6P), Brandon Saad (1G-5A-6P); Among Defensemen: Duncan Keith (2G-3A-5P).

TOI/GP: Keith (26:16), Brent Seabrook (22:44), Niklas Hjalmarsson (21:58); Among Forwards: Toews (20:48).

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 4 GP): Jeremy Morin (69.39%), Sharp (63.69%), Marian Hossa (63.16%).

blackhawks usage 10/28/14

Possession numbers and chart via WAR-on-ice.com.

Goalies:

Ducks: John Gibson (1-1-0), .875 SV%, 28.0 Shots Faced/GP

Blackhawks: Scott Darling (1-0-0), .970 SV%, 33.0 Shots Faced/GP

Power Play:

Ducks: 23.1% (11th), Perry 4 PPG

Blackhawks: 20.0% (T-14th), Sharp 3 PPG

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 78.6% (T-20th), Andrew Cogliano 1 SHG

Blackhawks: 92.0% (3rd), Toews, Hossa 1 SHG