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Ducks @ Penguins GameThread: Game On!

Game one of 82. What else do you need to know?

Harry How

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Anaheim Ducks
@ Pittsburgh Penguins

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Consol Energy Center

TV: Prime Ticket
Radio: AM 830

Your Enemy: PensBurgh

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Numbers for Nerds

For the 17th time in 21 seasons the Ducks start the year on the road. Even when they were in Tokyo ('97/'98), London ('07/'08) and Helsinki ('11/'12) they were still listed as the away team. They have a franchise record of 5-15-0 all time in season openers (not good).

Team Records

(since it's the first game we'll go with last year's stats)

Ducks: 54-20-8, 116 points (1st Pacific and West)

Pens: 51-24-7, 109 points (1st Metro)

Team Leaders

Ducks: Scoring, Ryan Getzlaf 31-56-87, Corey Perry 43-39-82, Nick Bonino.... Mathieu Perreault... Andrew Cogliano 22-20-42; TOI/Game, Cam Fowler 24.39, Francois Beauchemin 23.32, Ryan Getzlaf 21.93; Fenwick For% (minimum 400 min played), Patrick Maroon 60.12%, Corey Perry 59.72%, Teemu Selanne... Mathieu Perreault... Sami Vatanen 58.31%

ducks 2014 usage

Skater stats and chart via

Pens: Scoring, Sidney Crosby 36-68-104, Evgeni Malkin 23-49-72, Chris Kunitz 33-34-67; TOI/Game, Paul Martin 25.22, Kris Letang 24.14, Sidney Crosby 22.44; Fenwick For% (minimum 400 min played), James Neal ... Evgeni Malkin 62.39%, Chris Kunitz 61.45%, Sidney Crosby 60.94%

penguins 2014 usage

Skater stats and chart via


Ducks: Jonas Hiller... Frederik Andersen, 28 GP 20-5-0, .923 Sv%; John Gibson, 3 GP 3-0-0, .954 Sv% (sustainable, right?)

Pens: Marc-Andre Fleury, 64 GP 39-18-5, .915 Sv%; Jeff Zatkoff... Tomas Greiss (with Phoenix) 25 GP 10-8-5, .920 Sv%

Power Play

Ducks: 22nd in NHL 16.0%, Leading scorer Corey Perry 8 Goals

Pens: 1st in NHL, 23.4%, Leading scorer Chris Kunitz 13 Goals

Penalty Kill

Ducks: 13th in NHL 82.2%, 10 shorthanded goals (3rd in NHL)

Pens: 5th in NHL 85.0%, 4 shorthanded goals (26th in NHL)