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The Kings' offense unloaded on Vancouver in their last game, while the Ducks have been struggling to score at all lately. Both teams have some issues to work out in the first installment of this season's Freeway Faceoff.

Harry How


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Los Angeles Kings
@ Anaheim Ducks

Wednesday, November 12, 7:30 PM PST
Honda Center

TV: NBCSN
Radio: AM 830, ducks.nhl.com

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Numbers for Nerds:

LA's "That 70s Line" has scored 54% of their goals this season. Marian Gaborik and Justin Williams have each scored just once.

Team Records:

Ducks: 10-3-3, 23 points, 2nd in Pacific, 2.50 G/GP, 1.88 GA/GP

Kings: 8-4-3, 19 points, 4th in Pacific. 2.40 G/GP, 1.93 GA/GP]

Ducks Team Leaders:

Scoring: Ryan Getzlaf (4-11=15), Corey Perry (11-4=15),,Ryan Kesler (3-8=11); Sami Vatanen leads defensemen with 4-6=10.

TOI/GP: Francois Beauchemin (22:50), Hampus Lindholm (22:46), Sami Vatanen (21:19); Ryan Getzlaf leads forwards with 20:31 of ice time.

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 9 GP): Matt Beleskey (60.25%), Ben Lovejoy (55.03%), William Karlsson (54.73%).

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

Opponent Team Leaders:

Scoring: Tyler Toffoli (7-10=17), Jeff Carter (6-8=14), Tanner Pearson (7-3=10); Alec Martinez (2-4=6) and Drew Doughty (0-6=6) lead defensemen.

TOI/GP: (Slava Voynov's numbers omitted) Drew Doughty (28:16), Jake Muzzin (23:02), Robyn Regehr (20:24); Anze Kopitar leads forwards with 19:06.

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 9 GP): Jake Muzzin (60.19%), Anze Kopitar (57.02%), Tanner Pearson (55.56%).

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

Goalies:

Ducks: Frederik Andersen (7-1-2), .943 Sv%, 28.1 Shots Faced/GP.

Opponent team name: Jonathan Quick (7-3-3), .943 Sv%,32.6 Shots Faced/GP.

Power Play:

Ducks: 20.7% (12th in NHL), Sami Vatanen leads with 4-6=10 PP points, Corey Perry also has 4 PP goals.

Kings: 12.2% (25th), Jeff Carter leads with 2 PP goals, is tied with Tyler Toffoli, Mike Richards, and Drew Doughty with 3 PP points.

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 84.9% (10th), Devante Smith-Pelly and Andrew Cogliano have one SH goal each.

Kings: 82.8% (12th), Tyle Toffoli has one SH goal.