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Ducks @ Avs GameThread: Where The Road (Trip) Ends

The Ducks hope to conclude their tough road trip on a high note in a high-altitude building.

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Anaheim Ducks
@ Colorado Avalanche

Sunday, November 2, 5:00 PM PST
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

TV: Prime, Altitude
Radio: AM830,

Your Enemy: Mile High Hockey

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Numbers for Nerds: Should this game go into overtime, one team will likely be a lot more concerned about their fortune than the other. The Ducks are a perfect 2-0 in extra sessions so far this year (Philadelphia in a shootout and Dallas in overtime). Colorado, on the other hand, has seen FIVE of their 12 games go past regulation, and they are winless in all of them (Toronto, Florida, Winnipeg, San Jose, St. Louis). The last time these two teams treated fans to some free hockey was on April 13th in Anaheim, when the Ducks took a 3-2 decision in overtime before the memorable Selanne/Jiggy victory lap.

Team Records

Ducks: 9-3-0, 18 points, 1st in Pacific, 2.67 GF/GP, 1.83 GA/GP
Avalanche: 3-4-5, 11 points, 7th in Central, 2.42 GF/GP, 2.75 GA/GP

Ducks Team Leaders

Leading scorers: Corey Perry (10 goals, 4 assists, 14 points), Ryan Getzlaf (3-9-12), Ryan Kesler (3-5-8); Sami Vatanen leads defensemen with 3-4-7
Time on ice: Francois Beauchemin (22:43 per game), Hampus Lindholm (22:25), Cam Fowler (20:43); Ryan Getzlaf leads forwards with 20:22 of ice time
Possession (5v5 FF%, minimum 7 games played): William Karlsson (61.70%), Matt Beleskey (57.59%), Ben Lovejoy (55.03%)

Ducks Fenwick 11-1-14

Avalanche Team Leaders

Leading scorers: Matt Duchene (3-6-9), Jarome Iginla (2-6-8), Erik Johnson (2-6-8)
Time on ice:
Erik Johnson (22:04), Nick Holden (21:23), Tyson Barrie (20:47); Matt Duchene leads forwards with 19:06 of ice time
Possession (5v5 FF% minimum 7 games played): Ryan O'Reilly (46.43%), Gabriel Landeskog (47.24%), John Mitchell (44.64%)

Colorado Fenwick 11-1-14


Ducks: John Gibson (2-2-0, .927 save percentage)
Avalanche: Semyon Varlamov (2-2-4, .934 save percentage)

Power Play

Ducks: 18.8% (17th in the NHL), Corey Perry leads team with 4 PP goals
Avalanche: 15% (21st), Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan Mackinnon each have 2 man-up goals

Penalty Kill

Ducks: 85% (9th in the NHL), Devante Smith-Pelly and Andrew Cogliano: 1 shorty each
Avalanche: 91.1% (2nd), both Alex Tanguay and John Mitchell also have 1 shorthanded tally