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GameThread: Daytime Hockey

The Ducks played an afternoon game in Buffalo on Canadian Thanksgiving (lame), now they play one just after REAL Thanksgiving (awesome), let's hope this one goes as well (doubtful).

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Chicago Blackhawks
@ Anaheim Ducks

Friday, November 28, 2014 1 PM PST
Honda Center

TV: Prime Ticket, WGN, NHLNET-US
Radio: AM 830

Your Enemy: Second City Hockey and The Committed Indian

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Numbers for Nerds:

The Ducks are 5-2-0 since 2004 in Post-Thanksgiving Matinees (two lockouts), both losses were to Chicago.

Team Records:

Ducks: (14-4-5), 33 points (1st in Pacific Division and Western Conference), 2.61 G/GP, 2.30 GA/GP

Blackhawks: (13-8-1), 27 points (3rd in Central Division), 2.86 G/GP, 2.09 GA/GP

Ducks Team Leaders:

Scoring: Ryan Getzlaf (6G-13A-19P), Sami Vatanen (5G-13A-18P), Corey Perry (12G-5A-17P)

TOI/GP: Francois Beauchemin (22:43), Hampus Lindholm (22:32), Sami Vatanen (21:50); Among Forwards: Ryan Getzlaf (20:23)

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 11 GP): Matt Beleskey (57.97%), Josh Manson (57.09%), Ryan Kesler (53.96%)

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BlackhawksTeam Leaders:

Scoring: Patrick Kane (8G-13A-21P), Jonathan Toews (10G-9A-19P), Marian Hossa (3G-13A-16P); Among Defensemen; Duncan Keith (5G-19A-14P)

TOI/GP: Duncan Keith (25:30), NiKlas Hjalmarsson (21:54), Brent Seabrook (21.43); Among Forwards: Jonathan Toews (20.16)

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 11 GP): Jeremy Morin (64.47%), Marcus Kruger (60.00%), Dan Carcillo (59.84%) WTF!?

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Ducks: Frederik Andersen (10-2-4), .922 Sv%, 26.5 Shots Faced/GP

Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (10-5-1), .917 Sv%, 27.0 Shots Faced/GP

Power Play:

Ducks: 19.2% (16th in the NHL), Sami Vatanen and Corey Perry, 4 PPG each

Blackhawks: 20.6% (9th in the NHL), Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook, Patrick Sharp 3 PPG each

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 84.7% (8th in the NHL), Andrew Cogliano and Devante Smith-Pelly, 1 SHG each

Blackhawks: 90.6% (1st in the NHL), Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa 1 HG each