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Ducks @ Oilers Gamethread: Deja Vu

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The Ducks face the same team they played a couple days ago hoping for the same result.

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Anaheim Ducks
@ Edmonton Oilers

Friday, December 12, 6:30 PM PST
Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB

TV: Prime, SNW
Radio: AM 830

Your Enemy: The Copper & Blue

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Numbers for Nerds: One of the biggest problems the Oilers have had lately is their inability to keep the puck out of their own net. They surrendered an average of 32.9 shots per game last season, fifth worst in the league. Starting goaltender Ben Scrivens was a case similar to Ryan Miller at the end of his time in Buffalo; a good goalie behind a bad team. Despite a solid .916 save percentage, he still finished with a 3.01 goals against average.
Interestingly enough, it seems like the tables have turned in Edmonton this year. The Oilers are currently in the dead center of the league (right behind Anaheim, as a matter of fact), allowing 29.5 shots a night. However, Scrivens and Viktor Fasth seem to be slacking at their job, as the duo has earned .886 and .896 save percentages, respectively. Obviously, the issues in Edmonton are a lot more plentiful than this, but the lack of a solid defensive unit is arguably one of the most damning things to a team in today's NHL.

Team Records

Ducks: 19-6-5, 43 points, 1st in Pacific, West and NHL 2.77 G/GP, 2.57 GA/GP
Oilers: 7-17-5, 19 points, 7th in Pacific; 2.17 G/GP, 3.34 GA/GP

Ducks Leaders

Ryan GetzlafRyan KeslerCorey PerrySami Vatanen

leads defensemen (7-14-21)

Hampus LindholmFrancois Beauchemin

* (22:43), Sami Vatanen (22:15), Ryan Getzlaf leads forwards (20:35)

Matt BeleskeyJosh MansonTim Jackman
Anaheim FF 12-11-14

Possession stats and chart via war-on-ice.com

Oilers Leaders

Jordan EberleRyan Nugent-HopkinsTaylor HallJustin Schultz

leads defensemen (2-9-11)

Andrew Ference

(20:37)

Teddy PurcellLeon Draisaitl
Edmonton FF 12-11-14

Possession stats and chart via war-on-ice.com

Goalies

Frederik Andersen

(15-4-4, .913 save percentage)
Oilers: Ben Scrivens (5-10-3, .886 save percentage) or Viktor Fasth (2-7-2, .896 save percentage)

Power Play

Ducks: 17.6%, 19th in NHL, Corey Perry, Matt Beleskey, and Sami Vatanen all have 4 PP goals
Oilers: 12.6%, 27th in NHL, Teddy Purcell, Jordan Eberle, and Taylor Hall with 2 power play tallies each

Penalty Kill

Andrew CoglianoDevante Smith-Pelly

with 1 shorty each

Boyd GordonJesse Joensuu

(?) each have 1 shorthanded goal