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An in-depth look at the statistical breakdown of both the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs, allowing a deeper analytical comparison before Tuesday's matchup in Toronto.

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Next Game:

Anaheim Ducks
@ Toronto Maple Leafs

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 4:30pm PST
Air Canada Centre

TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Radio: KLAA AM 830

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Numbers for Nerds:

The Anaheim Ducks have won seven games in a row, it is the fifth time they've had that sort of streak since the beginning of the 2013-2014 season. The Ducks are currently averaging at least one point in 73.4% of games played, and are on track to tally 120 points this season. If they succeed in hitting that 120 point milestone, they'll be just the third team to do it since 2005.

Team Records:

Ducks: (21-6-5), 47 points, ranked 1st in Pacific, ranked 1st in NHL, 2.97 G/GP, 2.59 GA/GP

Maple Leafs: (18-9-3), 39 points, ranked 4th in Atlantic, 10th in NHL, 3.43 G/GP, 2.83 GA/GP

Ducks Team Leaders:

Scoring: Ryan Getzlaf (10+23=33), Ryan Kesler (10+14=24), Sami Vatanen (8+15=23)

TOI/GP: Francois Beauchemin (22:43), Hampus Lindholm (22:33), Sami Vatanen (22:16); Among Forwards: Ryan Getzlaf (20:32), Ryan Kesler (19:48)

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 23 GP): Matt Beleskey (55.6%), Tim Jackman (54.2%), Patrick Maroon (51.9%)

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

Maple Leafs Team Leaders:

Scoring: Phil Kessel (15+16=31), James van Riemsdyk (13+13=26), Tyler Bozak (11+14=25); Among Defensemen: Cody Franson (5+14=19), Dion Phaneuf (1+15=16).

TOI/GP: Dion Phaneuf (23:34), Roman Polak (21:06), Cody Franson (20:58); Among Forwards: James van Riemsdyk (19:18), Tyler Bozak (18:45).

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 23 GP): Nazem Kadri (50.3%), Cody Franson (50.2%), Morgan Rielly (49.9%)

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

Goalies:

Ducks: Frederik Andersen (17-4-4), .915 Sv%, 27.1 Shots Faced/GP

Maple Leafs: Jonathan Bernier (12-6-3), .920 Sv%, 29.7 Shots Faced/GP or James Reimer (6-3-0), .909 Sv%, 32 Shots Faced/GP

Power Play:

Ducks: 18.4%, ranked 16th in NHL, top PPG scorer: Sami Vatanen (5 PPG)

Maple Leafs: 20.7%, ranked 11th in NHL, top PPG scorer: Tyler Bozak (6 PPG)

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 81.3%, ranked 15th in NHL, top SHG scorer: Andrew Cogliano (2 SHG)

Maple Leafs: 83.6%, ranked 10th in NHL, top SHG scorer: Tyler Bozak (2 SHG)

Poll

Who will score the first goal for Anaheim?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Ryan Getzlaf
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Rene Bourque
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Devante Smith-Pelly
    (0 votes)
  • 15%
    Ryan Kesler
    (3 votes)
  • 5%
    Matt Beleskey
    (1 vote)
  • 5%
    Kyle Palmieri
    (1 vote)
  • 5%
    Andrew Cogliano
    (1 vote)
  • 21%
    Jakob Silfverberg
    (4 votes)
  • 31%
    Sami Vatanen
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Hampus Lindholm
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Cam Fowler
    (0 votes)
  • 10%
    Player Not Listed
    (2 votes)
19 votes total Vote Now