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Game Thread: Ducks v. Sharks

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Numbers For Nerds:

The Ducks and Sharks have a combined 197 penalty minutes in their two games played against each other. That's a lot of penalties.

Team Records:

Ducks: (22-8-5), 49 points (1st in Pacific Division; 1st in Western Conference), 2.77 G/GP, 2.66 GA/GP.

Sharks: (19-11-4), 42 points (2nd in the Pacific Division; 5th in the Western Conference), 2.79 G/GP, 2.44 GA/GP.

Ducks Team Leaders:

Scoring: Ryan Getzlaf (12-25-37), Ryan Kesler (11-15-26), Vatanen (9-15-24), Matt Beleskey (15-3-18).

Time-on-ice/GP: Francois Beauchemin (22:43)***, Sami Vatanen (22:22), Hampus Lindholm (22:15), Cam Fowler (21:13), Ryan Getzlaf (20:25) Top Forward

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 19 GP): Matt Beleskey (56.6), Tim Jackman (53.8), Patrick Maroon (53.6), Sami Vatanen (51.6) Top Defensemen.

Ducks Usage 12-22-14

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

Sharks Team Leaders:

Scoring: Logan Couture (13-16-29), Joe Thornton (8-21-29), Joe Pavelski (15-13-28), Brent Burns (10-16-26) Top Defensemen.

Time-on-ice/GP: Brent Burns (23:33), Marc-Edouard Vlasic (22:02), Justin Braun (21:23), Joe Pavelski (19:54) Top Forward.

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 19 GP): Matt Nieto (60.0), Joe Thornton (57.0), Joe Pavelski (56.0), Brenden Dillon (55.6) Top Defensemen.

Sharks Usage 12-22-14

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

Goalies:

Ducks: Frederick Andersen (18-5-4), .913 SV%, 26.7 SA/GP; Ilya Bryzgalov (0-1-0), .789 SV%, 19 SA/GP.

Sharks: Antti Niemi (14-7-3), .917 SV%, 29.7 SA/GP; Alex Stalock (4-3-1), .926 SV%, 28.62 SA/GP.

Power Play:

Ducks: 17.1%, 19th in the NHL, Vatanen 5 PPG 13 PPP.

Sharks: 24.5%, 3rd in the NHL, Joe Pavelski 8 PPG 14 PPP.

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 80.0%, 17th in the NHL, Andrew Cogliano 2 SHG; Cogliano, Ryan Getzlaf, Devante Smith-Pelly 2 SHP.

Sharks: 83.9%, 9th in the NHL, Logan Couture, Tommy Wingels 1 SHG; Couture, Wingels, Barclay Goodrow 1 SHP.

***Players injured or not currently with the team denoted in italics with stars***