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Ducks @ Coyotes Gamethread

Ducks come back from the holidays to chug along for more points.

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Anaheim Ducks
@ Arizona Coyotes

Saturday, December 27, 2014 @ 5:00PM PST
Gila River Arena

TV: Prime
Radio: AM830 KLAA

Your Enemy: Five for Howling

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Numbers for Nerds:

On this day, December 27th in 1971, the Coyotes were founded as the original Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association. The Jets moved to Phoenix in 1996 and renamed the Phoenix Coyotes. The rest is history.

Team Records:

Ducks: (23-8-5), 51 total points, 1st in the Pacific division, 2.78 G/GP, 2.64 GA/GP

Coyotes: (12-18-4), 28 total points, 6th in the Pacific division, 2.29 G/GP, 3.24 GA/GP

Ducks Team Leaders:

Points: Ryan Getzlaf (12G-27A-39P), Ryan Kesler (12G-15A-27P), Sami Vatanen (9G-15A-25P)

TOI/GP: Francois Beauchmen (22:43), Sami Vatanen (22:27), Hampus Lindholm (22:09); Among forwards, Ryan Getzlaf (20:33)

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 28 GP): Matt Beleskey (55.4%), Tim Jackman (53.8%), Patrick Maroon (53.7%)

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Coyotes Team Leaders:

Scoring: Keith Yandle (4G-19A-23P), Antoine Vermette (8G-14A-22P), Mikkel Boedker (9G-11A-20P)

TOI/GP: Oliver Ekman-Larsson (25:52), Keith Yandle (24:35), Zybnek Michalek (21:23); Among forwards, Antoine Vermette (19:26)

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 21 GP): Rob Klinkhammer (54.2%), Kyle Chipchura (53.6%), Martin Erat (53.2%)

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Ducks: Frederik Andersen (19-5-4), .914 Sv%, 26.89 Shots Faced/GP; Ilya Bryzgalov (0-1-0), .789 Sv%, 26.89 Shots Faced/GP

Coyotes: Devan Dubnyk (7-3-2), .920 Sv%, 29.13 Shots Faced/GP; Mike Smith (5-15-2), .884 Sv%, 27.82 Shots Faced/GP

Power Play:

Ducks: 16.7% (20th in league), Sami Vatanen (5 PPG)

Coyotes: 19.6% ( 12th in league), Antoine Vermette and Oliver Ekman-Larsson (5 PPG each)

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 79.5% (20th in league), Andrew Cogliano (2 SHG)

Coyotes: 75.2% (29th in league) Tobias Rieder (2 SHG)