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Sharks @ Ducks - Fish Fillets On 2014's Final Day

Anaheim faces their northern California rivals for the fourth time this season, and final regular season meeting at Honda Center.

Ryan Kesler shields the puck away from Patrick Marleau.
Ryan Kesler shields the puck away from Patrick Marleau.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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San Jose Sharks
@ Anaheim Ducks

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 5:00 PM PT
Honda Center

TV: Fox Sports West
Radio: AM 830

Your Enemy: Fear The Fin

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Numbers for Nerds:

15 of the 25 players on the players currently on the Ducks roster were born in the eighties. 1984 and '85 were the most popular birth years, with Ryan Kesler, Nate Thompson and Ben Lovejoy born in '84 and Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, and Clayton Stoner were born in '85. Only Hampus Lindholm won't legally be able to have champagne when the clock hits midnight tonight, he doesn't turn 21 until January 20.

Team Records:

Ducks: (24-8-5), 54 points (1st in Pacific Division, 1th in Western Conference), 2.71 G/GP, 2.55 GA/GP

Sharks: (19-13-5), 43 points (4th in Pacific Division, 8th in Western Conference), 2.68 G/GP, 2.49 GA/GP

Ducks Team Leaders:

Scoring: Getzlaf (12-30-42), Kesler (12-15-27), Sami Vatanen (9-15-24), Perry (14-8-22)***, Matt Beleskey (15-4-19)

TOI/GP: Francois Beauchemin (22:41), Vatanen (22:25), Lindholm (22:10), Cam Fowler (21:14), Getzlaf (20:31) Top Forward

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 19 GP): Beleskey (55.7), Patrick Maroon (54.8), Tim Jackman (53.8), Emerson Etem (53.6), Vatanen (52.0) Top Defenseman

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Sharks Team Leaders:

Scoring: Joe Thornton (9-23-32), Joe Pavelski (17-13-30), Logan Couture (13-16-29), Brent Burns (10-17-27), Patrick Marleau (7-20-27)

TOI/GP: Burns (23:37), Marc-Edouard Vlasic (22:05), Justin Braun (21:21), Pavelski (20:02) Top Forward

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 19 GP): Matt Nieto (59.2), Thornton (57.6), Pavelski (56.3), Tomas Hertl (55.6), Vlasic (52.5)

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Ducks: Frederik Andersen (20-5-5) .916 SV%, 27.3 SA/G

Sharks: Antti Niemi (14-8-4) .916 SV%, 29.4 SA/G

Power Play:

Ducks: 16.0% 23th, Vatanen 5 PPG 13 PPP

Sharks: 23.6% 4th, Pavelski 9 PPG 15 PPP

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 79.8% 20th, Andrew Cogliano 2 SHG; Cogliano, Getzlaf, Devante Smith-Pelly 2 SHP

Sharks: 83.0% 11th, Couture, Tommy Wingels SHG; Couture, Wingels, Barclay Goodrow SHP

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