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Minnesota has been playing well of late, and have only dropped 3 of 11 decision at home all season.

Corey Perry shoots on Niklas Backstrom last season at the Xcel Energy Center.
Corey Perry shoots on Niklas Backstrom last season at the Xcel Energy Center.
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Next Game

Anaheim Ducks
@ Minnesota Wild

Firday, December 5, 2014 5:00 PM PT
Xcel Energy Center

TV: Prime Ticket
Radio: AM 830

Your Enemy: Hockey Wilderness

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Numbers for Nerds:

Goalie Frederik Andersen's 27-save performance in the 2-1 win over Minnesota on October 17th was his first ever appearance against the Wild franchise.

Team Records:

Ducks: (16-6-5), 37 points (T-1st in Pacific Division, T-1th in Western Conference), 2.67 G/GP, 2.56 GA/GP

Wild: (14-9-1), 29 points (5th in Central Division, 10th in Western Conference), 2.75 G/GP, 2.29 GA/GP

Ducks Team Leaders:

Scoring: Ryan Getzlaf (8-17-25), Corey Perry (14-8-22), Sami Vatanen (7-14-21)

TOI/GP: Hampus Lindholm (22:41), Vatanen (22:14), Cam Fowler (21:11), Getzlaf (20:39) Top FWD

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 14 GP): Matt Beleskey (57.56), Josh Manson (56.07) Lindholm (52.27)

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

Wild Team Leaders:

Scoring: Zach Parise (9-10-19), Jason Pominville (5-11-16), Nino Niederreiter (11-3-14), Thomas Vanek (2-12-14), Ryan Suter (1-12-13) Top Defenseman.

TOI/GP: Suter (29:19), Jared Spurgeon (24:48), Jonas Brodin (23:50), Parise (19:13) Top FWD

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 12 GP): Brodin (61.94), Parise (59.62), Pominville (58.91)

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

Goalies:

Ducks: Andersen (12-4-4) .915 SV%, 28.5 SA/G

Wild: Darcy Kuemper (11-7-0) .912 SV%, 26.0 SA/G

Power Play:

Ducks: 17.0% 21st, Perry 4 PPG, Vatanen 4 PPG 12 PPP

Wild: 9.0% 29th, Niederreiter 4 PPG 4 PPP

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 83.9% 10th, Andrew Cogliano 1 SHG, Devante Smith-Pelly 1 SHG 2 SHP

Wild: 88.9% 2nd, Niederreiter 1 SHG, Jason Zucker 1 SHG, Ryan Carter 1 SHG