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GameThread: Capitals at Ducks

Alexander Ovechkin is in town and thankfully your dad hasn't scheduled hernia surgery on the same day... or maybe he has. I don't know your life.

"Why is that machine beeping?"
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Washington Capitals
@ Anaheim Ducks

Tuesday March 18, 2014 @ 7PM PDT
Honda Center

Radio: AM 830 KLAA

Your Enemy: Jasper's Rink

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Numbers for Nerds: 78- Number of shots on goal Alex Ovechkin has taken this season... over second place in the league Phil Kessel. Ovechkin has taken 338 shots this season to Kessel's 260. Ducks leader Corey Perry sits sixth in the league with 232. That's 106 fewer than Ovechkin. So I guess you can say Ovie shoots a lot.

Team Records: Ducks 45-16-7 (97 pts, T-1st in Pacific Division), Capitals 32-27-10 (74 pts, 5th in Metropolitan Division), Ducks won previous meeting 3-2 back on December 23rd.

Team Leaders: Ducks- Goals: Corey Perry (36), Assists: Ryan Getzlaf (44), Points: Ryan Getzlaf (73), Corsi For %: Patrick Maroon (55.8%) , Time-on-Ice: Cam Fowler (23:54). Capitals- Goals: Alexander Ovechkin (45) , Assists: Nicklas Backstrom (53), Points: Alexander Ovechkin (68), Corsi For %: Evgeny Kuznetsov (60.0%), Time-on-Ice: John Carlson (24:33).

Goalies: Ducks: Jonas Hiller* (27-10-6, 2.38 GAA, .914 Sv%), Frederik Andersen (16-4-0, 2.22 GAA, .925 Sv%). Capitals: Jaroslav Halak* (3-2-0, 2.42 GAA, .924 Sv%), Braden Holtby (19-14-3, 2.98 GAA, .911 Sv%)

*- Indicated starter.

Power Play: Ducks: *laughs*. Capitals: 23.7%, 2nd in NHL.

Penalty Kill: Ducks: 81.9%, 17th in NHL. Capitals: 80.8%, 20th in NHL.