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The Anaheim Ducks look to avenge a hearbreaking overtime loss to the Oilers and likewise re-extend their division lead back to three points with a game in hand over the San Jose Sharks.

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Edmonton Oilers
@ Anaheim Ducks

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7PM PDT
Honda Center

TV: KDOC
Radio: KTTD AM 1350

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Numbers for Nerds: 43.2 - Edmonton's Corsi-for percentage, third worst in the NHL. Combine that with their fifth-worst 32.7 shots against per game and you have a story of their abysmal defense.

Team Records: Ducks 49-18-8 (106pts, 1st in Pacific Division), Oilers 26-41-9 (61pts, 7th in Pacific Division), Head-to-Head: Ducks 2-0-1

Team Leaders: Ducks- Goals: Corey Perry (39), Assists: Ryan Getzlaf (52), Points: Ryan Getzlaf (83), Plus-minus: Corey Perry (+30), Time-on-ice: Cam Fowler (23:54 , Injured Reserve). Oilers- Goals: Taylor Hall, David Perron (26), Assists: Taylor Hall (46), Points: Taylor Hall (72), Plus-minus: Three players tied (even) , Time-on-ice: Justin Schultz (23:22)

Goalies (starters in bold): Ducks: Jonas Hiller (29-11-7, 2.41 GAA, .913 Sv%), Frederik Andersen (18-5-0, 2.28 GAA, .924 Sv%). Oilers: Ben Scrivens (7-10-0, 3.08 GAA, .916Sv%), Viktor Fasth (2-1-1, 2.76 GAA, .899 Sv%)

Power Play: Ducks: 16.9% (20th in NHL) (11.8% Last 15 gms), Oilers: 16.4% (22nd in NHL)

Penalty Kill: Ducks: 81.4% (18th in NHL) (78.3% Last 15 gms), Oilers: 82.1% (14th in NHL)

Pacific Division Magic Number: 9 (points either gained by Anaheim or lost by San Jose)