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Ducks/Sharks GameThread: Might As Well Be a Playoff Game

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There are plenty of ways the Ducks can still take the Pacific Division crown without a win tonight, but they need to play like there aren't.

Balls to the wall Hampus, balls to the wall!
Balls to the wall Hampus, balls to the wall!
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San Jose Sharks
@ Anaheim Ducks

Wednesday, April 9, 7:30PM PST
Honda Center

TV: NBC Sports Network (CSN Bay Area feed)
Radio: AM 710 KSPN AM

Your Enemy: Fear The Fin

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Numbers for Nerds: Two Points. The only number you need to know tonight (but here are some more anyway).

Team Records: Ducks 51-20-8, Sharks 49-21-9, Head-to-Head 1-2-1 (both regulation losses at San Jose)

Team Leaders: Ducks: Ryan Getzlaf (31-55-86); Corey Perry (42-38-80); Nick Bonino (20-27-47); Mathieu Perreault (18-23-41); Andrew Cogliano (21-19-40)

Sharks: Joe Pavelski (39-37-76); Joe Thornton (11-63-74); Patrick Marleau (32-35-67); Logan Couture (21-28-49); Brent Burns (22-24-46)

Goalies: Ducks: Jonas Hiller (29-13-7), 2.48 GAA ,.911 SV%; John Gibson (1-0-0) GAA 0.00, SV% 1.000 (didn't even have to look those ones up)

Sharks: Antti Niemi (38-16-7), 2.37 GAA, .931 SV%; Alex Stalock (11-5-2), 1.91 GAA, .930 SV%

Power Play: Ducks-16.5% (22nd in the league), Sharks-17.4% (19th in the league)

Penalty Kill: Ducks-81.5% (18th in the league), Sharks-84.5% (7th in the league)