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Game Thread: Ducks v. Blues

The Ducks aim for their first win of 2015 in the series finale against the St. Louis Blues.

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

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St. Louis Blues
@ Anaheim Ducks

Friday, January 2, 20157:00 PM PT
Honda Center

TV: Prime Ticket
Radio: AM 830

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Numbers for Nerds:

Last year on January 2, the St. Louis Blues had 59 points and were second in the Central Division behind only the Blackhawks, and the Ducks had 63 points and were first in the Pacific Division.

Team Records:

Ducks: (24-9-6), 54 points (1st in the Pacific Division; 1st in the Western Conference), 2.64 G/GP, 2.56 GA/GP.

Blues: (22-12-3), 47 points (3rd in the Central Division; 4th in the Western Conference), 2.84G/GP, 2.46 GA/GP.

Ducks Team Leaders:

Scoring: Ryan Getzlaf (12-30-42), Ryan Kesler (12-15-27), Sami Vatanen (9-15-24), Matt Beleskey (15-4-19).

Time-on-ice/GP: Francios Beauchemin (22:39), Sami Vatanen (22:19), Hampus Lindholm (22:06), Ryan Getzlaf (20:29) Top Forward.

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 20 GP): Matt Beleskey (54.8), Jakob Silfverberg (53.7), Emerson Etem (53.0), Hampus Lindholm (52.4) Top Defenseman.

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Blues Team Leaders:

Scoring: Vladimir Tarasenko (22-27-39), Kevin Shattenkirk (5-24-29), Jaden Schwartz (11-16-27).

Time-on-ice/GP: Alex Pietrangelo (25:35), Jay Bouwmeester (23:11), Kevin Shattenkirk (23:04), Alexander Steen (20:34) Top Forward.

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 20 GP), Patrik Burglund (55.4), Kevin Shattenkirk (54.9) Top Defenseman, Vladimir Tarasenko (53.9).

Blues Usage 1-1-15

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Ducks: Frederik Andersen (20-6-5), .916 SV%, 26.53 SA/GP; Ilya Bryzgalov (0-1-0), .789 SV%, 19 SA/GP.

Blues: Martin Brodeur (3-2-0), .904 SV%, 22.66 SA/GP; Brian Elliott (8-5-1), .931 SV%, 27.13 SA/GP; Jake Allen (11-5-2), .899 SV%, 25.57 SA/GP.

Power Play:

Ducks: 15.6%, 23rd in the NHL, Vatanen 5 PPG 13 PPP.

Blues: 23.8%, 2nd in the NHL, Backes 6 PPG 9 PPP, Shattenkirk 4 PPG 19 PPP.

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 80.3%, 17th in the NHL, Andrew Cogliano 2 SHG, Devante Smith-Pelly, Ryan Getzlaf 2 SHP.

Blues: 78.4%, 24th in the NHL, Jori Lehtera 1 SHG, Jaden Schwartz, Barret Jackman 1 SHP.