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Ducks @ Sharks GameThread: Triple Sevens

Anaheim shoots for the third seven-game winning streak this season in the confines of an arena that hasn't been kind to them lately.

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Anaheim Ducks
@ San Jose Sharks

Thursday, January 29, 7:00 PM PST
SAP Center, San Jose, CA

Radio: AM 830

Your Enemy: Fear The Fin

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Numbers for Nerds: Frederik Andersen has an overall save percentage of under .900 against only three teams in the NHL. His worst stat line is against the Florida Panthers (4.00 GAA, .733 save percentage), but that's more than likely attributed to a bad night as opposed to the skill level of the opponents. The other two teams are the Los Angeles Kings (2.67, .849) and, naturally, the San Jose Sharks (3.25, .873). As good as Freddie's been this season, maybe it's for the best that he takes a night off against this team. The likely starter for the home team, Antti Niemi, has earned slightly more favorable numbers in this series, with a 2.00 GAA and .940 save percentage.

Team Records

Ducks: 32-10-6, 70 points, 1st in Pacific/West/NHL
Sharks: 25-17-6, 56 points, 2nd in Pacific, 6th in West
Season Series: Sharks lead 3-0-1

Ducks Leaders:

Points: Ryan Getzlaf (15 goals-35 assists-50 points), Ryan Kesler (13-18-31), Corey Perry (19-12-31), Sami Vatanen leads defensemen (10-20-30)

TOI/GP: Francois Beauchemin (22:41), Sami Vatanen (22:07), Hampus Lindholm (22:04), Ryan Getzlaf leads forwards (20:17)

Possession (5v5 FF%, minimum 33 games played): Patrick Maroon (57.3%), Matt Beleskey (55.3%), Corey Perry (54.7%)

Anaheim FF 1-29-15

Sharks Leaders:

Points: Joe Pavelski (24-18-42), Logan Couture (18-24-42), Joe Thornton (10-27-37), Brent Burns leads defensemen (11-24-35)

TOI/GP: Brent Burns (24:00), Marc-Edouard Vlasic (22:23), Justin Braun (20:50), Joe Pavelski leads forwards (19:59)

Possession (5v5 FF%, minimum 33 games played): Joe Thornton (57.7%), Matt Nieto (56.8%), Tomas Hertl (54.8%)

San Jose FF 1-29-15


Ducks: Ilya Bryzgalov 1-2-0, .854 save percentage, 20.5 Shots Faced per Game, 0 shutouts
Sharks: Antti Niemi 19-11-5,.912 save percentage, 28.7 Shots Faced per Game, 3 shutouts

Power Play

Ducks: 17.9%, 17th in NHL, Sami Vatanen has 6 power play goals
Sharks: 21.4%, 7th in NHL, Joe Pavelski has scored 12 (!) goals on the man advantage

Penalty Kill

Ducks: 80.9%, 18th in NHL, Andrew Cogliano leads the team with 2 shorties
Sharks: 81.5%, 16th in NHL, Logan Couture also has 2 shorthanded goals