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Ducks/Preds GameThread: Blind Faith, No False Hope

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All the numbers you need before the Ducks' first meeting of the season with the Smashville Predators.

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Nashville Predators
@ Anaheim Ducks

Sunday, January 4, 2015 5:00 PM PT
Honda Center

TV: Prime Ticket
Radio: AM 830

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Numbers for Nerds:

Pekka Rinne's .929 save percentage through 33 games is 0.1% below his career high, set in 2011 when he was runner up for the Vezina, fourth in Hart trophy voting and something I don't really remember happened in the first round of the playoffs.

Team Records:

Ducks: (25-9-6), 56 points (1st in the Pacific Division; 1st in the Western Conference), 2.68 G/GP, 2.58 GA/GP.

Preds: (25-9-3), 53 points (1st in the Central Division; 2nd in the Western Conference), 2.95 G/GP, 2.22 GA/GP.

Ducks Team Leaders:

Scoring: Ryan Getzlaf (13-30-43), Ryan Kesler (12-17-29), Sami Vatanen (9-17-26).

Time-on-ice/GP: Francois Beauchemin (22:47), Sami Vatanen (22:12), Hampus Lindholm (22:08); Among Forwards: Ryan Getzlaf (20:13)

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 20 GP): Patrick Maroon (55.4%), Matt Beleskey (55.2), Tim Jackman (53.9)

ducks usage 1-3-15

Possession numbers and chart via WAR-on-ice.com.

Preds Team Leaders:

Scoring: Filip Forsberg (14-22-36), Mike Ribeiro (9-23-32), Shea Weber (8-18-26).

Time-on-ice/GP: Shea Weber (26:30), Roman Josi (26:21), Ryan Ellis (19:41); Among Forwards: Mike Ribeiro (19:07)

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 20 GP), Colin Wilson (60.6), Seth Jones (56.7), Ryan Elis (56.4)

Preds usage 1-3-15

Possession numbers and chart via WAR-on-ice.com.

Goalies:

Ducks: Frederik Andersen (21-6-5), .917 SV%, 27.0 SA/GP; Ilya Bryzgalov (0-1-0), .789 SV%, 19 SA/GP.

Preds: Pekka Rinne (25-6-2) .929 Sv%, 28.8 SA/GP; Cater Hutton (0-3-1) .895 Sv%, 26.3 SA/GP

Power Play:

Ducks: 15.8%, 23rd in the NHL, Vatanen 5 PPG

Preds: 13.9%, 28th in the NHL, Filip Forsberg and Mike Fisher 3 PPG

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 80.3%, 18th in the NHL, Andrew Cogliano 2 SHG, Devante Smith-Pelly

Preds: 81.0%, 15th in the NHL, Shea Weber 1 SHG