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Game Thread: Ducks at Stars (10/27/15)

After taking both games in Texas last season, the Ducks look to build and earn first road win.

Corey Perry scores last season at American Airlines Center.
Corey Perry scores last season at American Airlines Center.
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Stat Pack

1-5-2, 4 Pts Record 6-2-0, 12 Pts
T-6th Pacific, T-13th West, T-25th NHL Standings T-2nd Central, T-2nd West, T-5th NHL
0.8 GF/GP 3.4
2.5 GA/GP 2.6
4.5% Power Play 29.6%
91.7% Penalty Kill 90.9%
Six with 1G Goals Jamie Benn 8G** Leads League
Ten with 1A Assists Tyler Seguin 8A
2PT: Mike Santorelli (1G 1A), Hampus Lindholm (1G 1A), Rickard Rakell (1G 1A) Points Benn (8G 4A), Seguin (4G 8A) 12PT** Leads League
Jiri Sekac PPG, Ryan Kesler PPA, Rakell PPA PP Points Benn 4PPP (4PPG**) Leads League
N/A SH Points N/A
Lindholm 23:54, Ryan Getzlaf 19:11 TOI/GP (D&F) Alex Goligoski 23:39, Seguin 20:25
Chris Stewart 57.9, Lindholm 57.1 SAT% 5on5 (F&D) Valeri Nichushkin 58.5, Goligoski 54.6
Frederik Andersen GOALIES Antti Niemi
0-3-2 Record 3-1-0
.940 Save % .928
.940 Adj. SV% .932
28.7 SA/GP 33.0

Projected Lines

Expected lines for Anaheim via Eric Stephens, Orange County Register, expected lines for Dallas via Mark Stepneski, Stars Inside Edge.


Carl Hagelin - ***Ryan Getzlaf*** - Corey Perry

Jiri Sekac - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg

Andrew Cogliano - Rickard Rakell - Mike Santorelli

Chris Wagner - Shawn Horcoff - Tim Jackman/Chris Stewart

Hampus Lindholm - Kevin Bieksa

Cam Fowler - Korbinian Holzer

Clayton Stoner - Sami Vatanen

Frederik Andersen / Anton Khudobin



Jamie Benn - Tyler Seguin - Patrick Sharp

Mattias Janmark - Jason Spezza - Valeri Nichushkin

Antoine Roussel - Cody Eakin - Ales Hemsky

Vernon Fiddler - Radek Faksa - Colton Sceviour

Alex Goligoski - John Klingberg

Johnny Oduya - Jordie Benn

Jyrki Jokipakka - Jamie Oleksiak

Antti Niemi / Kari Lehtonen

Numbers For Nerds

Last season Anaheim went 8-3-1 last season on the second leg of back-to-backs, including 6-1-1 on the road.

For his career Andersen is 3-3-0 with a .881 save percentage and 3.40 goals against average when starting the second game of a back-to-back after starting the first. All six of those games occurred last season, with one win coming in overtime and one in the shootout; he was pulled twice in losses.

The Ducks have never taken full points from a season series against the Stars. Anaheim has won every away game in Dallas just twice in franchise history; last year, and the 2001-02 season. The Ducks have never won more than two consecutive games in the Lone Star State, accomplishing that feat three times.