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Game Thread: Ducks at Blues (10/29/15)

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Anaheim closes road trip against a St. Louis side they've beaten three of the last five times in the Midwest and taken points in four.

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Stat Pack

ANAHEIM DUCKS versus ST. LOUIS BLUES
1-6-2, 4 Pts Record 6-2-1, 13 Pts
7th Pacific, 14th West, T-28th NHL Standings T-3rd Central, T-3rd West, T-5th NHL
1.0 GF/GP 2.8
2.7 GA/GP 2.2
7.7% Power Play 12.5%
89.3% Penalty Kill 81.8%
TEAM STAT LEADERS
Mike Santorelli 2G Goals Vladimir Tarasenko 5G
2A: Corey Perry, Andrew Cogliano, Ryan Kesler Assists 5A: Troy Brouwer, Jori Lehtera
Santorelli 3PT (2G 1A) Points Tarasenko 9PT (5G 4A)
Jiri Sekac 2PPP (PPG PPA) PP Points 2PPP: Colton Parayko (1PPG 1PPA), Alexander Steen (2PPA), Alex Pietrangelo (2PPA)
N/A SH Points N/A
Hampus Lindholm 23:43, Kesler 18:59 TOI/GP (D&F) Pietrangelo 26:54, Steen 20:16
Chris Stewart 56.0, Lindholm 56.8 SAT% 5on5 (F&D) Lehtera (62.2), Robert Bortuzzo (59.3)
Frederik Andersen GOALIES Jake Allen
0-4-2 Record 2-2-0
.931 Save % .922
.940 Adj. SV% (5on5) .916
29.6 SA/GP 28.9

Projected Lines

Expected lines for Anaheim and St. Louis via Eric Stephens, Orange County Register.

Ducks

Carl Hagelin - Ryan Kesler - Corey Perry

Andrew Cogliano - Shawn Horcoff - Jakob Silfverberg

Jiri Sekac - Rickard Rakell - Chris Stewart

Patrick Maroon - Chris Wagner - Mike Santorelli

Hampus Lindholm - Kevin Bieksa

Cam Fowler - Korbinian Holzer

Clayton Stoner - Sami Vatanen

Frederik Andersen / Anton Khudobin

Blues

Alexander Steen - Jori Lehtera - Vladimir Tarasenko

Dmitrij Jaskin - David Backes - Troy Brouwer

Robby Fabbri - Scott Gomez - Ty Rattie

Steve Ott - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves

Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo

Carl Gunnarsson - Colton Parayko

Joel Edmunson - Robert Bortuzzo

Jake Allen / Brian Elliott

Numbers For Nerds

Last season the Ducks had three five-game road trips; earning six points December 12-19 (wins vs Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Montreal), five April 5-12 (win vs Nashville, OT loss to Washington, win vs Carolina), and six points March 22-29 (overtime win vs Boston, wins vs the Islanders and New Jersey).

The last time the Ducks had only taken a point in the first four games of a five-game roadie was during the 11-12 season from December 16-26 when they suffered an OT loss against Los Angeles; they won the final game of the road trip 3-2 at San Jose. This was the team's first extended road trip under Bruce Boudreau.

Anaheim has finished with two points from a five-game road trip four times; in 93-94 (win against the Rangers from October 19-28) in 95-96 (two ties against Toronto and Florida from December 1-8), 00-01 (overtime loss against Detroit and tie against Nashville from December 22-31) and 06-07 (win against San Jose from December 23-January 2). The Ducks have never finished with a point or fewer on a five-game road trip.