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Game Thread: Ducks v. Canucks (11/30/15)

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On paper the Ducks and Canucks are pretty evenly matched.

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Stat Pack

Anaheim Ducks versus Vancouver Canucks
8-11-5 record 9-8-7
5th in Pacific, 11th in West, 24th in NHL standings 4th in Pacific, 9th in West, 18th in NHL
1.91 GF/GP 2.83
2.66 GA/GP 2.66
19.1% (17th in NHL) Power Play 20.4% (11th in NHL)
87.0% (1st in NHL) Penalty Kill 77.6% (24th in NHL)
Team Stat Leaders
Corey Perry (7) Goals Daniel Sedin (11)
Ryan Getzlaf (14) Assists Daniel Sedin (16)
Corey Perry (16) Points Daniel Sedin (27)
Corey Perry (5) PPG Daniel Sedin (4)
Andrew Cogliano (1) SHG Henrik Sedin & Brandon Sutter (1)
Ryan Kesler (19:20) / Cam Fowler (22:36)

TOI/GP

(F&D)

Henrik Sedin (19:31) / Alexander Edler (24:49)
Nick Ritchie (59.52) / Josh Manson (54.84)

SAT% 5on5

(F&D)

Radim Vrbata (54.53) / Yannick Weber (52.77)
Gibson Goalies Miller
1-1-1 Record 7-7-6
.918 Sv% .913
28.33 SA/GP 28.6

Projected Lines

Expected lines for Ducks and Canucks via Eric Stephens, Orange County Register.

Ducks

Rickard Rakell – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry

Nick Ritchie – Ryan Kesler – Chris Stewart

Carl Hagelin – Shawn Horcoff – Andrew Cogliano

Patrick Maroon – Mike Santorelli – Jakob Silfverberg

Cam Fowler – Kevin Bieksa

Hampus Lindholm – Josh Manson

Clayton StonerSami Vatanen

John Gibson / Anton Khudobin

Canucks

Daniel Sedin – Henrik Sedin – Jannik Hansen

Alex Burrows – Bo HorvatJake Virtanen

Chris HigginsJared McCann – Radim Vrbata

Brandon PrustAdam CracknellDerek Dorsett

Alexander Edler – Chris Tanev

Dan Hamhuis – Yannick Weber

Luca SbisaMatt Bartkowski

Ryan Miller / Jacob Markstrom

Numbers for Nerds:

I think it's important to note that Nick Ritchie is leading the team in SAT% (even though its only through his 7 games played). He also has a PDO of 96.30 which is quite low. Considering he has the highest PDO of second-line players (Kesler with 92.73 and Silfverberg's team worst *active players* 91.88) it just shows how unlucky the Ducks' second line has been. Ritchie was on a point-per-game pace with the AHL San Diego Gulls where he also scored 5 power play goals before being called up to Anaheim. There is plenty of time for improvement and hopefully he will score his first NHL goal soon.