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GameThread: Ducks vs Lightning (12/2/15)

Similarly struggling against early expectations, Anaheim and Tampa tangle for two key non-conference points.

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Stat Pack

9-11-5, 23 Pts Record 11-11-3, 25 Pts
5th Pacific, 11th West, T-23rd NHL Standings 6th Atlantic, T-11th East, T-20th NHL
6-3-4 Home Home/Away 5-6-2 Away
W - OL - L - W - L Last 5 Games L - L - SW - W - W
2.00 (29th) GF/GP 2.32 (24th)
2.56 (T-12th) GA/GP 2.24 (5th)
19.7% (13th) Power Play 16.9% (24th)
87.5% (1st) Penalty Kill 76.0% (25th)
Corey Perry 8G Goals Steven Stamkos 11G
Ryan Getzlaf 15A Assists Victor Hedman 11A
Perry 17PT (8G 9A) Points Stamkos 19PT (11G 8A)
Perry 9PPP (5PPG 4PPA) PP Points Stamkos 8PPPT (6PPG 2PPA)
Andrew Cogliano 1SHG, Shawn Horcoff 1SHA SH Points Valtteri Filppula 1SHG J.T. Brown 1SHA
Cam Fowler 22:31, Ryan Kesler 19:20 TOI/GP (D&F) Hedman 21:57, Stamkos 19:26
Jakob Silfverberg 55.69, Josh Manson 55.28 SAT% 5on5 (F&D, >50% GP) Erik Condra 56.17, Hedman 57.52
John Gibson GOALIES Ben Bishop
2-1-1 Record 9-8-2
.936 Save % .926
.965 Adj. SV% (5on5) .941
28.61 SA/60 27.61

Expected Lines

Expected combinations for Anaheim and Tampa Bay via Eric Stephens, Orange County Register.


Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry

Nick Ritchie - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg

Carl Hagelin - Shawn Horcoff - Andrew Cogliano

Mike Santorelli - Nate Thompson - Chris Stewart

Cam Fowler - Kevin Bieksa

Hampus Lindholm - Josh Manson

Clayton Stoner - Sami Vatanen

John Gibson / Anton Khudobin


Alex Killorn - Valtteri Filppula - Steven Stamkos

Jonathan Drouin - Vladislav Namestnikov - Nikita Kucherov

J.T. Brown - Brian Boyle - Ryan Callahan

Joel Vermin - Jonathan Marchessault - Erik Condra

Victor Hedman - Anton Stralman

Matt Carle - Jason Garrison

Andrej Sustr - Nikita Nesterov

Ben Bishop / Andrei Vasilevskiy

Numbers For Nerds

The 2013-14 meeting between the Ducks and Lightning is the last time Anaheim has played to a 0-0 score through regulation, with the Ducks winning on a Getzlaf goal in the dying moments. It had happened eight other times in franchise history; Anaheim is 5-3 in the overtime session and 0-1 in the shootout, having never played to a scoreless draw. Both playoff times happened in 2003, with the Ducks winning Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Petr Sykora's double overtime goal, and Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final off the stick of Steve Thomas.