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Game Thread: Ducks v. Hurricanes

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The Ducks want to get back on track against the Hurricanes before leaving on a five-game road trip.

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Numbers for Nerds:

Carolina (129) has allowed five less goals against than Anaheim (134) in one less game played.

Team Records:

Ducks: (32-12-6), 70 points (1st in the Pacific Division; 2nd in the Western Conference), 2.94 G/GP, 2.68 GA/GP.

Hurricanes: (17-26-6), 50 points (8th in the Metropolitan Division; 15th in the Eastern Conference), 2.14 G/GP, 2.63 GA/GP.

Ducks Team Leaders:

Scoring: Ryan Getzlaf (15-35-50), Corey Perry (19-13-32) [tied with Matt Beleskey for goals lead], Ryan Kesler (13-19-32), Sami Vatanen (10-20-30) [top defenseman].

Time-on-ice/GP: Francois Beauchemin (22:34), Hampus Lindholm (22:02), Sami Vatanen (22:00), Ryan Getzlaf (20:14) [top forward].

Possession: (5v5 FF%, minimum 30 GP): Matt Beleskey (54.4), Patrick Maroon (54.1), Corey Perry (53.1), Ben Lovejoy (53.1) [top defenseman].

CF% 2-3-15
Possession Numbers and Chart via War-on-ice.com.

Hurricanes Team Leaders:

Scoring: Eric Staal (16-14-30), Justin Faulk (10-19-29) [top defenseman], Elias Lindholm (9-11-20).

Time-on-ice/GP: Justin Faulk (24:00), Andrej Sekera (22:41), Ron Hainsey (20:47), Eric Staal (18:43) [top forward].

Possession: (5v5 FF% minimum 30 GP): Nathan Gerbe (54.3), Eric Staal (53.6), Jiri Tlusty (52.9), Andrej Sekera (52.4) [top defenseman].

Hurricanes CF 2-3-15
Possession Numbers and Chart via War-on-ice.com.

Goalies:

Ducks: Frederik Andersen (27-7-5), .918 SV%, 26.8 SA/GP; Ilya Bryzgalov (1-3-0), .832 SV%, 21.4 SA/GP.

Hurricanes: Cam Ward (11-18-4), .913 SV%, 27.5 SA/GP; Anton Khudobin (6-8-2), .914 SV%, 25.8 SA/GP.

Power Play:

Ducks: 18.0%, 17th in the NHL, Sami Vatanen 6 PPG 16 PPP.

Hurricanes: 17.2%, 20th in the NHL, Jiri Tlusty 6 PPG 8 PPP, Eric Staal 5 PPG 11 PPP.

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 81.2%, 17th in the NHL, Andrew Cogliano 2 SHG 2 SHP [tied with Devante Smith-Pelly and Ryan Getzlaf].

Hurricanes: 87.5 %, 2nd in the NHL, Justin Faulk 2 SHG 2 SHP.

Game Note:

Anton Khudobin will get his first ever start against the Ducks.