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GameThread: Ducks @ Capitals

The Anaheim Ducks are in Washington to take on the Capitals in their first meeting of the season, and only the second meeting at the Verizon Center since Bruce Boudreau departed DC for California.

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Anaheim Ducks
@ Washington Capitals

Friday, February 6, 2015, 4:00pm PST
Verizon Center

TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
Radio: KLAA AM830

Your Enemy: Japer's Rink

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Numbers for Nerds: 10 - number of seasons in which Alex Ovechkin has scored 30 or more goals... also not coincidentally the number of seasons he has played in the NHL.

Anaheim Ducks

Washington Capitals

Team Records

34-12-6, 74 Pts (1st in Pacific, 1st in NHL)

27-15-10, 64 Pts (4th in Metro, 1st East Wild Card)


Goals: Corey Perry (22)

Assists: Ryan Getzlaf (36)

Points: Ryan Getzlaf (52)

Goals: Alexander Ovechkin (32)

Assists: Nicklas Backstrom (38)

Points: Nicklas Backstrom (54)

Possession/Advanced Stats (NHL Rank)

5v5 CF/60: 51.3% (13th)

ZSO%: 51.1% (11th)

PDO: 100.3 (15th)

5v5 CF/60: 51.3% (12th)

ZSO%: 52.8% (6th)

PDO: 100.8 (8th)

Possession Leaders (5v5 FF%, Min. 30 GP)

Patrick Maroon: 56.7%

Matt Beleskey: 54.9%

Ben Lovejoy: 54.5%

Alexander Ovechkin: 55.4%

Nicklas Backstrom: 54.8%

Andre Burakovsky: 54.7%


Frederik Andersen: 29-7-5; 2.30 GAA, .919 Sv%, 3 SO

Ilya Bryzgalov: 1-3-0; 4.68 GAA, .832 Sv%, 0 SO

Braden Holtby: 25-10-9; 2.14 GAA, .925 Sv%, 6 SO

Justin Peters: 2-5-1; 3.58 GAA, .870 Sv%, 0 SO

Special Teams (NHL Rank)

Power Play: 17.8% (16th)

Penalty Kill: 81.5% (17th)

Power Play: 23.5% (3rd)

Penalty Kill: 81.2% (18th)

Player Usage Charts:

Anaheim Ducks:

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Washington Capitals:

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All possession statistics and chart images courtesy of