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The race for the Western Conference is on!

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


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Nashville Predators
@ Anaheim Ducks

Sunday, March 15th, 2015, 5:00PM PST
Honda Center

TV: Prime Ticket
Radio: AM870 KLAA

Your Enemy: On The Forecheck

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Numbers for Nerds:

Both the Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators sport the same regular season record up until tonight's game. They are both (43-20-7) win an even 93 points in the race for the Western Conference. Nashville holds the edge, for now, with 37 regulation and overtime wins (ROW) to the Ducks' 35.

Team Records:

Ducks: (43-20-7), 93 total points, 1st in the Pacific division, 2.80 G/GP, 2.69 GA/GP

Predators: (43-20-7), 93 total, 1st in the Central division, 2.79 G/GP, 2.34 GA/GP

Ducks Team Leaders:

Points: Ryan Getzlaf (22G-41A-63P), Corey Perry (28G-18A-46P), Ryan Kesler (17G-27A-44P); Among Defensemen, Sami Vatanen (12G-22A-34P)

TOI/GP: Francois Beauchemin (22:45), Hampus Lindholm (21:56), Sami Vatanen (21:40); Among Forwards, Ryan Getzlaf (20:08)

Possession (5v5 FF%, minimum 57 GP): Matt Beleskey (54.6%), Patrick Maroon (54.3%), Ryan Getzlaf (53.8%)

Possession numbers and chart via WAR-on-ice.com.

Predators Team Leaders:

Scoring: Mike Ribeiro (13G-41A-54P), Filip Forsberg (21G-32A-53P), Roman Josi (11G-37A-48P)

TOI/GP: Roman Josi (26:35), Shea Weber (26:29), Seth Jones (19:26); Among Forwards, Mike Ribeiro (18:44)

Possession (5v5 FF%, minimum 63 GP): Filip Forsberg (56.4%), Mattias Ekholm (56%), James Neal (55.7%)

Possession numbers and chart via WAR-on-ice.com.

Goalies:

Ducks: Frederick Andersen (30-10-5), .915 Sv%, 26.93 Shots Faced/GP; John Gibson (10-6-0), .919 Sv%, 30.53 Shots Faced/GP

Predators: Pekka Rinne (37-14-3), .928 Sv%, 28.69 Shots Faced/GP; Carter Hutton ((6-5-4), .907 Sv%, 24.81 Shots Faced/GP

Power Play:

Ducks: 16.8% (24th in league), Sami Vatanen (7 PPG)

Predators: 16.2% (25th in league), Mike Fisher and Craig Smith (6 PPG)

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 81.6% (13th in league), Andrew Cogliano (3 SHG)

Pred: 80.7% (21st in league), Mike Fisher, Shea Weber, Seth Jones, Eric Nystrom (1 SHG)