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GameThread: Stars @ Ducks

Anaheim closes out the regular season home schedule against Dallas with a chance to clinch the first seed in the Western Conference.

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Dallas Stars
@ Anaheim Ducks

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 7:30pm PDT

Honda Center

Radio: 980 AM KFWB (Thanks Angels)

Your Enemy: Defending Big D

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Numbers for Nerds:

The Dallas Stars have scored the second most goals in the league this season (249, 3.11 per game), trailing only the Tampa Bay Lightning (253, 3.16).

Team Records:

Ducks: (50-23-7), 107 points, 1st in the Pacific Division, 2.82 G/GP, 2.70 GA/GP

Stars: (39-31-10), 88 points, 6th in Central Division, 3.11 G/GP, 3.20 GA/GP

Ducks Team Leaders:

Scoring: Ryan Getzlaf (24-44-68), Corey Perry (33-21-54), Ryan Kesler (20-27-47); Among Defensemen: Sami Vatanen (12-25-37)

TOI/GP: Francois Beauchemin (22:45), Hampus Lindholm (21:47), Sami Vatanen (21:30); Among Forwards: Ryan Getzlaf (20:06)

Possession: (5v5 FF% aka USAT%, minimum 40 GP): Matt Beleskey (54.40%), Ryan Getzlaf (54.15%), Emerson Etem (54.06%)

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Stars Team Leaders:

Scoring: Jamie Benn (32-48-80), Tyler Seguin (37-39-76), Jason Spezza (17-44-61); Among Defenseman: John Kingberg (11-28-39)

TOI/GP: Alex Goligoski (23:50), Trevor Daley (22:56), John Klingberg (21:48); Among Forwards: Jamie Benn (19:55)

Possession (5v5 FF% aka USAT%, minimum 40 GP): Jason Demers (56.91%), Patrick Eaves (55.79%), Colton Sceviour (54.61%)

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Ducks: Frederik Andersen (34-11-5), .914 Sv%, 26.54 Shots Faced/GP; John Gibson (13-8-0), .914 Sv%, 29.3 Shots Faced/GP

Stars: Kari Lehtonen (34-17-10), .903 Sv%, 28.8 Shots Faced/GP; Jhonas Enroth (3-5-0), .892 Sv%, 20.3 Shots Faced/GP

Power Play:

Ducks: 16.0%, 26th in the NHL, Sami Vatanen (7 PPG)

Stars: 18.7%, 14th in the NHL, Tyler Seguin (13 PPG)

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 81.0%, 18th in the NHL, Andrew Cogliano (3 SHG)

Stars: 80.5%, 20th in the NHL, Jamie Benn, Cody Eaken, Trevor Daley (2 SHG each)