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GameThread: Ducks vs Stars (1/15/16)

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Anaheim's defense faces challenge of the league's highest scoring side.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Stat Pack

ANAHEIM DUCKS vs DALLAS STARS
18-17-7, 43 Pts Record 29-11-4, 62 Pts
5th Pacific, T-11th West, T-24th NHL Standings T-1st Central, T-1st West, T-2nd NHL
12-7-4 Home Home/Away 12-6-4 Away
W - L - SOW - L - W Last 5 Games L - W - L - L - OL
1.90 (30th)
GF/GP 3.34 (1st)
2.33 (T-5th)
GA/GP 2.59 (15th)
19.6% (12th)
Power Play 22.5% (3rd)
89.8% (1st)
Penalty Kill 81.3% (12th)
TEAM STAT LEADERS
Corey Perry (16G) Goals Jamie Benn (25G)
Ryan Getzlaf (23A) Assists John Klingberg (32A)
Perry (16G 11A 27PT) Points Ja. Benn (25G 28A 53PT)
Perry (6PPG 5PPA 11PPP)
PP Points 15PPP: Ja. Benn (11PPG 4PPA), Patrick Sharp (5PPG 10PPA)
Andrew Cogliano, Shawn Horcoff (1SHG 1SHA 2SHPT) SH Points Ja. Benn 2SHG 2SHA 4 SHP
Hampus Lindholm 22:12, Ryan Kesler 19:20 TOI/GP, D&F Alex Goligoski 23:32, Ja. Benn 20:06
Jakob Silfverberg 56.93, Josh Manson 57.94 SAT% 5on5 >50% GP, F&D Mattias Janmark 56.60, Klingberg 54.63
Frederik Andersen GOALIES Kari Lehtonen
6-8-5
Record 13-3-0
.915 Save % .911
.922 Adj. SV% (5on5) .915
28.63
SA/60 30.49

***Stat Pack DOES NOT include injured players***

Lines

Potential lines for Anaheim based on previous combos, report by Curtis Zupke, LA Times; expected lines for Dallas via Mike Heika, Dallas Morning News.

Ducks

Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry

Carl Hagelin - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg

Jiri Sekac - Nate Thompson - Andrew Cogliano

Patrick Maroon - Shawn Horcoff - Mike Santorelli

Sami Vatanen - Kevin Bieksa

Hampus Lindholm - Josh Manson

Clayton Stoner - Shea Theodore

Frederik Andersen / John Gibson

Stars

Jamie Benn - Tyler Seguin - Patrick Sharp

Mattias Janmark - Jason Spezza - Ales Hemsky

Antoine Roussel - Cody Eakin - Valeri Nichushkin

Travis Moen - Vernon Fiddler - Patrick Eaves

Alex Goligoski - John Klingberg

Johnny Oduya - Jason Demers

Jyrki Jokipakka - Jordie Benn

Kari Lehtonen / Antti Niemi

Numbers For Nerds

Though Dallas was a Pacific Division rival of the Ducks for 14 seasons, their first five years after moving from Minnesota and since 2013-14 have been spent in the Central Division. Anaheim is 9-19-0 and 6-8-0 at home against the Stars as a Central Division team, with their only regular season series wins coming in the inaugural season as well as last year. The Ducks were 32-43-11 against Dallas as a Pacific Division opponent, going 19-19-4 at home and winning five of the season series'.

Anaheim has averaged the fewest goals per game (2.29) against the Stars of any opponent in franchise history, and have the third lowest points percentage (.408) against them.