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Despite a setback last time out, Anaheim has been doing pretty well since the Christmas break. Not like St. Louis...

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Stat Pack

ANAHEIM DUCKS vs ST LOUIS BLUES
16-16-7, 39 Pts Record 23-14-3, 52 Pts
5th Pacific, 12th West, T-24th NHL Standings 3rd Central, 4th West, 6th NHL
10-6-4 Home Home/Away 10-7-3 Away
L - W - SOL - W - W Last 5 Games OL - OL - L - L - OW
1.85 (30th)
GF/GP 2.42 (22nd)
2.36 (5th)
GA/GP 2.47 (12th)
19.6% (11th)
Power Play 22.2% (4th)
89.1% (1st)
Penalty Kill 85.4% (3rd)
TEAM STAT LEADERS
Corey Perry (14G) Goals Vladimir Tarasenko (24G)
Ryan Getzlaf (20A) Assists Alexander Steen (24A)
Perry (14G 11A 25PT) Points Tarasenko (24G 19A 43PT)
Perry (6PPG 5PPA 11PPP)
PP Points 15PPP: Tarasenko (8PPG), Steen (13PPA), Kevin Shattenkirk (4PPG 11PPA)
Andrew Cogliano, Shawn Horcoff (1SHG 1SHA 2SHPT) SH Points Steen 1SHG, Shattenkirk 1SHA
Hampus Lindholm 22:08, Ryan Kesler 19:21 TOI/GP, D&F Alex Pietrangelo 26:32, Steen 20:55
Getzlaf 57.29, Lindholm 57.52 SAT% 5on5 >50% GP, F&D Jori Lehtera 55.82, Colton Parayko 56.46
John Gibson GOALIES Jake Allen
8-5-2
Record 18-10-3
.929 Save % .924
.930 Adj. SV% (5on5) .927
24.67
SA/60 28.59

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

Lines

Expected lines for Anaheim and St. Louis via Eric Stephens, Orange County Register.

Ducks

Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry

Carl Hagelin - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg

Jiri Sekac - Shawn Horcoff - Andrew Cogliano

Patrick Maroon - Nate Thompson - Chris Stewart

Sami Vatanen - Kevin Bieksa

Hampus Lindholm - Korbinian Holzer

Shea Theodore - Josh Manson

John Gibson / Frederik Andersen

Blues

Alexander Steen - Paul Stastny - Troy Brouwer

Robby Fabbri - Jori Lehtera - Vladimir Tarasenko

Magnus Paajarvi - Patrik Berglund - David Backes

Dmitrij Jaskin - Kyle Brodziak - Ryan Reaves

Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo

Carl Gunnarsson - Kevin Shattenkirk

Joel Edmundson - Colton Parayko

Jake Allen / Brian Elliott

Numbers For Nerds

St. Louis has a reputation for being a bit of a goalie graveyard. Since the organization was part of the original wave of NHL expansion for the 1967-68 season, the Blues have had 66 goalies make an appearance, the most of any non-Original Six franchise. The longest any one goalie has stayed with the team is six seasons (four players have done this), with Mike Liut holding the franchise record with 347 games played, and Curtis Joseph the second most with 280. Both Jean-Sebastien Giguere (Ducks record holder with 447) and Guy Hebert (441) played more games in Anaheim, and Jonas Hiller (326) very nearly reached Liut's St. Louis mark despite beginning with the Ducks as a backup and being part of a couple split nets.

The Blues have had eight former Stanley Cup winners (Jacques Plante, Glen Hall, Eddie Johnston, Michel Larocque, Grant Fuhr, Tom Barrasso, Chris Osgood, and Martin Brodeur) tend the nets for them. Wayne Stephenson (backup for Philadelphia in 1975), Rick Wamsley (backup for Calgary in 1989), and Osgood (Detroit in 2008) are the only goalies to be part of a Stanley Cup winner after playing for St. Louis.