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Ducks vs Sharks GAMETHREAD: The Holiday Hangover

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The Ducks face their in-state rival for the last home game of 2016

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ANAHEIM DUCKS versus SAN JOSE SHARKS
17-12-6, 40 Pts Record 21-12-1, 43 Pts
3rd in Pacific, 6th in West, T-13th in NHL Standings 1st in Pacific, 3rd in West, 9th in NHL
2.71 GF/GP 2.50
2.80 GA/GP 2.21
24.3% Power Play 17.0%
80.2% Penalty Kill 83.5%
TEAM STAT LEADERS
Rickard Rakell (14G) Goals Brent Burns (13G)
Ryan Getzlaf (24A) Assists Joe Thornton (21A)
Ryan Kesler/Getzlaf (28P) Points Brent Burns (32P)
Ryan Kesler (7PPG) PP Logan Couture (6PPG)
Andrew Cogliano (2SHG) SH Tierny/Ward (1SHG)
Fowler (24:16), Kesler (21:35) TOI/GP (D&F) Burns (24:35), Pavelski (19:49)
Cogliano (54.64%), Lindholm (54.76%) SAT% 5on5 (F&D) Carpenter (69.23%), Dillon (53.27%)
John Gibson GOALIES Martin Jones
11-9-5 Record 18-11-1
.907 Save % .919
2.62 GAA 2.08


Projected Lines:

Anaheim:

Rakell-Getzlaf-Perry

Cogliano-Kesler-Silfverberg

Ritchie-Vermette-Kase

Cramarossa-Shaw-Boll

Fowler-Vatanen

Lindholm-Manson

Bieksa-Theodore

Gibson

Bernier

San Jose:

Marleau-Thornton-Pavelski

Labanc-Couture -Boedker

Meier-Tierney-Donskoi

Karlsson-Haley-Ward

Martin-Burns

Vlasi -Braun

Dillon-DeMelo

Jones

Dell

Numbers For Nerds:

The Ducks have 6 wins in their last 12 games while the Sharks have 6 wins in thier last 7. The Ducks have won their last 4 straight home games, and 5 of the last 6 against the Sharks. The Sharks have only given up one loss since the last time these two teams played. So, what makes it out of the holiday season alive, the Ducks home streak, or the Sharks hot streak?

Poll

Which of these Ducks players finishes 2016 with the most goals?

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    Silfverberg (9)
    (6 votes)
  • 12%
    Cogliano (9)
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Fowler (9)
    (0 votes)
  • 12%
    Ritchie (8)
    (1 vote)
8 votes total Vote Now