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GameThread: Game One - Ducks vs Predators (4/15/16)

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It's finally here- welcome to the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs!

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Regular Season Stat Pack

ANAHEIM DUCKS vs NASHVILLE PREDATORS
46-25-11, 103 Pts Record 41-27-14, 96 Pts
25-10-6 Home Home/Away 18-16-7 Away
W - W - L - OL - W Last 5 Games L - OW - W - SOL - L
2.62 (17th)
GF/GP 2.73 (T-12th)
2.29 (1st)
GA/GP 2.60 (14th)
23.1% (1st)
Power Play 19.7% (10th)
87.2% (1st)
Penalty Kill 81.2% (16th)
TEAM STAT LEADERS
Corey Perry (34G) Goals Filip Forsberg (33G)
Ryan Getzlaf (50A) Assists Roman Josi (47A)
Getzlaf (13G 50A 63PT) Points Forsberg (33G 31A 65PT)
Perry (12PPG 12PPA 24PPP)
PP Points Shea Weber (14PPG 12PPA 26PPPT)
Andrew Cogliano (2SHG 1SHA 3SHPT) SH Points 1SHG 1SHA 2SHPT: Josi, Mattias Ekholm, Paul Gaustad
Cam Fowler 22:46, Ryan Kesler 19:31 TOI/GP, D&F Josi 25:29, James Neal 19:04
Getzlaf 54.83, Hampus Lindholm 57.24 SAT% 5on5 >50% GP, F&D Mike Ribeiro 56.69, Barret Jackman 55.51
John Gibson GOALIES Pekka Rinne
21-13-4
Record 34-21-10
.920 Save % .908
.917 Adj. SV% (5on5) .913
25.98 SA/60 26.90

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

Lines

Expected lines for Anaheim and Nashville courtesy of Eric Stephens, Orange County Register.

Ducks

David Perron - Ryan Getzlaf - Chris Stewart

Jamie McGinn - Rickard Rakell - Corey Perry

Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg

Ryan Garbutt - Nate Thompson - Chris Wagner

Cam Fowler - Kevin Bieksa

Hampus Lindholm - Josh Manson

Simon Despres - Sami Vatanen

John Gibson / Frederik Andersen

Predators

Calle Jarnkrok - Ryan Johansen - James Neal

Filip Forsberg - Mike Ribeiro - Craig Smith

Colin Wilson - Mike Fisher - Viktor Arvidsson

Mikko Salomaki - Paul Gaustad - Cody Bass

Roman Josi - Shea Weber

Mattias Ekholm - Ryan Ellis

Barret Jackman - Anthony Bitetto

Pekka Rinne / Carter Hutton

Hockey-Reference Numbers For Nerds

This will be the eighth time out of the 12 Anaheim Ducks postseason trips that they will open the first round with home ice advantage. Anaheim is 5-2 in those previous round one, game ones at Honda Center, but both of the games they lost they went on to lose the series (Dallas in 2008, Nashville in 2011).

Conversely for the Predators, this will be the fifth time in nine opening round playoff series that they'll begin on the road; Nashville is 2-2 in their previous opening attempts away, with a 4-4 record over all in game ones of round one.