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GameThread: Ducks at Kings (4/7/16)

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After an acrimonious previous contest, will we see more physical fireworks between Anaheim and LA in last regular season showdown?

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Stat Pack

ANAHEIM DUCKS at LOS ANGELES KINGS
44-24-11, 99 Pts Record 47-28-5, 99 Pts
T-1st Pacific, T-4th West, T-7th NHL Standings T-1st Pacific, T-4th West, T-7th NHL
19-14-5 Away Home/Away 25-12-2 Home
OL - W - L - W - W Last 5 Games OW - L - L - W - L
2.62 (T-16th)
GF/GP 2.73 (T-13th)
2.32 (1st)
GA/GP 2.35 (3rd)
23.3% (1st)
Power Play 20.3% (9th)
87.0% (1st)
Penalty Kill 81.0% (18th)
TEAM STAT LEADERS
Corey Perry (33G) Goals Tyler Toffoli (30G)
Ryan Getzlaf (50A) Assists Anze Kopitar (47A)
Getzlaf (12G 50A 62PT) Points Kopitar (25G 47A 72PT)
Perry (12PPG 10PPA 22PPP)
PP Points Drew Doughty (9PPG 15PPA 24PPPT)
Andrew Cogliano (2SHG 1SHA 3SHPT) SH Points Kopitar 1SHG 2SHA 3SHPT
Cam Fowler 22:45, Ryan Kesler 19:30 TOI/GP, D&F Doughty 27:59, Kopitar 20:51
Getzlaf 55.38, Hampus Lindholm 57.27 SAT% 5on5 >50% GP, F&D Nick Shore 61.22, Doughty 59.02
John Gibson GOALIES Jonathan Quick
20-12-4
Record 39-23-4
.921 Save % .918
.917 Adj. SV% (5on5) .928
25.69 SA/60 27.16

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

Lines

Expected lines for Anaheim and Los Angeles via Eric Stephens, Orange County Register.

Ducks

Jamie McGinn - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry

Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg

Mike Santorelli - Shawn Horcoff - Chris Stewart

Ryan Garbutt - Nate Thompson - Chris Wagner

Cam Fowler - Simon Despres

Hampus Lindholm - Josh Manson

Clayton Stoner - Sami Vatanen

John Gibson / Anton Khudobin

Kings

Milan Lucic - Anze Kopitar - Tanner Pearson

Dustin Brown - Jeff Carter - Tyler Toffoli

Dwight King - Vincent Lecavalier - Trevor Lewis

Kyle Clifford - Andy Andreoff - Kris Versteeg

Brayden McNabb - Drew Doughty

Jake Muzzin - Luke Schenn

Rob Scuderi - Jamie McBain

Jonathan Quick / Jhonas Enroth

Hockey-Reference Numbers For Nerds

While the last time Anaheim and Los Angeles met the teams combined for 80 minutes in penalties, with the Ducks taking 44 PIM and the Kings sitting for 36 PIM, it was only the 9th most cumulative infraction time between the teams in a game over the history of the Freeway Faceoff. Back on January 28, 2006, the Mighty Ducks and LA combined for 121 PIM in a 6-2 romp by Anaheim at STAPLES Center. The longest rap sheets in the game belonged to the Mighty Ducks' Todd Fedoruk sitting for 19 minutes, and the Kings' Jeff Cowan whistled for 16 minutes. Six of the game's eight tallies came on the power play, with Anaheim jumping out to a 6-1 lead 27:35 into the game thanks to three-point performances by Perry (two goals, one assist), Scott Niedermayer (one goal, two assists), and Andy McDonald (three assists).

The highest individual penalty totals for a Freeway Faceoff game go to 1996-97 Mighty Duck Peter LeBoutillier, who racked up 30 minutes in a 3-1 loss at the Great Western Forum, while a pair of Kings share the 'honor'. Ray Ferraro was whistled for 22 PIM in a 4-1 Mighty Duck win in Anaheim's 96-97 home finale, and Brad Norton equalled that infraction total in Anaheim's 6-3 home win during the 2003-04 season. The 15 minutes that both Bieksa and Andreoff took in the most recent meeting rank and tied for 12th and 7th for their respective franchises' sides in a single game the Freeway Faceoff.