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Ducks vs. Oilers GAMETHREAD: Potential Playoff Preview

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Oilers look to close in on Ducks, top spot in the Pacific

Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Lineups

LW C RW
Rickard Rakell
Rickard Rakell
Ryan Getzlaf
Ryan Getzlaf
Corey Perry
Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano
Andrew Cogliano
Ryan Kesler
Ryan Kesler
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Logan Shaw" style="border-style: none;" />
Logan Shaw
Nick Ritchie
Nick Ritchie
Antoine Vermette
Antoine Vermette
Ondrej Kase
Ondrej Kase
Joseph Cramarossa
Joseph Cramarossa

<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Kalle Kossila" src="http://www2.dailyfaceoff.com/media/jerseys/Kossila-Kalle.png" />

Kalle Kossila

<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Jared Boll" style="border-style: none;" />
Jared Boll
Defensive Pairings
Cam Fowler
Cam Fowler
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Sami Vatanen" style="border-style: none;" />
Sami Vatanen
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Hampus Lindholm" style="border-style: none;" />
Hampus Lindholm
Josh Manson
Josh Manson
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Shea Theodore" style="border-style: none;" />
Shea Theodore
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Kevin Bieksa" style="border-style: none;" />
Kevin Bieksa

LW C RW
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Patrick Maroon" style="border-style: none;" />
Patrick Maroon
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Connor McDavid" style="border-style: none;" />
Connor McDavid
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Leon Draisaitl" style="border-style: none;" />
Leon Draisaitl
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Benoit Pouliot" style="border-style: none;" />
Benoit Pouliot
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Ryan Nugent-Hopkins" style="border-style: none;" />
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Jordan Eberle" style="border-style: none;" />
Jordan Eberle
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Milan Lucic" style="border-style: none;" />
Milan Lucic
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Drake Caggiula" style="border-style: none;" />
Drake Caggiula
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Anton Slepyshev" style="border-style: none;" />
Anton Slepyshev
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Matt Hendricks" style="border-style: none;" />
Matt Hendricks
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Mark Letestu" style="border-style: none;" />
Mark Letestu
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Zack Kassian" style="border-style: none;" />
Zack Kassian
Defensive Pairings
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Oscar Klefbom" style="border-style: none;" />
Oscar Klefbom
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Adam Larsson" style="border-style: none;" />
Adam Larsson
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Andrej Sekera" style="border-style: none;" />
Andrej Sekera
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Kris Russell" style="border-style: none;" />
Kris Russell
<a class='sbn-auto-link' href=Brandon Davidson" style="border-style: none;" />
Brandon Davidson

Matt Benning
Matt Benning


Numbers for Nerds

1. Connor McDavid has been held pointless in his two previous games against the Ducks

2. The Oilers are currently on a 5-0-1 streak and have secured at least 1 point in 18 of 25 games on the road this season

3. Leon Draisaitl has 7 points in his last 6 games

Stat Pack

ANAHEIM DUCKS versus EDMONTON OILERS
27-14-9, 63 Pts Record 26-23-8, 48 Pts
1st in Pacific, 3th in West, 8th in NHL Standings 3rd in Pacific, 5th in West, 10th in NHL
2.59 GF/GP 2.88
2.45 GA/GP 2.59
22.0% Power Play 20.9%
83.2% Penalty Kill 81.4%
TEAM STAT LEADERS
Rickard Rakell (20G) Goals Patrick Maroon (18G)
Ryan Getzlaf (30A) Assists Connor McDavid (40A)
Ryan Kesler (39P) Points Connor McDavid (56P)
Kesler (7PPG) PPG Leon Draisaitl (8PPG)
Andrew Cogliano (2SHG) SH Mark Letestu (2SHG)
Cam Fowler (24:55), Kesler (21:52) TOI/GP (D&F) Andrej Sekera (22:04), Connor McDavid (21:18)
Cogliano (54.28), Hampus Lindholm (54.49) SAT% 5on5 (F&D) Matt Benning (55.06), Patrick Maroon (55.00),
Jonathan Bernier GOALIES Cam Talbot
8-4-1 Record 24-12-7
.902 Save % .919
20.31 SA/GP 27.56