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Ducks v. Avs GAMETHREAD: Looking For The Season Sweep

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Stat Pack

ANAHEIM DUCKS versus COLORADO AVALANCHE
27-15-9, 63 Pts Record 13-31-2, 28 Pts
3rd in Pacific, 5th in West, 10th in NHL Standings Last in Central, Last in West, Last in NHL
2.57 GF/GP 2.02
2.51 GA/GP 3.37
21.7% Power Play 14.4%
83.4% Penalty Kill 78.6%
TEAM STAT LEADERS
Rickard Rakell (20G) Goals Matt Duchene (15G)
Ryan Getzlaf (30A) Assists Nathan MacKinnon (22A)
Ryan Kesler (39P) Points MacKinnon (33P)
Kesler (7PPG) PPG Duchene, Mikko Rantanen, Gabriel Landeskog, Jarome Iginla (3PPG)
Andrew Cogliano (2SHG) SH MacKinnon (2SHG)
Cam Fowler (24:52), Kesler (21:48) TOI/GP (D&F) Tyson Barrie (23:43), MacKinnon (20:21)
Cogliano (54.50), Hampus Lindholm (54.54) SAT% 5on5 (F&D) Matt Nieto (52.88), Erik Johnson (52.11)
John Gibson GOALIES Calvin Pickard
19-11-8 Record 7-13-1
.919 Save % .906
24.7 SA/GP 26.7


Projected Lines

Ducks:

Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry

Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg

Nick Ritchie - Antoine Vermette - Ondrej Kase

Joseph Cramarossa - Nate Thompson - Logan Shaw

Cam Fowler - Sami Vatanen

Hampus Lindholm - Josh Manson

Korbinian Holzer - Kevin Bieksa

John Gibson

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Avalanche:

Mikko Rantanen - Nathan MacKinnon - Mikhail Grigorenko

Gabriel Landeskog - Matt Duchene - Matthew Nieto

Blake Comeau - Carl Soderberg - Andreas Martinsen

Joe Colborne - John Mitchell - Jarome Iginla

Fedor Tyutin - Tyson Barrie

Francois Beauchemin - Nikita Zadorov

Patrick Wiercioch - Eric Gelinas

Calvin Pickard

Numbers For Nerds

When it comes to a faceoff match-up, this should be a good one. The Ducks and Avs will enter tonight's game ranked first and second respectively in the league for faceoff win percentage. The Ducks have a 55.2% faceoff %, with Antoine Vermette ranking first among all NHL skaters with a 63.5% faceoff win percentage. Vermette is the only player in the NHL who has taken more than 200 draws while having won more than 60% of them.

The Avs hold a 53.3 % faceoff win percentage. Matt Duchene follows Vermette as second among all NHL skaters with a 59.8% faceoff win percentage.