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Will the Ducks find a love of winning in the Twin Cities? Let's find out!

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Stat Pack

ANAHEIM DUCKS versus MINNESOTA WILD
29-18-10, 68 Pts Record 37-12-6, 80 Pts
2nd in Pacific, 9th in NHL Standings 1st in Central, 2nd in NHL
2.61 GF/GP 3.35
2.54 GA/GP 2.31
20.6% (12th) Power Play 22% (6th)
83.8% (7th) Penalty Kill 82.4% (10th)
TEAM STAT LEADERS
Rickard Rakell (22G) Goals Nino Niederreiter (19G)
Ryan Getzlaf (33A) Assists Mikael Granlund (34A)
Ryan Kesler (44P) Points Granlund (50P)
Kesler (7PPG) PPG Niederreiter (8PPG)
Andrew Cogliano (2SHG) SH Granlund (2SHG)
Cam Fowler (24:49), Kesler (21:36) TOI/GP (D&F) Ryan Suter (27:16), Mikko Koivu (19:23)
Cogliano (54.65), Hampus Lindholm (53.47) SAT% 5on5 (F&D) Niederreiter (54.27), Jonas Brodin (50.20),
John Gibson GOALIES Devan Dubnyk
21-14-8 Record 31-9-3
.918 Save % .933
2.36 GAA 1.99


Projected Lines

Anaheim:

Antoine Vermette-Ryan Getzlaf-Jakob Silfverberg

Nick Ritchie-Rickard Rakell-Corey Perry

Andrew Cogliano-Ryan Kesler-Logan Shaw

Joseph Cramarossa-Nate Thompson-Ondrej Kase

Cam Fowler-Kevin Bieksa

Hampus Lindholm-Brandon Montour

Shea Theodore-Josh Manson

John Gibson

Jonathan Bernier

Minnesota:

Nino Niederreiter-Eric Staal-Alex Tuch

Jason Zucker-Mikko Koivu-Mikael Granlund

Zach Parise-Charlie Coyle-Jason Pominville

Chris Stewart-Erik Haula-Zach Mitchell

Ryan Suter-Jared Spurgeon

Marco Scandella-Christian Folin

Gustav Olofsson-Nate Prosser

Devan Dubnyk

Darcey Kuemper

Numbers For Nerds

Andrew Cogliano is having a phenomenal season from a possession perspective that seems to be going mostly unnoticed.

After starting the season hot with 4 goals in the first 10 games of the season, the compact iron man tapered off in his point production. So it's not much of a surprise that he's fallen off many people's radars.

It seems logical to assume that playing on a defensive shut down line with a massive amount of penalty kill minutes would take a toll on most skaters possession numbers. But Cogliano has been proving that model wrong.

The 29 year old winger is currently rocking a 54.77 CF% in all situations and a 54.65 CF% in even strength ones.

Not only is he drawing among the toughest defensive assignments on the team, he's leading all forwards in Corsi in every measure available.

Cogliano may not be a 20-30 goal offensive force, but with his relentless physical play, speedy skates, and seemingly indestructible body, there's a reason number 7 is a fan-favorite in Anaheim.

Poll

How many minutes can Ryan Suter play per night before his legs turn into literal noodles?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    30
    (1 vote)
  • 9%
    32
    (2 votes)
  • 86%
    Suter is actually a hockey terminator. He doesn't get tired.
    (19 votes)
22 votes total Vote Now