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Can the leagues 6th best penalty kill, keep out the leagues hottest power play?

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

STATS FOR NERDS & NERDETTES

ANAHEIM DUCKS versus PITTSBURGH PENGUINS
20-16-9, 49 Pts Record 24-19-3, 51 Pts
5th in Pacific, 12th in West, 21st in NHL Standings 5th in Metropolitan, 8th in the East, 18th in NHL
2.67 (25th) GF/GP 2.89 (15th)
2.67 (8th) GA/GP 3.04 (21st)
17.2% (21st) Power Play 26.5% (1st)
83.9% (6th) Penalty Kill 82.6% (6th)
TEAM STAT LEADERS
Rickard Rakell (15G) Goals Phil Kessel (20G)
Ryan Getzlaf (21A) Assists Phil Kessel (32A)
Rakell (32P) Points Phil Kessel (52P)
Brandon Montour, Rakell (3PPG) PPG Evgeni Malkin (10)
Andrew Cogliano, Jakob Silfverberg,Cam Fowler, Chris Wagner, Montour (1SHG) SHG Bryan Rust (2)
Fowler (24:01), Getzlaf (20:47) TOI/GP (D&F) Kris Letang (25.44), Sidney Crosby (20.44)
Ondrej Kase (53.29)*, Hampus Lindholm (53.18) SAT% 5on5 (F&D) Bryan Rust (55.69)*, Kris Letang (54.73)
John Gibson GOALIES Tristian Jarry**
14-13-5 Record 9-3-2
.923 Save % .923
32.41 SA/GP 25.88

*SAT: not counting irregular skaters; ** Matt Murray on indefinite personal leave

Projected Lines

Ducks:

Forwards

Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry

J.T. Brown - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg

Nick Ritchie - Adam Henrique - Ondrej Kase

Derek Grant - Antoine Vermette - Chris Wagner

Defence

Cam Fowler - Kevin Bieksa

Hampus Lindholm - Josh Manson

Franois Beauchemin - Brandon Montour

Netminder

John Gibson

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PENGUINS

Forwards

Dominik Simon - Sidney Crosby - Daniel Sprong

Carl Hagelin - Evgeni Malkin - Patric Hornqvist

Conor Sheary - Jake Guentzel - Phil Kessel

Tom Kuhnhackl - Riley Sheahan - Ryan Reaves

Defence

Dumoulin - Kris Letang

Olli Maatta - Justin Schultz

Matt Hunwick - Jamie Oleksaik

Netminder

Tristian Jarry

Can the leagues 6th best penalty kill, keep out the leagues hottest power play?

* I apologise for lack of stats today. We had an emergency at the clinic as I was writing this one up.