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Ducks vs. Avalanche GAMETHREAD: No Room For Error

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The Anaheim Ducks look to distance themselves from the Colorado Avalanche in a very tight playoff race.

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Stat Pack

ANAHEIM DUCKS versus COLORADO AVALANCHE
40-25-13, 93 Pts Record 42-28-8, 92 Pts
4th in Pacific, 7th in West, 13th in NHL Standings 5th in Central, 9th in the West, 15th in NHL
2.77 (22nd) GF/GP 3.13 (9th)
2.59 (28th) GA/GP 2.86 (18th)
17.7% (23rd) Power Play 21.4% (11th)
83.2% (4th) Penalty Kill 83.5% (3rd)
TEAM STAT LEADERS
Rickard Rakell (32G) Goals Nathan MacKinnon (38G)
Ryan Getzlaf (46A) Assists MacKinnon (55A)
Rakell (66P) Points MacKinnon (93P)
Rakell (7PPG) PPG MacKinnon (12PPG)
Andrew Cogliano (3SHG) SHG Blake Comeau (3SHG)
Cam Fowler (24:50), Getzlaf (21:17) TOI/GP (D&F) Erik Johnson (25:26); Gabriel Landeskog (20:06)
Ondrej Kase (52.58), Hampus Lindholm (52.02) SAT% 5on5 (F&D) MacKinnon (50.55); Mark Alt (53.49)
John Gibson GOALIES Jonathan Bernier
38-18-7 Record 18-11-2
.926 Save % .913
31.56 SA/GP 28.97


Projected Lines

Ducks:

Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry

Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg

Ondrej Kase - Adam Henrique - Troy Terry

Nick Ritchie - Derek Grant - Jason Chimera

Cam Folwer - Brandon Montour

Josh Manson - Hampus Lindholm

Francois Beauchemin - Marcus Petterson

John Gibson

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Avalanche:

Gabriel Landeskog - Nahtan MacKinnon - Mikko Rantanen

Tyson Jost - JT Compher - Alexander Kerfoot

Matthew Nieto - Carl Soderberg - Blake Comeau

Gabriel Bourque - Andrew Agozzino - Nail Yakupov

Nikita Zadorov - Tyson Barrie

Patrik Nemeth - Samuel Girard

Duncan Siemens - Mark Alt

Jonathan Bernier

Numbers for Nerds

The Anaheim Ducks are 13-4-2 in its last 19 games. The Ducks lead the NHL since February 15th with a 2.10 goals against average only allowing 42 goals in its last 20 games. avalanche