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Two to Tango: Ducks/Jets Game 2 Thread

Your one-stop shop for stats and discussion while the Ducks fight for a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference quarterfinals.

Final Home Game Worth Every Penny

The Admirals played their final home game of the season and saved the best for last.

Playoffmetrics: Game One

Some visualized data to back up your game analysis.

Game 1 Thread: Here We Go!

The day we've been waiting for since May 16, 2014 has finally arrived.

GameThread: Ducks @ Coyotes

It's the last game of the regular season.

Depleted roster finds LOTS of goals

What used to take four games only took the Admirals one earlier this week, as Norfolk found the back of the net seven times on Tuesday with as blue-collar a roster as one could find in the AHL.

GameThread: Stars @ Ducks

Anaheim closes out the regular season home schedule against Dallas with a chance to clinch the first seed in the Western Conference.

Shot Plots: A Study in Possession Quality (Part 3)

The finale is upon us. In this third part to my study on quality of possession by using the invaluable War-on-Ice shot-plot tools, I take a quicker look at the remaining games of the Ducks long road trip and present my conclusions.

Shot Plots: A Study in Possession Quality (Part 2)

The study on shot plots continues with some analysis of recent Anaheim games, including some games where Anaheim was particularly good, and others where they were not so much. This one is going to be pretty lengthy as well, but has lots of pictures.

Shot Plots: A Study in Possession Quality (Part 1)

Why does the goaltending in Anaheim seem to be so streaky and inconsistent? This study takes a look at the up-and-down play of the guys in front of the netminders and asks if maybe they have something to do with it. Part one of three.

"Sick and tired of being sick and tired"

Coach Skalde's post game quote summed up the offensive outburst and defensive lock down the Admirals put together to end a six game losing streak, just their third win in 17 games.

Contenders At Last?

The Ducks have upped their possession game since the trade deadline. How much does that matter?

Kid Ish: Decreasing Counts Against A Good Sign

Kid explores the work of the Ducks defense this season in shot attempts, unblocked shot attempts, shots on goal, and scoring chances against, revealing improved performance since the trade deadline. That's a good thing going in to the playoffs.

Ducks/Devils GameThread: Old Jersey

How does the team that currently sits best in the West match up statistically against an opponent sitting on the outside of a post-season bid looking in? The numbers breakdown for the Ducks contest against the Devils might be unexpected.

Is there anything left to play for?

With just nine games left and the post-season elimination now official, players, coaches, and fans alike are having a hard time getting excited for games.

GameThread: Early game on the Isle!

It's early and hockey is happening on Long Island. Will the natives abandon brunch for sports?

The New Kid Ish Take on the Block

Here's Kid Ish with a quick look at Despres & Wisniewski as Ducks players.

Gamethread: Ducks @ Lumbus

The Ducks take a silly detour from MSG to Columbus (and Boston) before heading back to the New York Metropolitan area.

Why Andersen Must Be Ducks Starter Come Playoffs

It took a freak injury for Gibson to assume the net, but ignoring Andersen's better performance statistically is asking for peril come playoff time. Find out why it should be Freddie in net for the Ducks come the post season.

Game Thread: Ducks @ Rangers

In this edition of the Anaheim Ducks Frederik Andersen gets another start, Emerson Etem returns and ... Clayton Stoner plays defense?!?!

Even the silver lining is fading

When ending an eight game win-less streak is the biggest thing going and even that means nothing with a loss the very next game, it's hard to find anything worth celebrating.

Kid Ish on the Stone[r]

Be cautious making meaning out of such a small sample.

GameThread: LA Kings @ Ducks

"Stats, stats, stats / stats, stats." - Lil Jon

Gamethread: Atop the West

The race for the Western Conference is on!

Admirals Season A Flush

Not even the luck of the Irish can save this season from a slow trip down the drain.

GameThread: Ducks @ Wild

STAAATS!

Gamethread: Back in the Saddle(dome) Again

The Ducks close out their season series with the Flames tonight in Calgary.

Is Hampus Lindholm Really Struggling?

Kid ish looks at the numbers behind Bryan Hayward's assertion that Hampus isn't playing very well of late.

Gamethread: Ducks @ Canucks

All the numbers you need to know before tonight's game.

No longer about points, it's all about pride

The Admirals won't make the playoffs, but the job of the players hasn't changed--they still have to work for their spots on the roster, both this year and next.

GameThread: Anaheim Ducks vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Tonight marks the first time that newcomer, Simon Despres, will face his former team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Statistically speaking, how do these teams stack up?

Dear Bruce Boudreau: Let Ricky Etem Cakes

Kid Ish has a message for the Ducks coach about recently constructed trio of Jiri Sekac, Rickard Rakell, and Emerson Etem. Find out why (with charts!) Anaheim should consider using the line more.

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