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Ducks Playoff Notes

Tuesday, 04.08.2008 / 3:20 PM / Features
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Ducks Playoff Notes

PLAYOFF PERFORMERS: The Ducks are the most successful playoff team in the NHL since the start of the 2006 postseason campaign…Anaheim has the highest playoff win total AND winning percentage in the league over the last two seasons…a look at the top clubs ranked by series wins and total playoff victories:

TOTAL PLAYOFF WINS BY TEAM SINCE 2006

Team GP Home Road Win % Total Wins
ANA 37 14 11 0.676 25
BUF 34 11 9 0.588 20
OTT 30 8 10 0.6 18
CAR 25 10 6 0.64 16
EDM 24 8 7 0.625 15

TOTAL SERIES WINS BY A TEAM SINCE 2006
Team     Series Wins
ANA*      6
CAR*      4
OTT        4
BUF        4
NJ           3
EDM       3
*Teams that have won Stanley Cup

In addition, the Ducks also have the highest playoff win total AND winning percentage in the league over the last four seasons (since the 2003 playoffs)…the 2002-03 Ducks, led by goaltender
J.S. Giguere, went 15-6 in the playoffs, falling one game short of the Stanley Cup title (lost to New Jersey in seven games).

TOTAL PLAYOFF WINS BY TEAM SINCE 2003
Team     GP           Home     Road      Win %     Total Wins
ANA        58           23           17           .690        40
OTT        55           16           16           .582        32
NJ           49           19           8              .551        27
TB           45           12           12           .533        24
SJ           39           12           10           .564        22

TOTAL SERIES WINS BY A TEAM SINCE 2003
Team     Series Wins
ANA*      9
NJ*         7
OTT        6
TB*         5
SJ           4
CAR*      4
BUF        4
*Teams that have won Stanley Cup

WINNING THE BIG ONES: Among all active NHL goaltenders, J.S. Giguere has the highest playoff winning percentage (.689), along with the top save percentage (.929) and third-best goals-against average (1.96)…a look below:
TOP PLAYOFF WINNING % BY ACTIVE GOALTENDERS*

Goaltender Team GP W L  Win %
J.S. Giguere ANA 45 31 13 0.689
C. Ward CAR 23 15 8 0.652
R. Emery OTT 30 18 12 0.6
R. Miller BUF 34 20 14 0.588
M. Brodeur NJ 164 94 70 0.573


*Minimum 20 games played

TOP PLAYOFF SV% BY ACTIVE GOALTENDERS*

Goaltender Team GP W L  MINS GA SHO SOG SV% GAA
P. Lalime CHI 41 21 20 2549 75 5 1019 0.926 1.77
M. Brodeur NJ 164 94 70 10220 328 22 4117 0.92 1.93
J.S. Giguere ANA 45 31 13 2792 91 6 1280 0.929 1.96
D. Hasek DET 115 63 47 7110 236 14 3194 0.926 1.99
M. Kiprusoff CGY 43 21 20 2624 90 5 1248 0.928 2.06


*Minimum 20 games played

TOP PLAYOFF GAA BY ACTIVE GOALTENDERS*

Goaltender Team GP W L  MINS
J.S. Giguere ANA 45 31 13 2792
M. Kiprusoff CGY 43 21 20 2624
O. Kolzig WSH 45 20 24 2799
D. Hasek DET 115 63 47 7110
P. Lalime CHI 41 21 20 2549

*Minimum 20 games played

J.S. Giguere also has more wins that any other goaltender since the start of the 2003 playoffs….below are the top five:

MOST PLAYOFF WINS BY A GOALTENDER SINCE 2003:
Goaltender           Team     Wins
J.S. Giguere         ANA        31
M. Brodeur            NJ           27
N. Khabibulin       TB           21
M. Kiprusoff          SJ/CGY  20
R. Miller                 BUF        20

LEADING THE WAY: Below is a look at the top-scoring defensemen in the NHL over the last two playoff campaigns (2006-07)…three defensemen on Anaheim’s current roster rank among the top six over the last two seasons...in addition to leading all defensemen in playoff scoring over the last two postseasons,
Chris Pronger ranks tied for second in scoring overall...the only player with more playoff points since 2006 is Ottawa’s Jason Spezza (12-24=36 points):

Player Team POS GP G A
Chris Pronger EDM/ANA D 43 8 28
Scott Niedermayer ANA D 37 5 17
Nicklas Lidstrom DET D 24 5 15
Wade Redden OTT D 29 5 15
Francois Beauchemin ANA D 36 7 1

ELITE COMPANY: Randy Carlyle has 25 playoff wins in his first two years as an NHL head coach, tying for the most in league history…a closer look:

MOST PLAYOFF WINS BY A COACH IN HIS FIRST TWO NHL SEASONS

Head Coach Team Years Wins
Randy Carlyle ANA  2005-06 & 2006-07    25    
Jean Perron MTL  1985-86 & 1986-87      25
Lindy Ruff BUF 1997-98 & 1998-99       24     
Mike Milbury BOS 1989-90 & 1990-91       23   
Bob Hartley COL 1998-99 & 1999-00 22   

YOUNG GUNS: In the 2007 NHL playoffs, Ryan Getzlaf (17 points) and Corey Perry (15 points) became the first teammates under the age of 23 to have at least 15+ playoff points since the 1996 Colorado Avalanche had Adam Deadmarsh (17 points) at age 21 and Peter Forsberg (21 points) at age 22.

OVERTIME ON DUCKS SIDE:
Since the 2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Ducks have appeared in 15 postseason contests that have been decided in overtime...the club is 13-2 in those games, recording the most wins and highest winning percentage in overtime games since 2003...a look below:

Team GP W L Win %
Anaheim 15 13 2 0.867
Ottawa 11 7 4 0.636
Colorado 9 6 3 0.667
Calgary 9 6 3 0.667
Buffalo 10 6 4 0.6
Vancouver 11 6 5 0.545

MR. CLUTCH: With the Ducks' overtime loss on April 27, 2007 vs. VAN in Game 2 of the CSF, J.S. Giguere had his OT shutout streak snapped at 197:52, which is the longest OT playoff minute shutout streak in NHL history...Giguere's streak began on April 10, 2003 in the CQF vs. DET when the Ducks edged the Red Wings, 2-1 in triple overtime...in 250:47 career postseason OT minutes, Giguere has a 0.24 GAA and .990 SV% (101-for-102)...with two OT wins in the CSF vs. VAN (May 1 and May 3) and two in the WCF vs. DET (May 13 and May 20), he is now 12-1 in his career in overtime (7-0 in 2003, 1-0 in 2006 and 4-1 in 2007)...Giguere is the only player to post a 12-1 record in OT in his first 13 career playoff OT games...in addition, Giguere's OT winning percentage (.923) is the highest for any goaltender with 10-plus OT decisions:


BEST POSTSEASON OVERTIME RECORDS
(minimum of 10 overtime appearances)

PLAYER Team GP     W L WIN %
Jean-Sebastien Giguere    ANA 13 12 1 0.923
Billy Smith             NYI 21 16 5 0.762
Felix Potvin            TOR/LA 20 15 5 0.75
Arturs Irbe             SJ/CAR 12 9 3 0.75
Johnny Bower        TOR 11 8 3 0.7

CUP IN CALIFORNIA: By securing their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history last year, the Anaheim Ducks also became the first team from California to win the Stanley Cup…their appearance in the Final marked just the fifth time since 1926 that a West Coast team competed for the Stanley Cup (also Vancouver (1982 & 1994), Los Angeles (1993) & Anaheim (2003))…the Ducks were the first West Coast team to win the Stanley Cup since the 1925 Victoria Cougars and the first U.S. team to win it since the 1917 Seattle Metropolitans. 

ALL-TIME LEADERBOARD: Teemu Selanne became the Ducks all-time leading playoff scorer last season….the complete list:

FRANCHISE ALL-TIME PLAYOFF SCORING LEADERS                              

  Player Years GP G A Pts.
1 Teemu Selanne 1997-99, 2006-07 52 20 23 43
2 Paul Kariya 1997-03 35 14 15 29
3 Ryan Getzlaf 2006-07 37 10 14 24
  Rob Niedermayer 2003-07 58 9 15 24
5 Samuel Pahlsson 2003-07 58 7 16 23
  Andy McDonald 2006-07 37 12 11 23
7 Scott Niedermayer 2006-07 37 5 17 22
8 Corey Perry 2006-07 32 6 12 18
9 Francois Beauchemin 2006-07 36 7 10 17
  Dustin Penner 2006-07 34 6 11 17
11 Steve Rucchin 1997-03 33 8 8 16
12 Todd Marchant 2006-07 27 3 13 16
13 Chris Pronger 2006-07 19 3 12 15
14 Chris Kunitz 2006-07 29 4 10 14

Bold = players on current Anaheim roster

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 33 22 9 2 102 67 46
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
7 WPG 33 17 10 6 80 76 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 31 13 13 5 89 104 31
12 COL 32 11 13 8 83 100 30
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 34 12 25 7 37
R. Kesler 35 11 15 -2 26
S. Vatanen 35 9 15 -1 24
C. Perry 23 14 8 11 22
M. Beleskey 35 15 3 11 18
C. Fowler 34 3 14 1 17
J. Silfverberg 35 4 12 3 16
H. Lindholm 34 4 11 12 15
P. Maroon 27 2 12 -5 14
D. Smith-Pelly 31 4 8 3 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28
F. Andersen 18 5 4 .913 2.41


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