Ducks and Kings Clash Tuesday at Honda Center
DUCKS-KINGS: The Ducks (18-7-4, 40 points) and Kings (16-7-4, 36 points) currently have a combined record of 34-14-8… the Ducks and Kings will play five times this season, highlighted by the 2014 Stadium Series game on Jan. 25 at Dodger Stadium...Anaheim is 49-41-22 all-time against Los Angeles, including a 29-13-13 record at home…the Ducks have outscored the Kings in the all-time series, 319-311 (shootout goals excluded)...Teemu Selanne leads the Ducks in career scoring vs. the Kings, earning 52-66=118 points in 102 games.
RECENTLY: Anaheim enters the game third in the overall NHL standings, trailing only Chicago (44) and San Jose (41)...the Ducks have earned points in four of their last five games (3-1-1) and have gone 11-4-4 in their last 19, which includes an NHL season-best (w/SJ) nine-game standings point streak from Oct. 25-Nov. 10...Anaheim ranks second among NHL teams with 90 goals this season (shootout goals excluded), behind only Chicago (98)...in addition, the club ranks second in the NHL in 5-on-5 scoring with 68 goals in even-strength situations (CHI, 71).
HOME COOKIN': The Ducks have gone 10-0-1 at Honda Center this season, marking the club's best home start in franchise history...Anaheim is the only club in the NHL that has not lost in regulation at HOME this season...the club set a franchise record with eight straight home wins to open a season and was the last NHL team to lose at home in 2013-14 (Nov. 20 overtime loss vs. New Jersey)...at home, Anaheim has outscored the opposition, 44-19 (excluding one SO goal) at Honda Center…the Ducks' 44 goals are the second-most through 11 home games in club history (46 in 1995-96), while their 19 goals allowed are the fewest to start an Anaheim home season.
LEADING THE WAY: Captain Ryan Getzlaf has points in the last 10 games in which he has appeared, collecting 7-8=15 points in that span (missed three games with an upper-body injury, Nov. 10-14)...while the 10-game streak is not an official point streak because he missed three games, this still marks the first time since Oct. 21-Nov. 14, 2009 (11-game streak) that he has points in 10 consecutive games that he has played in...Getzlaf collected his fifth career overtime goal on Nov. 22 vs. Tampa Bay, leading the Ducks to a 1-0 victory at Honda Center...he has also recorded 10-12=22 points with a +10 rating in his last 16 games and 13-17=30 with a +14 over his last 23...he co-leads the NHL with five GWG (with Perry, STL's Steen & CHI's Kane) and is on pace for 41 goals this season (previous career high is 25)...he is also tied for third among league leaders in scoring (13-18=31) and tied for eighth in goals.