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Top Two Clubs Collide as Ducks & Hawks Meet at Honda Center Tonight

Wednesday, 02.05.2014 / 11:35 AM / News
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Top Two Clubs Collide as Ducks & Hawks Meet at Honda Center Tonight
The league-leading Anaheim Ducks (40-13-5, 85 points) face the Chicago Blackhawks (34-10-14, 82 points) tonight at Honda Center in a matchup of the top two clubs in the NHL (by standings points).
TOP CLUBS MEET: The league-leading Anaheim Ducks (40-13-5, 85 points) face the Chicago Blackhawks (34-10-14, 82 points) tonight at Honda Center in a matchup of the top two clubs in the NHL (by standings points). The two clubs have a combined record of 74-23-19 (.720 win/points percentage), the best record among competing clubs at this stage of the season in nearly five years. The last NHL game played between two NHL clubs with a combined points/win percentage over .720 after 58 games or more) was on Feb. 25, 2009, when Detroit hosted San Jose (80-21-17, .750 combined win/points percentage).*
*Stats INC.

BY THE NUMBERS: Anaheim has gone 22-6-0 in its last 28 games, including a 12-4-0 mark at Honda Center and 10-2-0 road record...the Ducks are 15-1-2 vs. the Pacific Division and a league-best 23-7-2 (.750 points %) vs. the Western Conference...at 40-13-5 for 85 points, Anaheim is riding its best start to a season through 58 games, improving upon the previous mark of 34-16-8 for 76 points in 2006-07...it is also the deepest into a season that the Ducks have ever led the league in points (previously 48 games, 2006-07)...in addition, the club has scored the most goals (189, second in NHL this season) and allowed the fewest (139) through 58 games in club history…in January, Anaheim went 11-3-0 to match a club record for wins in a month for the second month in a row (Dec., 11-1-0).

HOME ADVANTAGE: The Ducks have gone 22-4-2 through 28 games at Honda Center, marking the best home start in club history...Anaheim was the fourth team in 40 NHL seasons (since 1973-74) to record points in each of its first 22-plus home games (20-0-2) from Oct. 13-Jan. 15, joining PHI (19-0-7, 1979-80), NYI (19-0-4, 1978-79) and SJ (20-0-2, 2008-09) in that category...the Ducks, who were the last NHL team to suffer a home loss in regulation this season (Jan. 21 vs. WPG), have gone 12-4-0 in their last 16 home games and earlier set a club record with eight straight home wins to open a season...Anaheim has scored the most goals ever at home through 28 games (102) in club history.

THE GOLDEN STATE: Anaheim, San Jose and Los Angeles account for the first, sixth and 10th best teams (by points) in the NHL…the three California teams combine for a 105-51-17 record in 2013-14 for a .656 win (points) percentage…at home, the three clubs have combined for a 58-18-8 record over 84 contests in California for an .738 win (points) percentage.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 49 32 11 6 146 130 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
11 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 48 15 35 10 50
R. Kesler 49 13 19 -2 32
C. Perry 34 19 12 15 31
S. Vatanen 49 10 20 3 30
M. Beleskey 48 19 7 12 26
P. Maroon 41 6 18 2 24
C. Fowler 48 5 18 4 23
H. Lindholm 48 5 16 13 21
J. Silfverberg 49 6 13 2 19
K. Palmieri 25 10 6 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 27 6 5 .919 2.22
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28

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