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

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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.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48

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