NHL’s Top Two Clubs Meet Friday as Ducks host Blues

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NHL\u2019s Top Two Clubs Meet Friday as Ducks host Blues
The league-leading Ducks (41-14-5, 87 points) return from their Olympic break to host the No. 2 St. Louis Blues tomorrow at Honda Center (7 p.m. PST, PRIME TICKET\/AM 830).
NHL’S TOP TEAMS FACE OFF TOMORROW IN ANAHEIM: The league-leading Ducks (41-14-5, 87 points) return from their Olympic break to host the No. 2 St. Louis Blues tomorrow at Honda Center (7 p.m. PST, PRIME TICKET/AM 830)...the Ducks are the last NHL team to resume play following the break and will remain at home for the next five consecutive games, tying a season high...Anaheim has gone 23-7-0 in its last 30 games, including a 12-5-0 mark at Honda Center and 11-2-0 road record...the Ducks are 15-1-2 vs. the Pacific Division and a league-best 24-8-2 (.735 points %) vs. the Western Conference...at 41-14-5 for 87 points, Anaheim is riding its best start to a season through 60 games, improving upon the previous mark of 35-16-9 for 79 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 (194, second in NHL this season) and allowed the fewest (143) through 60 games in club history…the Ducks won 18 of 19 games (18-1-0) from Dec. 6-Jan. 15 to join Montreal (18-1-0, 1967-68) as the only two NHL teams to win 18+ games in a 19-game span.

HOME ADVANTAGE: The Ducks have gone 22-5-2 through 29 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 12-5-0 in their last 17 home games and earlier set a club record with eight straight home wins to open a season.

ROAD STORY: Anaheim has won 11 of its last 13 road games (11-2-0) and earned points in 12 of the last 14 (11-2-1)...with a 19-9-3 road record, Anaheim leads the NHL in wins and co-leads in road points (41)...the Ducks have played 76% of its road schedule with 31 games and have completed travel to the Eastern and Central Time Zones...of Anaheim's 10 remaining road games, five will be played in the Pacific Time Zone and five in the Mountain.

BEHIND THE BENCH: With a 299-137-59 record in 495 career NHL games, Ducks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau is one win shy of becoming the fastest to 300 wins in modern day NHL history...Toe Blake reached the 300-win milestone in 525 games, currently the fastest all-time...Boudreau ranks second among active NHL coaches in win (points) percentage (.664), trailing only PIT’s Dan Bylsma, who has a .676 points % over his 377 games (241-108-28)…Boudreau reached the 200-win mark on Nov. 22, 2011 (w/Washington) in 326 games (200- 86-40), the fastest in modern day history...on Jan. 27, 2013, SJ's Todd McLellan became the second-fastest coach in modern day NHL history to win 200 games (now 257-124-54 in 435 career games) and owns a .653 points %, third among active NHL coaches.

PLUS EFFORT: Four Ducks rank among the top 10 in plus/minus ratings this season, including Hampus Lindholm (+26) and Francois Beauchemin (+26) tied for third and Corey Perry (+24) and Ryan Getzlaf (+24) tied for eighth...Lindholm leads all rookies in plus/minus; no other first-year defenseman has higher than a +13.

LEADING THE WAY: Captain Ryan Getzlaf has seven games with three-or-more points this season, trailing only PIT's Sidney Crosby (nine games) in that category...Getzlaf has 23-28=51 points in his last 40 games, including an official 14-game streak (6-11=17) from Nov. 15-Dec. 15, the longest in the NHL since Mar. 7-Apr. 7, 2012 (PIT's Dupuis,10-12=22 in 14 straight)...Getzlaf ranks second among league leaders in scoring, tied for fourth in goals, co-leads in even-strength goals (25) tied for second in GWG, tied for eighth in assists and ranks second among all forwards in blocked shots (67)...on pace for 40 goals this season, Getzlaf has points in five of the last seven games (4-4=8) and 9-11=20 in his last 16 games.

30 IN 60: Corey Perry's 30 goals through 60 games are tied for the most in his career (also had 30 in 60 games in 2010-11)...Perry ranks third in the NHL in goals with 191 tallies since the start of 2008-09, spanning six seasons (Ovechkin, 248; Stamkos, 222; Marleau, 189)...since the start of 2010-11, Perry has scored 31 GWG to lead the NHL (seven more than anyone else in the NHL, WSH's Ovechkin has 25)...he leads the NHL in GWG, ranks third in goals, tied for third in even-strength goals (23) and tied for sixth in points…Perry, who scored his 250th career NHL goal and became the third NHL player to 30 goals this season on Feb. 8 @ NSH, enters tomorrow’s game with 3-2=5 points in his last eight games and 5-6=11 in his last 12.

ON A WINNING NOTE: Jonas Hiller has gone 16-5-0 in his last 21 appearances and ranks tied for sixth among NHL goaltenders in wins (25)…Hiller had a club-record 14 straight victories (14-0-0) from Dec. 6-Jan. 12 to match the second-longest streak all-time in an NHL single season with MIN’s Don Beaupre from Feb.6-Mar. 19, 1986...Hiller was named the NHL's Second Star of the Week for Jan. 6-12, going 3-0-0 with a 1.67 GAA and .941 SV%...he was also named the NHL's Third Star of December after finishing the month leading the league in wins (9-0-1), while also posting a 1.96 GAA and .929 SV% in 10 games...meanwhile, Frederik Andersen has won five of his last six starts (seven appearances), going 5-1-0 with a 2.20 GAA and .929 SV%.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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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