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Inaugural 'Freeway Face-Off' Series Peaks with Game 7 Friday

Thursday, 05.15.2014 / 1:32 PM / News
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Inaugural \'Freeway Face-Off\' Series Peaks with Game 7 Friday
The first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff series between Southern California rivals the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings reaches its pinnacle with the excitement of Game 7 Friday at Honda Center in Anaheim (9 p.m., ET, NBCSN, TSN, RDS). The winner will advance to the Western Conference Final against the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.
NEW YORK (May 15, 2014) -- The first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff series between Southern California rivals the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings reaches its pinnacle with the excitement of Game 7 Friday at Honda Center in Anaheim (9 p.m., ET, NBCSN, TSN, RDS). The winner will advance to the Western Conference Final against the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.

The Ducks-Kings showdown will be the third Second Round series decided in a Game 7, joining both Eastern Conference matchups (New York Rangers defeated Pittsburgh, Montreal defeated Boston). Since 1988, there only have been two other years when three or more second-round series required a Game 7: 2001 and 2009. Friday's contest also will mark the sixth Game 7 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, one short of the single-year playoff record of seven (1994, 2011).

The Ducks, 2-3 all-time in Game 7s, will be the home team in such a contest for the second consecutive season and for the third time in franchise history. They dropped a 3-2 decision to the Detroit Red Wings in the 2013 Western Conference Quarterfinals.

The Kings, 5-4 all-time in Game 7s, will skate into Honda Center with a 5-0 record in elimination games in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In addition to winning Game 6 of this series Wednesday night, they posted a 5-1 road victory against San Jose in Game 7 of their First Round series to become the fourth team in Stanley Cup Playoffs history to overcome a 0-3 series deficit.

Ducks forward Teemu Selanne has appeared in a team-leading five Game 7s, while defenseman Robyn Regehr tops the Kings with six appearances.

Kings forwards Marian Gaborik, Mike Richards and Justin Williams all boast perfect 5-0 marks in Game 7s, with Williams posting 10 points (5-5--10) in his contests.

Other Game 7 Notes
* Home teams are 91-63 (.591) all-time in Game 7s in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
* The team that scores first is 114-40 (.740).
* Thirty-eight Game 7s have required overtime (38-of-154, 24.7%). Home and road teams both are 19-19 in those contests.

CAREER GAME 7 PLAYER, GOALTENDER AND COACHING STATISTICS


Anaheim Ducks (2-3)
5/12/13, Western Conference QF vs. Detroit (DET 3 at ANA 2)
5/14/09, Western Conference SF vs. Detroit (ANA 3 at DET 4)
5/3/06, Western Conference QF vs. Calgary (ANA 3 at CGY 0)
6/9/03, Stanley Cup Final vs. New Jersey (ANA 0 at N.J. 3)
4/29/97, Western Conference QF vs. Phoenix (PHX 0 at ANA 3)

Los Angeles Kings (5-4)
4/30/14, Western Conference First Round vs. San Jose (L.A. 5 at S.J. 1)
5/28/13, Western Conference SF vs. San Jose (S.J. 1 at L.A. 2)
4/29/02, Western Conference QF vs. Colorado (L.A. 0 at COL 4)
5/9/01, Western Conference SF vs. Colorado (L.A. 1 at COL 5)
5/29/93, Western Conference Final vs. Toronto (L.A. 5 at TOR 4)
4/15/89, Smythe Division SF vs. Edmonton (EDM 3 at L.A. 6)
4/25/76, Quarterfinals vs. Boston (L.A. 0 at BOS 3)
4/13/69, Quarterfinals vs. Oakland (L.A. 5 at OAK 3)
4/18/68, Quarterfinals vs. Minnesota (MIN 9 at L.A. 4)

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 49 32 11 6 149 115 70
2 ANA 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
3 STL 49 32 13 4 160 120 68
4 CHI 50 31 17 2 155 115 64
5 SJS 50 27 17 6 139 135 60
6 WPG 51 26 17 8 142 132 60
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 50 27 20 3 144 129 57
9 LAK 49 21 16 12 134 132 54
10 DAL 49 23 19 7 157 159 53
11 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 50 18 26 6 116 170 42
14 EDM 50 13 28 9 115 166 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 49 15 35 7 50
C. Perry 35 19 13 13 32
R. Kesler 50 13 19 -3 32
S. Vatanen 50 10 20 3 30
M. Beleskey 49 19 7 11 26
P. Maroon 42 6 19 1 25
C. Fowler 49 5 18 2 23
H. Lindholm 49 5 16 12 21
J. Silfverberg 50 6 13 2 19
R. Rakell 39 5 12 2 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 27 7 5 .918 2.27
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28

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