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Ducks and Caps Meet in Nationally-Televised Game

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Ducks and Caps Meet in Nationally-Televised Game
Anaheim Ducks vs. Washington Capitals
DUCKS (5-5-1) at CAPITALS (7-2-0)


Season Series: This is the lone meeting between the teams. They split a pair of games in 2010-11, with the Caps taking the most recent showdown, a 7-6 decision at the Honda Center on Feb. 16.

Team Scope:

Ducks: Anaheim won't be the only team on the ice Tuesday night aiming to avoid a third straight loss. The Ducks suffered another setback Sunday, when they dropped a 3-1 decision at Columbus. Anaheim -- losers in five of its last six games -- has scored only one goal in its last two contests.

"We seem to be over-passing and putting the puck in a different area," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said, "where it's less of an angle or less of an opportunity to score."

Capitals: Washington, who have also dropped its last two contests, rallied to erase a 3-1 deficit in Vancouver and found itself knotted in a 4-4 tie during the second period. But a couple of bad minutes during the third allowed the Canucks to pull away as Henrik Sedin, Chris Higgins and Max Lapierre all scored in a span of 4:07.

"We knew they were going to come out hard in the third," Caps center Marcus Johansson said after Saturday's loss. "They had a couple of easy goals. That can't happen in a game like this."

Who's Hot: Teemu Selanne has 3 goals and 7 assists in Anaheim's first 11 games. … Caps center Nicklas Backstrom has 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) in 9 games, while Alex Ovechkin is averaging a point per contest (5 goals, 4 assists).

Injury Report: Ducks forward Jason Blake isn't expected back until January due to a lacerated forearm suffered on Oct. 14. … Caps defensemen Mike Green (ankle) and John Erskine (shoulder) are day-to-day, while Jay Beagle (concussion symptoms) and Tom Poti (groin) are out.

Stat Pack: Tuesday marks the fifth of the Ducks' seven-game road trip (1-2-1). … Caps forward Alex Semin has 6 goals in three games against Anaheim.

2011-2012 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Nov 01 '11 ANA 4 at WSH 5 - OT N. Backstrom
T. Selanne125914+0610
C. Perry12538-22042
R. Getzlaf12437-2921
B. Ryan12415+1800
S. Koivu12145+0800
C. Fowler12055-3200
F. Beauchemin12134-2400
L. Visnovsky12134-6400
T. Lydman10044-4600
L. Sbisa12033-1900
A. Cogliano12112+4900
M. Macenauer12112+01201
B. McMillan12022-6600
N. Guenin2101+1200
K. Foster2101+0200
A. Gordon12011-5000
S. Brookbank11011+12100
G. Parros10011+21400
D. Smith-Pelly10011-4400
M. Beleskey9000-31900
J. Blake3000-1000
P. Maroon2000+0200
N. Bonino1000-2000
J. Hiller104-4-2272682.80.899
D. Ellis31-1-05802.01.938
N. Backstrom1041014+1411
A. Ovechkin105510+0620
D. Wideman103710+7011
J. Chimera10437+7000
B. Laich10167+3210
M. Johansson9516+1413
J. Ward10336+7200
M. Green7336+2031
M. Knuble10246+1200
A. Semin10246-21200
M. Perreault8325+6200
T. Brouwer10235+3600
K. Alzner10134+7600
M. Hendricks10033+51100
J. Schultz10033+5200
J. Carlson10033+4600
J. Halpern9033+2400
R. Hamrlik10101-21001
J. Erskine1011+1000
J. Beagle2000+0700
S. Collins2000-1000
D. King1000+0000
C. Eakin1000+0000
T. Vokoun97-1-0202492.36.920
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