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Current Standings:

GP- 8 W- 7 L- 1 OT- 0 PTS- 14 ROW- 6 GF- 29 GA- 15 HOME- 4-0-0 AWAY- 3-1-0

Offensive Summary: Anaheim can get the puck and keep possession. They tire out their opponents by making them chase the puck. They put a lot of focus on starting fast and getting an early lead, but unlike many other teams they don’t let up. Players to watch: Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Ryan Kesler.

Defensive Summary: Ducks defense have bounced back after allowing six goals in its season-opening loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. That loss was all the team needed to turn their focus back on playing strong defense, keeping the puck out of their zone, minimizing turnovers and shots on their goal and it has since won them games.

Goalies Summary by Stats:

Frederik Andersen-

GPI- 6 GS- 6 MIN- 365 GAA- 1.32 W- 6 L- 0 OT- 0 SO- 1 SA- 162 GA- 8 SV%- .951 G- 0 A- 0 PIM- 0

John Gibson-

GPI- 2 GS- 2 MIN- 120 GAA- 3.50 W- 1 L- 1 OT- 0 SO- 0 SA- 56 GA- 7 SV%- .875 G- 0 A- 0 PIM- 0

Facts:

  • The Ducks continue to match the best start in franchise history by wins (2013-14, 7-1-0) and by points (2013-14 and 2006-07, 14). The 7-1-0 Ducks lead the NHL standings in points, wins, and goals (28, excludes shootout) this season. They have scored three or more goals in seven of their eight games and allowed two goals-or-less in six of eight.
  • Corey Perry has become the fastest player in franchise history to nine goals (in eight games). Perry leads the NHL in goals (9) and PPG (4), and co-leads in points (9-3=12).
  • Sami Vatanen is tied for second in goals by a defenseman (3) and PPG among all players. His seven power-play points (3 goals4 assists) this season currently leads the NHL.