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Gameday preview: Wild at Anaheim

  • December 10, 2013 - 10:04 PM

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9:30 P.M. at anaheim FSN, 100.3-FM

Preview: The Ducks, the fourth-best offensive team in the NHL at 3.15 goals per game, have reeled off an 11-0-2 start in Anaheim — the NHL’s second-longest home point streak to open a season in the shootout era.

Players to watch: Ducks RW Corey Perry is tied for second in the NHL with 20 goals, C Ryan Getzlaf is tied for third with 37 points and has the NHL’s longest active point streak (12 games). Wild G Josh Harding leads the NHL with a 1.50 goals-against average, but 13 of his 16 wins have come at home.

Numbers: This will be the 18th meeting of the Koivu brothers. Anaheim’s Saku has seven points against Mikko’s 11 in those games but is 10-3-4 against the Wild. … The Ducks are tied for fifth in the NHL at 31.9 shots per game; the Wild allows the third-fewest shots per game at 25.6.

Injuries: Wild C Mikael Granlund (concussion) is out. Ducks D Sheldon Souray (wrist), RW Jakob Silfverberg (hand), D Francois Beauchemin (upper body), D Luca Sbisa (wrist), G Viktor Fasth (lower body), D Mark Fistric (upper body) and C Mathieu Perreault (lower body) are out.

MICHAEL RUSSO

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