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Ducks Weekly Notes

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
TOMORROW’S GAME: The Anaheim Ducks open a three-game homestand against the Los Angeles Kings tomorrow night at Honda Center…the Ducks have won four of the last five games and a franchise-record nine straight at Honda Center…with a 43-26-8 record, Anaheim is second in the Pacific Division with 94 points, five points behind the division-leading San Jose Sharks with five games remaining in the regular season…the Ducks can clinch a playoff berth as early as tonight if Nashville loses (in regulation or overtime) to Columbus…if Nashville wins, the Ducks can clinch a playoff berth tomorrow by earning at least one point vs. the Kings…Anaheim is 4-2-0 against Los Angeles this season, including a 2-0-0 mark at Honda Center…following tomorrow’s game, the Ducks will take on the Sharks on Friday (7:05 p.m.) and conclude the homestand against the Dallas Stars on Sunday (5:05 p.m.).

The Ducks have gone 16-4-1 since the return of right wing Teemu Selanne on Feb. 5 against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum...the Ducks also had similar success when they welcomed the return of defenseman Scott Niedermayer and arrival of center Doug Weight...the Ducks own the best winning percentage in the NHL since Selanne's return on Feb. 5 (.786)...they are also tied for the league's highest winning percentage since the return of Niedermayer on Dec. 16 (.682).

STREAKING: The Ducks have won a franchise-record nine consecutive games at Honda Center, marking the longest home winning streak in the NHL this season...Anaheim's nine-game home winning streak is the longest in the league since Toronto won nine straight at Air Canada Centre from Mar. 6-Apr. 7, 2007.

CLIMBING THE CHARTS:  With his 549th and 550th career NHL goals in a 2-1 victory on Mar. 22 at Phoenix, Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne surpassed Ron Francis for sole possession of 23rd place on the all-time goals list...among active NHL goal scorers, Selanne ranks fifth, five goals behind Mats Sundin for fourth place.

Defenseman Mathieu Schneider (+21 this year) is a +88 player since the start of the 2003-04 season, the third highest mark in the league...Schneider, who is a plus-or-even in 36 of the last 39 games (+17 total) trails only Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom (+120) and the NY Rangers' Marek Malik (+107)...Schneider was a "plus" or "even" player in 32 consecutive games (+17) from Dec. 18-Mar.5, the longest streak in the NHL this season...he was the first player since the 2006-07 season to have a plus-or-even streak longer than 30 games (NYI's Shawn Bates, 36 games (+14 ), Oct. 26, 2006-Jan. 18, 2007)...nine NHL defensemen have recorded a rating of even or better in each of the previous six NHL seasons...three of those nine are current Ducks, including Scott Niedermayer (+81), Sean O'Donnell (+70) and Schneider (+94)...the others are Lidstrom (+182), Ottawa's Wade Redden (+134) and Chris Phillips (+103), Detroit's Brian Rafalski (+105), Calgary's Rhett Warrener (+45) and Colorado's Scott Hannan (+32).

WINNING AT HONDA CENTER: The Ducks have won nine straight games at Honda Center and are 12-2 in their last 14 games at home...including a 24-8-4 record this year (excluding Sept. 30 "home" game in London, England), the Ducks are 65-19-16 in their last 100 regular season games at Honda Center dating back to Nov. 25, 2006...the Ducks have a .680 winning percentage (108-41-37, 253 pts.) over the last 186 home games, earning at least one point in 145 of those 186 contests (19-6-8 in the last 33 home games of 2002-03 season and 19-11-11 in 2003-04)...Anaheim finished the 2006-07 regular season with a home record of 26-6-9, tying the club record for home wins in a season (26-10-5 in 2005-2006)...the Ducks also went 10-2 at home in the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs, clinching all four series wins at Honda Center.

PACKING ’EM IN: The Ducks look to record their 71st consecutive sellout at Honda Center when they take on the Los Angeles Kings tomorrow in Anaheim...the 70 current sellouts, a franchise record, include 58 regular season and 12 playoff games...the club broke the club record for consecutive regular season sellouts on Feb. 22 against the St. Louis Blues when they surpassed the previous record of 51 straight regular season sellouts set from Dec. 22, 1993-Oct. 20, 1995...last August, the Ducks capped season ticket sales at 15,000 and started a waiting list for future orders...the Ducks currently have the third-longest active regular-season sellout streak among U.S.-based NHL teams...Minnesota leads the way with 283 consecutive regular season is the New York Rangers with 112...Pittsburgh ranks fourth with 51 straight regular season sellouts...among Canadian teams, Vancouver leads with 211 consecutive regular season sellouts and is followed by Toronto (193), Calgary (162), Montreal (139), Edmonton (113) and Ottawa (33).

Ryan Getzlaf                         100th NHL point, Oct. 6 @ PIT
Chris Pronger                     400th NHL assist, Oct. 15 vs. DET
Todd Marchant                     900th NHL game, Oct. 23 @ STL
George Parros                     100th NHL game, Oct. 25 vs. PHX
Brad May                              900th NHL game, Nov. 15 @ LA
Randy Carlyle                      100th NHL win, Nov. 15 @ L6
Chris Kunitz                        200th NHL game, Dec. 5 vs. BUF
Chris Pronger                     900th NHL game, Dec. 10 @ CBJ
Randy Carlyle                      200th NHL game, Dec. 18 @ SJ
Corey Perry                         100th NHL point, Dec. 29 @ CGY
Doug Weight                        1,100th NHL game, Dec. 30 @ VAN
Doug Weight                        700th NHL assist, Jan. 9 vs. TOR
Rob Niedermayer                900th NHL game, Jan. 18 @ MIN
Sean O'Donnell                   900th NHL game, Jan. 18 @ MIN
Francois Beauchemin        200th NHL game, Feb. 2 @ PHI
Randy Carlyle                      121st NHL win, Feb. 8 @ NJ (becoming ANA's most-winningest head coach)
Rob Niedermayer                400th NHL point, Feb. 10 @ DET
Ryan Getzlaf                         100th NHL assist, Feb. 12 @ COL
Corey Perry                         200th NHL game, Feb. 15 vs. DAL
Teemu Selanne                    670th career point with Anaheim for the team all-time lead, Feb. 17 vs. CGY
Ryan Getzlaf                         200th NHL game, Feb. 17 vs. CGY
Teemu Selanne                    600th NHL assist, Feb. 24 vs. CHI
Francois Beauchemin        200th game as a Duck, Mar. 3 vs. OTT
Rob Niedermayer                100th point as a Duck, Mar. 9 vs. MTL
Kent Huskins                       100th NHL game, Mar. 12 vs. VAN
Scott Niedermayer              200th game as a Duck, Mar. 12 vs. VAN

Mathieu Schneider             1 point to 700 career NHL points
Brian Sutherby                    1 appearance to 300 career NHL games
Rob Niedermayer                2 appearances to 300 as a Duck
George Parros                     4 appearances to 100 as a Duck
Scott Niedermayer              4 appearances to 1,100 career NHL games
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