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Notes About the Ducks' Winning Ways

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
RECENTLY: The Anaheim Ducks (10-7-2) continue a three-game road trip tomorrow night vs. the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center (6 p.m. PST, PRIME/AM 830)...the Ducks have garnered standings points in seven straight contests (6-0-1), earning 13 of a possible 14 points...the club had its season-high six-game winning streak snapped on Sunday evening (Nov. 14) at Chicago in a 3-2 overtime addition, Anaheim has gone 11-4-1 over the last 16 games...the club's current seven-game point streak is its longest since Mar. 26 - Apr. 8, 2010 (4-0-3)...the last time Anaheim recorded points in eight straight games was Oct. 21 - Nov. 5, 2008 when the club had a nine-game standings point streak (8-0-1)...the Ducks' 13 points (6-0-1) since Nov. 1 co-leads the NHL and ranks tied for second in win percentage (LA has gone 4-0-0 since Nov. 1)...please see the chart below for additional comparison, the Ducks' 22 points through 19 games (10-7-2) is seven more than the club had at this point last season (6-10-3 for 15 points in 2009-10).

Team               Record Since Nov. 1    Points    Win Percentage
Anaheim         6-0-1                                13            .929
Washington   6-0-1                                13            .929
Vancouver      6-1-0                                12            .857
Philadelphia  5-0-1                                11            .916

HOME COOKING: At Honda Center, the Ducks have won five straight, their longest win streak at HOME since Mar. 14-29, 2010 (5-0-0)...the club has gone 7-1-1 at HOME this year, earning 15 of a possible 18 points...the 15 points in the first nine HOME games equals the best start at Honda Center in club history...the 2006-07 Ducks got off to a 6-0-3 start (also 15 points) in their first nine games at home, while the 2005-06 squad had 14 points through nine (6-1-2)...the club's 15 points at home currently ranks tied for third in the NHL (also Detroit) behind Washington (18) and Los Angeles (16)...the club returns home for a three-game homestand beginning on Nov. 19 vs. Columbus...the homestand also features contests against Edmonton on Sunday, Nov. 21 and the Chicago Blackhawks on the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 26).

SPECIAL TEAMS: Shorthanded, the Ducks have killed 24-of-28 penalties (85.7%) since their seven-game standings point streak began on Nov. 3 vs. Tampa Bay...Anaheim enters tonight's game having killed 22-of-24 penalties (91.7%) dating to the third period of a 3-2 win on Nov. 5 vs. Pittsburgh (spanning six games)...the Ducks killed 17 straight power plays from Nov. 5 - 12...on the power play, the club is 13-for-61 (21.3%) in 2010-11, ranking ninth overall and third at HOME (9-for-33, 27.3%), as of Nov. 15.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Corey Perry has 2-2=4 points with a +4 in his last two contests...he also has 4-6=10 points in the last nine and 8-12=20 points in his last 16...Saku Koivu has points in five of last six games, (5-2=7, +5 rating), including a five-game point streak from Nov. 5-12 (5-2=7), his longest since Oct. 11-25, 2008 (five games, 4-6=10)...Ryan Getzlaf, who ranks tied for ninth in NHL scoring, has 4-2=6 points in his last eight games and has garnered 5-6=11 in the last 12...he also has 7-12=19 points in 16 addition, Teemu Selanne has picked up 2-7=9 points in eight games, 5-9=14 in 13 and 7-11=18 points in 16 games...Selanne is currently tied for ninth in NHL scoring (7-12=19) and tied for fifth in power play goals (4)...Lubomir Visnovsky has 2-5=7 points with a +8 rating in seven contests and 3-10=13 in 13...Bobby Ryan has earned 3-5=8 in the last seven, 6-6=12 over the last 11 and 7-10=17 points with a +11 in 16 games...Toni Lydman has notched 0-3=3 in five games and 0-6=6 points over the last 10...he co-leads NHL defensemen in plus/minus (+10)...Jason Blake has earned 1-3=4 points over the last five.

PRODUCTIVE START: Lubomir Visnovsky currently ranks tied for third among NHL defensemen in scoring...his 3-12=15 points is the third-most in club history by a defenseman through 19 games...Scott Niedermayer (5-11=16) and Chris Pronger (3-14=17) both had more through 19 games in 2006-07...Visnovsky's 2-5=7 points in November rank tied for second (tied for third in assists) among league defensemen.

TOUGH TANDEM: Jonas Hiller and Curtis McElhinney have combined for a 2.08 GAA (15 GA/432 MIN) and a .935 SV% (215-of-230) over the Ducks' seven-game point streak...McElhinney had his first career shutout on Nov. 10 vs. NYI...Hiller has gone 5-0-1 during the seven-game streak, with a .926 SV% (188-of-203) and a 2.42 GAA (15 GA/372 MIN)...he currently co-leads the NHL in wins (5) since Nov. 1 (four other players).

CLIMBING THE CHARTS: Teemu Selanne is one of only 18 players in NHL history to score 600 goals and one of only three Europeans, following Jaromir Jagr (CZE) and Kurri (FIN)...only six other right wingers have scored 600 goals (G. Howe, B. Hull, M. Gartner, J. Jagr, D. Ciccarelli and Kurri)...Selanne currently ranks 15th in all-time goals after scoring his 611th career marker on Oct. 26 in Dallas, surpassing Bobby Hull...with an assist in a 3-2 victory on Nov. 5 vs. Pittsburgh, Selanne passed Al MacInnis for sole possession of 33rd in all-time scoring (currently at 613-666=1,279)...Teemu now sits only two points shy of matching Alex Delvecchio for 32nd in all-time points...he also ranks 56th in all-time assists and ninth in PPG (224) that Nov. 5 contest vs. the Penguins, Selanne also appeared in his 1,200th career game, becoming the 87th NHL player all-time, seventh active player and 10th European-born player to reach the milestone.

YOUNGSTERS MAKE THEIR MARK: The Ducks are only one of four NHL teams to have players selected in the first round of both the 2009 and 2010 NHL Entry Drafts on their current NHL rosters…with right wing Kyle Palmieri (26th overall, 2009) and defenseman Cam Fowler (12th overall, 2010), the Ducks are joined by Boston (Jordan Caron - 25th overall, 2009; Tyler Seguin - second overall, 2010), Edmonton (Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson - 10th overall, 2009; Taylor Hall - first overall, 2010), and Atlanta (Evander Kane - fourth overall, 2009; Alexander Burmistrov - eighth overall, 2010)...Fowler is currently riding his first career point streak (three games, 0-4=4)...his 0-4=4 points in November lead all NHL rookie addition, his 1-6=7 points on the season rank tied for second overall among rookie defensemen (w/MTL's Subban).

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