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Notes on Ducks Standouts

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks stand fifth in the Western Conference with 46 standings points (21-17-4). The club has won three straight games and is 8-4-1 over the last 13 contests. Several Ducks are having standout seasons, including:

•    Is tied for second in the NHL in wins in 2010-11 (19-13-3) and ranks fourth in save percentage (.925)
•    Since Dec. 1, leads league in save percentage (.940), co-leads the NHL in wins (9-4-1) and ranks fifth in goals-against average (2.04)…minimum five appearances
•    His .925 save percentage and 19 wins for the season are both on pace to break club records (Giguere, 36 wins in 2006-07 & .9224 SV% in 2007-08)
•    Has recorded 40-or-more saves on five occasions this season…has 12, 35-or-more save efforts this season
•    Over the last 13 contests, has gone 8-3-1 with a 1.79 GAA (21 GA/703 MIN) and .948 SV% (348-of-405)

•    Ranks tied for fourth overall in the NHL in goals, tied for seventh in points and tied for seventh in power play goals (7)…also ranks tied for fifth in shorthanded goals (2)
•    Ranks tied for second in the NHL in goals since Dec. 1  (10)
•    Leads all NHL forwards in average time-on-ice (22:00)

•    Ranks 14th in the NHL in points-per-game (1.03)
•    Despite missing nine games due to injury, he has  10-24=34 points through 33 contests (on pace for a 75-point season)…that pace is his highest since the 2006-07 season (94)
•    Co-leads Anaheim in assists and ranks third in both points and goals…his six power play goals rank second on the club
•    With 616-678=1,294 points in 1,219 career NHL games, ranks 15th all-time in goals, 56th all-time in assists, 32nd all-time in points and ranks ninth all-time in power play goals (226)…is just six points shy of reaching the 1,300-point milestone

•    Ranks tied for fifth among NHL defensemen in points, tied for seventh in defensemen goals and tied for 10th in assists by a defenseman
•    In the month of November, his 2-10=12 points ranked tied for second among league blueliners…his 10 assists also ranked tied for second among NHL defensemen

•    His club-best +21 rating on the season ranks second in the NHL
•    His team-leading 103 blocked shots rank third in the NHL (last year the Ducks ranked 29th as a team, this year the club currently ranks 5th)
•    With 2-14=16 points through his first 38 games of 2010-11, is on pace for a career-high 33-point season…his current personal best was set in 2001-02 when he scored 6-22=28 points in 79 contests with the Calgary Flames in his second NHL season
•    Has been a plus-or-even in 34 of his 38 games this season…since the start of the 2000-01 NHL season, his 23 consecutive games without a minus to start a season ranks second in the NHL (Glen Wesley (with Carolina) had 30 games without a minus to start the 2007-08 season)
•    Ranks second on the Ducks in average time-on-ice (23:12)

•    Is the only defenseman from the 2010 NHL Entry Draft currently playing with an NHL club and is one of only five players from the 2010 Draft currently playing for an NHL club (also Hall, Seguin, Skinner and Burmistrov)
•    Ranks second among rookie NHL defensemen in points and leads all rookie blueliners in assists (3-15=18)…Fowler (19) is the youngest defenseman in the NHL among scoring leaders
•    Co-leads all NHL rookies in average time-on-ice (22:09), ranks second in assists and tied for eighth in points

– before being injured, Getzlaf had 16 points (6-10=16) in his previous 16 games.

MORE NOTES: The Ducks continue a six-game homestand against the Nashville Predators tomorrow at Honda Center (7:05 p.m., FS West/AM 830)... the Ducks recently completed the season's first half with a 20-17-4 record (44 pts) in 41 games...since the 2005-06 season, the Ducks have compiled a 118-66-22 combined record (258 points, .626 win percentage) over the second half (final 41 games) of each season (1-0-0 this season).

2011 WORLD JUNIOR UPDATE: Recent Ducks draft picks Kyle Palmieri (first round, 26th overall in 2009), Emerson Etem (first round, 29th overall in 2010), Sami Vatanen (fourth round, 106th overall in 2009) and Igor Bobkov (third round, 76th overall in 2009) are currently competing at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo and Niagara, NY...through five tournament games, Palmieri, 19 (Smithtown, NY) is tied for second for the U.S. in points (2-2=4) and Etem, 18 (Long Beach, CA) has one goal...this is Etem's first World Juniors appearance and Palmieri's second...Palmieri won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2010 World Juniors...Vatanen, 19 (Jyvaskyla, Finland) has scored 0-3=3 points with a +4 rating through five games and is serving as team captain for Finland...this is his second World Juniors appearance...Bobkov, 19 (Surgud, Russia), has appeared in one contest for Russia thus the 2010 tournament, Bobkov went 3-3 in six games with a 2.45 GAA and .930 SV%...Team USA takes on Sweden in the bronze-medal game tomorrow (12:30 PST) while Russia plays Canada for gold later in the day (4:30 PST).
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