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Monday, November 05, 2007

Ducks Gameday—Pacific Points

Dallas Stars (5-6-2, t-12th in west) at Anaheim Ducks (6-7-2, t-7th in west)

As this is Pacific Month, I thought I'd just show how all 5 Pacific teams have fared in division games since the emergence of the unbalanced schedule. I've shown results by opponent and by home & road.

1. Dallas Stars

Split

GPRecordPtsPct.GFGAPP%PK%

vs. Phoenix

18

13–5–0

26

.722

57

45

18.0%

82.8%

vs. Anaheim

17

11–4–2

24

.706

42

39

17.9%

86.8%

vs. Los Angeles

18

11–6–1

23

.639

59

50

22.4%

82.7%

vs. San Jose

17

9–6–2

20

.588

41

46

19.4%

86.0%

Home

36

22–12–2

46

.639

100

94

17.7%

83.1%

Road

34

22–9–3

47

.691

99

86

21.6%

85.8%

Total

70

44–21–5

93

.664

199

180

19.5%

84.5%


2. Anaheim Ducks

Split

GPRecordPtsPct.GFGAPP%PK%

vs.Phoenix

18

14–3–1

29

.806

61

36

26.0%

90.6%

vs. Los Angeles

18

10–4–4

24

.667

60

49

29.7%

80.9%

vs. San Jose

16

9–5–2

20

.625

52

44

18.5%

80.9%

vs. Dallas

17

6–8–3

15

.441

39

42

13.2%

82.1%

Home

34

21–8–5

47

.691

120

86

24.4%

82.4%

Road

35

18–12–5

41

.586

92

85

19.7%

84.7%

Total

69

39–20–10

88

.638

212

171

22.0%

83.6%


3. San Jose Sharks

Split

GPRecordPtsPct.GFGAPP%PK%

vs. Los Angeles

18

13–5–0

26

.722

67

47

25.5%

82.7%

vs. Dallas

17

8–5–4

20

.588

46

41

14.0%

80.6%

vs. Phoenix

16

8–6–2

18

.563

49

49

19.3%

80.8%

vs. Anaheim

16

7–8–1

15

.469

44

52

19.1%

81.5%

Home

33

15–13–5

35

.530

101

93

18.9%

83.0%

Road

34

21–11–2

44

.647

105

96

20.4%

79.9%

Total

67

36–24–7

79

.590

206

189

19.6%

81.4%


4. Los Angeles Kings

Split

GPRecordPtsPct.GFGAPP%PK%

vs. Anaheim

18

8–7–3

19

.528

49

60

19.1%

70.3%

vs. Phoenix

16

7–7–2

16

.500

46

50

19.6%

76.7%

vs. Dallas

18

7–9–2

16

.444

50

59

17.3%

77.6%

vs. San Jose

18

5–12–1

11

.306

47

67

17.3%

74.5%

Home

35

16–15–4

36

.514

92

109

17.7%

74.3%

Road

35

11–20–4

26

.371

100

127

19.1%

75.4%

Total

70

27–35–8

62

.443

192

236

18.4%

74.9%


5. Phoenix Coyotes

Split

GPRecordPtsPct.GFGAPP%PK%

vs. Los Angeles

16

9–6–1

19

.594

50

46

23.3%

80.4%

vs. San Jose

16

8–7–1

17

.531

49

49

19.2%

80.7%

vs. Dallas

18

5–9–4

14

.389

45

57

17.2%

82.0%

vs. Anaheim

18

4–13–1

9

.250

36

61

9.4%

74.0%

Home

34

14–15–5

33

.485

95

99

16.2%

78.7%

Road

34

12–20–2

26

.382

85

114

17.9%

79.9%

Total

68

26–35–7

59

.434

180

213

17.0%

79.3%


I'll probably provide an updated look at this before March, the next divisional play month.

Anyways, the top two teams in this Pacific battle go at it tonight, with Modano destined to set some sort of history tonight. Then later this week the Ducks can also allow JR's 500th goal, and heck, maybe they'll make SportsCenter. Prediction: Ducks 4, Stars 2. Goals by Perry, Marchant, Pahlsson, and McDonald.

Go Ducks.

11 comments:

RudyKelly said...

We're .500 against Phoenix? That's depressing...

Earl Sleek said...

Yeah, the other thing that kinds of stands out here is that the Kings have been making everyone's power play look good--a fairly obvious area for improvement.

Also, I just thought it was kind of interesting to see how OT points skew things, where the Ducks are 10-4-4 against the Kings but the Kings are 8-7-3 against the Ducks, and other such cases.

Chris in Torrance said...

Our penalty kill has pretty much sucked since Dave Tippett left to coach the Dallas Stars. How long ago was that?!

Earl Sleek said...

Well, I think the Kings' stats show a combination of bad penalty killing and bad goaltending, and it's tough to figure how much to blame on each. I think, though, that the goaltending's been a lot more stable in L.A. this year, and the Kings should see a natural boost in PK and in winning because of it.

RudyKelly said...

Wasn't Tippett in charge of our power play? I thought Mark Hardy was the penalty kill coach. I could be wrong though.

Chris in Torrance said...

Our GM's have had a habit of making bad goaltending decisions. Anyone remember Roman Chechmanek? The Huet for Garon trade?? DAN CLOUTIER???

Bryce said...

Man, watching a team just completely give up is neat.

Earl Sleek said...

Hurry back, Scott!

Fuck.

Chris in Torrance said...

I'm usually up for watching the Ducks take a good ass kickin, but even I got bored.

Patty (in Dallas) said...

Not me. Not bored at all.

spade-in-victorhell said...

why o why is mark mowers even on the team let alone anything above the 4th line

and RC also thinks hey we had line that produces 5 goals against phoenix but hey lets change them up so we can suck again...

maybe its his master plan..maybe he think scotty nieds will only come back if we suck i dunno..

were back to garbage earl...very thrilling..i cant remember even hitting a post or getting close to scoring a goal..