Anaheim Ducks Defeat Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in Shootout

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Dec 3, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry (10) celebrates with the bench after scoring a goal during the shootout against the Philadelphia Flyers at Honda Center. The Anaheim Ducks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in a shootout with a final score of 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Ducks have a short two-game road trip, starting with a trip to Minnesota to visit the Wild on Friday. The Wild are in the midst of a four game homestand, where they have gone 1-0-1. They defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Wednesday.

Despite missing five games with a concussion, Zach Parise leads the Wild in scoring with 19 points. Nino Niederreiter has a team-high 11 goals, while Thomas Vanek and Ryan Suter have a team-high 12 assists each. Suter leads the league in average ice time as well, playing a whopping 29:19 per game. Despite some recent struggles, Darcy Kuemper has been solid in net for Minnesota, posting a 11-7-0 record with a 2.28 GAA and .912 SV%.

Point Streaks, General Notes:

Getzlaf has a three-game point streak, scoring six points in his past three contests (2 G, 4 A). Vatanen also has a three-game point streak (2 G, 1 A), and has 14 points in his past 14 games. Fowler also has a three-game point streak (1 G, 2 A).

In the third period and overtime, the Ducks were outshot 21-10 by the Flyers. The Ducks outshot the Flyers 19-10 in the second period alone.

Outside of Smith-Pelly, the Ducks’ centermen went 30/49 in the faceoff circle (61.2%). Getzlaf won nine of 17 (52.9%), Kesler won ten of 16 (62.5%), and Thompson won 11 of 16 (68.8%). Giroux went 13/28 in the faceoff circle against the Ducks (46.4%), but he won seven of ten faceoffs against Smith-Pelly and Maroon. He was 6/18 against Getzlaf, Kesler, and Thompson.