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A Quick Glance at Preds vs. Ducks in the WCF

An appetizer before we get to the real analysis.

NHL: Nashville Predators at Anaheim Ducks Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It’s official! The Predators will face the Ducks in the Western Conference Final.

Before we jump into more deeper analysis, here’s a glance at some stats and players to keep in mind ahead of this series. (note: all stats for the Ducks are not including last night’s Game 7)

How They’ve Played In The Playoffs

Anaheim Ducks

  • 3.3 goals per game
  • 53.1% shot attempt for percentage
  • 51.7% scoring chance for percentage
  • 51.0% high danger chance for percentage
  • Team shooting percentage: 8.0%
  • Team save percentage: 93.6%


Nashville Predators

  • 2.8 goals per game
  • 50.3% shot attempt for percentage
  • 52.6% scoring chance for percentage
  • 51.5% high danger chance for percentage
  • Team shooting percentage: 9.2%
  • Team save percentage: 95.5%

Special Teams in the Playoffs


  • Penalty kill: 120.8 shot attempts allowed per sixty minutes (15th), 68.3% (15th)
  • Power play: 114.4 shot attempts for per sixty minutes (1st), 14.3% (14th)



  • Penalty kill: 87.7 shot attempts allowed per sixty minutes (5th), 87.5% (6th)
  • Power play: 99.7 shot attempts allowed per sixty minutes (8th), 20.0% (6th)

Key Players for the Ducks in the Playoffs

  • Ryan Getzlaf (with Perry and Rakell): 8g, 7a (15 pts) in 10 gp, 3 PPG, 54% FO
  • Jakob Silfverberg (on the Kesler line): 7g, 4a (11 pts) in 10 gp, 2 GWG, 3 PPP
  • Corey Perry: 2g, 6a in 10 gp
  • Ryan Kesler: 6 points and 26 PIMs
  • Patrick Eaves: 4 points in 7 games, still injured
  • Really solid defensive core with Cam Fowler/Sami Vatanen, Hampus Lindholm/Brandon Montour, Shea Theodore/Josh Manson
  • Theodore: 2g, 7a in 10gp time on PP when Fowler’s not out there
  • Fowler: 5 pts (1g, 4a) in 6 GP
  • Gibson: .903 save percentage, 2.99 GAA

All stats via and and are even-strength unless otherwise stated.