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Minnesota Wild (27-26-6)


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Still alive, Ducks look to close ground on Wild

The Anaheim Ducks sank about as low as they could go over the past two months, winning just three games in a 23-game stretch, but thanks to lukewarm performances by the rest of the teams in the lower half of the Western Conference standings, they remain firmly in the playoff race.

Anaheim (23-27-9, 55 points) will head into Tuesday's game at the Minnesota Wild (27-26-6) just five points behind Minnesota for the West's second wild-card spot. The Wild have made things easier for pursuers by losing their past four games and eight of nine.

The Ducks just completed a positive week under general manager and new coach Bob Murray, who fired Randy Carlyle on Feb. 10 and decided to step into the fire as interim coach. Anaheim is 2-1-0 under Murray so far, including an impressive 5-2 win against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals on Sunday.

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Leaders
Points: Z. Parise49
Plus/Minus: J. Spurgeon6
Shots on Goal: Z. Parise189
PIM: N. Seeler47
Win: D. Dubnyk21
Shutouts: D. Dubnyk1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 163 (26)
Shots: 1858 (15)
PP%: 20.8% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 506 (17)
Assists: 283 (19)
SH Goals: 5 (16)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
Winnipeg 36 19 4 76
Nashville 34 22 5 73
St. Louis 31 22 5 67
Dallas 29 24 5 63
Minnesota 27 26 6 60
Colorado 24 24 11 59
Chicago 25 26 9 59
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 174 (18)
Shots Against: 1722 (28)
PK%: 81.1% (13)
Penalty Minutes: 526 (11)
Shutouts: 1 (28)
Sv%: 0.899 (22)
Injuries
Date Player Status
2/14 M. Hendricks Upper-body injury (day-to-day)
2/14 V. Rask Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
2/5 M. Koivu Torn right ACL and meniscus (IR)
12/15 M. Dumba Ruptured right pectoral (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/18 C. O'Reilly Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
2/18 K. Rau Sent to minors Iowa-AHL
2/6 J. Eriksson Ek Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
2/4 L. Kunin Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
2/4 K. Rau Called up from minors from Iowa-AHL
2/4 J. Brown Sent to minors Iowa-AHL
2/4 N. Prosser Sent to minors Iowa-AHL
2/3 J. Brown Waived
2/3 N. Prosser Waived
1/30 M. Kapla Traded for Ryan Murphy
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