National Hockey League
Preview
Anaheim at New Jersey
When: 7:00 PM ET, Sunday, March 29, 2015
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

The Anaheim Ducks attempt to expand their lead in the race for the Presidents' Trophy when they visit the New Jersey Devils on Sunday. Anaheim skated to a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday to improve to 2-2-0 on its five-game road trip and clinch a spot in the postseason. The Pacific Division-leading Ducks increased their league-best point total to 103, one more than both Nashville and Montreal.

New Jersey is coming off its fourth consecutive loss, a 3-1 setback at Carolina on Saturday. Patrik Elias scored the lone goal for the Devils, who were pushed to the brink of elimination from playoff contention as they trail Boston by 13 points for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference with seven games remaining. The Ducks registered a 5-1 home victory over New Jersey on Jan. 16 as Jakob Silfverberg scored twice while Patrick Maroon and defenseman Hampus Lindholm each recorded a goal and an assist.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, FSN West (Anaheim), MSG (New Jersey)

ABOUT THE DUCKS (48-22-7): Saturday's triumph secured Anaheim's third consecutive trip to the playoffs and 11th overall in franchise history. The Ducks matched the franchise records for most wins (23) and points (50) through 39 road games, and their 48 overall victories are the second-most in club history through 77 contests (50 last season). Corey Perry was kept off the scoresheet by New York, ending his four-game point streak.

ABOUT THE DEVILS (31-32-12): Elias' goal against the Hurricanes accounted for his 1,014th career point, moving him past Pat LaFontaine for sole possession of 78th place on the all-time list. Next up for the 38-year-old Czech is Dale Hunter, who is 77th with 1,020 points. New Jersey's offense has struggled mightily during its slide, scoring a total of four goals during the four-game skid.

OVERTIME

1. The Ducks are 31-1-7 in one-goal games this season.

2. New Jersey G Cory Schneider is expected to make his 64th start of the campaign Sunday.

3. Anaheim leads the Pacific Division by 12 points over Vancouver, which has seven games remaining.

PREDICTION: Ducks 5, Devils 2
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
Anaheim 48-22-2-5 W2 25-10-1-2 23-12-1-3 9-6-1-0 39-16-1-5 16-6-1-4
New Jersey 31-32-5-7 L4 18-12-4-4 13-20-1-3 2-0-0-0 29-32-5-7 10-11-4-2
Last Meeting
Anaheim New Jersey
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
1/16/15 NJ 1 ANA 5 40 14 1-3 15 35 1-2
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
Anaheim H. Lindholm 2
New Jersey P. Elias 1
Goals Player  
Anaheim J. Silfverberg 2
New Jersey M. Havlat 1
Assists Player  
Anaheim F. Beauchemin 1
New Jersey P. Elias 1
Saves Player  
Anaheim I. Bryzgalov 14
New Jersey K. Kinkaid 21
Season
Total Points Player  
Anaheim R. Getzlaf 71
New Jersey A. Henrique 42
Goals Player  
Anaheim C. Perry 33
New Jersey M. Cammalleri 26
Assists Player  
Anaheim R. Getzlaf 47
New Jersey S. Gomez 25
Saves Player  
Anaheim F. Andersen 1316
New Jersey C. Schneider 1788
Quickchart Matchup
Anaheim Off vs  New Jersey Def
2.82 GF
2.47 GA
30 Shots
30.7 Shots
37 PP
45 PK
New Jersey Off vs  Anaheim Def
2.17 GF
2.73 GA
24.3 Shots
29.1 Shots
38 PP
50 PK