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DUCKS (32-10-6) at SHARKS (25-17-6)
The Latest: The NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks (32-10-6, 70 pts.) conclude a two-game road trip and a four-game stretch vs. Pacific Division teams Thursday against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center (7 p.m. PST, NBCSN/AM 830). The Ducks recently became the first NHL team to 70 points this season and earlier posted the most wins coming out of an All-Star break in franchise history (31). With six goals allowed in the last five games, the team has won six straight (6-0-0), tied for the longest active win streak in the NHL with Detroit. The club has won eight of its last nine (8-1-0) and has points in 11 of the last 13 (10-2-1, 21 pts.). Anaheim is 23-0-5 when scoring first this season, the lone NHL team without a regulation loss in such situations. The Ducks (16-0-2) also join New Jersey as the only two clubs without a regulation loss when leading after one. With a power-play goal in six of the last seven games, the club is 7-for-20 (35.0%) on the power play and 19-for-21 in penalty kills (90.5%) since Jan. 7. Anaheim has gone 3-0-0 in the first three of four straight games vs. Pacific Division opponents, which the club owns a 11-3-5 record against overall. Thursday's game also begins Anaheim’s ninth set of back-to-back games this season. The Ducks are 9-5-2 in back-to-back games, including 4-2-2 in the opener. Dating to the start of the 2013-14 season, Anaheim is 29-10-5 in back-to-back situations and 16-4-2 in the second game, an NHL best by points percentage (.773). The Ducks, who are playing six of their next eight games on the road, will conclude the back-to-back Friday vs. Chicago at Honda Center (7 p.m. PST).