Corey Perry and the Anaheim Ducks continue their road trip Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild in a nationally televised game from the Xcel Energy Center. The Ducks are playing the third contest of an eight-game, 14-day road trip that has seen Anaheim go 1-0-1 so far. Here are the relevant details of Tuesday night's game:
Records: Anaheim, 53 points (22-24-9, 13th in Western Conference); Minnesota, 58 points (25-22-8, 12th in Western Conference)
Location: Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis
Time: 4:30 p.m. PST
TV: NBC Sports Network, with John Forslund and Brian Englboom on the call.
Home vs. Road: Anaheim is 7-11-7 on the road, though they are 5-1-3 in their last nine contests away from home; Minnesota is 13-9-3 at home.
Hot vs. Cold: The Ducks are 12-2-3 in their last 17 games; Minnesota has lost four straight games and are 5-15-5 in their last 25 games.
Season Series: The Ducks are 1-2-0 this season against Minnesota and this is the fourth and final meeting between the two teams this season. Anaheim lost both home games against the Wild but won 3-2 in Minnesota on October 27.
Perry Heating Up: Corey Perry had a hat trick on Sunday in Columbus, giving him 26 goals in 55 games this season. Last year, Perry had a hat trick in game number 54 to give him 28 goals on the season, and added 22 more goals in his last 28 games as the Ducks made an 18-9-1 run into home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Perry and the Ducks need a similar run this year to even qualify for the postseason, as Anaheim is 10 points shy of the eighth spot in the Western Conference.
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