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Stars, Sharks, and Ducks, Oh My!

Well, this is pretty much how it’s starting, three teams off to ridiculous starts, and two others to varying degrees falling behind.

There are only 5 combined games involving Dallas, San Jose, and Anaheim where these teams didn't come out with two points, and 2 of those 5 instances were when Anaheim hosted Dallas and when San Jose hosted Dallas.

I should note that Anaheim has enjoyed a very easy travel schedule thus far, having made but one trip to Phoenix and one trip to Los Angeles.

Speaking of which, yesterday the Kings got an early 2-0 lead on the visiting Ducks, breaking two early-season streaks. Up to that game, Anaheim had scored first in every game, and had yet to surrender a first period goal.

However, Anaheim's key streak was maintained: points. For the third time in three tries this season, Anaheim rallied from two goals down to force a shootout.

Except this time, Anaheim won it. Yee ha.

Next up, whiny Edmonton. Storied Edmonton. Cool, Calculated, Lusty, Narrative, Irreverent Edmonton.

This may be a team getting wins purely on the strength of its blogosphere.

(Bonus: The Ducks don’t even have to go anywhere; another game at Honda Center.)

(Double Bonus: This time Pronger won’t have to apologize for knocking Smyth’s teeth out.)

Team

GP W-L-O Pts GF GA Home Road

DALLAS

9

8-1-0

16

3.22

1.67

3-0-0

5-1-0

SAN JOSE

9

7-2-0

14

3.56

2.22

4-1-0

3-1-0

ANAHEIM

8

6-0-2

14

3.00

2.13

4-0-2

2-0-0

LOS ANGELES

10

3-5-2

8

2.20

2.90

2-3-2

1-2-0

PHOENIX

9

2-7-0

4

2.00

4.22

1-3-0

1-4-0