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I guess a little gloating is in order


15 games in, 11-0-4, on pace for a 60-0-22, 142 point season. I guess I should brag it up while I still can.

Part of the reason why the Ducks have been able to avoid regulation losses is frankly, because they are spending so much time leading and so little time trailing. Here's a quick breakdown of time spent trailing, tied, or leading.

1st Periods: 36:45 / 208:00 / 55:15 (12% / 69% / 18%)
2nd Periods: 70:12 / 86:31 / 143:17 (23% / 29% / 48%)
3rd Periods: 45:33 / 78:00 / 176:27 (15% / 26% / 59%)

Regulation: 152:30 / 372:31 / 374:59 (17% / 41% / 42%)

Of course, two quick things to bear in mind: Anaheim has played more home games than any other team in the league (10), and has faced last year's playoff teams the fewest times (4, all played in Anaheim).

The Sharks, by comparison (11-5-0), have already taken a western Canada swing, a trip through the Southeast, and (back-to-back) games in Detroit and Nashville. The Ducks have yet to attempt any of that.

The early lead is nice, but this battle ain't won just yet.

(Hell, even the Kings won tonight (5-9-3). C'mon, Kings. Eighth seed.)