Predators at Ducks Game 2 - 4/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nashville Predators (41-27-14) at Anaheim Ducks (46-25-11)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks / Nashville Predators --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks play game two of their series Sunday night at the Honda Center.
The Nashville Predators look to steal another road game and take a commanding 2-0 series lead. The Nashville Predators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power plays. Colin Wilson leads Nashville with one goal, Ryan Ellis has one assist and James Neal has nine shots on goal. Defensively, the Nashville Predators are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.2 percent of their power play chances. Pekka Rinne has allowed two goals on 29 shots faced. Rinne has given up seven goals in his last three games.
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The Anaheim Ducks need a victory here in order to prevent putting themselves in a big early hole. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 23 percent of their power plays. Ryan Kesler leads Anaheim with one goal, Corey Perry has one assist and Ryan Getzlaf has six shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 87.2 percent of their power play chances. John Gibson has allowed three goals on 33 shots faced. Gibson has given up eight goals in his last three games.
The Predators are 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Pacific. The Ducks are 6-1 in their last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games and 12-5 in their last 17 home games. The Predators are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Anaheim and 4-9 in the last 13 meetings overall.
The Ducks are a better team than what they showed in Friday's loss, and they know they have to play better in this contest. Anaheim can not go to Nashville in a 0-2 hole. I expect the Ducks to come out more aggressive at both ends of the ice and get the job done to even up this series.