Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks - 10/27/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (1-5-1) at Dallas Stars (6-2-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -141 / Anaheim Ducks +128 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Ducks look to snap their ugly losing skid as they head into Dallas to meet up with a Stars team looking for their seventh win in nine tries.
The Anaheim Ducks are off to a terrible start to the NHL season and while it is just eight games in they are 1-5-2 in those contests and have a paltry six goals for and 21 scored against. The Ducks have gotten no production out of their top line and for a team that had Stanley Cup or bust type of expectations coming in they are quickly putting Bruce Boudreau on the hot seat as their season slowly unwinds. The Ducks have had a very tough schedule but it is no excuse as the West is filled with quality teams and to think that aside from a four goal outburst against the Wild these Ducks have only managed two goals in their other seven games which ranks as a very uninspiring 0.28 goals per game. They will try to get back on track against a Dallas team that is playing very well at the moment as has a ton of offensive fire power.
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The Stars are a very talented bunch and continue to make strides with each passing season and this could be the one that finally puts them into playoff contention and in a position to do some damage when they get there. Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn are right back atop the league tally for points and bringing in Patrick Sharp was an excellent move to add another dimension to the offense but the question remains whether or not Kari Lehtonen is an every day, playoff caliber goaltender or whether they will move forward with Antii Niemi. For now, it looks like the former is the go to but he will be on a short leash and Niemi has a ton of playoff experience under his belt and perhaps is the right option for this team. As for tonight, the Ducks are a mess and while they will figure it out soon they can't be trusted right now.