Nashville Predators (2-3-0) at Anaheim Ducks (1-3-1)
|Date & Time||Wednesday October 26, 2016, 10:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Anaheim Ducks -123 / Nashville Predators +100 --- Over/Under:
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The Nashville Predators look for a road victory on Wednesday night as they head into California to take on the Anaheim Ducks.
The Predators are off to a nice start and they will be out to keep it rolling against the Anaheim Ducks who had a divisional show down last night against the San Jose Sharks, and may be laboring coming into this one. Nashville made a splash in the offseason when they sent long time captain SHea Weber to Montreal for charismatic and talented blue liner PK Subban, and if not for a face of the franchise and someone to bring ticket sales up he is one of the bets young blue liners in the NHL and will be a key part of this team moving forward. Subban will look to give his team a spark when called upon while the likes of Filip Forsberg and James Neal to handle the offensive burden against John Gibson and company.
The Ducks meanwhile are off to a tough start which is exactly what they wanted to avoid this season as they ran into early season troubles last year. While they rebounded nicely and still made a serious playoff push the Ducks were gassed by the end of the year after having to dig their way out of a serious hole after the first month of the season, and this year it was a priority to be competitive from the first whistle of the season and so far they haven’t looked great. The Ducks will be in tough here and while they are at home they are coming off a road game against the Sharks last night and will have a well rested Preds side to deal with on Wednesday.
The Predators are 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games and 6-2 in their last eight against a team with a losing record while the Ducks are 5-1 in their last six in a back to back and 2-6 in their last eight overall. Much like the Rangers-Bruins game this one has the makings of a low scoring affair as both teams have strong goaltending and have struggled to score goals.