Anaheim Ducks (5-4-1) at Carolina Hurricanes (4-4-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 29, 2017, 5:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes / Anaheim Ducks --- Over/Under:
The Anaheim Ducks and Carolina Hurricanes meet Sunday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Anaheim Ducks look for another road victory after splitting their first 10 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 6.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Rickard Rakell leads Anaheim with three goals, Corey Perry has four assists and Andrew Cogliano has 19 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 84.1 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 24 goals on 286 shots faced and Reto Berra has allowed three goals on 25 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last nine games.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a nice home victory here after splitting their last six games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Skinner leads Carolina with six goals, Justin Williams has five assists and Jordan Staal has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. Scott Darling has given up 19 goals on 188 shots faced and Cam Ward has allowed five goals on 85 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in four of their last six games.
The Ducks are 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 46-19 in their last 65 Sunday games. The Hurricanes are 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Ducks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Carolina, 6-1 in the last 7 meetings and the over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
The Ducks played well last night, but they haven't been great on the end of back to backs and have had their struggles on the road overall. The Carolina Hurricanes have played some of their best hockey at home this year and seem to be due for a breakout performance offensively. I'll side with the Hurricanes on their home ice as more of a fade from the inconsistent Ducks who are playing their second game in as many nights.