Vancouver Canucks (10-5-0) at Anaheim Ducks (10-3-2)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 9, 2014, 9:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Anaheim Ducks / Vancouver Canucks --- Over/Under:
The Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks play Sunday night at the Honda Center.
The Vancouver Canucks have won six of their last eight games and end a four-game road trip with this matchup. Despite scoring just one goal in Saturday’s loss to the Los Angeles Kings, the Canucks have been a scoring machine that’s averaging 3.2 goals per game on the season. The Vancouver Canucks have won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring three or more goals. A lot of this success has come on the power play, as Vancouver has scored in five of its last eight games with the advantage. Nick Bonino has scored seven goals, Henrik Sedin has 10 assists and Daniel Sedin has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, Ryan Miller has allowed 27 goals on 311 shots and Eddie Lack has given up 16 goals on 134 shots faced.
The Anaheim Ducks have lost three of their last five games but are still the top team in the Pacific Division. The Ducks get the job done with a defense that’s allowing 1.9 goals per game and has allowed just two power play goals in their last six games. The Anaheim Ducks have won 19 of their last 20 regular season games when allowing two or less goals. Frederik Andersen has given up 15 goals on 246 shots and Jason LaBarbera has allowed five goals on 54 shots faced. Offensively, leading scorer Corey Perry is questionable for this game with the flu. Other than that, Matt Beleskey has seven goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 11 assists and Ryan Kesler has 44 shots on goal. The Ducks have scored a power play goal in back-to-back games.
The Canucks are 1-10 in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Pacific. The Ducks are 37-18 in their last 55 home games and 47-23 in their last 70 vs. Western Conference. The Canucks are 0-6 in the last 6 meetings.
The Canucks are brutal on the end of a back-to-back and have had no success against the Ducks in their last six meetings. Give me the Ducks at home.