Anaheim Ducks (34-14-7) at Carolina Hurricanes (19-26-7)
|Date & Time||Thursday February 12, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes / Anaheim Ducks --- Over/Under:
The Anaheim Ducks and Carolina Hurricanes meet Thursday at the PNC Arena.
The Anaheim Ducks have lost five of their last seven games and end a five-game road trip. The Ducks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Anaheim Ducks have scored a power play goal in three straight games and have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring at least three goals overall. Corey Perry leads the Ducks with 23 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 37 assists and Matt Beleskey has 121 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ducks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Frederik Andersen has allowed 101 goals on 1,200 shots faced and Ilya Bryzgalov has given up 23 goals on 150 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes have won five of their last eight games and play their first home game of the month. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.2 goals per game and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have scored one power play goal in their last four games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Eric Staal leads Carolina with 17 goals, Justin Faulk has 22 assists and Elias Lindholm has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Cam Ward has allowed 84 goals on 964 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 45 goals on 495 shots.
The Ducks are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 12-3 in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hurricanes are 5-2 in their last 7 home games and 4-11 in their last 15 games following a win. The Ducks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks have been a complete mess as of late, especially on the road. Meanwhile, the Hurricanes are playing some of the best hockey of the season and are worth being backed on their home ice. I'll take a chance here with the hot Carolina Hurricanes.