Anaheim Ducks at Minnesota Wild
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 19, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Wild -245 / Anaheim Ducks +200 -- Over/Under: 5.5
FS-North, Prime Ticket
The Anaheim Ducks and the Minnesota Wild meet in NHL action from the Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday night.
The Anaheim Ducks will be looking for some measure of consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games after a 5-2 win over Washington in their last outing. Washington opened the scoring with the lone goal of the opening period before Adam Henrique tied the game for Anaheim and Jakob Silfverberg gave the Ducks the lead. Washington would tie the game at two just 2:54 later, leaving us deadlocked heading into the 3rd period. Henrique re-took the lead for the Ducks just :37 into the 3rd and Corey Perry doubled the lead just 3:03 later before Silfverberg added his 2nd of the game to seal the deal for Anaheim in the win. Ryan Miller got the win to improve to 5-2-1 on the year after stopping 23 of 25 shots faced in the win.
The Minnesota Wild will be out to snap a 4-game losing streak after being shut out by St. Louis by a final score of 4-0 last time out. St. Louis jumped on Minny early, scoring just 5:08 into the game and doubled their cushion in the final :30 of the opening period with both goals coming on the power play. St. Louis doubled their cushion to 4-0 by the end of the 2nd and it would stay that way through the final 20 minutes as none of Minnesota’s 31 shots on goal would get past Blues’ netminder Jordan Binnington. Alex Stalock took the loss, falling to 6-6-1 after allowing all 4 goals on 30 shots faced in the losing effort.
I can understand Minnesota being favored here, as the Ducks have won just four games in the last two months. However, the Ducks have still won a game here and there over the last couple of weeks and I’m not into laying this kind of juice with a Wild team that’s losing more often than not and are mired in the middle of a four game losing streak. The Ducks are still a talented team that shouldn’t be losing the way they have been, so I’ll take a shot with Anaheim and the plus money here.