Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Anaheim Ducks
|Date & Time||Thursday October 10, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
PPG Paints Arena
Anaheim is one of those teams that has been surprising for a variety of reasons. The Ducks were always expected to have a great defense with John Gibson in net. However, the one thing that has really shocked a lot of the fans is the way the Ducks offense has been able to play. A lot of that offensive production comes from the fact that the team is healthy so far this season.
This year the Ducks have managed to get an offense that has been able to score at a clip of 2.50 goals a game. The Ducks have not been able to convert on the power play at all this year and that is a problem, but the Ducks have not given up a power play goal on the year at all and have allowed only a single goal per game.
With the Penguins the team has been able to play decent at times, but the team has had a lot of problems in getting the wins. The Penguins only managed to get a single win so far and that was against the Blue Jackets. The Penguins, though, have been able to score really well, but that mainly comes from the fact that the team has been able to rely on the 7 goal performance to make it look like they have a great offense.
This season, with that 7 goal performance included, the Penguins have managed to score 4 goals a game. The Penguins have converted on the power play at 22.2% this season. The defense has allowed 2.5 goals a game, but the team has had some trouble killing the opponents power play at a kill of 66.7%.
The Penguins have struggled on the year and that is going to show in this game here. The Penguin struggles continue again as the Ducks have a decent offense on the season, but also have a defense that has shut down some of the best offenses on the year. Look for that to continue in this game here as the Ducks offense is able to show up good in this game and bring home a win. Final Score Prediction, Anaheim Ducks win 3-1.