Anaheim Ducks (17-6-5) at Winnipeg Jets (14-9-4)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 7, 2014, 3:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Winnipeg Jets / Anaheim Ducks --- Over/Under:
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The Ducks look to push their winning streak to four games as they head into Winnipeg on Sunday to take on a Jets side that has won their last two and is quickly jumping up the standings in the Central division.
The Ducks look to continue their winning ways and stay atop the Pacific division as they head into the MTS Centre in Winnipeg to take on a Jets team that looks as though they're starting to get things together. Anaheim had a ton of success in the regular season last year but were ultimately ousted in the Western Conference finals leaving them with a sour taste in their mouths heading into this season with a ton of unfinished business. Anaheim made some improvements though as they went out and traded for Ryan Kesler to man their second line and come playoff time this Ducks team will be tough to stop. Until then though Anaheim will have their focus set on a division title and seeding in the Western Conference playoff picture and a win here on the road against a tough jets team would give them another resume building victory. Anaheim will turn to Frederik Andersen here as he goes up against Ondrej Pavelec for the Jets,
Winnipeg is among one of the game's biggest surprises this season as they're doing a very good job staying relevant in the Central division and they could end their playoff drought this season and give the crazy fans of Winnipeg something further to cheer about. The Jets are always a tough team to sort out as they have a talented group but are too heavily dependent on one line and lack secondary scoring and now are in a tough spot without two of their top blue liners in Tobi Enstrom and Zack Bogosian forcing them to pull back Dustin Byfuglien and calling up Ben Chiarot. The Jets are tough at home but I think without their rock solid defense intact I think they will be susceptible against a very good Ducks team and I think Anaheim gets the better of them here.