The NHL is back on the schedule tonight as the Anaheim Ducks will clash with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Anaheim Ducks will head into this game after a defeat in their last game against the Penguins with a score of 2-1.
And on the other side, the Blue Jackets managed to beat the Sabres in overtime with a score of 5-4.
Anaheim Ducks Form
The Ducks had a good start of the season as they showed some good performances. Moreover, they enjoyed an unbeaten run but that ended on Thursday in Pittsburgh. The Ducks were defeated but a 2-1 defeat was not something that can derail their season. Also, Anaheim has Jon Gibson and he made 31 saves. However, he will be replaced with Ryan Miller for this game.
On the offensive side of the game, the Ducks score an average of 2.67 goals per game which is enough for the 20th spot in the league in scoring.
As for the defensive side of the game, the Ducks have the 1st record in the league in scoring defence as they concede an average of 1 goal per game.
Columbus Blue Jackets Form
The Blue Jackets managed to beat the Sabres in a very tight contest that went all the way to overtime. And that was their first win of the season. Now the team will aim to maintain that winning momentum in the game against the solid Ducks. Additionally, the Blue Jackets had a good 3 days rest and that will give them an advantage in this game. Joonas Korpisalo will be back as he made 15 saves in the win against Buffalo.
On the offensive side of the game, the Blue Jackets score an average of 2.33 goals per game which is enough for the 24th spot in the league in scoring.
As for the defensive side of the ice, the Blue Jackets concede an average of 4.67 goals per game which is enough for the 28th spot in the league in scoring defence.
The Ducks have the best defensive record so far this season. However, they will be playing their 3rd game in 4 days and that will take its toll on them. On the other side, the Blue Jackets had 3 days off and that might just give them the edge. The Ducks are the better team but the fatigue is starting to catch on them. Take Columbus to win this one as they are more rested and they play at home as well.
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