Anaheim has improved its extraordinary home record and hopes to extend the winning streak to nine in a row tonight when they face Calgary for the second time this season. The Flames have alternated wins and losses recently, but remain a dangerous team when they have an in-form Jarome Iginla on the ice.
Match: Anaheim vs Calgary
Odds: Unibet 1.95
The Ducks and the Flames met once in 2013 and it was Anaheim that emerged victorious after a thrilling game in which the visitors squandered a three goals lead. Since then, they have greatly improve their defense and with stellar goalkeeping, it is most unlikely that the Ducks will allow their opponents back in the game if they succeed in taking an early lead. Hiller has been overshadowed by his younger colleague, but it looks like today he will be the one standing in the net, due to his great record against Calgary.
With 4 victories in the 6 six games, the Flames are not an opponent to be taken lightly, but both defeats occurred in those games played away from home. Just like the Ducks they rely heavily on the support of their fans, and are an entirely different team when they don’t play in front of them. Iginla’s name might not feature among the stat leaders, but he is probably the best player in Calgary’s rotation and the one that the visitors will need to keep an eye on.
It is always difficult to go against the current but in this particular case we have no reason to do so, because the odds for a straight home victory remain decently high. Unibet makes it worthwhile to back the Ducks at full stakes, while their astonishing home record is the ultimate argument for crediting them with the first chance.