There are very few teams in NHL that Anaheim didn’t defeat this season, but Phoenix is the only one who beat them twice in a row. The Coyotes secured two overtime victories on March 2nd and 4th and are now trying to sweep the Ducks by winning the final game of the series in Anaheim.
Match: Anaheim vs Phoenix
Odds: Unibet 2.10
What makes the consecutive defeats even more interesting, is the fact that Anaheim lost both games by four goals to five and it squandered leads of 1-0, 3-2 and 4-5. Phoenix found the strength to rebound time after time and eventually emerged victorious with overtime and shootout goals. The defense and both goalkeepers were equally bad, which makes it difficult for the hosts to decide who will start in the net.
Hiller and Fasth are both extraordinary goalies who had a bad day, but both of them have an outstanding record at home. The Ducks are riding a hot streak of eight consecutive victories and are trying to replicate their 2010 performance. While the goalkeepers are expected to rise to the challenge and enjoy a superior support from defensive players, it is the forwards that coach Boudreau needs to motivate. Anaheim is one of the best teams in power-play situations, but their opponents are experts in penalty killing.
If it wasn’t for the consecutive defeats, Unibet would’ve offered considerably lower odds for a home victory, but as it is they stand at 2.10 for a regulation time success. Punters who can accept the fact that accidents can happen twice in a row, will appreciate the consistent value provided by the aforementioned odds and will bet on Anaheim to prevail in regulation time.