Anaheim are on the verge of setting a new record, as they could extend their franchise long winning streak to 12 victories in a row. San Jose is the team blocking their way, but if recent results are any indicator, the Ducks should be heading towards another regulation time success.
Match: Anaheim vs San Jose
Odds: Unibet 2.00
The Sharks are caught in a four away-games losing streak and struggling to regain their posture after conceding an average of four goals per game. Antti Niemi found himself in the awkward position of deflecting a high number of shots sent toward his goal, and he only had moderate success. San Jose need to strengthen their defensive quickly, because at Honda Center they expect to face a team that plays a very physical and aggressive hockey.
One of the reasons for why Anaheim has been so successful recently is that both their goalkeepers were in stellar form. Hiller is red hot and expected to feature tonight, but his younger counterpart is still trying to shake off an upper-body injury and is day to day. Hopefully for Hiller, his defensive teammates will grant him the same protection they did in all but the first of the 12 home games played this season, while the forwards will keep the puck in the other half.
Anaheim has a unique opportunity of writing history tonight, and there is no better team to defeat that one that has been traditionally competing for divisional lead. Unibet trusts the Ducks to win in regulation time and punters have no reason to hesitate to take advantage of 2.00 odds while they last.