The Ducks are on the verge of matching their franchise record of 11 consecutive home victories and in order to achieve their goal, they only need a win over St Louis. Anaheim has dominated the series and won 15 of the last 18 games played at Honda center, but the Blues are riding a hot scoring streak.
Match: Anaheim vs St Louis
Odds: Unibet 2.10
The last team to concede points at Honda Center was Calgary and what enabled the hosts to douse the Flames was an airtight defense. Hiller and Fasth continue to impress in the net, but if it wasn’t for the combined effort of defensive players, the two goalkeepers would have had a hard time keeping clean sheets. Speaking of which, the Ducks blanked opponents twice in a row for the first time since January 2011 and will hope to replicate their performance against the Blues.
If it wasn’t for the recent hot streak during which St Louis scored 14 goals in 3 games, Anaheim would have been the overwhelming favorite. As it is, the hosts will need to keep up their penalty killing percentage and keep Halak and his defensive players under constant pressure. The Blues are suddenly struggling to convert power play situations into goals, as they’ve gone 1 for 22 in the last nine games. Vladimir Sobotka is the player that St. Louis counts on tonight after he scored a hat trick against San Jose.
St. Louis won just twice in the last 18 games played at Honda Center and they couldn’t have possible faced the Ducks at a worse time. Anaheim is playing its best hockey since lifting the Stanley Cup and the odds of 2.10 displayed by Unibet are too good to miss.