10:07 pm
November 9

Ducks @ Canucks

Who will WIN this matchup?

Anaheim Ducks (6-4-3)

@ Vancouver Canucks (5-6-1)


Starting Goalies:

John Gibson (ANA): Confirmed

Jaroslav Halak (VAN): Confirmed


Current odds:

Anaheim Ducks: (+135)

Vancouver Canucks: (-155)


The Anaheim Ducks will take their confidence on the road and hope their recent success follows when they visit the Vancouver Canucks in the opener of a two-game trip on Tuesday night. The Ducks have won four in a row for the first time in nearly three years after sweeping their four-game homestand against the Montreal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils, Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues by a combined score of 15-4.

After struggling to find a role with the Ducks his first three seasons in Anaheim, right wing Troy Terry has taken some of the biggest strides in the NHL this season. Terry is riding an 11-game point streak with eight goals and six assists in that span. It’s the longest point streak in the NHL this season and the longest by an Anaheim player since Ryan Getzlaf also produced an 11-game streak from Feb. 8-28, 2016.

The Canucks enter the game on a high note as well. They scored four goals in the second period to overcome an early 1-0 deficit against the visiting Dallas Stars on Sunday and eventually win 6-3.

The Ducks and Canucks haven’t played since Feb. 16, 2020, a 5-1 win by Anaheim in Vancouver.

The Ducks averaged about half that many goals that season (2.56), which was third-fewest in the NHL. They were the lowest-scoring team in the league last season (2.21).

Anaheim has changed course this season, however. The Ducks are averaging 3.23 goals a game, which was 10th in the NHL entering Monday night’s games.

The boost in offense can be traced to Anaheim’s power play, which finished last in the NHL last season at 8.9 percent, the lowest mark in the league since they began tracking the statistic in the 1977-78 season. The Ducks have been successful on 27.3 percent of their power plays this season, which ranks sixth in the league entering Monday.

The Canucks haven’t seen as big a jump in their offensive numbers, but their scoring is up to 2.67 goals a game from 2.64 last season, and their power-play success has increased from 17.4 percent to 18.4. Vancouver scored three goals with the man-advantage in the win against the Stars on Sunday.

StreakSmarter Pick
Vancouver Canucks