[8:00 PM] Ducks @ Predators

Who will WIN this matchup?

Anaheim Ducks (7-5-3)

@ Nashville Predators (5-5-3)


Starting Goalies:

John Gibson (ANA): Unconfirmed

Pekka Rinne (NSH): Likely


Current odds:

Anaheim Ducks: (+118)

Nashville Predators: (-130)


Jakob Silfverberg scored twice, recorded a career high-tying four-point performance and posted a personal-best plus-4 rating in a 4-2 victory over Calgary on Thursday. The point total doubled the sum of the 26-year-old Swede’s previous six games, which immediately followed his two-goal performance in Anaheim’s 6-1 rout of Nashville on Oct. 26.

Like the Ducks, the Predators also limped out of the gate before righting the ship in November, piecing together a five-game point stretch (3-0-2) while emerging victorious in their last two for their first winning streak of the season. Versatile Calle Jarnkrok matched a career high with two goals in Thursday’s 3-1 victory over St. Louis, doubling his season-long point production in the process.

Ryan Getzlaf missed the initial meeting with Nashville due to an upper-body injury, but has collected 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) in 34 career encounters.

James Neal limped out of the box with just one assist in his first seven games before scoring four goals and setting up three others in his last six. The 29-year-old extended his goal-scoring streak to three straight games on Thursday, but is doing that on an economical eight shots on goal.

The Predators yielded three power-play goals in last month’s meeting, but are a perfect 14-for-14 on the penalty kill in November.


StreakSmarts Pick: Nashville Predators

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick