The Anaheim Ducks head south to take on the Nashville Predators in a matchup of two Western Conference teams. Puck-drop is scheduled to take place at 8pm EST from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
The Ducks enter this contest as the worst team in the league, with no sign of improvement. They have taken a major step back this season so far and currently have a record of 6-15-1. The Predators enter this contest with a record of 9-9-2 and need to start making up some ground in their division.
Both the offense and defense has been problematic for Anaheim as they are only averaging 2.55 goals per game. The defense is allowing 4.23 goals a game and skaters run laps around the Ducks defenders. The Predators are struggling on offense themselves, scoring the same 2.55 goals per game average as Anaheim. But their defense has been better, allowing only 3.2 goals a game.
This game looks to be a low scoring affair with both teams having issues on the offensive side of the ice. For Anaheim, they are led by Troy Terry and Trevor Zegras, who combined have scored 17 goals and 26 assists. They will need those two to step up if the team wants to grab a road win tonight.
Prediction: Nashville Predators 2, Anaheim Ducks 1
I think this game will be a battle but the Predators score late to seal the victory for themselves. Two bad offenses will be on display but for once, the defense shows up.