In Ducks VS Knights, the Anaheim Ducks and Vegas Golden Knights will play for a chance to create a strong start to the season. Vegas has a 10-0-1 record which is the best in the NHL, while the Ducks have a 6-4 record and with five consecutive wins, have flown to the top of the Pacific Divison. But sides will want to stay at the top of the division and the Western Conference.
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The Anaheim Ducks are having a good season with their offense taking charge, scoring 3.30 goals per game with 22 goals in the last five games. Mason McTavish, Ryan Strome, and Frank Vatrano have scored 15 goals and 17 assists to lead the top two lines but the rest of the offense has been great too.
Anaheim’s offense has been excellent, but the defense struggles, permitting 3.00 goals per game. Radko Gudas and Pavel Mintyukov have combined for 1.1 defensive point shares but the rest of the unit struggled. Additionally, goaltender John Gibson has struggled with a .902 save percentage and 2.82 goals-against average on 123 shots with -0.5 goals saved above average.
The Golden Knights are having an excellent season with their offense scoring 3.64 goals per game with 12 goals in the last three matches. William Karlsson and Jack Eichel have scored seven goals and 16 assists to lead the top line but the rest of the offense has been great too.
Vegas has one of the best in the NHL, allowing just 2.18 goals per game. McNabb and Theodore have combined for 2.1 defensive point shares and 52 blocked shots to lead the top two pairings. Ben Hutton, Kaedan Korczak, and Alex Pietrangelo split 1.2 defensive point shares to bring depth to the unit. Additionally, Logan Thompson stepped up with a 9.31 save percentage and a 2.16 goals-against average on 160 shots with 4.0 goals saved above average.
The Golden Knights, who permit just 2.18 goals per game, should curb the Ducks’ offense with Theodore, McNabb, and the rest of the defensive unit creating turnovers in the defensive zone and limiting shots on the net, allowing Thompson to make many saves. The Golden Knights should win the game with a superior performance on the road.
Final Prediction: Vegas Golden Knights Moneyline.
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