NHL Hockey Prediction Anaheim Ducks vs Buffalo Sabres December 17th
Thursday 12/17/15 NHL Starting Goalies. Free pick tonight. NHL Hockey Prediction Anaheim Ducks vs Buffalo Sabres December 17th
Anaheim Ducks Preview
Allowing 5 goals for the third time this season, a lot of teams go through slumps however this Ducks squad is a straight mess. Offense has been a problem for this team all year as they are last in the league in scoring 1.9 goals per game and they have now scored two goals or less in six of their last seven games. I blame Bruce Boudreau, his coaching trend seems to be the same with each team and I guarantee he will be gone after this season. If not soon.
Goaltending has done everything to keep the Ducks in games. Gibson is now 4-4 on the year, but with a solid 1.74 goals against average. He is 4-11 with a 2.55 goals against average on the year, while vs the Sabres he has gone 3-0 with a 1.34 goals against average
- Anaheim has gone under is 6-2-2 in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a losing home record
- Anaheim has gone under is 4-1-2 in their last seven vs. Eastern Conference
Buffalo Sabres Preview
Buffalo currently sits 27th in scoring putting up 2.3 goals per game. They are in rebuild mode and their young guns have been impressive. Chad Johnson is 8-10 with a 2.46 goals against average on the year, he has yet to face the Ducks in his career.
The Sabres have been a rather average defensive team as they come in ranked 17th in the league in goals allowed, giving up 2.6 goals per game. The Sabres have been strong on the power play (5th), but not so good on the penalty kill (27th).
- Buffalo has gone under is 6-1-5 in their last 12 games playing on one days rest.
- Buffalo has gone under is 29-12-10 in their last 51 after allowing two goals or less in their previous game
NHL Starting Goalies
Anaheim Ducks – John Gibson
Buffalo Sabres – Chad Johnson
Anaheim Ducks vs Buffalo Sabres Prediction Tonight 12/17/15
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