Anaheim Ducks Look To Rebound Against Nashville Tonight

Nov 9, 2011; Anaheim, CA, USA; NFL linesman Ryan Galloway (82) breaks up a fight between Anaheim Ducks player Devante Smith-Pelly (77) and Nashville Predators defenseman Jack Hillen (38) in the second period at the Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim, CA - After last night’s debacle against Vancouver, the Anaheim Ducks are looking rebound against the Nashville Predators tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Honda Center. This is the first of three games against the Preds.

Anaheim’s Last Game

Last night’s home opener was basically a disaster. The penalty kill failed stop three of the nine opportunities. Cory Schneider stood on his head all night and earned top star honors. With the Predators coming in, the Ducks look to right the wayward ship. Jonas Hiller is also looking to regain his form, while Corey Perry looks to keep his cool.

Nashville’s Last Game

The Predators are also coming off of a shutout loss. The Preds are having trouble adjusting to life without free agent departure Ryan Suter. They have have given up nine goals in their four games and have only scored eight. Pekka Rinne has shown signs of his brilliance, but at times it hasn’t been enough.

Team Stats:

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4 GP 3
1 W 2
1 L 1
2 OT 0
4 P 4
0.500 P% 0.667
2.00 G/G 4.00
2.25 GA/G 4.00
28.6 PP% 42.9
72.7 PK% 56.2
24.2 S/G 26.7
30.2 SA/G 29.3
51.0 FO% 51.4

Last Four Head-to-Head Match-ups:

Date Vis/Home Final
Mar 18, 2012 NSH@ANA NSH, 3 – 1
Dec 10, 2011 ANA@NSH NSH, 3 – 2
Nov 9, 2011 NSH@ANA NSH, 4 – 2
Oct 29, 2011 ANA@NSH NSH, 3 – 0

Team Records:

Predators: 1-1-2, 4 points (3rd in Central Division)
Ducks: 2-1-0, 4 points (3rd in Pacific Division)

Broadcast Info:

TV: Fox Sports-Tennessee, Fox Sports-West

Topics: Anaheim Ducks, Central Division, Corey Perry, Cory Schneider, Honda Center, Jonas Hiller, Nashville Predators, Pacific Division, Pekka Rinne, Ryan Suter

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  • http://predlines.com/ Jason Kirk

    The problem for Nashville so far has been less about missing Ryan Suter on defense and more about not getting shots on goal. They only managed 13 against St. Louis on Thursday night. If their new line combinations can generate some shots it should be a good game.