NHL Playoffs Game 4: Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators – May 18, 2017
Game 4 of the best of 7 series on Thursday night in the National Hockey League features the Anaheim Ducks and the Nashville Predators. The Predators lead the series 2-1 after the win on Tuesday night at home. The Ducks are coming off a 7 game series win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Nashville has been cruising in the postseason. The Predators have lost just 3 times in 13 games Nashville swept the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round, and then eliminated the St. Louis Blues in the second round. At MyBookie, the Nashville Predators are -155 over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday.
Predators Looking to Stay Hot
The Nashville Predators seem to be doing everything correctly. The Predators finished fourth in the Central Division, and are essentially the 8th seed in the postseason have allowed more than 3 goals in a game just one time. That was in the Game 2 loss on the road at Anaheim, when they allowed 5.
The Predators have allowed 22 goals in 13 games this postseason. Pekka Rinne has been in net for each and every game. During the regular season, Nashville allowed 2.7 goals per game and scored 2.9 per game. The Predators top scorer has been Ryan Johansen, with 14 goals and 47 assists.
Ducks Looking to Even the Score
The Anaheim Ducks could even the series with a win here. The Ducks will need to get the offense back, after scoring just a single game in the loss on Tuesday. The Ducks also need to get back to their defensive ways. John Gibson has been great in between the pipes during the postseason, and was solid in the regular season, allowing 2.22 goals per game.
The Ducks offense is led by Rickard Rikell and Ryan Getzlaf. Getzlaf, the center scored 15 goals and dished out 58 assists. Rakell burst on the scene for the Ducks and led the team with 33 goals. Anaheim finished with 100+ points in the regular season for the fourth straight season.
Predators Put Stranglehold on Series
The Nashville Predators are going to put a stranglehold on this series in this game. The Predators are doing everything well and will continue to do so in this game. Look for Pekka Rinne to keep up his brilliant play, and frustrate the Ducks in this game, and the series.
The Predators win the game, and they move to Anaheim, with a chance to eliminate the Ducks and move on to their first Stanley Cup Finals ever. The final bet for this game at MyBookie is the Nashville Predators -155 over the Anaheim Ducks.