Anaheim has a nice streak going right now in which it has picked up at least one point in 12 straight games dating back to February 27th.
Over the course of the last eight games, the goal tending by both G Viktor Fasth and G Jonas Hiller has been out of this world. These two men have combined to allow just 11 goals in the last eight games, including posting a pair of shutouts.
Detroit continues to be in a bit of a rut to the point that we are wondering if this is truly ever going to become a viable team to back on the hockey gambling lines during this regular season. The club was beaten by the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Wednesday in spite of the fact that it largely dominated the proceedings, outshooting the Northwest Division leaders 38-19.
The Wings do have a power play goal in five straight games, but in terms of even strength production, things have been embarrassing. The team is only averaging 1.5 even strength goals per game over the course of their last six games, and it is not surprising that there is only a regulation win, and overtime win, and a shootout loss to show for the work of those six games.
The Red Wings did just fine in this series last year, winning three of the four games. However, the last trip here to the Honda Center was a brutal embarrassment of a 4-0 loss to the Ducks. This season, these two met back in February before Anaheim really went from a nice little trendy team to one that seriously could win the Stanley Cup. The Ducks won that game 5-2, and they outshot the Red Wings 37-28 in a dominating performance from start to finish.
The second-seeded Anaheim Ducks will try to push Detroit to the brink of elimination, as they visit the Red Wings on Monday for Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals at Joe Louis Arena.
Since both the games are played on ice. The Ducks is leading with 2/1 and wins in Detroit. Also, note that Anaheim notched a 3-1 win in the series opener before the Red Wings rebounded with a 5-4 overtime triumph in Game 2 at the Honda Center.
Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau said once that, “We’re fairly good when we have the lead going into the third so we thought it was big. It was a turning point in the game, I thought.”.. They are ready and are best prepare to enter and prepared to play. They said that they have everything set up and they are just waiting for the game to start once done with all the required settings and preparations. Howard was touched for all four goals on 29 shots in the loss for the Red Wings, who finished 0-for-6 on the power play in the contest.
This is the 6th meeting between the Ducks and the Red wings. We are also waiting for the Game 5 to start soon.