The Anaheim Ducks are back at it but one minor difference is that tonight’s game is going to the most physical game of the season so far as they go up against the Nashville Predators. The Ducks fell short to the Predators during the Western Conference Finals last season which denied them to compete for the Stanley Cup in the final round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Now with emotions flowing and flying all over the place you can expect one wild ride tonight on Country Night at Honda Center. Both teams are looking to come out on top tonight. The Anaheim Ducks are looking to bounce back from their loss on Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Nasville Predators are coming into Honda Center with a 2-game consecutive losing streak and look to put an end to their losing tonight. Trust me this is a game you won’t want to miss.
The Anaheim Ducks has won five consecutive regular season home games against Nashville. The Ducks won six straight against the Predators from Nov. 1, 2005 – Jan. 7, 2008.
Ondrej Kase has scored 5 goals in just 11 games where last season he scored 5 goals in 53 games. It is looking like his jets are just warming up, he’s going make this game and this season interesting for the Anaheim Ducks.
Josh Manson (on the game- pre-game): Whenever you lose to somebody, you want to get them back. You’re always looking for that grudge match. There might be a little more on the line, a little more pride or something, you can say, towards this game.
Rickard Rakell (on the game- against Nashville): We know it’s going to be a tough game. It’s always tough against them. It feels like they’ve gotten better this year, so we’re really going to have to be on our toes to keep up with them.
Some of the keys for tonights game is DISCIPLINE and STAY FOCUSED and CONTROL THEIR LEFT-OVER EMOTIONS from the Western Conference Final loss to the Predators dening them a shot at winning the Stanley Cup.
Here are just a few pictures of what happened the last time few times (final round of playoffs) that the Ducks and Predators faced each other:
Kevin Bieska is a fighter and overall tough guy he is one of those players that is a force to be reckoned with, with him bad things are bound to happen and things that seem to be really painful.
Exchanging words with the Anaheim Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf is risky business because he is a very complex player. He’s the leader of the team, he has his ways to help his team be in the perfect spot to score and when you say or do the wrong thing that ends up making him angry well bad things happen.
Hampus Lindholm rushing down the ice to score, some people may not know this but Hampus Lindholm is one of those players that is a force to be reckoned with and you never know what he is going to do next.
Now this is something that I really can’t stand, it makes me really mad when players go flying. Mike Fisher tosses Josh Manson over and flips him and he is airborne and Josh Manson lands hard on his back when his body came in contact with the ice.
Corey Perry is the player that is known for scoring at angles and spots where you don’t think the puck will go in but does. He is good both offensively and defensively. He has the tendency to get in your face and has the ability and capability to play with edge and a little dirty.
What is a word that describes Nick Ritchie? That would be BEAST. He is a beast, a monster unleashes when he is mad or angry- that is his weapon because he is a good forward and being in the spots he needs to be to get the opportunity to score a goal or get an assist on a goal.
THIS GAME WILL BE UNPREDICTABLE AND I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THIS GAME WILL GO
Hey Smashville are you ready for a revenge and possibly bloody game with the Anaheim Ducks, come to Honda Center @7 pm if you are ready for a fight, these Ducks will NOT be served to you for dinner, because you may get to see the Ducks when they are really mad. There are some unresolved feelings between these teams so be prepared to see a fight of two.
It’s Ducks vs. Nashville coming up next…
It’s Country Night and lets kick the Country (Nashville) right out of California with a loss from the Anaheim Ducks.
LET’S GO DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Source: Kyle Shohara- “Preview: Ducks Finish Off Homestand Against Predators”
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