The Seattle Kraken will have a real test of their current form when they host the Western Conference third seed in Honda Center in Anaheim, CA on December 15, 2021.
- Anaheim Ducks vs Seattle Kraken
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 15/12/2021
- Starting time – 10 PM ET
- Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
Anaheim Ducks Stats & Form
The season didn’t start promising at all for the Anaheim Ducks as they lost seven of their first nine games but Dallas Eakins’ team has made a huge improvement. Currently, the Ducks are on top of the Pacific Division and third in the Western Conference with a 16-9-5 record trailing only two points behind the leading Minnesota Wild.
In their last game, the Ducks defeated the St. Louis Blues 3-2 in overtime.
Troy Terry scored his second goal of the game on a penalty shot in the overtime for Anaheim. Scott Perunovich was called for slashing with just over a minute remaining in overtime, giving Terry a penalty shot. He beat fifth-string goalie Jon Gillies on a backhander at 3:58 of the extra period for his team-leading 17th goal of the season.
Buddy Robinson also scored for Anaheim, which ended the Blues’ seven-game home winning streak. Anthony Stolarz made 23 saves.
Anaheim is 12th in goals per game at 3.07 and in shooting percentage at 9.6%. The Ducks are fifth on the power-play at 25.3%.
Anaheim Ducks News
Maxime Comtois, Adam Henrique, Max Jones and Ryan Kesler will not suit up against the Kraken while John Gibson is questionable.
Seattle Kraken Stats & Form
As expected, the Seattle Kraken have a tough first season at the league but despite the negative record, they have earned the respect of every hockey fan. With wins over Edmonton, Florida and Carolina, Dave Hakstol’s team has shown that can win against the best.
Still, Seattle is eighth in the Pacific Division and 14th in the Western Conference with a 10-15-3 record.
Last night, Seattle won 3-1 in San Jose.
Ryan Donato broke a scoreless tie early in the third period of his return to San Jose where he spent the last season with the Sharks.
Brandon Tanev added an insurance goal that proved key when Logan Couture finally got the Sharks on the board when he scored with the San Jose net empty with 2:07 to play. Calle Jarnkrok sealed the game with an empty-net goal.
Chris Driedger made 33 saves to help Seattle snap a three-game skid.
Seattle is 18th in goals per game at 2.85 and 11th in shooting percentage at 10.0%. The power-play is 22nd overall at 17.3%.
Seattle Kraken News
Riley Sheahan, Yanni Gourde and Colin Blackwell are not available for Seattle for the game against Anaheim.
Anaheim Ducks vs Seattle Kraken Head-to-Head Stats
In the only game between these two teams, the Anaheim Ducks won 7-4 when they visited Seattle on November 11, 2021.
Anaheim Ducks vs Seattle Kraken Betting Odds
Despite these two teams are standing in totally different spots in the standings, the odds are pretty close. The Ducks are at 103 and the Kraken at 197. The draw is set at 346.
The total goals margin is set at 5.5 with -132 to go over and 106 for under.
In their first matchup of the season, the Ducks showed that they are the better team winning 7-4 on the road. They are third in the West compared to the Kraken that are third from the bottom and will play their second game of the back-to-back. All this goes in the Ducks’ favor and placing a bet on 103 odds for their win is a deal that shouldn’t be missed.