Preds continue to be road warriors heading into clash with the Ducks
by Jackson Walsh
After drubbing the Avalanche in Denver and having an epic comeback Saturday vs the Dallas Stars, the mojo is still holding strength as the Preds continue this long Western road trip in Anaheim Monday night.
Not just winning, but a few big things have happened for the Predators since the start of this venture. Pekka Rinne signing a two-year contract, Colton Sisson’s hat trick, the return of Arvidsson to the lineup, for once it seems like the Predators have taken every curveball the young season has thrown at them.
The Ducks on the other hand, they need some help. Losing a few big guns to long term injuries such as Corey Perry, Ondrej Kase, and Korbinian Holtzer, and it is also uncertain if Max Comtois will be active for tomorrow night’s contest, the Ducks are flying pretty low coming into this one 7-8-3 (17 pts). The Predators have also won the last five contests against Anaheim going back to that epic Western Conference Finals triumph that sent us to our first ever Stanley Cup Final.
The bad blood with this team goes deep though, and the Ducks still have some weapons on their top 10 rated lines that can score at any time such as Silfverburg, Kessler, Getzlaf, Rakell, all big names Nashville is familiar with. Former Predator Pontus Aberg also now wears the mish mash of colors in Anaheim as opposed to Nashville gold, looking to get more on the score sheet to add to only six points.
Seems as though when Rinne came back, the Preds resumed where they left off both with him and without him. The Dallas affair was a bit scary for Saros, but the gritty play from the offense was able to bail him out. Which is a great thing, you always want help from your friends. We’re looking forward to another chapter with the Ducks, see you tomorrow night.