Predators at Ducks
After seeing one six-game winning streak come to an end in their last outing, the Anaheim Ducks will look to prevent another from suffering the same fate on Wednesday. Returning to the safe haven of the Honda Center, the Ducks will attempt to keep their home winning streak intact when they host the Nashville Predators. Anaheim has won six consecutive home outings following a 5-0 loss to Vancouver on Jan. 25.
The Ducks will look to rebound following their 5-2 setback to Pacific Division rival Los Angeles on Monday. Viktor Fasth fell for the first time in nine career NHL decisions after yielding a trio of third-period goals in the contest. Anaheim began its six-game home winning streak with a 3-2 shootout triumph over Nashville on Jan. 26. The Ducks also posted a 3-2 shootout win in Music City on Feb. 16.
TV: 10 p.m. ET, FSTN, PRIME
ABOUT THE PREDATORS (9-6-5): Nashville snapped a shutout streak of 133 minutes, 43 seconds by erupting against Dallas on Monday. Defenseman Roman Josi, who collected two goals and as many assists, netted the game-winner 28 seconds into overtime. Pekka Rinne, who turned aside 20 shots, has dominated the Ducks by winning his first seven decisions before being saddled with this season's pair of shootout losses.
ABOUT THE DUCKS (13-3-1): Corey Perry, who had an assist to extend his point streak to five games, has four goals and as many helpers in that stretch. Perry has twice delivered the fatal blow in the shootout against the Predators. Future Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne has just one goal and an assist in his last six contests. Anaheim has clicked on 27.3 percent of its power plays this season.
1. Shea Weber has recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) in his last seven games. The Nashville captain had just one assist in his previous 13 contests.
2. Anaheim recalled RW Emerson Etem from Norfolk of the American Hockey League. The 20-year-old has two assists in eight games this season for the Ducks.
3. Predators LW Sergei Kostitsyn has amassed five points (one goal, four assists) in his last six contests. He has three goals and as many assists in 10 career games versus Anaheim.
Ducks 3, Predators 1