There are a lot of exciting conference games waiting for us this NHL season. So in the West, Minnesota and Anaheim will meet each other. The game of these teams will be held on October 24 at 01:00 Moscow time at the Excel Energy Center. Our portal has also prepared its own version of the forecast for this game for you.

 "Minnesota Wild"

In the offseason, the team lost a lot of time, they were waiting for the signing of a new contract for Kaprizov. We also had to buy out the contracts of two veterans, which significantly affected the opportunities for strengthening. The team's defense has been greatly updated, which can play a cruel joke with the "savages". So far, Minnesota looks very confident, having issued a series of victories, including over Anaheim on the road.

Anaheim Ducks

The restructuring of Anaheim has clearly been delayed, but while the team does not have the reliability and star players to complete it, it is worth spending several more seasons on strengthening at the expense of prospects and new young players. The Ducks got off to a pretty good start, getting two wins in five games, but the team clearly lacks stability. In the last meeting, the Ducks lost to Winnipeg 5-1.

Injuries and disqualifications:

Injuries:

 Minnesota - Baldy (ankle injury).

Anaheim - Kesler (hip injury), Jones (lower body injury), McTavish (upper body injury).

Statistics and figures

  • The last match between these teams ended with a victory for Minnesota with a score of 1:2.
  • Anaheim has won only twice in its last five matches.
  • Minnesota has a good streak of three consecutive wins.

Forecast

The clear favorite in this pair looks like Minnesota, which is now in excellent shape, which we saw in the opening meetings. The Ducks have no stability and showed a weak defensive game at the start. The "Savages" have already defeated this opponent on the road, so they certainly have to score maximum points at home.