Edmonton Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks round 1

Edmonton Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks round 1

Ducks-Oilers face off Wednesday night in 2nd Round.McDavid faces off with Kesler when Oilers visit Ducks.Preview: Ducks, Oilers Open Game 1 of the Second Round Tonight live stream.

Edmonton Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks

Edmonton Oilers vs Anaheim Ducks round 1

cDavid had just two goals — one an empty-netter — and two assists in six games against the Sharks, scoring just one point at even strength. Edmonton ran through the defending conference champions anyway, while the Ducks were impressively steady in a four-game sweep of Calgary.While many NHL teams hesitate to match lines these days, particularly in the amplified intensity of the postseason, Ducks coach Randy Carlyle has been doing it all year with Kesler’s line. He intends to get his veteran trio on the ice early and often against McDavid, even when the Oilers have the last change in Edmonton.

They’re playing against probably the best defensive line in all of the NHL,” said Edmonton’s Patrick Maroon, who was traded by the Ducks 14 months ago.McDavid had just two goals — one an empty-netter — and two assists in six games against the Sharks, scoring just one point at even strength. Edmonton ran through the defending conference champions anyway, while the Ducks were impressively steady in a four-game sweep of Calgary.

The Ducks enter tonight’s game on a roll. They have gone 15-0-3 since March 12, which included an 11-0-3 mark in the regular season and an active 4-0 win streak in the playoffs. Anaheim’s victories in Games 1 and 2 pushed its win streak on home ice to eight consecutive games (6 regular season, 2 playoffs). By virtue of Chicago and Minnesota getting eliminated in the First Round, the Ducks will have home ice advantage through the Western Conference Final if they get that far.Anaheim currently ranks second among NHL teams in goals per game (3.50) and third in FOW% (53.4). For what it’s worth, the Ducks are 12-0 in its last 12 playoff games and 15-1 in its last 16 when scoring three goals or more.

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