The COLUMBUS and the ANAHEIM will both be gunning for a victory on 11/4/2018 at 9:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS vs ANAHEIM DUCKS
When: 9:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 4, 2018
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
|55||COLUMBUS||0 (-110)||5.5 -105
TV: 9:05 PM
PREDICTION: ANAHEIM , COLUMBUS
Oddsmakers currently have the COLUMBUS listed as -105-moneyline favorites versus the ANAHEIM, while the game’s total is sitting at 5.5.
The Anaheim Ducks got off to a strong start this season, winning their first three games and earning points in six of their first seven (5-1-1). But things have taken a drastic turn as the Ducks attempt to halt their seven-game slide when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.
Each of Anaheim’s last three setbacks have been by one goal, with one occurring in overtime and Thursday’s 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers coming in a shootout. The Ducks, who haven’t won since Oct. 17 against the New York Islanders, fell to 0-1-2 on their four-game homestand but have cause for optimism as Rickard Rakell scored with 26 seconds remaining in the third period to earn the team a point. Columbus is looking to finish its three-game California trip with a winning record as it followed a 4-1 victory at San Jose on Thursday with an identical defeat in Los Angeles two nights later. The Blue Jackets halved their 2-0 deficit in the opening minute of the third period but allowed two short-handed goals 59 seconds apart later in the session after yielding one in their previous 12 games.
TV: 9 p.m. ET, FS Ohio (Columbus), Prime Ticket (Anaheim)
ABOUT THE BLUE JACKETS (7-6-0): Brandon Dubinsky returned to the lineup Saturday and registered three hits while going 8-7 on faceoffs in 10 minutes, 44 seconds of ice time. The 32-year-old center, who has recorded a goal and an assist in three contests this season, missed 10 games because of a strained oblique. Josh Anderson helped set up defenseman Zach Werenski’s goal against the Kings, giving him three goals and two assists in his last five games.
ABOUT THE DUCKS (5-6-3): Patrick Eaves made his season debut Thursday and saw 10:17 of ice time on 15 shifts. It was only his third game since the start of the 2017-18 campaign for the 34-year-old right wing, who had been sidelined because of post-viral syndrome and shoulder surgery. Captain Ryan Getzlaf set up a pair of tallies versus the Rangers for the third two-point performance of a four-game point streak during which he has collected two goals and five assists.
1. The Ducks are one loss away from matching the longest slide in franchise history that was set from Oct. 12-30, 1996 and equaled from Nov. 3-20, 2005.
2. Columbus assigned LW Sonny Milano, who recorded one goal in eight games this season, to Cleveland of the American Hockey League.
3. Anaheim C Kalle Kossila, who made his season debut in the loss to the Rangers, was assigned to San Diego of the AHL.
PREDICTION: Ducks 3, Blue Jackets 1