December 9th 2013 Free NHL Picks

December 9th 2013 Free NHL Picks

New York Islanders @ Anaheim Ducks: DUCKS -1.5  2.22

The New York Islanders are struggling to find a win, as they have lost all of their last 9 games. The last Islanders victory came almost one month ago, on Nov.16 against Detroit. In the Islanders 9 game losing streak they have been outscored 14-36 by their opponenets. Over their last 10 games, the Islanders have allowed 4.00 goals against per game, while they were only able to score an average of 1.80 goals per game. The Islanders still have the worst penalty kill unit in the entire League, stopping only 71.6% of their opponents power plays. The Islanders are also not very disciplined, taking 11.3 penalty minutes per game. The Islanders still allow the most goals against per game of any team with 3.40 GA/G. The Anaheim offense is 5th overall, scoring 3.09 goals per game. The Ducks have exceptional numbers at home, scoring 3.83 goals per game when playing at home and allowing only 1.75 goals against per game at home. The Ducks have a red hot 90.0 PK% when playing at home and a decent 20.4 PP% at Home. The New York Islanders penalty kill numbers get even worse when they play Away, with a mere 69.2% road penalty kill. Also note that the Islanders have a 9.3% power play record on the road. Corey Perry (Anaheim) has scored a goal in each of his last 4 games, and has points in his last 6 games. Ryan Getzlaf (Anaheim) has points in all of his last 12 games scoring 9 goals and assisting 9 goals. The Islanders were dealt a 3-0 loss to the LA Kings in their last outing, managing to take only 16 shots on goal. The Ducks dominated the St.Louis Blues 5-2 on Saturday. The Islanders are in the slumps right now and it won’t get any easier for them tonight against the Anaheim Ducks at Home. We’ll take the Ducks to cover the puck line tonight in Anaheim.

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