NHL Betting: Mighty Ducks to bounce back against Nashville

Montreal and Toronto renew their age old rivalry at Air Canada Centre, with the Maple Leafs having won on the two occasions they've collided already this year, but the Canadiens flying higher in the standings. 

Yesterday Montreal agreed a trade with Dallas and have given up Erik Cole in exchange for Michael Ryder plus a third round pick. He's a goalscorer and the Canadiens definitely win this deal on face value in my opinion. Ryder should be straight into the lineup.

I think Montreal will be playing with a chip on their shoulder here and looking at their form since Toronto last beat them, they are good value at 2.65.

It's now four in a row for the Los Angeles Kings and after emphatically beating Anaheim on Monday, they pay the Detroit Red Wings tonight. Detroit are aiming to extend a run of their own, during which they thrashed Vancouver. 

I don't think it's too early to jump back on the LA bandwagon, such was their dominance and security of those wins, so take them at 2.05 here. As a side bet, Anze Kopitar is leading the way on offense for the Kings and is 3.00 to score at least once.

Stung by that beating from LA, expect the Anaheim Ducks to bounce back straight away when they meet Nashville. Despite that result, they should still be considered the second best team in the West and their record would probably lead the NHL in another year. 

The Predators are picking up points consistently and are doing more than enough to qualify for the play-offs, but they definitely have the capacity to improve. A regulation win for the Ducks starts at 2.20, while the handicap is also an option with 3.20 on a -1.5 goal disadvantage.

Best Bet: Anaheim Ducks to beat Nashville at 2.20

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