The showdown of the regular NHL championship between teams from the second half of the Western Conference standings kicks off at 06:30 GMT. The morning hockey enthusiasts look forward to the match-up between Anaheim and San Jose.
The athletes from Anaheim have participated in 49 official NHL regular championship matches of the 2023-2024 season. Anaheim has 49 matches played and 36 points earned, therefore holding the 14th place in the standings of the Western Conference. The Anaheim team is having a weak season in 2023-2024, ranking in the bottom half of the Western Conference standings, ahead only of their rivals from San Jose and Chicago. The Anaheim club is among the outsiders of the Western Conference together with the teams from San Jose and Chicago, both having a disappointing current season.
Anaheim's nearest rivals from Minnesota have 11 points more to their credit, which is not small given the frequency of Anaheim's point accumulation. Considering statistical indicators, Anaheim stands out for the number of pucks thrown in the total of 49 matches, 126, which is very few compared to the other adversaries. Only San Jose and Chicago have worse records. Recently, Anaheim's "ducks" have been losing almost always. Victories have been seen against Buffalo and Minnesota.
The San Jose club has played 50 official NHL regular championship matches of the 2023-2024 season. In 50 matches, the San Jose athletes earned 32 points, which allows them to rank 15th in the Western Conference standings. The "sharks" have not shown their best during the current NHL regular championship, settling at the bottom of the standings. The San Jose players can be referred to as complete outsiders, those who have lost real chances to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Currently, the only rivals for San Jose are the players from Chicago and Anaheim.
The rest of the Western Conference representatives have gone far ahead and have a minimum advantage of 8 points over the group of outsiders. In terms of statistical indicators, San Jose does not stand out among the outsiders, however, the number of pucks missed skyrockets. San Jose conceded 196 pucks in 50 matches, which is the worst indicator in the entire league. The "sharks" have been playing better in recent matches compared to before. The "sharks" won 4 out of 5 matches, proving to be stronger than Seattle, Rangers, Los Angeles, and Anaheim.
The Anaheim and San Jose players have met in 89 official matches. Anaheim has won 45 matches, while San Jose has been stronger in 44 encounters.
The individual total of San Jose will be more than 3 scored pucks.
San Jose will win in regular time. Both teams have failed the regular championship and will not make it to the playoffs, however, the "sharks" appear much stronger than Anaheim in recent matches. The San Jose players have suffered only 1 defeat in 5 matches, while Anaheim often loses. The "ducks" also lost in the head-to-head meeting with San Jose, which took place on January 21.