Canucks vs. Stars - 3/28/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (36-28-10) at Vancouver Canucks (43-27-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks / Dallas Stars --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks square off Saturday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Dallas Stars look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Stars are averaging 3.1 goals and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The Dallas Stars have four power play goals in their last four games and have five straight when scoring at least three goals. Tyler Seguin leads Dallas with 33 goals, Jamie Benn has 44 assists and Cody Eakin has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the Stars are allowing 3.1 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 164 goals on 1,773 shots faced and Jussi Rynnas has given up seven goals on 44 shots.
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The Vancouver Canucks look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Canucks are averaging 2.8 goals and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Vancouver Canucks have four power play goals in their last four games and have won seven straight when scoring at least three goals. Radim Vrbata leads Vancouver with 29 goals, Henrik Sedin has 49 assists and Shawn Matthias has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canucks are allowing 2.7 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Eddie Lack has allowed 77 goals on 960 shots faced and Ryan Miller has given up 102 goals on 1,170 shots.
The Stars are 14-38 in their last 52 games playing on 0 days rest and 10-2 in their last 12 vs. Pacific. The Canucks are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Central. The Stars are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Vancouver and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Stars have beaten the Canucks the last six times they've played. While Dallas is coming off a back-to-back, it's hard to ignore that stat. Give me the road team.