Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Vancouver Canucks - 11/14/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (7-5-5) at Toronto Maple Leafs (4-8-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs / Vancouver Canucks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs play Saturday at the Air Canada Centre.
The Vancouver Canucks look for a victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with five goals, Henrik Sedin has eight assists and Jared McCann has 25 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 36 goals on 412 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up three goals on 45 shots. Miller has given up 10 goals in his last three games. Brandon Sutter is questionable.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs also need a big win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs are averaging 2.1 goals per game and are scoring on 15.2 percent of their power plays. Joffrey Lupul leads Toronto with five goals, Morgan Rielly has eight assists and James van Riemsdyk has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their power play chances. James Reimer has allowed 23 goals on 289 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has given up 19 goals on 189 shots. Reimer has given up five goals in his last three games.
The Canucks are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Maple Leafs are 1-7 in their last 8 home games and 9-24 in their last 33 Saturday games. The Canucks are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Toronto and 12-2 in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Canucks have absolutely owned the Maple Leafs over the years, which includes wins in 12 of their last 14 meetings. That's enough for me to pick the road team here.