Florida Panthers vs. Vancouver Canucks - 12/20/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (12-14-8) at Florida Panthers (17-12-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm (BB&T Center)
The Line: Florida Panthers / Vancouver Canucks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNP, FSFL
The Vancouver Canucks and Florida Panthers square off Sunday at the BB&T Center.
The Vancouver Canucks look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 14 goals, Henrik Sedin has 22 assists and Radim Vrbata has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 72 goals on 794 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 18 goals on 202 shots. Miller has allowed 12 goals in his last three games. Henrik Sedin is questionable with a lower-body injury.
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The Florida Panthers look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Florida Panthers are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.3 percent of their power plays. Reilly Smith leads Florida with 11 goals, Jaromir Jagr has 13 assists and Jussi Jokinen has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their power play chances. Roberto Luongo has allowed 57 goals on 779 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 13 goals on 185 shots. Luongo has allowed three goals in his last three games. Derek MacKenzie is questionable with a knee injury.
The Canucks are 4-9 in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-6 in their last 7 road games. The Panthers are 8-18 in their last 26 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Canucks are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Florida and 10-4-2 in the last 16 meetings overall.
The Panthers are playing really solid hockey as of late and are starting to smell a possible playoff spot with the way they're playing. The Canucks are in a major funk and haven't had much success on the road recently. I'll take the home team here.