Canucks vs. Wild - 2/15/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Wild (23-22-10) at Vancouver Canucks (22-21-12)
NHL Hockey: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +111 / Minnesota Wild -123 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, RSNP
The Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks meet Monday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Minnesota Wild need a victory in order to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Minnesota Wild are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power plays. Zach Parise leads Minnesota with 17 goals, Thomas Vanek has 18 assists and Charlie Coyle has 96 shots on goal. Defensively, the Minnesota Wild are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their power play chances. Devan Dubnyk has allowed 100 goals on 1,208 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has given up 30 goals on 368 shots. Dubnyk has allowed 10 goals in his last three games.
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The Vancouver Canucks could also use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 22 goals, Henrik Sedin has 30 assists and Jannik Hansen has 92 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 96 goals on 1,146 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 41 goals on 548 shots. Miller has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Wild are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 7-19 in their last 26 overall. The Canucks are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 8-18 in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest. The Wild are 3-12 in the last 15 meetings in Vancouver and 7-3 in the last 10 meetings overall.
Both teams are in a slump at the moment, and the Wild have lost four straight road games. The Canucks have also beaten the Wild in Vancouver in 12 of the last 15 meetings. I'll gladly take the plus money and the home team.