Vancouver Canucks vs. Dallas Stars - 12/17/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (11-13-5) at Vancouver Canucks (18-10-2)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -140 / Dallas Stars +127 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
Rogers Arena and the Vancouver Canucks brace for a visit from the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
The Dallas Stars begin a road trip looking to get a little hot streak going when they visit Vancouver on Wednesday. The Stars are coming off of a 4-3 victory over visiting New Jersey on Saturday after having dropped five of six. Shawn Horcoff tallied the winner in the third with Trevor Daley, Tyler Sequin and Jason Spezza also lighting the lamp while Antoine Roussel posted two assists. Kari Lehtonen picked up the victory with a 28 save performance. Eric Galinas, John Merrill and Scott Gomez supplied markers for New Jersey butn it wasn't enough with the defense and goaltending looking shaky. Cory Schnieder gave up four goals on 33 shots before getting pulled for Keith Kinkaid who finished with three stops as the Devils losing streak reached three.
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The Vancouver Canucks continue their home stand with a visit from the Dallas Stars. The Canucks have have had off since falling to the Rangers 5-1 on Saturday night and must find a way to return to the win column with the loss to visiting New York being number four in a row. Neither end of the ice put up much of a fight with Nick Bonino's third period tally doing nothing but avoid the shutout. Ryan Miller wasn't at the top of his game with New York scoring five times on just 23 shots. Mats Zucacarello pace the Rangers scorefest with a pair of goals with Ryan McDonagh, JT Miller and Marc Staal also finding the back of the net with Rick Nash and Derick Brassard posting a pair of helpers each. The win went to Henrik Lundqvist who brushed aside 29 shots.
The Stars are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 5-0 in their last 5 vs. Pacific while the over is 4-0 in Stars last 4 road games. For Vancouver the Canucks are 6-0 in their last 6 Wednesday games and are 0-4 in their last 4 overall while going 6-1 in their last 7 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game. Head to Head the Stars are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings with the over going 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Vancouver while the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. I'm not liking what I am seeing from either club although Dallas has a few wins lately. Having said that I like Vancouver but wouldn't pay the price for a team that has been losing...