Canucks vs. Penguins - 2/7/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Penguins (30-14-8) at Vancouver Canucks (28-19-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks / Pittsburgh Penguins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Vancouver Canucks meet Saturday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have won four of their last six games and end a three-game road trip. The Penguins are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Pittsburgh Penguins have scored one power play goal in their last five games and have won four of their last five games when scoring at least three goals overall. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 20 goals, Sidney Crosby has 39 assists and Chris Kunitz has 100 shots on goal. Defensively, the Penguins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last six games. Thomas Greiss has allowed 28 goals on 334 shots faced and Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 93 goals on 1,186 shots.
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The Vancouver Canucks look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Canucks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Vancouver Canucks have scored two power play goals in their last five games and have won nine straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Radim Vrbata leads Vancouver with 20 goals, Daniel Sedin has 32 assists and Nick Bonino has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canucks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five straight games. Ryan Miller has allowed 88 goals on 1,020 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 35 goals on 401 shots.
The Penguins are 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 35-16 in their last 51 vs. Western Conference. The Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 in their last 7 home games. The Penguins are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have been horrible on the back end of a back-to-back. The Vancouver Canucks are also due for a win after some up and down play as of late. I like Vancouver on its home ice here.