Dallas Stars vs. Vancouver Canucks - 10/29/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (4-2-3) at Dallas Stars (7-2-0)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Stars -153 / Vancouver Canucks +138 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars shoot for another win when the Vancouver Canucks pay a visit Thursday.
The Vancouver Canucks did what no other team in the NHL has been able to do and that is beating Montreal. The Canucks handed the Canadiens their first loss of the season and also won their first game at Rogers Arena to improve to 1-6. Jared McCann paced the Canucks offense with a pair of goals with Derek Dorsett, Lucas Sbisa and Radim Vrabata also scoring to support the 26 save effort of Ryan Miller. The Canadiens lone goal came off the stick of Torrey Mitchell in the third with Carey Price absorbing the loss on 23 saves as the Habs fell to 9-1.
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The Anaheim Ducks learned the hard way that a hockey game is 60 minutes after blowing a 3-0 lead at Dallas on Tuesday on the way to a 4-3 defeat that dropped them to 1-6-2. The Ducks took a 3-0 first period lead behind goals from Carl Hagelin, Mike Santorelli and Shawn Horcoff but Frederik Anderson couldn’t old off the Stars with all four goals allowed on 38 shots. The Stars received goals from Cody Eakin, John Klingberg, Patrick Sharp and Antoine Roussel while Antti Niemi recorded 17 stops to pick up the win after a very shaky first period.
The under is 4-0-1 in Canucks last 5 Thursday games and the Canucks are 5-1 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 while going 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Stars are 6-0 in their last 6 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and are 6-0 in their last 6 Thursday games while going 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Pacific. The Canucks are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings and are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Dallas while the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas. As soon as goalies are announced I’ll make a pick but lean Stars…