Vancouver Canucks vs. Dallas Stars - 12/3/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Stars (19-5-1) at Vancouver Canucks (9-9-8)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks / Dallas Stars --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks meet late Thursday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Dallas Stars look to keep the puck rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Dallas Stars are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 26.3 percent of their power plays. Jamie Benn leads Dallas with 18 goals, Tyler Seguin has 21 assists and Jason Spezza has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the Dallas Stars are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their power play chances. Kari Lehtonen has allowed 23 goals on 290 shots faced and Antti Niemi has given up 41 goals on 447 shots. Niemi has allowed eight goals in his last three games. Kari Lehtonen is questionable with a head injury.
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The Vancouver Canucks need a win in the worst way after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 12 goals, Henrik Sedin has 16 assists and Jannik Hansen has 49 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 54 goals on 601 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 12 goals on 144 shots. Miller has allowed eight goals in his last three games. Chris Higgins, Ben Hutton and Jake Virtanen are questionable.
The Stars are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 20-7 in their last 27 road games. The Canucks are 0-5 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-7 in their last 10 home games. The Stars are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Vancouver and 10-1 in the last 11 meetings overall.
We have two teams heading in different directions. It's impossible to fade the Stars with the way they've been playing, and it's even harder to back the Canucks with the way they're playing. Backing the Stars has fattend our pockets already and that money train isn't going to stop here.