Canucks vs. Ducks - 2/18/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Anaheim Ducks (29-19-8) at Vancouver Canucks (22-22-12)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +127 / Anaheim Ducks -140 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, RSNP
The Anaheim Ducks and Vancouver Canucks meet Thursday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Anaheim Ducks look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 19.9 percent of their power plays. Corey Perry leads Anaheim with 23 goals, Rickard Rakell has 16 assists and Ryan Kesler has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 86.8 percent of their power play chances. Frederik Andersen has allowed 67 goals on 807 shots faced and John Gibson has given up 47 goals on 569 shots. Andersen has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Vancouver Canucks could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 22 goals, Jannik Hansen has 12 assists and Radim Vrbata has 177 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 96 goals on 1,146 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 46 goals on 582 shots. Miller has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Ducks are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 11-4 in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest. The Canucks are 0-5 in their last 5 home games and 4-10 in their last 14 vs. a team with a winning record. The Ducks are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Vancouver and 10-4 in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Ducks are playing great hockey right now and the Canucks continue to drop in the standings and can't even get the job done at home. I'll take the Ducks and the reasonable price on the road.