The Seattle Kraken and Vancouver Canucks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Seattle Kraken are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Jared McCann leads Seattle with 35 goals, Vince Dunn has 48 assists, and Oliver Bjorkstrand has 185 shots on goal. Defensively, the Seattle Kraken are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 75.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Philipp Grubauer has given up 92 goals on 828 shots faced, and Martin Jones has allowed 126 goals on 1,109 shots.
The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 23 percent of their power play opportunities. Andrei Kuzmenko leads Vancouver with 37 goals, Quinn Hughes has 66 assists and Elias Pettersson has 241 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 70.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 95 goals on 894 shots faced, and Spencer Martin has allowed 107 goals on 830 shots.
The Kraken are 7-2 in their last 9 road games. The Canucks are 2-5 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record. The under is 3-1-1 in Kraken last 5 overall. The over is 5-1 in Canucks last 6 home games. The Kraken are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings. The home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Vancouver Canucks have nothing to play for, but they are at home with the rest advantage, and they've had recent success against quality teams. The Seattle Kraken are on the end of a back to back, and they've been hit or miss lately overall. I'll take a stab with the Canucks at home and the cheap price.