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Maple Leafs vs. Canucks - 12/6/14 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Vancouver Canucks (18-7-1) at Toronto Maple Leafs (13-9-3)
Date & Time Saturday December 6, 2014, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
The Line
The Line: Toronto Maple Leafs +109 / Vancouver Canucks -120 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs play Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre.

The Vancouver Canucks have won five of their last six games and are first place in the Pacific. The Canucks are averaging 3.1 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Vancouver Canucks have four power play goals in their last three games and have won six of their last eight games when scoring three or more goals. Radim Vrbata leads Vancouver with 11 goals, Daniel Sedin has 18 assists and Nick Bonino has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Canucks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Ryan Miller has allowed 47 goals on 520 shots faced and Eddie Lack has given up 20 goals on 210 shots. The Canucks have won five of their last six road games.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have split their last 10 games and are hanging around in the Atlantic. The Maple Leafs are averaging 3.4 goals per game and have scored 14 goals in their last three games. The Toronto Maple Leafs have five power play goals in their last three games and are 13-4 this season when scoring three or more goals. Phil Kessel has 13 goals, Mike Santorelli has 14 assists and James van Riemsdyk has 77 shots on goal. Defensively, the Maple Leafs are allowing three goals per game and have allowed a pp goal in three of their last six games. Jonathan Bernier has allowed 48 goals on 546 shots faced and James Reimer has given up 28 goals on 274 shots.

The Canucks are 8-1 in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-9 in their last 13 vs. Atlantic. The Maple Leafs are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Pacific. The Canucks are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Toronto and 11-1 in the last 12 meetings overall.

You see the Canucks record against the Maple Leafs? Yeah, I'll have some of that.

Pick:
Vancouver Canucks -120

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