Vancouver Canucks (43-27-5) at Nashville Predators (47-22-8)
|Date & Time||Tuesday March 31, 2015, 8:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Nashville Predators / Vancouver Canucks --- Over/Under:
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The Canucks head into Nashville looking to cement a spot in the postseason while the Preds have their sights set on the Central division crown,
The Vancouver Cnaucks have been one of the toughest teams to figure out all season long and that continued on the road in St. Louis last night as they looked like Cup contenders from start to finish and dominated the Blues to a 4-1 victory. The win propelled the Canucks into sole possession of second place in the Pacific division and are two points clear of the Flames but they know that Nashville is one of the game's toughest teams defensively and that they’ll be geared up to head into the playoffs with some momentum. Vancouver is 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests and will continue riding Eddie Lack as he is expected to go up against Pekka Rinne who was given the night off against the Flames in Nashville's last contest.
The Predators have had an interesting campaign as they have gone from clear cut favourites in the Western Conference, to fading into a pretender, and are now back in the mix once again with the division title in arm's reach. Nashville sits three points clear of the Blues for the top spot in the Central and getting home ice advantage is an absolute must for Nashville as they have been subpar on the road this season and if they can hold the edge at home for as long as they can throughout the We stern Conference playoffs they will be a tough team to beat in a seven game set. As for tonight it is tough to see which Canucks team will come out and frankly it is growing tiresome trying to handicap the sides in their games. Fortunately for us, the total is the better play anyways and with two defensive teams and one in a back to back on the road I think this one stays under.