Kings vs. Canucks Prediction: NHL Betting Odds
The Vancouver Canucks are in the midst of a seven-game homestand when they battle the flailing L.A. Kings.
Kings vs Canucks Betting Analysis The L.A. Kings have formally been eliminated from playoff contention. Their record this year is just one of the league’s worst in 28-40-8, placing them in 30th place in the NHL standings with 64 points. They’ll continue their tour of Canada tonight when they face the Canucks, whose season record now stands in 32-35-10.
The Nucks won the last time these two clubs playedon February 14th. The final score was 4-3, and also another hotshot newcomer, Elias Pettersson, got a goal and an assist in that game.
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings are coming into this one on a four match losing streak. The Oilers beat them by a score of 8-4 in their last game. Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty, Carl Grundstrom and Alex Iafallo each had a goal at the match, but couldn’t keep the puck from their web supporting Jonathan Quick, who let in 5 goals in 11 shots before being pulled after a single period. Oilers Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins both got hat tricks.
It’s a big night for Dustin Brown who’ll go on the franchise record book for his 1,112th career match. He places him making him the all-time leader in regular season games played. Brown was selected in the 2003 draft, in the first-round, 13th overall.
The Canucks are coming from a 5-4 loss to the Anaheim Ducks at Rogers Arena earlier this week, a match where Ducks rookie Sam Steel had his first career NHL hat trick.
The major story in Vancouver nowadays is Quinn Hughes, the seventh-overall pick a year who formally signed with the Canucks two weeks past. He had been nursing an ankle injury he obtained during the NCAA playoffs, but is expected make his debut this evening.
Vancouver Coach Travis Green has said he intends to place Hughes on the ice with Luke Schenn for his first NHL game. Hughes isn’t thinking about making waves tonight, saying”I don’t have to do anything special. I just need to find the puck up to the forwards since they’re so proficient. I’m just going to attempt to do my work and keep the puck out of the net.”
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