The Vancouver Canucks (21-21-5) meet the Detroit Red Wings (18-23-7) at the Rogers Arena on Sunday afternoon.
The Canucks had games on home-ice against the Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday and Friday nights before to this encounter, with their last result prior to those games being a 5-1 win on home-ice against the Florida Panthers on Sunday evening.
The Canucks are currently averaging 2.87 Goals per Game, which places them 18th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.11 Goals per Game, which puts them in 22nd position overall. In terms of goals and assists for the Canucks, Elias Pettersson leads the way on both counts, with 22 and 20 respectively.
The Red Wings were in action on the road at the Calgary Flames on Friday night, with their last result before that being a 3-1 win on home-ice against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday evening, in which they recovered from being a goal down to score three times in the 3rd Period.
The Red Wings are currently averaging 2.79 Goals per Game, which leaves them 24th in the overall NHL standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.25 Goals per Game, which places them down in 25th position overall.
On an individual player basis, Dylan Larkin has scored 18 goals for the Red Wings this season, while Gustav Nyquist has registered 29 assists.
Neither of these teams was ever likely to feature in many Stanley Cup betting predictions, but the Canucks have the better record and stats this season so, with home-ice advantage, they will be our tip to win the game on the Money Line odds.
Pick: Money Line – Vancouver Canucks