The Vancouver Canucks (10-8-2) play host to the Montreal Canadiens (9-6-3) at the Rogers Arena on Saturday evening.
The Canucks end a six-Game road trip at Minnesota Wild on Thursday evening, having lost four of their previous five games. The exception was a remarkable 8-5 win at the Boston Bruins. The Canucks last game was a 5-2 loss at the New York Islanders on Tuesday evening, despite Brendan Leipsic having given them an early lead.
The Canucks have a current Goals per Game average of 3.10, which places them 19th overall in the standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.35 Goals per Game, which leaves them down in 25th position overall.
The Habs were in action at the Calgary Flames the Thursday evening prior to this game, with their last game prior to that being a 6-2 loss at the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday evening. Max Domi and Andrew Shaw twice drew the Canadiens level in Edmonton, but the Oilers eventually ran away with the game.
The Habs are currently averaging 3.22 Goals per Game, leaving them 9th in the overall standings. Defensively they are allowing 3.39 Goals per Game, which puts them down in 26th position overall. On an individual basis, Domi currently has 10 goals to his name.
Thereʼs not a great deal to choose between the teams in this game. However, the Canucks have been strong on home-ice this season to date, so they are the predictions to claim the points in this one and are the team we will back on the Money Line odds.
Pick: Money Line – Vancouver Canucks