Chicago Blackhawks vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Apr 06, 2023

The Chicago Blackhawks make one last stop in Canada this season when they head over to Vancouver to play the Canucks on Thursday night.

April 06, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Puckline +1.5 -128
Moneyline +198
Over / Under o +6.5


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Puckline -1.5 +106
Moneyline -239
Over / Under u +6.5


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Both Western clubs have been eliminated from playoff contention but still have to play out their final five contests. Vancouver’s dropped four straight, dropping them to 34-36-7 on the season. A win at Calgary Tuesday put the Blackhawks out of last in the league, which might not for the best with Connor Bedard in this year’s draft.

Puck drop at Rogers Arena gets started at 10 p.m. EDT with Vancouver a -228 moneyline favourite, as well as +111 to cover the -1.5 puckline. The total at 6.5 on the NHL odds.

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A win would get Vancouver the season sweep over Chicago, with a pair of multi-goal Canucks wins in these teams other two meetings this year. Chicago’s only came out with one win in their last seven trips to Vancouver. The Blackhawks have two wins in their last 11 road games overall.

Six of Vancouver’s last seven home games have finished over the total. Both teams in this contest rank in the bottom eight in goals allowed, and Vancouver’s let in 20 goals over their last four appearances. Chicago’s allowed at least three goals in nine straight games.

Chicago Blackhawks

Andreas Athanasiou has been one Chicago’s most consistent scorers this season and came through in a big way Tuesday, scoring twice to reach 18 goals on the season. Jonathan Toews got an assist for the second straight game since returning to the lineup. Toews has seen right around 14 minutes of ice in both games, centring a top line with Athanasiou and Lukas Reichel.

In net, Petr Mrazek picked up his first victory since February 25. Mrazek’s suited up in a team-high 37 games for the Blackhawks and has an .895 save percentage. He and Alex Stalock have alternated Chicago’s last six games, making Thursday Stalock’s net if the pattern continues. Stalock’s been Chicago’s best goaltender, posting a .911 save percentage in 24 games.

Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver’s final home stand this season hasn’t been a memorable win as so far it’s been three losses in which they haven’t cracked 25 shots, and two where they didn’t get over 20. It started with a 5-4 overtime loss at Calgary but some uneventful 4-1 and 5-2 defeats have followed.

One of the few bright spots during this stretch has been Elias Pettersson, who has two goals in the three losses and is three points shy of his first 100-point season.

Similar to the Blackhawks, the Canucks haven’t been getting the best goaltending. Thatcher Demko picked up the first two losses from this home stand and is now 11-14-4 with an .894 save percentage this season. Collin Deila started in Tuesday’s loss and has an .881 save percentage in 18 games. Demko is expected to start Thursday.

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