This is the third of four meetings between the Canucks and Ducks, with Anaheim heading to Vancouver on March 27.
Canucks vs Ducks Betting Analysis
On Nov. 9 at the Honda Center, the Ducks beat Vancouver 4-1. Anaheim was 3-for-6 on the power play. Jakob Silfverberg scored twice in 35 seconds early in the third period. That was the second-fastest pair of goals by a player in Ducks history (record is 13 seconds by J.F. Jomphe in 1996). The Canucks were 0-for-5 with the man advantage and were outshot 35-20. Jacob Markstrom was in net for the Canucks.
On Jan. 2 at Rogers Arena, Anaheim won 5-0 behind 31 saves from former Canuck Ryan Miller. He’s the No. 2 on the team behind John Gibson. Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two assists, and Josh Manson had three assists. Anders Nilsson allowed four goals on 19 shots before being pulled early in the third.
Anaheim has won the Pacific Division each of the past five seasons, the longest such division streak in the league but that’s going to end with Vegas running away with the Pacific. The Ducks aren’t even assured of a playoff spot.
The Canucks are 2-5 in the past seven meetings overall. The total has gone under in 12 of the previous 18.
The Canucks (25-36-9) have not had a pleasant start to a three-game trip as they have yet to score on it, losing 1-0 in Arizona on Sunday and 3-0 at the Los Angeles Kings on Monday. Including two home losses before this trip, that’s three combined goals in four games. Think the team misses injured star rookie Brock Boeser? Daniel Sedin has three points this month. Brother Henrik has one.
With Monday being the second of a back-to-back, No. 2 Nilsson was in net and allowed three goals on 33 shots. He has now allowed at least three in five straight appearances, but it should be Markstrom on Wednesday. Blueliner Chris Tanev could return after missing 15 games with a leg fracture. Tanev took part in the team’s optional morning skate Monday.
A three-game losing streak has knocked the Ducks (34-24-12) temporarily out of the Western Conference playoff field. They have totaled five goals during the skid, which has followed a 7-1-1 run. It was a 4-0 home defeat to struggling St. Louis on Monday to start a four-game homestand. Gibson allowed four goals on just 23 shots, his first time allowing at least four since Jan. 21.
Corey Perry had a goal and has nine points over his past seven. Chris Kelly had an assist; that was notable because it was Kelly’s first point, and he was the captain of Team Canada in this year’s Olympics before signing with the Ducks on Feb. 26. Anaheim’s penalty-killer did their jobs again and the Ducks haven’t allowed a power-play goal in 10 of their past 11.