Vancouver Canucks vs. Anaheim Ducks Prediction, NHL Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Mar 19, 2023

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings

The Canucks spend their weekend in California. After playing the Kings on Saturday, they contend with the Ducks in Anaheim Sunday evening.

March 19, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
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Puckline -1.5 +168
Moneyline -136
Over / Under o +7


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Puckline +1.5 -202
Moneyline +113
Over / Under u +7


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Rich Tocchet’s men would love nothing more than a weekend sweep of the Californian rivals to keep the recent good vibes going. For its part, Anaheim comes off an entertaining victory versus the lowly Blue Jackets on Friday.

A sign the Vancouver is playing good hockey? They’re the favourites tonight, perched -137 on the NHL odds’ moneyline and +172 on the puckline. The total is 6.5.

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Of the four scheduled bouts between Vancouver and Anaheim, both have been played in B.C. and were won by the hosts. There will be one more contest after tonight on April 11, also in Anaheim. The first of the two games this year was a wild one, with the Canucks emerging victorious with a vertiginous score of 8-5. The second was a more sensible 3-2.

In a case of “what could have been,” the Canucks are 7-3 in their previous ten games and have defeated some very good clubs in the process (Dallas twice, Toronto, LA). What might have this team accomplished had they been able to play up to this level earlier in the campaign? We’ll never know.

Don’t look now, but Anaheim is playing with some pride these days as well. They’re 5-2-3 in 10, which isn’t extraordinary, but at least the squad has collected a minimum of one point in seven games. Anaheim’s points leader Trevor Zegras is on a nice run of points, having notched at least one in four of the team’s five most recent outings.

Vancouver Canucks

Not only can the squad’s current momentum carry them through to the end of the season, but it also gives them a licence to annoy other rivals that vie for playoff participation or seeding. Such was the case Saturday night in Los Angeles.

The Kings are having themselves a very strong season. They sit deadlocked with Las Vegas at 90 points for the Pacific Division lead and, potentially, the number one seed in the West. No one would dispute the effort they put in against the visiting Canucks. They bombarded Thatcher Demko’s net 40 times through three full periods and an overtime session. Vancouver’s goalie stood tall with one of his best performances of the year, stopping all but two attempts. His teammates only took 17 shots on goal, some of which came in overtime (meaning through 60 the number was really low!) yet both Brock Boeser (13th) and Elias Pettersson (32nd) found the back of the net. The Kings still couldn’t solve Demko in the shootout, whereas Andrei Kuzmenko and J.T. Miller scored. Canucks win 3-2 in a shootout.

Anaheim Ducks

The sides with the two worst goal differentials in the NHL squared off Friday night in Anaheim when the Ducks hosted the Columbus Blue Jackets. Surely something had to give.

Wherever the chips land when the 82-game campaign is done and however forgetful both of these clubs have been in 2022-2023, they put on an entertaining match on Friday. The first period alone had enough firework to excite a jaded hockey fan. Four goals were scored, with the Ducks twice taking the lead through Trever Zegras (22nd) and Scott Harrington (second) before Columbus battled back. In fact, Anaheim lost its grip on a one-goal advantage four times in total until Max Jones (seventh) scored the team’s fifth goal. There would be no comeback, and two empty-net markers would make the final 7-4 in the Ducks’ favour.

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