Vancouver Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild Prediction, NHL Odds

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Feb 06, 2020

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The Canucks are coming off of a disheartening 4-0 loss to the Bruins as they complete their road trip in Minnesota on Thursday night.

Vancouver
36-27-3-3
AT
February 06, 2020, 8:00 PM ET
Xcel Energy Center
Minnesota
35-27-4-3
Puckline +1.5 -225
Moneyline -110
Over / Under o +6

84%

Betting Action

16%

Puckline -1.5 +195
Moneyline -110
Over / Under u +6

84%

Betting Action

16%

It was their first regulation loss of this road trip, and it was a doozy, as the Canucks were shut out by the Bruins in Boston on Tuesday. Vancouver hadn’t lost in regulation since January 14th, when they were once again shut out by the Jets.

Canucks vs. Wild Betting Analysis

The Vancouver Canucks are now 30-19-5 on the season and are still first in the Pacific Division. The Minnesota Wild are 24-22-6 and are in seventh place in the Central Division.

Minnesota is 14-13-3 against Western Conference opponents while the Canucks are 17-10-3 in conference matchups.

These two clubs last played each other on January 12th, a game that Vancouver won in convincing fashion with a final score of 4-1. The ‘Nucks scored three times in the second period, with goals from Elias Pettersson, Troy Stecher and Bo Horvat. Horvat made it four with an empty netter in the dying seconds of the game. Jacob Markstrom was in net for Vancouver and he stopped 23 shots

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks didn’t lose to the Bruins because Jacob Markstrom had a rough game. He was impressive and stood on his head to keep out 38 shots, but could do nothing to get the Canucks offense going as they dropped a 4-0 decision in Boston. The Bruins who got on the scoreboard were Charlie Coyle, Brad Marchand, David Krejci and Karson Kuhlman. Tuukka Rask only had to stop 25 shots to earn his third shutout of the season against a sputtering Vancouver offense.

The Canucks had just 33 shots attempts throughout the entire game. The Twin Cities game is the last in the team’s five-game road trip before they head home for a six-game homestand.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild come into this one riding a win they’d been chasing for a while. Minnesota had lost their last four matchups against the Chicago Blackhawks, so earning the 3-2 overtime win on Tuesday was a bright spot on the Wild’s otherwise lackluster season so far.

Kevin Fiala scored two goals in the win, and Matt Dumba netted the game-winner against Corey Crawford just 2:21 into extra time.

The Wild are one of the worst penalty-killing teams in the league right now, ranked 30th on the PK before this game against the Blackhawks. They were able to stop Chicago from scoring on any of their power play opportunities. Prior to that game, they’d allowed a power-play goal in ten of their last eleven games.

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