Vegas Golden Knights vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Sports Interaction Staff | Thu. Dec 19 2019, 10:12 am

Canucks vs Knights

It's the second meeting between the Canucks and the Golden Knights in less than a week, but this time Vancouver plays host.

Vegas
39-24-6-2
AT
December 19, 2019, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
36-27-3-3
Puckline -1.5 +170
Moneyline -135
Over / Under o +6

68%

Betting Action

32%

Puckline +1.5 -204
Moneyline +113
Over / Under u +6

68%

Betting Action

32%

Not-so-fun fact for Canucks fans – Marc-Andre Fleury hasn’t lost a game to Vancouver in over a decade. The last time he lost to Vancouver in regulation was in 2006. It’ll take a monumental effort from the Canucks to reverse that trend tonight at Rogers Arena.

Golden Knights vs. Canucks Betting Analysis

These two teams met last Sunday, and the Knights took over in their building to run the Canucks out with a final score of 6-3. Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists and Nick Holden, Valentin Zykov, Jonathan Marchessault and Mark Stone each got on the scoreboard for Vegas. Veteran netminder Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 26 shots, making his career record against Vancouver 12-2-1.

Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser and Jake Virtanen all scored for Vancouver but it wasn’t nearly enough to counter the Vegas effort. Jacob Markstrom was in net for most of the game, and made 34 saves but let in five goals before being replaced by Michael DePietro, who let in one on seven shots.

Vancouver is now 1-7-1 against the Golden Knights.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Knights are coming off a Tuesday win against the Minnesota Wild that improved their record to 8-2-1. It was also their first ever regulation win against the Wild. Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves to help earn his club a 3-2 win at T-Mobile Arena. It also marked Fleury’s 453rd win in his career, almost tying him for sixth all-time with Curtis Joseph. A win against the Canucks tonight will do just that.

Tomas Nosek, Chandler Stephenson and Shea Theodore each got on the board to give the Knights the victory and their eighth win in 11 games. It was Fleury’s 453rd win in the NHL, one from tying Curtis Joseph for sixth all-time, and the third win in his past four starts.

Vegas looks like a different team these days than the one who very recently had lost 10 of 13 games. They are now at second place in the Pacific Division.

Vancouver Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks just couldn’t catch a break this past Tuesday. They looked good and were passing well and getting some great shots, but couldn’t capitalize. The Montreal Canadiens beat them at home by a final score of 3-1, with two of the those Habs goals coming in less than two minutes in the third period on power plays.

The lone goal for the Canucks came from Adam Gaudette, and Jacob Markstrom stopped 27 shots in his fifth straight start. Markstrom has now slipped to 9-11-3 with a 2.70 GAA. The Canucks have lost three in a row and four out of their last five to put their season record at 16-15-4.

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