NHL Pick – Vancouver Canucks at Dallas Stars

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By Greg Dempson

Vancouver Canucks at Dallas Stars

With my last offering on the Capitals at –1 goal winning by a score of (5–3,) when hosting the Winnipeg Jets, I am 2–3–2 at the Every Edge home page for -$200.00 with all these postings being 1.0-unit each. Onto tonight’s selection.
With goaltender Kari Lehtonen out of the line-up due to an injury Antti Niemi should get the start tonight at American Airlines Center in Dallas as the Stars host the Vancouver Canucks. Niemi is 5–2 in 7 home starts with a save percentage of 90.2%. He was in goal the first time these two teams met on October 29 stopping 29 shots in a 4–3 home victory.

Ryan Miller has 19 starts in goal this season, which ties him for the league lead. Miller is on a 0–4–2 slide vs. the Stars with a 4.25 GAA average. Miller has allowed 25 goals in 10 road starts for an average of 2.5 goals allowed per contest and his save percentage is 91.2% and he is 4–6 away from home. In his last four starts Miller has allowed 12 goals. If Miller doesn’t start Vancouver’s back-up is Jacob Markstrom. He’s allowed 7 goals in two road starts.

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View From Center Ice

  • The Canucks are 0–8 in their last eight games vs. the Stars.
  • The Stars are on a 17–04 streak vs. Pacific opponents.
  • Vancouver is 3–9 when playing their fourth game in seven days this season.
  • Dallas is 11–0 after having won 2 out of their last 3 games this season plus they have not lost back-to-back games this season.
  • The Canucks are 5–12 vs. teams that average 4 or less power plays per game this season.
  • The Stars are 8–0 against good offensive teams that average 29 or more shots on goal per game while converting 17% or more of their power play opportunities this season.


My Every Edge Game of the Night is on the Dallas Stars –1 goal at –102.
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