Avalanche vs Canucks Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/20

Avalanche vs Canucks Prediction NHL Picks Today 2/20

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Preview: Vancouver Canucks vs. Colorado Avalanche - Prediction

Introduction

The Vancouver Canucks face off against the Colorado Avalanche in an electrifying showdown at Ball Arena. This preview delves into player statistics, recent team performances, and offers a prediction for the game slated for February 20, 2024, at 7:00 PM.

 

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks, with a commendable record of 37-14-6, currently sit atop the Pacific Division.

Goaltender Matchup:

Thatcher Demko (30 wins, 2.45 GA/G, .918 SV%) guards the net for the Canucks, aiming to thwart the Avalanche's offensive prowess.

 

Game Information

The game will take place at Ball Arena on February 20, 2024, at 7:00 PM.

 

Scoring Leaders

J.T. Miller leads the Canucks with 74 points (27 goals, 47 assists), while Nathan MacKinnon dominates for the Avalanche with 91 points (33 goals, 58 assists).

 

Injury Report

Vancouver's Dakota Joshua is listed as out, while Colorado's Logan O'Connor is day-to-day.

 

Team Stats

Here are the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
Vancouver Canucks 3.72 2.57 28.1 29.8 550 43 23.2 39 78.3 4 0
Colorado Avalanche 3.70 3.21 32.2 29.5 553 49 23.8 35 81.6 7 0

 

Recent Performances

Let's review the last 5 games for both teams:

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks suffered a setback against Winnipeg (2/17) but managed wins in previous matches.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche secured a victory against Arizona (2/18) after a tough loss to Tampa Bay (2/15).

 

Prediction

Anticipate a thrilling clash as these two formidable teams battle it out. However, the Colorado Avalanche hold the upper hand, being well-rested and playing at home. With the Vancouver Canucks on the second night of back-to-back games, fatigue might hinder their performance. Expect the Avalanche to capitalize on this advantage and secure a crucial victory.

Pick: Colorado Avalanche to Win

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