Predators vs Canucks Game 3 Prediction NHL Picks 4/26

Predators vs Canucks Game 3 Prediction NHL Picks 4/26

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Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction

 

Nashville Predators

Preview

The Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks face off in Game 3 at Bridgestone Arena with the series tied 1-1. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on April 26, 2024, at 4:30 PM.

Team Overview

The Predators, led by Filip Forsberg and Juuse Saros, look to capitalize on home ice advantage to take the lead in the series. With a balanced attack and solid goaltending, they aim to outscore the Canucks and gain momentum for the remainder of the series.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
J. Saros 35 24 5 3 2.86 .906
K. Lankinen 11 6 0 1 2.82 .908

Scoring Leaders

Filip Forsberg leads the Predators in goals with 48, including 13 power-play goals.

Injury Report

  • Alexandre Carrier (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Colton Sissons (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Cole Smith (LW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Ryan McDonagh (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Gustav Nyquist (C) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.24
GA/G 3.02

Recent Performances

The Predators won Game 1 against the Canucks but fell short in Game 2. They aim to bounce back and take the series lead at home.

 

Vancouver Canucks

Preview

The Vancouver Canucks look to build on their recent success as they face the Nashville Predators in Game 3 at Bridgestone Arena. Here's a preview of the matchup, featuring player stats, recent team performances, and predictions for the game scheduled on April 26, 2024, at 4:30 PM.

Team Overview

Despite facing injuries to key players like Thatcher Demko and Tyler Myers, the Canucks have displayed resilience, led by J.T. Miller and Thatcher Demko. They aim to overcome adversity and regain the series lead with a strong performance on the road.

Goaltender Comparison

Name Wins L OTL SO GA/G SV%
T. Demko 35 14 2 5 2.45 .918
C. DeSmith 12 9 6 1 2.89 .896

Scoring Leaders

J.T. Miller leads the Canucks in points with 103, while Brock Boeser leads in goals with 40.

Injury Report

  • Thatcher Demko (G) - OUT (Expected return: Apr 30)
  • Tyler Myers (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Brock Boeser (RW) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Filip Hronek (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)
  • Ian Cole (D) - Day-To-Day (Expected return: Apr 26)

Team Stats

Category Value
GF/G 3.40
GA/G 2.70

Recent Performances

The Canucks won Game 2 to even the series against the Predators. They aim to carry their momentum into Game 3 and secure a crucial road victory.

 

Prediction

Given the offensive firepower of both teams and the potential absence of key defensive players, expect a high-scoring affair in Game 3. The over of 5.5 goals is the pick here, as the Canucks and Predators will push the pace and create scoring opportunities throughout the game. With strong goaltenders facing relentless attacks, expect both teams to find the back of the net frequently, resulting in a total goal count surpassing 5.5.

 

Pick: Over 5.5 goals

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