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Game Snapshot with Current Line

#31 New Jersey
Devils 6
#32 Vancouver
Canucks -175

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 10:08pm

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Game Stats

New Jersey Devils

26 - 45

26-45
ATS
37-31
O/U
2
PPG
3
OPPG

Vancouver Canucks

29 - 41

29-41
ATS
29-37
O/U
2
PPG
3
OPPG

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New Jersey Devils vs Vancouver Canucks

Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia

When: Friday March 15, 2019 10:00pm Eastern

We have a non-conference National Hockey League matchup to consider when the New Jersey Devils faceoff with the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night at Rogers Center. The Devils are 20 points behind current Eastern Conference eighth seed Columbus and the Canucks are eight points behind Western Conference eighth seed Arizona. This should an interesting game on Friday night and I’m happy to be previewing this game for you today.

Devils Looking Forward to Next Season

The Devils have had a tough season, and their record of 26-36-9 isn’t going to get them far in the tough Eastern Conference. The Devils boast a minus 43 goal differential that leaves the Devils at third worst in the East and their 2-7-1 record over their last ten games is less than ideal. Being 20 points away from the eighth seed with less than a dozen game remaining is less than ideal, but if New Jersey is going to make the playoffs, they need to win on Friday night against Vancouver.

New Jersey has a lengthy injury report for their game with the Canucks. None of the injuries would be considered significant.

The Devils defeated Vancouver by a score of 4-1 in game one of their two-game season series. New Jersey has a road record of 9-24-3 this season and are hoping to extend a one-game winning streak.

Cory Schneider is penciled in as the man to patrol the cage of Friday night and he has a record of 5-10-3 this season with 3.19 goals against average and 89 percent save percentage. Schneider has one shutout and a 44 percent success rate on shootouts this season.

Kyle Palmieri leads New Jersey in scoring with 50 points on 27 goals and 23 assists with a +/- of minus seven. Palmieri has a goal and an assist with a +/- minus four over the past five games.

Over the last five games, New Jersey has been outscored 20-13 and outshot 173-140. The Devils power play has been solid, scoring three goals on 16 opportunities for an 18.8 percent success rate and the penalty kill unit was decent, allowing two shorthanded goals on 18 tries for an 88.9 percent success rate this season.

Pettersson Questionable for Friday Night

Vancouver has seen better days, and their record of 29-32-9 represents a team that has seen some good and bad this season. Being on the minus side in goal differential isn’t where a playoff type of side is supposed to be. The Canucks have some ground to make up if they want to reach the playoffs, and with a dozen or so games on their schedule, they will need to avoid bad patches like the 3-5-2 record they’ve posted over their past ten games. If the Canucks want to reach the playoffs, they must win this game on Friday against New Jersey.

Canucks leading scorer Elias Pettersson has found his way onto the injury report for this game with an upper body injury. He’s listed as questionable and without question, not having Pettersson in the lineup will hurt Vancouver.

Vancouver can exact a pound of flesh for their loss to the Devils earlier this season. The Canucks have a home record of 16-13-4 this season and are enjoying a one-game winning streak.

Jakob Markstrom is scheduled to mind the net on Friday night. Markstrom has a record of 25-20-8 this season with 2.75 goals against average and 91 percent save percentage. Markstrom has one shutout and a 74 percent success rate on shootouts this season.

Bo Horvat is the Canucks second leading scorer and has 50 points on 24 goals and 26 assists with a +/- minus six. Over the last five games, Horvat has a goal and an assist with a +/- zero.

Over their last five games, the Canucks have been outscored 15-11 and outshot 167-146. The Vancouver power play was decent, scoring two goals on 14 opportunities for a 14.8 percent success rate and the penalty kill was fantastic, allowing one shorthanded goal 13 tries for a 92.3 percent success rate.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

There is value in this game and I’m taking the value and playing the New Jersey Devils. Pettersson is probably not going to play and even if he does, for whatever reason, the New Jersey Devils have beaten the Canucks eight consecutive times. Both sides are similar but the Devils currently has the better special teams play and that matters in games like this between two bad teams. I will play the Devils on Friday.

Prediction: New Jersey +130

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

Both sides allow more goals than they are able to score and partly why the two sides are unlikely to reach the playoffs. I think the goaltending is the best part of this contest and Schneider and Markstrom are much better than their lousy records. I’m thinking 3-2 New Jersey on Friday night so I will be playing the under in this contest.

Prediction: Under 6 Goals

Phil Naessens

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