Anaheim Ducks at Vancouver Canucks Free NHL Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 3/27/2014
Saturday, March 29, 10:00 PM on CBC, FSW
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
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The Los Angeles Kings were able to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 the last time they faced each other in what was Marian Gaborik's first game with the team. Gaborik was traded to the Kings from the Columbus Blue Jackets the day before this game, and he must have liked what he came into despite not scoring in his debut.
Winnipeg's Olli Jokinen was the first to score, making it his 15th goal of the season 12 minutes into the first period. The Kings answered quickly with a Dustin Brown goal less than 45 seconds later. The Kings finished off the period with a 2-1 lead thanks to an unassisted goal by Mike Richards. Alec Martinez finished off the scoring for the road team with a power-play goal late in the third period.
Despite giving up three goals, Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec had a good game, saving 38 shots for a .927 save percentage on the night. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick didn't have as much work to do as Pavelec did, but he still had a solid outing by saving 17 of the 18 shots he faced.
After the Kings traded forward Matt Frattin and picks for Gaborik, they decided to slot him right into the first line with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams. Gaborik ended the game with 3 shots on goal and a -1 +/- in the win.
Winnipeg is 15-20 straight up on the road this season
Winnipeg is 9-22-3 against the over/under on the road this season
Los Angeles is 21-16 straight up at home this season
Los Angeles is 11-22-4 against the over/under at home this season
Injuries to Watch
12/26/13 D Grant Clitsome Back out for season
03/25/14 LW Andrew Ladd Personal questionable
03/24/14 GO Ondrej Pavelec Lower Body questionable
03/24/14 D Zach Bogosian Upper Body questionable
03/16/14 RW Chris Thorburn Foot out indefinitely
03/10/14 C Mark Scheifele Knee out for season
03/04/14 C James Wright Ankle out indefinitely
No injuries to report at this time
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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