Chicago Blackhawks at Vancouver Canucks 11/23/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 11/22/2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena in Vancouver
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On Sunday night, the Chicago Blackhawks will be playing their second game in two days when they take on the Vancouver Canucks, who have lost three consecutive home games.
During the 2013-14 season, the Blackhawks won two out of their three meetings with the Canucks. Chicago won the first game of that three-game series 5-2, but the other two games were close and were decided by just one goal.
Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has faced the Canucks nine times in his career, going 5-2-2 against them with a solid .931 save percentage and a 2.26 GAA. Center Jonathan Toews has six goals and 11 assists in 25 games against Vancouver, while Patrick Kane has notched 21 points in his 26 games against them.
On Thursday night, the Canucks allowed the Anaheim Ducks to score a late third-period goal and then went on to lose 4-3 in the shootout. They only had one power play opportunity in that loss, but they did outshoot the Ducks 28-26.
Through 20 games, the Canucks are in the top 10 in the league in scoring with 2.9 goals scored per game. Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin are tied for the team lead in points with 20, while right wing Radim Vrbata has a team-high nine goals. Veteran goalie Ryan Miller has a 12-3-0 record through 165 starts with a shutout, a 2.74 GAA and a .900 save percentage.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
Chicago Blackhawks are 11-8-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Blackhawks are 5-11-0 against the Over/Under
Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
Vancouver Canucks are 13-7-0 Against the Spread
Vancouver Canucks are 11-6-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
11/20/14 C Andrew Shaw Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Edmonton
11/16/14 D Trevor Van Riemsdyk Knee out 3-4 months
11/05/14 LW Patrick Sharp Knee out a month
10/08/14 LW Brandon Mashinter Lower Body out indefinitely
11/22/14 D Dan Hamhuis Leg is downgraded to out indefinitely
11/21/14 RW Alexandre Burrows Upper Body "?" Sunday vs. Chicago
11/03/14 LW Tom Sestito Leg out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver
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