Predators vs Canucks Picks and Prediction – 4/22/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 04/20/2024 at 8:52 PM ET

Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks 04/21/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/22/2024, 2:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: VAN -145 ; O/U 5.5

The Nashville Predators visit the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday for Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals best of seven series. Nashville finished the regular season 47-30-5 with 99 points and was the top wildcard selection in the conference. Nashville was 24-14-3 on the road and finished the regular season 4-5-1 over its final 10 games. The Predators were beaten by the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 in the final game of the regular season. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our NHL picks.

Filip Forsberg was the leading goal scorer for Nashville with 48 and the leader in points with 94, while Roman Josi was the leader in assists with 62. In goal, Juuse Saros was 35-24-5 with a goals against average of 2.86, save percentage of .906 and three shutouts. Nashville averaged 3.24 goals per game and allowed 3.02 goals per game. Nashville's power play scored 21.6% of the time and its penalty kill unit was successful 76.9% of the time.

The Vancouver Canucks finished the regular season first in the Pacific Division and third in the Western Conference with a record of 50-23-9 and 109 points. Vancouver was 27-9-5 at home and 5-4-1 over its final 10 games of the regular season. Vancouver was defeated by the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 in its final game on the regular season, snapping a two-game winning streak,

Brock Boeser was the leading goal scorer for Vancouver with 40, while Quinn Hughes was the leader in assists with 75 and J.T. Miller was the leader in points with 103. In goal, Thatcher Demko was 35-14-2 with a goals against average of 2.45, save percentage of .918 and five shutouts. Vancouver averaged 3.40 goals per day and allowed 2.70 goals per game. Vancouver's power play scored 22.6% of the time and its penalty kill unit was successful 79.1% of the time.

Our Free NHL Pick for Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators

Vancouver has won four of the last five head-to-head versus Nashville. Vancouver allowed just 2.70 goals per game and was victorious in 27 of 41 games at home this season. Vancouver goalie Thatcher Demko had 35 victories in 51 appearances with a 2.45 goals against average and .918 save percentage. Demko had five shutouts during the regular season. Final Score Prediction, Vancouver Canucks win 4-2.

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