Predators vs Canucks Picks and Prediction – 4/24/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 04/22/2024 at 6:26 PM ET

Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks 04/23/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/24/2024, 2:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: VAN -155 ; O/U 5.5

The Nashville Predators visit the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday for Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinals best of seven series. Nashville trails in the series 1-0 after losing to Vancouver 4-2 in Game 1 on Sunday. Jason Zucker and Ryan O'Reilly each scored one goal for Nashville, while goalie Juuse Saros made 17 saves for the Predators. Nashville held a lead of 2-1 entering the third and final period but gave up two unanswered goals. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our NHL picks.

After just one game of the playoffs, six players for Nashville including Jason Zucker, Roman Jose, Filip Forsberg, Gustav Nyqvist, Ryan O'Reilly and Mark Jankowski each have one point. Zucker and O’Reilly are the only two goal scorers with one apiece. In goal, Juuse Saros is 0-1-0 with a goals against average of 3.04 and save percentage of .850. Saros saved 17 of 20 shots faced on goal.

The Vancouver Canucks look to take a 2-0 lead in the series with a victory at home on Tuesday when hosting Winnipeg in Game 2. Vancouver's Pius Suter and Dakota Joshua score just 12 seconds apart during the third period, to erase a one-goal deficit and take a one-goal lead. Joshua finished with a pair of goals and one assist, while Quinn Hughes had two assists.

Dakota Joshua has two goals to lead Vancouver after one playoff game and also one assist for three points, which also leads Vancouver. Quinn Hughes has two assists to lead the Canucks and is second in points with two. Vancouver goalie Thatcher Demko is 1-0-0 with a goals against average of 2.00 and save percentage of .909. Demko stopped 20 of 22 shots faced in goal.

Our Free NHL Pick for Vancouver Canucks vs Nashville Predators

While the OVER is a solid choice in this matchup, the play here is the Vancouver Canucks. Vancouver has won four of its last six overall and the Canucks have won four of the last five played on their home ice. Nashville has lost each of its last five head to head versus Vancouver. Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko has a 2.00 goals against average after one game, while Nashville's Juuse Saros has a 3.04 goals against average. Final Score Prediction, Vancouver Canucks win 5-2.

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