Vancouver Canucks at Anaheim Ducks 3/19/23 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/18/2023 at 6:38 PM ET

The Vancouver Canucks continue a road trip Sunday with a game in Anaheim against the Anaheim Ducks. Vancouver comes into Sunday with 29 wins on the year following a 3-2 loss to Arizona that ended a long winning streak. Thatcher Demko had issues in the net for Vancouver posting a .889 save percentage after giving up three goals on 27 shots in just under 58 minutes on the ice. Elias Pettersson led the way for the Vancouver offense with one goal and one assist in just over 23 minutes of game time.

As a team Vancouver has played well this season averaging 3.34 goals per game on 30.3 shots but the defense has faltered allowing 3.76 goals per game as well. Elias Pettersson leads the Vancouver offense this season with 85 points, while Quinn Hughes chips in a team high 56 assists. Andrei Kuzmenko leads the team with 34 goals on 122 shots.

The Anaheim Ducks stay at home Sunday with only 23 wins on the year despite a 7-4 when against Columbus in their last game to end a 2 game skid. Lukas Dostal faltered a bit in the net for Anaheim posting a .905 save percentage but allowed only four goals on 42 shots to secure the win for his team. Scott Harrington led the way for the Anaheim offense with two goals on two shots in 17.5 minutes of game time. Ryan Strome and Troy Terry chipped into the Anaheim offense with one goal and one assist each.

Offensively Anaheim has been one of the worst teams in the entire league averaging only 2.59 goals per game, while the defense has been atrocious allowing 4.0 three goals on 39.1 shots per game period Trevor Zegras does everything for the Anaheim offense leading the team with 58 points and 36 assists to go along with a team high 22 goals on 163 shots.

Both teams have been up and down thus far this season, but Vancouver is the better team in this matchup. Look for Vancouver to do enough on the road Sunday to get their 30th victory of the season. Take Vancouver to overpower a bad Anaheim team as the Canucks get the victory. Final Score Prediction, Vancouver Canucks win 4-1.

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