Vancouver Canucks at Los Angeles Kings 3/18/23 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/17/2023 at 12:42 PM ET

The Vancouver Canucks invade Arena to battle the Kings of Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The Los Angeles Kings come into this contest with a record of 40-29-9 while the Canucks have a record of 29-33-5. When these teams met back in November, the Canucks beat the Kings handily, 4-1.

The Los Angeles Kings have been hot as of late winning 5 out of their last 6 skates. The Kings are coming off a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, and how only sit one point back of first place Vegas Golden Knights in the Pacific Division Standings. Right Winger Carl Grundstrom netted a goal and added an assist.

The Vancouver Canucks had their 5-game win streak interrupted when they lost to the Coyotes 3-2 on Thursday evening. Center Elias Pettersson added a goal and an assist in that loss to Arizona. Pettersson now sits in 10th in assists, 22nd in goals, and 8th in total points.

The Canucks have 6 out of their last 8 games, however, they will have a tall task on Saturday evening against a tough Kings team. The Canucks haven't played that well away from home, only going 13-16-3 on the road. On the flip side, the Kings have been fantastic at home. They are 8-1 in their last 9 home games, and are 8-0 in their last 8 games against Pacific Division opponents. The Kings cruise to a victory on their home ice to keep pace with first place Vegas. Final Score Prediction, the Los Angeles Kings win on the Puck Line, 5-3.

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