Canucks vs Predators Picks and Prediction – 4/28/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 04/27/2024 at 8:12 PM ET

Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators 04/28/24 - NHL Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 4/28/2024, 9:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: NSH -120 ; O/U 5.5

Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators

The Vancouver Canucks visit the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday for Game 4 of their NHL Western Conference quarterfinals best of seven series. The opening face off will be at 5:00 PM EST and televised on TBS. Vancouver leads the series 2-1 after defeating Nashville 2-1 in Game 3 on Friday night. Make sure you stay up to date with all the NHL action, with our NHL picks.

Vancouver Canucks Preview

Vancouver finished the regular season 50-23-9 with 109 points and was the winner of the Pacific Division. Vancouver can take a commanding lead in this series with a victory on Sunday in Game 4 and return home to play Game 5 leading 3-1.

Vancouver is 11th in the NHL in goals for during the postseason at 2.33 and the Canucks are averaging only 17 shots per game while scoring on 22.2% of their power play attempts. Dakota Joshua is the leading goal scorer for Vancouver with two and five other players have one goal each for the Canucks. Quinn Hughes is the leader in assists with four and the points leader with four. Joshua tied for second in points with J.T. Miller at three.

Vancouver is 5th amongst the 16 playoff teams and goals against at 2.33 per game. During the regular season Vancouver goalie Thatcher Demko was 35-14-2 with a goals against average of 2.45 and save percentage of .918. In one playoff game, Demko is 1-0 with a goals against average of 2.00 and save percentage of .917.

Nashville Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators finished the regular season 47-30-5 with 99 points and were the No. 1 wildcard in the Western Conference. Nashville must pick up a victory at home on Sunday in order to level the series at 2-2, otherwise the Predators will be on the brink of elimination.

Nashville is 12th amongst 16 playoff teams in goals for at 2.33 and the Predators are taking an average of 23.3 shots per game and scoring on just 7.7% of their power plays. Jason Zucker is one of seven players for Nashville that has scored one goal during the playoffs. Zucker is also one of three players for the Predators to have two assists and is tied for the points lead with Filip Forsberg at three.

Nashville is tied for fifth in goals against at 2.33 per game amongst the 16 postseason teams. Nashville goalie Jusse Saros was 35-24-5 with a 2.86 goals against average and .906 save percentage during the regular season. In three playoff games, Saros is 1-2 with a goals against average of 2.03 and save percentage of .880.

Our Free NHL Pick for Nashville Predators vs Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver is coming off a big 2-1 victory on the road over Nashville in Game 3 and will use that momentum to take a commanding lead in this series of 3-1 by picking up a victory on Sunday in Game 4. Vancouver has won four of the last six and has its top goalie Thatcher Demko back between the pipes. Demko stopped 22 of 24 shots he faced in goal in Game 3 and will continue his strong play on Sunday. Final Score Prediction, Vancouver Canucks win 4-2.

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