Wings at Canucks 10/15/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

The Detroit Red Wings look to bounce back from a loss when they head north of the border to play the Vancouver Canucks. The Red Wings lost 5-2 to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. Scoring in the loss for the Red Wings were Darren Helm and Jacob de la Rose. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard came way out of net after a loose puck, but was beaten to the puck and Toronto scored with Howard out of position and went on to win.

Vancouver won its second straight with a 3-2 victory at home against the Philadelphia Flyers in a shootout. Tanner Pearson scored for Vancouver in the shootout. Scoring in regulation for the Canucks were Pearson and Brock Boeser, while Chris Tanev had two assists. Jakob Markstrom made 29 saves in net for Vancouver. 

Anthony Mantha leads Detroit in goals scored with six and points with eight. Dylan Larkin leads in assists with five. In net, Jimmy Howard is 1-2-0 with goals against of 3.40 and saves percentage of .910. Detroit is scoring an average of 3.20 goals per game while allowing an average of 3.20 per game.

Brandon Sutter leads the Canucks in goals scored with two, while J.T. Miller is the leader in assists with four and points with five. In net, Jacob Markstrom is 2-2-0 with goals against of 2.23 and saves percentage of .926. Vancouver is scoring an average of 3.00 goals per game while allowing an average of 2.50 per game.

Vancouver started the season slow, but has won two straight. The Canucks have won each of their last 5 at home, each of their last 5 versus Atlantic Division opponents and 4 of the last 5 when the favorite at home. Detroit has lost 13 of its last 16 following a loss at home by 3 goals or more and each of its last 4 when the underdog. Final Score Prediction, Vancouver Canucks win 4-2.

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