The Vancouver Canucks were humiliated on the road in their last game, while the Dallas Stars have only four wins in their last ten and are nowhere near the playoff race. The Dallas Stars (33-31-4-4) host the Vancouver Canucks (38-24-3-6) for some hard hitting NHL action. NHL oddsmakers at Sportsbook.com have the Canucks as slim -115 moneyline favs over the Stars (-105) with the over/under listed at 5.5 goals. Be sure to get your Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars Free NHL Picks in now at Sportsbook.com
The Canucks recently lost to the Coyotes 1-5 at home. Their lone goal scorer on the night was Alexandre Burrows. Goalie Roberto Luongo stopped 20 of 23 shots before he was pulled at the start of the third period. He has a 27-10-6 record with a 2.41 GAA and a .917 SVPCT along with six shutouts. Luongo is 7-4-2 with a 2.02 GAA against Dallas. The Canucks, who play seven of their final 11 away from home, are 0-3-1 on the road since winning 3-2 at Toronto in a shootout on Feb. 21. Vancouver is 1-1-1 versus the Stars (33-31-8) this season, including a 2-1 loss at Dallas on Feb. 13. The Canucks are 1-6-2 in Dallas since the start of the 2003-04 season. The Canucks are 16-13-2-3 on the road where they average 2.74 GAG and give up an average 3.03 GAG. They are 1-4 in their last five road games where they’ve averaged 1.80 GAG and given up an average 3.440 GAG.
The Stars recently lost to the Sharks 2-5 on the road for their third straight loss. They got goals from Loui Eriksson and Stephane Robidas. Goalie Marty Turco stopped 25 of 29 shots for a 32-28-8 record with a 2.83 GAA and a .897 SVPCT. Dallas will be without star forward Brad Richards indefinitely after he broke his hand Saturday in his first game back from missing 15 with a broken wrist. Loui Eriksson continued his breakout season with his 33rd goal Saturday and has one with two assists versus Vancouver in 2008-09. The Stars are 19-13-2-2 at home where they average 2.97 GAG and give up an average 2.83 GAG. They are 2-3 in their last five home games where they’ve averaged 2.20 GAG and given up an average 3.00 GAG. Marty Turco made 25 saves against the Sharks and has allowed 10 goals in his last three starts. He is 17-5-1 with a 1.82 GAA lifetime versus Vancouver. The Stars, who are 12th in the West and three points behind Nashville for the eighth and final playoff spot,
Recent Trends to Consider:
- Under is 9-1-2 in the last 12 meetings in Dallas.
- Under is 13-5-3 in the last 21 meetings.
- Canucks are 3-9 in the last 12 meetings in Dallas.
- Stars are 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Stars are 3-13 in their last 16 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Stars are 0-4 in their last 4 games as an underdog.
Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars Free NHL Picks
When: Tues, Mar 24, 2009 10:00 PM ET
Pick: Canucks -115
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The Bottom Line: You never know which Canucks team will show up, but after their last loss they should come out hard and fast. Go Canucks! Be sure to get your Vancouver Canucks vs Dallas Stars Free NHL Picks in now at Sportsbook.com and receive a 10% sign-up bonus on your initial deposit!