7* Saturday NHL LA/VAN
Los Angeles vs. Vancouver,
03/02/2013 22:00 EDT,
Score: 2 - 5
Money Line: +129 Los Angeles
The Vancouver Canucks host the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Vancouver is coming off a 4-2 loss to Phoenix, while Los Angeles beat Detroit their last time out, 2-1.
We knew it would just be a matter of time before Los Angeles’ Stanley Cup hangover dissipated, and it appears they have finally powered through that barrier, winning five in a row and seven of their last eight games.
We cashed a top-rated play on the Kings on Monday when they scored five times against Anaheim, and expect their offense to continue to roll in this one. The home team has averaged 5.0 goals over the last four meetings between these teams.
Star forward Anze Kopitar got a late start to the season and he is finally rounding into form, recording eight points in his last four games. Forward Jeff Carter is riding a five-game goal streak, and captain Dustin Brown has scored in three of his last four games.
Vancouver’s goaltending tandem is beginning to falter. The Canucks have allowed 12 goals in their last two games, both losses. The Canucks have lost three games in a row at home, and five of seven contests overall.
The Kings are 5-1 in the last six meetings between these teams, and 4-1 in their last five trips to Vancouver. Take Los Angeles.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
7* Play on Los Angeles Kings +129