Welcome back to another day of NHL Predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey takes a look at the games that are happening and gives our predictions for each one, breaking down head-to-head and other factors that may play in. We also have a featured game of the day, which is considered must-watch TV. Today’s featured game is the Seattle Kraken Vs the Vancouver Canucks. Be sure to check out our other NHL Predictions for the earlier games.
NHL Predictions: Including Seattle Kraken Vs Vancouver Canucks
Minnesota Wild vs San Jose Sharks
Head To Head: Wild 0-1 Sharks
10:30 P.M. ET on NBCSA, BSN, BSWI
Although the Sharks got the advantage in their previous outing, the Wild have been on a roll recently winning their last six straight. Meanwhile the Sharks have lost their last three.
The Sharks goal differential has been atrocious, which currently is a -24. The Wild on the other hand currently have a goal differential of +14, and they have been really impressive as of late.
Overall, the wild should handle this game pretty easily.
Prediction: Wild win 4-2
Calgary Flames vs Los Angeles Kings
Head to Head: 1-0
10:30 P.M. ET on BSW
Although the Flames got the win last outing, they have been pretty close in general over the past few weeks. Currently, the Kings sit in second in the Pacific, with the flames a fair bit behind in 5th, with a slow start giving them a bit of problems. In their last 10, the Kings have a 6-3-1 record, while the flames have a 5-2-3 record.
Between the two, the Flames have been the better team offensively, as they currently have a goal differential of one, compared to the Kings’ -7. However, another factor is Los Angeles’ goaltending woes.
Overall, this game should be a close one, with a potential opportunity for overtime.
Prediction: Kings win in OT 4-3
Seattle Kraken Vs Vancouver Canucks
Head to Head: Kraken 0-1 Canucks
10:00 P.M. ET on SNP, ROOT-NW
Although these teams have had two totally opposite stories to start off the year, they have been pretty similar as of late. Both teams have been 5-5-0 in their last 10, although the Kraken have won their last two, while the Canucks have lost their last two.
Offensively, the Kraken have been better than expected as they are sitting with a goal differential of 10, while the Canucks have been infamously terrible, with a differential of -19. Although the Canucks had an awful start to the year, they have been close to .500 as of late.
Overall, this game should be good, considering these teams have been very similar as of late.
Prediction: Kraken win 3-0