On Friday, the Vancouver Canucks squad handed a 4-1, crushing defeat to the Los Angeles Kings in their first meeting at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. The king was looking for their sixth win in seven games in this NHL series, but their five-game winning streak was shockingly crushed by the Canucks, who have a disastrous 0-5-2 start this season.
The Vancouver Canucks have had a harsh season despite their offense moving forward and scoring 3.41 goals per game. Elias Pettersson, Bo Horvat, and J.T. Miller have contributed 25 assists and 31 goals to lead the main two lines; however, the remainder of the offense has additionally moved forward.
Position of the teams before the last night’s match
The Canucks and the Kings teams have experienced terrible goaltending this NHL 2022-23 season, making the Over a convincing play.
For beginning the assignment for Los Angeles Kings, Jonathan Quick appeared in line. This Friday night, after reinforcement Cal Petersen got approval in a 3-1 triumph over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. Jonathan has lost a portion of his skills throughout the year, and the 36-year-old is on pace for his most terrible season beginning around 2018-19 in light of his GAA (3.09) and save rate (.895%).
Elias Pettersson hasn’t been any better this year (3.59 GAA, .878 save rate), so the LA Kings would be unable to keep pucks out of the net, regardless of who’s in the crease there. In the NHL goals per game record, the Canucks are tenth (3.4), which ascends to 3.5 — tied for 8th in the league when the example is restricted to home games.
The fast fall of Thatcher Demko, the netminder of Vancouver this season, has been confusing. After holding onto the beginning position by posting a .915% save rate over 64 games and 2.72 GAA last year, Thatcher has come crashing back to Earth by composing a .874% save rate through 11 .matches and 4.02 GAA.
Spencer Martin has been decent in position with a .898 save percentage and 3.49 GAand he got the momentum in the wake of working to the 5-4 victory over the Sabers on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Kings have gone 6-1-2 to the over in the last nine games in the wake of permitting two or fewer goals in their last game, and after the previous ten road games, Over is7-2-1.
The Over is 12-3-1 in the Vancouver Canucks’ last 16 conflicts with divisional adversaries and 36-16-2 in their previous 54 games.
Canucks Vs. Kings Performance Stats
Thatcher Demko, the goaltender of the Canucks played incredibly with a .974% save rate, 1 GA, 38 SA, and 37 saves. Out of Canuck’s four goals, Ellias Pettersson and Brock Boeser contributed two goals each. Andrei Kumenzo scored two assists along with two points and a SOG, while Quinn Hughes had two assists, two points, and three SOG for Vancouver.
The L.A. King’s goalie Jonathan Quick had a .840% save rate on Friday night, including 4 GA, 25 SA, and saved 21 goals. Blake Lizotte led his team with the only goal of KIng’s, scored by him. Alexander Edler and Sean Walker had one assist each. Edler had one point and one SOG, while Walker had two SOG and one point. The King squad seemed to be not in their usual form against the Canucks on Friday.