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Friday NHL Parlay: Take Canucks, Plus Both Game 6s to Land Under

The Vancouver Canucks and Dallas Stars look to wrap things up on the road in Game 6 and join the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche as the last four teams standing in the Western Conference. Nashville and reigning Stanley Cup champion Vegas are trying to force Game 7s in Friday’s NHL action.

When looking at the NHL picks, Nashville delivered as a road underdog to stave off elimination in Game 5 by scoring twice in the third period. Can the Predators do it again in Game 6, this time as the home favorite?

Friday NHL Parlay: Take Canucks, Plus Both Game 6s to Land Under
J.T. Miller #9 of the Vancouver Canucks | Derek Cain/Getty Images/AFP

Both games have 5½-goal totals, according to the BetUS sportsbook.

Dallas (+700) has the best odds of winning the Stanley Cup among the teams yet to punch a ticket into the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Vancouver is at +2000 in the championship odds followed by Vegas (+4000) and Nashville (+6500).

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Can Predators Stifle Canucks Again in Game 6?

Two of the last three games between the Predators and the Canucks finished with 2-1 final scores as Nashville held one of the best offensive teams in the NHL to a total of 32 shots on goal over those two games.

Vancouver is at its best in a free-flowing, pond-hockey type of games and Nashville is reluctant to be trading scoring chances with a Vancouver team that features J.T. Miller, Quinn Hughes, Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser.

Only the Boston-Toronto series features fewer combined goals per game than this series so look for another low-scoring affair when Vancouver hits the ice to try to close out Nashville in Game 6.

 

 

Can Dallas Take Down the Champs with a Bold NHL Pick?

T-Mobile Arena should be electric as reigning champion Vegas returns home looking to extend its season.

The Golden Knights didn’t face elimination on their way to the Stanley Cup title in 2023. However, with many of the players back for another run and some key additions coming at the trade deadline, the Golden Knights could be a solid NHL pick at -105 to win Game 6.

We are going in a different direction.

While Vegas has used two goalies in this series and neither of them have grabbed hold of the No. 1 spot, Dallas has been rolling with Jake Oettinger and he looks the part of the No. 1 goalie.


This has the feeling of a 3-2 game as seven of the last nine games that Oettinger played in ended up finishing with no more than five combined goals being scored.

 

 

Road Underdog Vancouver Could Cash Out (+105)

Vancouver has lost four of its last five best-of-seven game series since reaching the Stanley Cup Final in 2011. The Canucks have two opportunities to change that beginning with Friday’s game in Nashville.

After losing 4-1 in Game 2 to hand home-ice advantage back to the underdog Predators, Vancouver promptly went on the road and captured Games 3 and 4 with a hat trick by Brock Boeser and an overtime goal by Elias Lindholm giving the Canucks a commanding 3-1 lead.

The Canucks didn’t manage a shot on goal in their two power plays in Game 5 and to make matters worse, Nashville tied that one on a power-play goal by Roman Josi.

While Vancouver would play at home on Game 7, look for the Canucks to finish things off and set up a second-round showdown with Edmonton and deliver at +105, according to the BetUS sportsbook.

Vancouver has won four of its last five postseason games when listed as the road underdog and that includes two games in this series.

 

 

Questions of the Day

Which games on Friday have the lowest over/under total?


The Dallas Stars-Vegas Golden Knights and the Vancouver Canucks-Nashville Predators games have totals of 5½ on Friday night.

Are there any notable players in danger of missing the two Game 6s on Friday?


The following players are listed as questionable: Nashville defenseman Luke Schenn, Dallas forwards Radek Faksa and Mason Marchment, and Vegas defenseman Nicolas Hague.

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