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Vancouver Canucks vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 12/7/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Vancouver Canucks vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 12/7/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jacob Markstrom picked up the win in the first meeting of the year, stopping 36 of 38 shots, however Anders Nilsson is undefeated in regulation against the Flyers in his career with a 3-0-1 record and 2.11 GAA and.931 save percentage. "They're not coming with as much speed and we're getting out of the zone a little cleaner". In hindsight, things like that are what I want to eliminate from my game.

"It's a big strength of his to pass on the fly with his head up and snap it", Green said. If you beat one guy, there's a couple other guys there to support.

Capitals 6, Blackhawks 2 • At Washington, Tom Wilson had two goals and two assists and Alex Ovechkin had a goal and three assists in Washington's victory.

Oilers defenseman Matthew Benning admitted it was a backbreaker to give up a power-play goal so soon after scoring a short-handed marker, and he took the blame for the defensive breakdown.

The Canucks have had a lot of success over the last three weeks on the power play.

"It's been a long time coming", Weal, who scored his first goal in his last 13 games, said. "These aren't our fans out here, we don't have to entertain them", he said.

Pouliot was acquired for 6-foot-5 defenseman Andrey Pedan, who has more size than skill.

Now, they've strung together consecutive victories in Western Canada - which has been the ideal getaway following a 10-game winless streak - by playing simple, basic road hockey.

It was initially expected that Pouliot would be the odd man out - in other words, a healthy scratch - when rearguard Erik Gudbranson returns from a wrist injury in about a week.

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The Flyers will also be looking to avenge a 5-2 loss to Vancouver at home 17 days ago on November 21.

"We've been talking about finding consistency in our game", Green said.

"I thought our penalty kill did a good job, and the one they scored, I've got to get in that stick lane and take that pass away", Benning said.

Meanwhile, the Flyers are on a relative roll.

Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist as the Flyers beat host Edmonton 4-2 on Wednesday for their second straight victory after losing 10 in a row.

"We can't seem to start two good games in a row and it's kind of setting us back every game", forward Leon Draisaitl explained after the game.

The Flyers, who are mired well below the playoff bar in the Eastern Conference, have won two successive games only twice this season.

While the Flyers are ending a three-game road trip, the Canucks end a three-game homestand after winning the previous two. "I've really liked the way we've played the last two games". They will be playing the second of back-to-back road games - as well as their third road game in four nights. He has goals in two straight and three points (2g-1a) so far on the Western Canada trip.