CAPPERTEK << Back to Game Previews / Recaps
NHL Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks - 8/4/2020 - 10:50 PM EST
Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 by CapperTekSEO
Minnesota Wild[3]
-1.5 (+219)
Over 5.5 (+119)
Vancouver Canucks[4]
+1.5 (-251)
Under 5.5 (-134)

NHL Game Preview: Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks - Date: 8/4/2020 The Vancouver Canucks didn't get quite the result they wanted out of their first playoff game in five years.The Canucks last saw postseason action in 2015 when the Calgary Flames eliminated them from the Western Conference quarterfinals in six games of a best-of-seven series.Five years later, they're shaking off the playoff rust but already down one game to the Minnesota Wild, losing 3-0 Sunday in the opener of a best-of-five qualifying series. Game 2 is set for Tuesday in Edmonton."That's not the start we wanted," said Jacob Markstrom, who made 28 saves for the Canucks. "And me personally, not the start as well, letting in those two goals. I felt good. but those two goals, obviously, you want them back. Hockey Predictions. Their goalie didn't do any mistakes tonight and I did two, so we lost the game." The Canucks failed to produce much offensively to support Markstrom, playing his first postseason NHL game in a career that launched with the Florida Panthers in 2011.Vancouver's top six forwards -- Bo Horvat, Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser, J. Sports Monitor. T. Miller, Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli -- combined for five shots on goal."They played good defense today," Pettersson said of the Wild. "They're an older team, so they have experience. I think it was what I expected -- high-intense game, a lot of hits and both teams were battling. Both teams want to win." Only three players remain from the roster that last played a postseason game for the Canucks: Horvat, Chris Tanev and Alexander Edler. Sports Handicapping Software. The Wild, on the other hand, has missed the playoffs only once -- in 2019 -- since sitting at home after the 2011-12 season. Their core players, led by forwards Zach Parise and Eric Staal and defensemen Ryan Suter and Matt Dumba, are playoff veterans."It's a learning process," Canucks coach Travis Green said. "You can talk about playoff hockey, but until you play it, it's not easy to get to the net. It's not easy to score goals." Green admitted, however, the Canucks need their top guys to dig deeper for Game 2."We need those guys to produce more," he said. "It's no secret that those two lines, we'd like to get some production out of them." The Wild got their goal production from the blue line on Sunday. Defenseman Jared Spurgeon scored twice and added an assist. Kevin Fiala had the Wild's first goal, and Staal contributed two assists."The team did an unbelievable job today to stay disciplined, to stay with each other, to support each other," Fiala said. "We won as a team." Wild goalie Alex Stalock posted 28 saves for the first playoff victory of his career. It was only his fifth appearance and second start in an NHL playoff game."Most important game of the season to date," he said. "Important to win right now. ... I think we're happy with that as a group." The Wild plan to keep relying heavily on their playoff experience, even though the franchise has won just four playoff rounds in 18 previous years of existence."I think as a group, we have a lot of experience," Spurgeon said. "Playoff hockey is a different beast than regular season, and it's not always fancy. We did a good job of getting pucks deep and sort of grinding out their D and when they did get it, our forwards did a great job coming back to let us stay up and have great gaps." --Field Level Media


Game Preview from The Associated Press (AP).

Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved.

Mixed Martial Arts
NFL Picks NBA Picks MLB Picks NHL Picks Soccer Picks MMA Picks
NFL Odds NBA Odds MLB Odds NHL Odds Soccer Odds MMA Odds
NFL Lines NBA Lines MLB Lines NHL Lines Soccer Lines MMA Lines
NFL Spreads NBA Spreads MLB Spreads NHL Spreads Soccer Spreads MMA Spreads
NFL Betting Advice NBA Betting Advice MLB Betting Advice NHL Betting Advice Soccer Betting Lines MMA Betting Lines
NFL Betting Trends NBA Betting Trends MLB Betting Trends NHL Betting Trends Soccer Betting Advice MMA Betting Advice
NFL Betting Consensus NBA Betting Consensus MLB Betting Consensus NHL Betting Consensus Soccer Betting Trends MMA Betting Trends
NFL Las Vegas Odds NBA Las Vegas Odds MLB Las Vegas Odds NHL Las Vegas Odds Soccer Las Vegas Odds MMA Las Vegas Odds
NFL Game Simulator NBA Game Simulator MLB Game Simulator NHL Game Simulator Soccer Las Vegas Lines MMA Las Vegas Lines
NFL Scores NBA Scores MLB Scores NHL Scores Soccer Handicappers MMA Fight Analysis
College Football Picks College Basketball Picks Baseball Betting Picks Hockey Betting Picks Soccer Tipsters MMA Fight Tips
College Football Odds College Basketball Odds Baseball Odds Hockey Odds Soccer Results MMA Predictions
College Football Lines College Basketball Lines Baseball Lines Hockey Lines Soccer Tips UFC Fight Picks
College Football Spreads College Basketball Spreads Baseball Spreads Hockey Spreads Soccer Predictions UFC Fight Odds
College Football Betting Lines College Basketball Betting Lines Baseball Betting Lines Hockey Betting Lines Soccer Stats UFC Predictions
College Football Betting Advice College Basketball Betting Advice Baseball Betting Advice Hockey Betting Advice Soccer Analysis UFC Matchups
College Football Betting Trends College Basketball Betting Trends Baseball Betting Trends Hockey Betting Trends Soccer Matchups UFC Betting Tips
College Football Betting Consensus College Basketball Betting Consensus Baseball Betting Consensus Hockey Betting Consensus Soccer Fixtures UFC Betting Advice
College Football Game Simulator College Basketball Game Simulator Baseball Game Simulator Hockey Game Simulator Soccer Betting Picks UFC Fight Analysis
College Football Scores College Basketball Scores Baseball Scores Hockey Scores Soccer Scores UFC Betting Trends
Server Status: All Systems Operational | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
Server Time: EST (9/24/2020) | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
Your IP Address: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
Home   :   Directory   :   Leaderboard   :   Access Picks   :   My Account   :   About Us   :   Affiliate Program Copyright © 2013 - 2020 CapperTek, All Rights Reserved.
Technology   :   Marketing   :   News / Blogs   :   Handicapper Blogs   :   Reviews / Scam Complaints   :   FAQ Betting Trends   :   Game Simulator   :   Game Capsensus
Free Widgets / Betting Tools   :   YSLD   :   XML Site Map   :   HTML Site Map   :   100% SSL Secure Connection Contact Us   :   Terms of Service   :   Privacy Policy
CapperTek Blogs / Links CapperTek Facebook CapperTek Twitter CapperTek Google+ CapperTek Blog CapperTek Tumblr CapperTek YouTube CapperTek Google Search Results CapperTek Bing Search Results CapperTek Yahoo! Search Results CapperTek Ask Search Results CapperTek Alexa Rank CapperTek is 100% SSL Secure!
CapperTek - Sports Handicapping Service Directory - Buy, Sell, and Track Documented and Transparent Sports Picks
PLEASE NOTE: CapperTek is not a gambling or sports betting website and does not accept or place wagers of any type. CapperTek does not endorse or encourage illegal gambling or sports betting of any type. Also note sports betting inherently involves financial risk. CapperTek assumes no responsibly for the loss of capital incurred due to the use of information contained on this website. Past results do not guarantee or imply future performance. Please bet on sports legally within your jurisdiction and responsibly within your financial means. While we do everything we can to ensure the accuracy of the information, stats, odds, and other data presented, we cannot be held liable for any typos, omissions, or other technical mistakes.

We fully support the work and help services carried out by the National Council on Problem Gambling.

UNITED STATES CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: The content and information contained on this website or any of the sports handicapping service websites listed on this website are strictly for news and entertainment purposes only. Any use of this content or information in violation of federal, state, or local laws is strictly prohibited. Activities offered by advertising links to other sites may be deemed an illegal activity in certain jurisdictions. Viewers are specifically warned that they should inquire into the legality of participating in any games and/or activities offered by such other websites. The owner of this website assumes no responsibility for the actions by and makes no representation or endorsement of any of these games and/or activities offered by the advertiser. As a condition of viewing this website viewers agree to hold the owner of this website harmless from any claims arising from the viewer's participation in any of the games and/or activities offered by the advertiser.

Every sports handicapping service website listed on this website is an individually owned and operated private entity. CapperTek does not have any direct affiliation with any of the sports handicapping service websites listed on this website. CapperTek is also not responsible for the content or accessibility of any of the sports handicapping service websites listed on this website. Links to other service websites do not imply any promotion or endorsement of any of the content or information found on those websites. If you choose to follow links to other websites you do so entirely at your own risk. Any third party photographs, images, videos, audio, logos, slogans, trademarks, service marks, domain names, and intellectual property represented on this website are property of their respective owners.