Free NHL Picks Today: New Jersey Devils vs Vancouver Canucks 2/6/23

Free NHL Picks Today: New Jersey Devils vs Vancouver Canucks 2/6/23
Mon 6th February 2023

The New Jersey Devils (32-13-4) play host to the Vancouver Canucks (20-26-3) at Prudential Center on Monday. Vancouver is playing their first of four games on the road coming off a 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets on January 27. The Canucks committed four penalties in the game, conceding two power play goals.

Elias Pettersson led the Canucks with two goals. Bo Horvat had four assists to lead the team in scoring. Collin Delia had 24 saves in the win.New Jersey beat the Stars 3-2 (OT) on January 27. Jack Hughes was the leading goal scorer for the Devils, netting twice. Vitek Vanecek saved 33 of 35 shots in the win (.942%).


The Devils won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 5-2 victory in November. Yegor Sharangovich and Hughes each had two points (1G 1A) to lead New Jersey. Horvat (2G 0A) and J.T. Miller (0G 2A) each had two points to lead Vancouver. MacKenzie Blackwood got the win, saving 21 of 23 shots (.913%).


Vancouver is averaging 3.31 goals per game for the season, 11th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Devils team that is allowing 2.65 goals a game (6th). Meanwhile, New Jersey has found the net 3.47 times a game on average, sixth in the league, and the Canucks are allowing opponents to score 3.92 goals per game (31st).

New Jersey averages more shots a game (34.4) than most teams in the league, ranking fourth. Vancouver has proven to be the league’s least successful shot-stopping team, ranking No. 32 with a team save percentage of .882%.

The Canucks’ 22.81% power play percentage ranks 13th in the league, while the Devils are 21st with a conversion rate of 20.00%. While efficient on the power play, Vancouver has been less impressive at penalty killing, as the away team owns the league’s lowest PK% at 65.49%. New Jersey’s 80.92% ranks 11th in the NHL.


With 58 and 54 points this season, Pettersson and Horvat have been the top skaters for the Canucks. Horvat is among the league leaders with his 31 goals (8th). In the net, Thatcher Demko (3-10-2) is Vancouver’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 3.93 GAA and a .883% save percentage.

Spencer Martin (11-13-1) leads the Canucks in games played in goal. He has a GAA of 3.94 and a save percentage of .875%. Hughes leads the Devils in scoring with 64 points (9th in the league). He has 33 goals (5th in the league) and 31 assists in 49 games.

Vanecek (21-5-2) is the top goalie for New Jersey with a goals against average of 2.29, fourth-best in the league. He has a save percentage of .917%.


Vancouver is 10-13-2 away from Rogers Arena this season. New Jersey has won three straight at home this season.

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