Canucks vs. Predators Series Odds
Vancouver is the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference while Nashville is the No. 5 seed. The Canucks beat Chicago 4-3 in the opening round while the Predators beat Anaheim 4-2 in the first round.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog.com Vancouver is the clear favorite to win this series with odds of -250 while the Predators have odds of +190.
The Canucks nearly let a 3-0 lead against Chicago get away as Vancouver lost three straight games before winning game 7 in overtime, 2-1, to advance. Vancouver scored 16 goals in the series but gave up 22. Vancouver was led by Daniel Sedin, who scored five goals in the series.
Nashville got past Anaheim 4-2 thanks to winning the last two games in the series. The Predators also won two of the three road games in the series. Mike Fisher led the team with six points and three goals in the series.
These two teams faced off four times during the season and they split the series 2-2. Vancouver scored six goals in the series while Nashville posted eight goals.
Trends show that Nashville is just 6-13-1 in their last 20 games in Vancouver and the Canucks are 47-19 in their last 66 games against Western Conference opponents.
In terms of injuries, Nashville center Cal O’Reilly is doubtful for the series opener with a leg injury while Vancouver defenseman Sami Salo is questionable with a leg injury.
2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round Odds – Predators vs. Canucks
Nashville Predators +190
Vancouver Canucks -250
Predators vs. Canucks Series Schedule
Thursday, April 28 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
Saturday, April 30 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
Tuesday, May 3 at Nashville, TBD CBC, VERSUS
Thursday, May 5 at Nashville, TBD CBC, VERSUS
*Saturday, May 7 at Vancouver, 8:00 p.m. CBC, VERSUS
*Monday, May 9 at Nashville, TBD CBC, VERSUS
*Wednesday, May 11 at Vancouver, TBD CBC, VERSUS