Around the rink: Saturday's NHL betting notes

Mar 2, 2013 |
Check out our betting notes on all of Saturday's NHL action:

Los Angeles Kings at Vancouver Canucks (-125, 5)

Probable starting goaltenders: Jonathan Quick (LAK), Cory Schneider (VAN)

The Los Angeles Kings have recovered from their Stanley Cup hangover, winning each of their last five games and seven of eight. The Canucks have allowed 12 goals in consecutive losses. Roberto Luongo allowed eight goals in a loss to Detroit on Sunday and Cory Schneider yielded three in a 4-2 loss to Phoenix two days later. Vancouver won 3-2 in a shootout at Los Angeles on Jan. 28 and the under is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings.

Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks (-140, 5)

Probable starting goaltenders: Pekka Rinne (NSH), Antti Niemi (SJ)

The Nashville Predators continue their trip through California on Saturday when they take on the struggling San Jose Sharks. Nashville began its trek with a 5-1 loss to the Ducks in Anaheim on Wednesday. It was the third loss in four games for the Predators, who have scored a total of one goal in the setbacks. Nashville won each of its first two meetings with the Sharks this season, posting a shootout win in San Jose on Feb. 2 and an overtime triumph at home 10 days later. The Predators are 4-5-2 on the road this season but 0-3-1 in their last four away from home.

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