Philadelphia Flyers vs. Vancouver Canucks - 10/15/13
Vancouver Canucks (3-3-0) at Philadelphia Flyers (1-5-0)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -105 / Vancouver Canucks -105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
If you're going to start a seven game road trip there might not be a better place to start it than in Philadelphia against the Flyers. That's at least what the Vancouver Canucks are hoping for as they begin their lengthy trip to the East Coast on Tuesday night. They're 3-3-0 on the season but have lost their last two games by a combined score of 8-2. Saturday night they evened their game with the Montreal Canadiens at 1-1 on a goal by Henrik Sedin late in the second period but fell behind again just three minutes later. Robert Luongo made 34 saves on the night but he couldn't outduel Carey Price who solved the Canucks all night long despite them putting 40 shots on goal. Against Philadelphia it shouldn't take too many tallies to come away with the victory so Vancouver should focus on getting a lead and forcing the Flyers to play from behind.
Things certainly aren't sunny in Philadelphia where despite the firing of Peter Laviolette after just three games the Flyers still have a ton of issues. Most of those issues are personnel related but don't tell that to general manager Paul Holmgren or owner Ed Snider. Those two continue to be delusional from the press box and think that they're icing a quality hockey team when in reality they'll be lucky to be challenging for a playoff spot come the trade deadline. After winning in Craig Berube's debut they've since lost two straight and are now 1-5-0 on the year. With the Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins next up on the schedule it looks like it's going to get worse before it gets better.
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