Canucks vs. Flames - 10/10/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (0-1-0) at Vancouver Canucks (1-0-0)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -145 / Calgary Flames +125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks meet late Saturday night at the Rogers Arena.
The Calgary Flames lost their season opener to the Vancover Canucks on Wednsday, 5-1. The Calgary Flames are averaging one goal per game and have yet to score a power play goal. Jiri Hudler has Calgary’s only goal of the season, Johnny Gaudreau has an assist and Mikael Backlund has four shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing five goals per game and have killed 100 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed five goals on 44 shots faced and has allowed three or more goals in eight of his last 11 regular season outings.
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The Vancouver Canucks look to beat the Flames yet again as they hit their home ice for the first time. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging five goals per game and have yet to score a power play goal. Alex Burrows leads Vancouver with one goal, Daniel Sedin has two assists and Henrik Sedin has four shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing one goal per game and are killing 100 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed one goal on 30 shots faced and has allowed two or less goals in four of his last eight regular season outings.
The Flames are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss of 3 or more goals and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Canucks are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-14 in their last 17 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game. The Flames are 7-20 in the last 27 meetings in Vancouver and 11-24 in the last 35 meetings overall.
Calgary has beaten Vancover in six of the last nine meetings and has to be eager to get pay back after what happened Wednesday. Given the history between these two teams and the fact the Flames have gotten the better of the Canucks recently, I'll take a shot with the plus money here.