Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks - 2/9/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (20-20-12) at Colorado Avalanche (27-24-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -137 / Vancouver Canucks +124 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Vancouver Canucks travel to the Pepsi Center to oppose the Colorado Avalanche.
The Vancouver Canucks are looking for momentum after a 4-1 defeat Saturday versus the Calgary Flames saddled the team with four consecutive defeats. The defense played well but the offense stalled and didn’t score until it was too late. Michael Frolik and Sean Monahan scored with Sam Bennett and Mikael Backlund adding empty netters in support of Jonas Hiller who stopped 34 shots to help the Flames up their record to 23-25-3. The Canucks lone goal came off the stick Emerson Etem with around 1 ½ minutes in regulation. Ryan Miller recorded 26 saves in absorbing the loss.
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The Colorado Avalanche are still looking for a spark after suffering a 4-2 defeat to the Winnipeg Jets at the Pepsi Center on Saturday. The Jets received a pair of goals and a helper from Drew Stafford with Andrew Ladd and Mathieu Perrault also finding the back of the net. Michael Hutchinson recorded 32stops to lift Winnipeg to 23-26-3. Matt Duchene and Mikhail Grigorenko while Semyon Varlamov was charged with all four goals on 39 shots. The Avs are 0-2-1 on the current homestand and 27-24-4 overall after the Jets earned their first win of the season versus Colorado (1-3).
The under is 3-0-3 in Canucks last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and is 4-0-2 in Canucks last 6 vs. Western Conference while going 2-0-4 in Canucks last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. The Avalanche are 10-1 in their last 11 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and are 1-5 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 while the under is 5-1 in Avalanche last 6 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game. The over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings and the Canucks are 20-7 in the last 27 meetings while going 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Colorado. No goalies have been announced yet so please check back…