Vancouver Canucks (1-0) at Edmonton Oilers (0-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -111 / Vancouver Canucks -111 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers meet Thursday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The Vancouver Canucks look for another victory after a 5-3 win on Wednesday. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging five goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with two goals, Tanner Pearson has two assists and Bo Horvat has four shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up three goals on 31 shots faced.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a bounce back victory after losing to the Canucks last night. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Kailer Yamamoto leads Edmonton with one goal, Leon Draisaitl has one assist and Dominik Kahun has four shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing five goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed five goals on 35 shots faced.
The Canucks are 7-2 in their last 9 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Oilers are 37-78 in their last 115 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-6 in their last 7 Thursday games. The under is 4-1 in Canucks last 5 overall. The over is 4-1 in Oilers last 5 overall. The Canucks are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Edmonton. The home team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
It's not easy to beat the same team twice in as many days, but the Canucks looked way too comfortable on the offensive end in their opener and the way they finished the game with three goals in the third period should provide even more confidence heading into this contest. The Edmonton Oilers were never able to get comfortable in their opener and the lack of defensive effort is a bit concerning if we're being honest. We're still feeling these clubs out, but I'm leaning toward the Canucks based on what we saw in the season opener.