Ottawa Senators (1-4-1) at Vancouver Canucks (3-5)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Rogers Arena)
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -150 / Ottawa Senators +125 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Ottawa Senators and the Vancouver Canucks meet in NHL action from Rogers Arena on Wednesday night.
The Ottawa Senators will try to bounce back after a 7-1 drubbing at the hands of Vancouver last time out. Nikita Zaitsev leads the Sens in scoring with 5 points all of which have come via assists while Nic Paul, Brady Tkachuk and Josh Norris all have four points with Paul and Tkachuk logging 2 goals and 2 assists while Norris has a goal and 3 helpers. Six more Senators have three points coming into this one, with Connor Brown, Mike Reilly and Drake Batherson all posting 3 assists while Thomas Chabot has a goal and 2 assists, Austin Watson has two goals with an assist and Chris Tierney has 3 goals. Matt Murray’s seen the bulk of the action in goal for Ottawa with a 1-4 record and a 4.47 GAA this season while Marcus Hogberg has a 3.78 GAA after his lone start.
The Vancouver Canucks will hope to build on the beating of Ottawa from their last outing. Bo Horvat leads the Canucks in scoring with 10 points coming on 5 goals and 5 assists while Quinn Hughes has a goal and 6 assists for his 7 points. Brock Boeser has 4 goals and 2 assists for six points and J.T. Miller has 5 assists on the year. Brandon Sutter, Tyler Myers, Tanner Pearson and Nils Hoglander each have 4 points with Myers and Pearson logging 3 assists while Hoglander has 2 goals and 2 helpers and Sutter has 4 goals this season. Braden Holtby has a 2-2 record with a 3.70 GAA while Thatcher Demko has a 1-3 mark with a 4.33 GAA this season.
Ottawa is 11-43 in their last 54 road games and 7-21 in their last 28 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 Wednesday games. Vancouver is 2-5 in their last 7 games overall and 2-5 in their last 7 games as a favorite while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 home games. Ottawa is 3-10 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams in Vancouver and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams overall.
I’m honestly not trying to figure Ottawa out anymore as I give this team the benefit of the doubt and all they do is fall apart and let me down, and at a certain point you have to wonder when to just blindly fade this team until it starts paying off. We saw signs of life from Vancouver last time out and I think this young Canucks group builds some momentum coming into this one. I’ll back Vancouver on the puck line in this one.