Ottawa Senators (28-41-7) vs. Vancouver Canucks (38-28-10)
April 19, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -250 / Ottawa Senators +210; Over/Under: +6
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The Ottawa Senators and the Vancouver Canucks meet in NHL action from the Rogers Arena on Tuesday night.
The Ottawa Senators will look to rebound from their 4-2 loss to the Seattle Kraken last time out. Brady Tkachuk leads the Sens in scoring with 60 points including 28 goals and 32 assists while Drake Batherson has 40 points with 25 assists and Josh Norris has 51 points with a team-high 33 goals on the year. Tim Stutzle also has 52 points with 20 goals and 32 assists. Anton Forsberg is 19-17-4 with a 2.78 GAA and a .917 save percentage this season for Ottawa in goal.
The Vancouver Canucks will look to build on a 6-2 win over Dallas last time out to make it six straight wins. J.T. Miller leads the Canucks in scoring with 91 points including a team-high 29 goals and 62 assists while Quinn Hughes has 59 points with 53 assists. Conor Garland also has 17 goals this season with a total of 44 points and Tyler Myers has a team-best +22 plus/minus. Bo Horvat’s also added 52 points with 31 goals of his own and Elias Pettersson has 63 points with 29 goals and 34 assists for Vancouver this year. Thatcher Demko’s seen the majority of action between the pipes for the Canucks, going 33-20-6 with a 2.64 GAA and a .918 save percentage this season.
Ottawa is 50-127 in their last 177 road games and 4-13 in their last 17 games against the Pacific division while the under is 12-3-3 in their last 18 games as a road underdog. Vancouver is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall and 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games as a home favorite.
I get the case to be made for an underdog in certain spots, and these kinds of prices aren’t ones I usually associate with the Canucks. However, the Canucks got a massive win towards their playoff hopes on Monday and while the back-to-back isn’t ideal, the Canucks are the only team with something of substance to play for here. The Senators always have upset potential, but I think the Canucks get the job done on the -1.5 puck line to keep their momentum going.