Carolina Hurricanes (3-1-1) vs. Vancouver Canucks (0-4-2)
October 24, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: Vancouver Canucks +126 / Carolina Hurricanes -154; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Carolina Hurricanes and Vancouver Canucks meet Monday in NHL action at the Rogers Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes look to build on their 3-1-1 record. The Vancouver Canucks look to rebound from a rough 0-4-2 start.
The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Andrei Svechnikov leads Carolina with 6 goals, Sebastian Aho has 5 assists and Brent Burns has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Frederik Andersen has allowed 7 goal on 87 shots faced, and Antti Raanta has allowed 4 goals on 51 shots.
The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 13 percent of their power play opportunities. Bo Horvat leads Vancouver with 4 goals, Quinn Hughes has 5 assists and Elias Pettersson has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 4.5 goals per game and are killing 55.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 21 goals on 148 shots faced, and Spencer Martin has allowed 4 goals on 33 shots.
The Vancouver Canucks have shown nothing through 6 games that makes me want to get behind them. The Canucks have issues finishing games and their defense is god awful, especially when it comes to defending the power play. The Carolina Hurricanes have been one of the more trustworthy teams in the league dating back to last season, and they have the offensive firepower to give the Canucks issues. You can argue this line should be a lot steeper. Give me the Canes on the road.