Vancouver Canucks (7-3-0) at Edmonton Oilers (4-5-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 1, 2014, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +132 / Vancouver Canucks -145 --- Over/Under: 5.5
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The Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers play Saturday night at the Rexall Place.
The Vancouver Canucks have won three straight games and their offense continues to pour it on. The Canucks are sixth in the league with an average 3.3 goals per game, and they’ve scored nine goals in their last three games. The Vancouver Canucks have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring three or more goals. Radim Vrbata leads Vancouver with five goals, Daniel Sedin has nine assists and Alexander Edler has 31 shots on goal. The Canucks have scored at least one power play goal in four of their last five games. Defensively, Ryan Miller has allowed 17 goals on 204 shots and Eddie Lack has allowed 12 goals on 87 shots faced. The Canucks have a power play killing percentage of 87.2, which is good for fifth in the league.
The Edmonton Oilers have won four of their last five games and are finishing up a seven-game homestand. The Oilers have been getting the job done on the offensive end lately, scoring three or more goals in five of their last seven games. The Oilers are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have won seven of their last nine games when scoring three or more goals. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with six goals, Jordan Eberle has five assists and David Perron has 20 shots on goal. The Oilers could improve their power play, as they have just two power play goals in their last eight games. Defensively, Viktor Fasthshould be available for this game after dealing with a groin injury. Fasth has allowed seven goals on 54 shots and Ben Scrivens has allowed 26 goals on 251 shots faced.
The Canucks are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-18 in their last 25 road games. The Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 17-52 in their last 69 Saturday games. The Canucks are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings, while the home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
While the Canucks offensive firepower is scary with the Oilers allowing goals left and right, Edmonton keeps finding ways to win regardless. With the Oilers at home and the fact we're getting plus money, I'll take my shot.