Carolina Hurricanes at Vancouver Canucks
|Date & Time||Wednesday January 23, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)|
800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver, BC V6B 6G1
Vancouver Canucks -114; O/U: 5.5
The Carolina Hurricanes continue their Western Canada road swing as they head into Vancouver on Wednesday night to do battle with the Canucks.
The Hurricanes are continuing their climb up the Eastern Conference standings and after a high scoring win over the Edmonton Oilers and a battle last night with the Calgary Flames they finish off their Western Canada trip with a date against the Canucks in Vancouver. Carolina is playing some of their bets hockey of the season right now as they are 7-3 in their last 10 contests and are knocking on the door of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and with the all-star break upcoming they will look to finish this stretch with a handful of victories this week. Carolina is finally starting to look like the team many had expected to be a dark horse in the Eastern Conference this season and they have done a nice job rallying after starting the season in a funk and with a victory on Wednesday against the Canucks they would snap out of a 1-12 funk in their last 13 games in Vancouver.
The Canucks meanwhile have had their way against teams who struggle to find wins on the road as they are 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing road mark and will face off against a Canes side that is coming off a hard fought contest against the Flames last night. Vancouver took the league by storm to start the season and were looking like a group that wouldn’t skip a beat after losing the Sedin twins in the offseason but an up and down stretch since their hot start has them currently sitting on the edge of the playoff picture with 52 points in 50 games. Vancouver is ecstatic with the young core of players they have to build around as Elias Pettersen, Bo Horvat, and Brock Boeser are looking like the real deal and against the Canes here who should have tired legs in a back to back look for the youth of the Vancouver offense to be a focal point.
The Canes are 2-7 in their last 9 Wednesday games and have hit the Over in 5 of their last 6 road games while the Canucks are 12-1 in their last 13 against the Canes at home and are 8-3 in their last 11 against Carolina overall. Carolina will be running on fumes here while the Canucks should be fresh and ready to go and that makes the difference in a toss up game.