Carolina Hurricanes (11-9-5) at Vancouver Canucks (13-10-4)
|Date & Time||Tuesday December 5, 2017, 10:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Vancouver Canucks -106 / Carolina Hurricanes -104 --- Over/Under: 5.5
NHL action comes to the Rogers Centre where the Vancouver Canucks host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.
The Carolina Hurricanes need to string together a few wins and begin to inch up the Metropolitan standings, Carolina took the first step with a 3-2, overtime decision versus the visiting Florida Panthers which stopped a two game skid.
Defense was the name of the game with Elias Lindholm scoring in the first on the power play for a 1-0 lead that lasted until the third. The Panthers evened the game at 4:52 on a Nick Bjugstad tally. Jeff Skinner gave the Hurricanes the lead on another power play before Aleksander Barkov scored with 1:56 remaining in regulation.
Noah Hanflin secured the two points for Carolina with a mere two seconds remaining in the extra session. Cam Ward made 37 saves to get the win for the Canes while James Reimer stopped 44 shots.
The Vancouver Canucks are on home for the second straight game when the Carolina Hurricanes come to town on Tuesday. Vancouver will be aiming for a third straight victory after downing the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Saturday night. The dangerous Maple Leafs attack was never able to get untracked with James van Riemsdyk scoring the lone goal with 2:52 remaining in regulation. Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen allowed both goals on 26 shots to fall to 15-8-1.
The Canucks twice in the first on an unassisted tally by Markus Granlund at 4:52 with Alexander Edler scoring the eventual game winner at 11:14. Jacob Markstrom gave Vancouver a strong effort in the net with 35 stops that upped his record to 7-8-3.
Over is 3-0-2 in Hurricanes last 5 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 6-1 in Hurricanes last 7 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 5-1 in Hurricanes last 6 vs. Western Conference. Canucks are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and Canucks are 1-11 in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and
Canucks are 5-1 in their last 6 Tuesday games. Hurricanes are 0-9 in the last 9 meetings in Vancouver and over is 2-0-2 in the last 4 meetings and Hurricanes are 1-7 in the last 8 meetings.
I think Vancouver is an improved squad and can beat anyone anywhere. I just need them to beat Carolina at home…