Quite the night in the NHL on Tuesday with some pretty substantive underdogs winning. The Buffalo Sabres and Arizona Coyotes cashed as +205 and +270 moneyline longshots and were two of six underdogs to win outright last night. It’s a quiet Wednesday in the NHL, with only three games on the docket, all of which start at 9 pm ET or later. We’ll be burning the midnight oil to enjoy tonight’s slate.
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Things can’t get much worse for the Vancouver Canucks, and that puts them up against the wall with the Colorado Avalanche coming to town for a rematch of last week’s 7-1 drubbing.
Vancouver has been bad over the past couple of games, giving up a combined 31 high-danger chances and 57 scoring chances at five-on-five. Those metrics are even worse across all strengths, jumping up to 40 and 79, respectively, getting out-chanced in both games.
The Canucks recent woes have been the exception and don’t reflect the improved defensive effort we’ve got from them over their sample of late. Vancouver had limited their opponents to 10 or fewer high-danger and 32 or fewer scoring chances across all strengths in the four games leading to their letdown. Look for them to get back on track defensively in their friendly confines.
The Avs will also be contending with regression when they take on the Canucks on Wednesday night. Colorado has been heating up offensively, scoring four or more goals in five of their past six, culminating with seven and six-goal performances in each of their past two games. Colorado’s shooting percentage has exploded in doing so, with the Avs scoring on 13.0% of shots over that sample. Look for the Avs to come back to earth over their coming games, which should start tonight against the Nucks.
There’s not much going the Canucks’ way this season, but we should expect an improved effort from them on home ice as they try to get their season back on track. A solid defensive outing and Avs’ offensive regression should keep this game under the total.
The Picks: Under 6 -110