NHL Hockey: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -180 / Vancouver Canucks +155 — Over/Under: 6
NHL action on Tuesday features the Carolina Hurricanes hosting the Vancouver Canucks.
The Vancouver Canucks take the ice for the third time this young season hoping to avoid back to defeats following a 7-4 loss at the Calgary Flames. Elias Pettersson led the Vancouver offense with a pair of goals while Brandon Sutter and Bo Horvat also lit the lamp. Horvat and Pettersson also logged assists for the Canucks who received 30 saves from Jacob Markstrom.
The explosive Calgary offense saw Elias Lndholm score twice with Mark Giordano, Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Austin Czarnik and Michael Frolik also light the lamp.TJ Brodie, Gaudreau, Mark Giordano and Gaudreau each posted a pair of helpers while Matt Tkachuk added three assists to make the 16 stops of Mike Smith a winner.
The Carolina Hurricanes have played well in the early going with consecutive victories after an 8-5 win versus the Rangers on Sunday. Jimmy Vesey scored twice for the Rangers with Chris Kreider and Pavel Buchnevich getting in the scoring column. Kevin Hayes, Jesper Fast and Tony DeAngelo all posted two assists with Alexander Georgiev absorbing the loss for the Rangers with seven goals allowed on 39 shots.
The big offense of the Hurricanes saw Warren Foegele score twice with Jordan Martinook, Jordan Staal, Michael Ferland, Lucas Wallmark, Andrei Svechnikov and Teuvo Teravainen all lighting the lamp. Petr Mrazek picked up the win for Carolina with five goals scoring on 24 shots.
Canucks are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and over is 5-0 in Canucks last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and over is 7-1 in Canucks last 8 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game. Over is 6-0 in Hurricanes last 6 Tuesday games and Hurricanes are 9-1 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and Hurricanes are 1-7 in their last 8 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation. Home team is 14-3 in the last 17 meetings and Canucks are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings and under is 5-2-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The Hurricanes offense has looked sharp in the early going so I’m inclined to back the home squad…