NHL Powerhouse Ice Total – Wednesday
10/07 10:05 PM ESt NHL (5) VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS (6) CALGARY FLAMES
Take: UNDER THE TOTAL
Reason: Neither offense is going to be in mid-season form on opening night. Calgary has home ice and is 7-1 under the total playing on 3 or more days rest. Adding former Boston defenseman Dougie Hamilton only adds to their defensive depth and talent. They face an aging Vancouver offense, as most of their core players are in their mid-30s. Daniel (76 points) and Henrik Sedin (73 points), Radim Vrbata (31 goals) and Alexandre Burrows are all 34 years old. Vancouver is 4-0 under the total playing on 3 or more days of rest, plus 10-3-2 under against the Pacific division. Play Calgary/Vancouver under the total. And the under is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings.
Play Vancouver/Calgary – Under the total.