Calgary defeated the NY Islanders less than 24 hours ago, despite trailing by two points in the third period, but they can consider themselves lucky to win that game. Vancouver is not the kind of team to suffer a meltdown and concede three goals in four minutes and they will also have home ice advantage.
Odds: Winner Sports 1.95
The visitors are still celebrating a breathtaking victory against an opponent that dominated most of the game and outshot them 26 to 21. The third period was the only one that saw the Flames at the helm but they managed just 9 shots on goal and three of them went into the net. The Islanders couldn’t hold on to their lead and with the goalkeeper succumbing to pressure, two points went down the drain.
The Flames will be trying to win their first game against the Canucks after dropping three in a row this season, both of these games being decided in overtime. The last time the teams met, Vancouver turned the tabled in their favor in the last minutes of the game and immediately after the final whistle, many players from both teams were involved in a brawl. The Canucks don’t have time to celebrate their streak, as they are still in the battle for the playoffs but they are behind the schedule in the wildcard race.
Calgary players didn’t have enough time to rest after the intense game won against the Islanders and they will face a highly motivated opponent. Vancouver should prevail in regulation time and it is quite possible for them to do it by a single goal, yet it is worth taking odds of 1.95 with Winner Sports.