Total: 5.50 | -123.00 Under
The Canucks have had a great start to the season but recent form are pointing downwards. They've lost two of their last three getting out-scored 12-7 during regulation and that could spell trouble against a prolific Blackhawks team tonight.
The visitors are coming into this contest on the back off three consecutive wins scoring a total of 17 goals with seven of them coming in last night's demolition of the Oilers. The Blackhawks went 2-for-7 on the power play and have had at least one goal on the man advantage in each of their last four games. The Nucks was 0-for-1 on the power play their last game but 2-for-5 in the game prior to that.
Eddie Lack tended the net in the Nucks game Thursday but we're likely to see Ryan Miller back between the pipes tonight. He's had a great start to his career in Vancouver but have now conceded nine over his last two starts. Playing the Blackhawks in this state might not be an optimal spot for the veteran who is 2-7-0 with a 2.96 GAA against Chicago since 2010. The Blackhawks might opt to go with their backup goalie Scott Darling as Corey Crawford played the full game last night and have started 10 games in a row.
None of the Blackhawks last four have gone under the total, and the crowd at Rogers Arena have gotten used to seeing plenty of goals with only three of the Nucks last 11 at home failing to go over the total.