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The Vancouver Canucks are 6-4 in their last 10 home games against teams from the Eastern Conference. The Canucks will try to earn a win over an East Coast team on Saturday night when they host the Philadelphia Flyers.
Vancouver is a -120 home favourite on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Jacob Markstrom is expected to make his fourth start of the season for the Canucks against Carter Hart and the Flyers as +100 road underdogs.
Flyers at Canucks | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Canucks snapped out of their scoring slump in dramatic fashion on Wednesday, blowing Jonathan Quick and the Kings away with eight goals on 25 shots in an 8-2 win at home. J.T. Miller had a goal and three assists in the win while Brent Sutter had two goals and an assist. Jacob Markstrom stopped 37 of the 39 shots he faced as well, bringing his GAA on the season down to 2.38 and his save percentage up to .922 in the team’s first victory of 2019.
In their last seven home games against the Philadelphia Flyers, the Canucks are 4-3 per the OddsShark NHL Database. Vancouver was 0-7 in its previous seven home games against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is off to a sharp 2-0 start with wins over the Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils. The Flyers scored four goals in each of those games, and Travis Konecny has been involved in over half of those tallies with three goals and two assists so far this season. Goaltender Carter Hart shut out the Devils 4-0 last Wednesday and is hoping to take a step forward in his development this year to put an end to Philadelphia’s long-lasting woes between the pipes. In their last five road games, the Flyers are 1-4 coming into this matchup.
Saturday night’s total is set at six goals at sports betting sites. The OVER is 5-1 in Philadelphia’s last six games against Western Conference opponents.
This should be an intriguing showdown between two young teams hoping to make a splash by exceeding expectations this season. Vancouver will try to carry the momentum of their offensive outburst against the Kings into this one against Carter Hart, who stopped 41 of the 42 shots he faced in a 2-1 win at home over the Canucks last season.