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The Vancouver Canucks are 9-3-1 over their last 13 games after beating the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. The Canucks will try to keep things rolling when they host the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.
Vancouver is a -145 home favorite on the NHL odds over the Senators at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Ottawa (+125) has one of the worst road records in the NHL at 7-16 away from home.
Senators vs Canucks | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Canucks’ offense came to life on Tuesday night with six goals as Tanner Pearson and Brandon Sutter each scored twice and Quinn Hughes added a goal and an assist. Braden Holtby was rock-solid in net again stopping 37 of the 40 shots that he faced and Vancouver is suddenly playing some inspired hockey out of its long COVID-19 layoff. The team plays each of its next four games against the lowly Senators; stringing some wins together against Ottawa could make the last few weeks of the regular season a lot more interesting.
In their last 10 games against the Senators, the Canucks are 9-1 including a current winning streak of five straight games per the OddsShark NHL Database.
Connor Brown scored two goals and Matt Murray stopped 26 of the 28 shots that he faced in Ottawa’s 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday night. Murray is 2-1 with a 1.68 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage in three April starts; a clear improvement from the 3.84 GAA and the .880 save percentage with which he came into the month. Ottawa is 3-1 over its last four games since going 0-4 over its previous four games.
Thursday night’s total is set at six goals at sports betting sites. The UNDER is 10-3-2 in Ottawa’s last 15 games.
Vancouver plays two home games against the Senators this week and then heads to Ottawa for two more games against the Senators next week. The Canucks enter this four-game stretch sitting 10 points behind the Montreal Canadiens in the North Division standings with five games in hand. If the Canucks hope to put an improbable run towards the postseason together, it starts with earning seven or eight points in these four games against the Senators.