Vancouver Canucks vs. Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 14, 2022

The Canucks continue an incredibly challenging road trip early Saturday afternoon with a visit to Eastern Conference contender Carolina.

Vancouver
40-30-7-5
AT
January 15, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
PNC Arena
Carolina
54-20-6-2
Puckline +1.5 -142
Moneyline +158
Over / Under o +6

19%

Betting Action

81%

Puckline -1.5 +118
Moneyline -190
Over / Under u +6

19%

Betting Action

81%

The Hurricanes opened as -210 favourites on the NHL odds and a total of 6.0 goals.

Canucks vs. Hurricanes NHL Betting Odds

Vancouver might be in the midst of the toughest road trip of any team in the NHL this season as the Canucks are facing all legitimate Stanley Cup contenders in Florida, Tampa Bay, Carolina, Washington (Sunday) and Nashville (Tuesday). Getting four points would be a terrific result but not looking likely.

This wraps up the season series with the Hurricanes as they lost 2-1 in Vancouver on Dec. 12. Brock Boeser scored in the first period and Elias Pettersson in the second, and Thatcher Demko made it hold up, allowing just a Martin Necas goal early in the third. Demko made 28 saves and was the No. 1 star. Backup goaltender Antti Raanta stopped 24 shots for the Hurricanes, who also played without star centre Sebastian Aho. Both sides were 0-for-1 on the power play.

The home team has won 18 of the past 22 in the series.

Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver is 0-2 out of another COVID break, losing 4-2 at Tampa Bay on Thursday to fall back under .500. The Canucks never led but did tie the game 1-1 about midway through the first on Matthew Highmore’s first goal of the season. He became the 19th Canucks player with a goal this season. Tyler Motte (fourth) had the other goal to make it 3-2 late in the third. Thatcher Demko allowed three goals on 20 shots to fall to 15-13-1 with a 2.65 GAA and .915 SV. Vancouver does play again Sunday afternoon so perhaps Demko gets this game off for a bit of extra rest and it’s Jaroslav Halak (1-4-2, 2.59 GAA, .915 SV). As for COVID, Justin Dowling and Alex Chiasson remain in protocols as of this writing. The Canucks are 3-11 in their past 14 as underdogs.

Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina might be a bit angry in this one as the Hurricanes suffered a major upset Thursday and were embarrassed at home by Columbus, 6-0 – the first-time the high-scoring Canes were blanked this year. Former Maple Leaf Frederik Andersen is having a terrific season but was pulled after allowing four goals on 32 shots. With backup Antti Raanta dealing with an injury, Jack LaFontaine made his NHL debut in relief of Andersen (18-6-0, 2.07 GAA, .926 SV), who should be back in there Saturday. One bright spot from that loss was Carolina killing off its lone penalty. That marks 30 straight penalties killed off, six shy of the franchise record. Carolina’s lone player in protocols is defenceman Jaccob Slavin (18 points). The Canes are 8-3 in their past 11 following a loss of at least three goals.

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