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The Vancouver Canucks are 3-10 in their last 13 road games against the Calgary Flames. The Canucks will be looking for better results when they take on the Flames on the road on Saturday night.

Vancouver is a +165 road underdog on the NHL odds in Calgary at sportsbooks monitored by Jacob Markstrom will likely get the start for the Canucks against David Rittich and the Flames, who are -190 at home.

Canucks at Flames | OddsShark Matchup Report

The Canucks fell to 2-7 over their last nine games against Pacific Division foes with their 3-2 loss on Wednesday to the Edmonton Oilers. Dating back to last season, this was Vancouver’s third straight loss by a score of 3-2. Vancouver had the lead in the third period off a Tanner Pearson goal that made it 2-1 with 10:19 left to play, but former Canuck Zack Kassian tied the game just 71 seconds later and Connor McDavid scored the game winner with just over five minutes remaining.

These two Pacific Division rivals have played extremely tight against one another in recent years with matching 7-7 moneyline records against one another per the OddsShark NHL Database.

Calgary was knocked out of the playoffs in the first round last season by four straight losses to the Colorado Avalanche. The Flames had a shot at revenge on Thursday night, but instead picked up a fifth straight loss to the Avalanche in a 5-3 defeat on the road. The team returns to Calgary for its home opener in this one after leading the Western Conference in home wins last season with a record of 26-10-5 at the Saddledome.

Saturday night’s total is set at six goals at sports betting sites. The UNDER is 7-0 in Vancouver’s last seven games on the road.

The Flames had the best record in the West last season at 50-25-7 before limping out of the playoffs in disappointing fashion. Calgary is out to prove that last season was not a fluke while this young Canucks team is hoping to prove it’s ready to be competitive in the Pacific. Both teams enter this one with something to prove and hoping to avoid an 0-2 start to the season.

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