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The Vancouver Canucks are 7-11-1 in 2021 after picking up their first overtime loss of the season to the Calgary Flames on Monday night. The Canucks finish up their four-game stint against the Flames on Wednesday night on the road.
Vancouver is a +125 underdog on the NHL odds in Calgary at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Flames (-145) are 4-2 through their first six home games of the season.
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Brock Boeser picked up his 11th goal of the season with only 31 seconds left on the clock on Monday night, tying the game against Calgary 3-3 while the Canucks were short-handed with their goaltender pulled. Vancouver earned a point for forcing the game into overtime, but Johnny Gaudreau ended it for the Flames with a goal just 23 seconds into the extra period. It was another disappointing night for Thatcher Demko who recorded an .852 save percentage after allowing four goals on 27 shots against.
The Canucks are just 2-8 on the road heading into Wednesday night’s matchup. They are 5-3-1 at home after Monday’s overtime loss.
Calgary would have preferred not to give Vancouver that extra point with its late-game defensive collapse, but in the end the Flames still came away with two points. They are now 4-1 over their last five games since starting the season 4-5-1 and are back in the thick of the race for a top-three spot in the North Division. Jacob Markstrom has proven to be a fantastic investment for the Flames with an 8-4-1 record, a 2.38 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage.
Wednesday night’s total is set at six goals at sports betting sites. The UNDER is 5-2 in Calgary’s last seven games.
Vancouver’s late-game heroics helped the team earn a much-needed point but didn’t help close the gap against the Flames, who are now two points ahead of the Canucks in the standings with four games in hand. The Canucks have to start playing better on the road if they hope to salvage their season, and they can start with an upset win in their final game of this four-game set against Calgary.