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The Vancouver Canucks are 1-6 in their last seven games against the Calgary Flames after suffering a 3-1 loss to the Flames on Thursday night. The Canucks will look to snap a four-game losing streak against the Flames and a six-game losing streak overall when they take on Calgary again on Saturday night.
Vancouver is a +115 home underdog on the NHL odds against Calgary at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Flames can extend their current winning streak to four straight games with a victory as -135 favourites.
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The Canucks peppered Jacob Markstrom with 34 shots on Thursday night but could only manage to get one goal by their former goaltender. Calgary scored three goals on 26 shots against Thatcher Demko to hand Vancouver its sixth straight loss by a final score of 3-1. Vancouver has now scored only one goal in each of its last three games and has lost all six of its games in the month of February by at least two goals.
With Thursday’s loss, Vancouver fell to 3-11 on the season in 14 games as a betting underdog per the OddsShark NHL Database. The Canucks are 3-0 in the three games in which they have been favourites.
Jacob Markstrom has played three games against the Canucks this season. In those games, he is a perfect 3-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .968 save percentage. Calgary has outscored Vancouver 11-3 this season as Sean Monahan has collected a goal and four assists and Johnny Gaudreau has two goals and two assists over that stretch. The Flames enter Saturday’s game with a three-point lead over the Canucks in the North Division standings and four games in hand against Vancouver.
Saturday night’s total is set at six goals at online sports betting sites. The UNDER is 6-3 in Vancouver’s last nine games.
It’s hard to believe that this Canucks team is the same one that took such nice strides forward in making the playoffs and doing some damage last season. Vancouver fans are getting more and more restless with each loss, and something big is going to have to happen soon before any hope to saving this season is lost.