Vancouver has really enjoyed the start to the 2014-2015 NHL season as they have played just three games, but have won all three for six points. Tampa Bay is having just as good of a start, recording five points through their first four games. These two teams will meet on Saturday night in Vancouver at the Rogers Arena. The Canucks are not getting ahead of themselves after an off-season of rebuilding, but they have definitely started in the right direction. We are going to put our bet down on the Canucks at home tonight.
Canucks prepared for a battle Saturday night
Vancouver, despite starting 3-0 for six points, knows that Saturday night’s contest at home will not be an easy one. They will host Tampa Bay at the Rogers Arena for just their second home game of the year. Vancouver is coming off a 2-0 win against Edmonton on Friday night, the first shutout of goalie Ryan Miller’s Canucks career. Vancouver looks to start 4-0 for the first time since the 1992-1993 season.
Lightning looking to rebound from tough loss
Tampa Bay suffered a tough, 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. They will look to rebound on the road when they visit British Columbia to take on the Canucks. The Lightning have gotten excellent play from their special teams unit this year, scoring six power play goals and allowing just one on the defensive side of things so far. They will need a strong game from all units to win this contest.
On Saturday night we will visit the sportsbook found at TopBet.eu, where the Canucks are favored at home over the Lightning. We will lay the line of -1.5 (+250) with 15 percent of our bankroll on Vancouver as they win their fourth consecutive game to begin the new season. It won’t be easy, but the Canucks should come out victorious.