1* free play Vancouver Canucks.
Both teams are 0-1 and each is looking to get off the schneid.
For a number of different reasons I believe the home side is worth a second look tonight.The Oilers
Edmonton fell apart mid-way through the second to lose 5-4 to Winnipeg in its opener (I had the Jets in that one).
Edmonton is 0-4-1 in its last five visits to Vancouver, getting held to just seven goals (that includes two shutouts as well).
I think it's significant to note that Edmonton is a poor 2-7 (-5.9 units) in its last nine when playing with three or more days of rest.
There was a silver-lining in Vancouver's 4-1 loss to the Sharks on Thursday, killing all eight of San Jose's power plays.
If history is any precedence, then the Canucks have to be loving their chances tonight as they've earned at least one point in 17 of their last 20 home games vs. Edmonton, including a 9-1-1 record over the past four seasons.
One player that's feasted on the Oilers is Henrik Sedin with 15 points during the run of success.
Note that the Canucks are 12-6 (+3 units) after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous contest.The Bottom Line
Vancouver hasn't opened a season with consecutive defeats in over 15 seasons and I don't think that will change this year.
Consider laying the price on the "better" team.Good luck, Nick Parsons