Vancouver is 5-2-3 in its last 10 games against Detroit.
**This preview was written before Friday’s game was played**
Canucks Trying To Pick Up Road WinThe Canucks rallied to erase a two-goal deficit against the Oilers in their first game, but they ended up losing the game in a shootout. They will try to bounce back with a win over the Red Wings, which will give them their first road win of the season.
Vancouver got off to a slow start offensively, but they were persistent and managed to score two goals in the third period to even up the game.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Quinn Hughes scored a goal apiece for the Canucks, while Nils Hoglander picked up two assists.
Vancouver struggled defensively last season and picked up where they left off, giving up three goals in the loss. They will need to play better than they did in their last game if they want to win this game.
Red Wings Trying To Bounce Back From Tough LossThe Red Wings jumped out to a big lead over the Lightning in their first game, but they gave up three goals in the third period and ended up losing the game in overtime. They will try to put the tough loss behind them with a win over the Canucks, which will give them their first win of the year.
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Detroit looked impressive offensively, scoring six goals in the loss. Tyler Bertuzzi had a career game for Detroit, scoring four goals. Dylan Larkin and Vladislav Namestnikov scored a goal apiece, while Nikita Kucherov had three assists.
Detroit did not look good defensively, giving up seven goals in the loss. They will need a better performance from Alex Nedeljkovic and their defense if they want to get the win.
Best Bets for this Game
Full-Game Side Bet
The Canucks didn’t play well defensively in the preseason and the trend continued in their first game, with the team giving up three goals. The Red Wings struggled offensively last season, but they looked impressive in their season opener, scoring six goals against the defedning champions. With the Canucks playing on consecutive nights, expect them to be dealing with fatigue, which will play into the hands of the Red Wings, so go with Detroit to pick up the win.
Full-Game Total Pick
The Red Wings single-handedly covered the over in their last game. Even though it is unlikely that they will score six goals in consecutive games, they are playing a Vancouver team that has given up 11 goals in their last three regular-season games, so expect them to score at least three goals in this game. The Canucks scored two goals in their season opener against a good Oilers team. Even though they are playing on consecutive nights, they are facing a team that gave up seven goals in their last game, so expect them to score enough goals to push the score over the total.