NHL Betting: Sedin Twins to Fire Vancouver Canucks to Victory

Columbus Blue Jackets vs New Jersey Devils (starts at 00.05 BST)

Not great starts to the season for both Columbus and the NJ Devils, but there's plenty of time to recover, particularly as most of the Metropolitan Division is struggling too.

New Jersey will be looking to kick on now after finally getting their first victory, it took a Cory Schneider shutout to get the Devils to the final buzzer. Tonight they will be doing without Patrik Elias, Ryane Clowe and possibly Damien Brunner, that's hurting their stunted offence even more as defenceman Marek Zdlicky is their unlikely leading scorer.

It's a similar story for the Blue Jackets who need to support Marian Gaborik's efforts better, on the plus side it does appear that youngsters Ryan Johansen and Cam Atkinson are on the cusp of making a big impact. Take Columbus for the victory at 2.15, as well as fewer than 4.5 total goals in regulation for 2.25.


New York Islanders vs Vancouver Canucks (starts at 00.05 BST)

The New York Islanders are another Metro team failing to live up the hype inside ten games, and it's rare to see them go up against the Vancouver Canucks with the last meeting just under two years ago. It's unlikely their opponents will be satisfied either, but the Canucks are at least accumulating on a fairly substantial road trip.

The Sedin twins are heating up and coming into form, their ability to cycle the puck down low creates space for teammates especially the men at the blueline and Jason Garrison has been the premier beneficiary of that so far.

I'm a little disappointed in the Isles' depth forwards and the fact they've done little to supplement the scoring lines, only 5 of their 25 tallies have come from outside the top six.

You have to think they'll have a tough time carrying the threat by themselves tonight matched up against the Canucks' Sedin line and Ryan Kesler's second unit. With that in mind, back Vancouver to come out on top here.


Best Bet: Vancouver Canucks to win at 2.55.