NHL Betting: Sharks to feast upon Canucks


One of Boston or Colorado's unblemished records must go tonight. 

Of the teams yet to suffer a loss, the Avalanche are undoubtedly the wildcard, whilst it's been trademark no-frills effective hockey from the Bruins. 

Patrick Roy has seemingly given his players the belief to go out and express themselves offensively. Yet it's the stellar play of goalie Semyon Varlamov - allowing no more than a single goal each game - that has made it possible. 

Boston's Tuukka Rask can also claim that stat but it would be surprising to see both of them holding onto that come the final buzzer. Under 3.5 total goals is available at 4.40. 

The Avs have been utilising their depth at the center position by spreading the wealth and having three forward lines capable of lighting it up. So far the most impressive of those has been the unit of first overall pick Nathan MacKinnon flanked by Jamie McGinn and PA Parenteau. 

Challenging Boston inside TD Garden is a step up and I feel there's been some signs that Colorado's defensive fragility from last year is still there. Take the Bruins with a -1.5 handicap at 2.50.

No team has looked better than San Jose in this season's early exchanges, Tuesday's 9-2 mauling of the New York Rangers was the latest in a string of dominant wins at HP Pavilion. For an illustration of just how dominant, they are actually averaging twice the number of shots for, than against. 

The Sharks are out on the road for the first time in Vancouver, aiming to add to the opening game 4-1 defeat they inflicted upon the Canucks and are supremely good value to do just that at 2.80. 

Since losing that first contest Vancouver have three straight successes, showing similarly impressive goalscoring form, but take San Jose's mastery of this fixture to continue and maybe have a look at them as eventual Stanley Cup winners. 

Czech rookie Tomas Hertl leads the league with eight tallies after the dazzling quartet he netted two nights ago. Linemate Logan Couture is showing signs of an elite breakout season and is a solid shout to score in the player specials for the Sharks.


Best Bet

San Jose Sharks to win at 2.80

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