NHL Network Crusher NHL 8*
(NHL) Ottawa vs. Vancouver, 01/25/2021 10:00 PM, Score: 1 - 7
Money Line: -140.00 Vancouver (Home)
Result: Win
NHL Network Crusher - Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach NHL Rotation #66 Monday 8* Vancouver Canucks Money Line (-) vs Ottawa Senators @ 10:05 ET - I rarely lay much juice in money line sports and certainly avoid big favorites like the plague. But when a moderately priced favorite comes up in a good situation I will not hesitate to step in. The Canucks have dropped down into the -140 price range for this one and that makes them well worthy of non-Top Play 8* pick in this spot. The home team won both meetings 5-2 last season. Not only are the Canucks at home for this one, they also swept the series with the Senators the season before last as well. I am well aware of the fact that Vancouver has struggled badly early this season but the Senators aren't exactly lighting the world on fire early this season either. Also, the Sens are playing just their 2nd road game of the season and they lost their first one 6-3 and, overall, have lost 4 straight games. I know the Canucks have struggled with costly turnovers resulting in odd man rushes going the other way and also have allowed far too many goals so far this season. However, they'll be ready here. For one thing, Vancouver just faced a Montreal team that has looked great early this season and has won 4 of 5 games. Now the Canucks faced a Senators team that is rebuilding and enters on a 4-game losing streak. Vancouver had a great practice session yesterday and addressed the areas of concern and I look for a revitalized and re-energized Canucks team to take the ice Monday ready to take advantage of a 3-game series hosting one of the worst teams in the NHL. This is Vancouver's chance to turn things around early this season and they know it. 3 games in 4 days against the rebuilding Senators. Lay it! 8* VANCOUVER