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Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames 05/13/2021 NHL Results, Picks & Previews

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Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames 05-13-2021 NHL Results Picks & Previews

Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames 05/13/2021 – The Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames are set to play the first of a scheduled four-game faceoff in the final week before the Stanley Cup Playoffs. As the two teams with the most number of games left in the regular season, both Vancouver and Calgary will maximize their virtual series as a means to evaluate their respective teams. The Flames, who are coming off a resounding 6-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday, will enter the first game against the Canucks as favorites with a -196 price based on the top online betting sites for NHL. The game is set on Thursday inside the Scotiabank Saddledome at 09:00 PM Eastern Time and is to be broadcasted live on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.

Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames 05/13/2021

When: Thursday, May 13, 9:00 PM ET

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames 05/13/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Vancouver Canucks +1.5 (-172) 6 o (-103) +157
Calgary Flames -1.5 (+140) 6 u (-103) -196
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Vancouver Canucks

The effects of being officially eliminated despite the huge win against the Winnipeg Jets on Monday were downright evident when the teams met for the second straight night. Vancouver Canucks were completely out of sorts after the heartbreaking turn of events, and it led them to be shut out, 0-5, on Tuesday. Tanner Pearson said their recent performance was “unacceptable,” adding that they “can’t stop playing hockey for no reason.” The unfortunate COVID outbreak that struck the team in March obviously affected the team’s campaign; at the time, the Canucks were right at the thick of things in terms of fighting for a decent playoff spot. But with that being already out of the picture, the goal for Vancouver now is to regain their bearings in order to put up a respectable finish to their season.  

Players to watch: B. Boeser RW (G 20 A 21 PTS 41), J.T. Miller C (G 13 A 26 PTS 39), Q. Hughes D (G 3 A 33 PTS 36). 

Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames seemed to vent out their frustration in losing a playoff spot by destroying the Senators in their last meeting. It is exactly what coach Darryl Sutter wants to get from his team, and he hopes that his players can sustain them in their final four games of the regular season – all against the Canucks.  Winning the remaining games will be a commendable feat for Calgary, but for Sutter, it is just a by-product of his call for his players to exert their best efforts on ice as he utilizes the last stretch to evaluate the group, both from the individual and team standpoint. 

Players to watch: E. Lindholm C (G 17 A 26 PTS 43), J. Gaudreau LW (G 19 A 23 PTS 42), M. Tkachuk LW (G 11 A 26 PTS 37). 

Vancouver Canucks vs Calgary Flames Betting Predictions

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Canucks

Vancouver is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.
Vancouver is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against Calgary.
Canucks are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Vancouver is 5-13 SU in their last 18 games when playing on the road against Calgary.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver’s last 6 games played on a Thursday.

Flames

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary’s last 5 games.
Calgary is 13-5 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against Vancouver.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Calgary’s last 12 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary’s last 5 games against an opponent in the North conference.
Calgary is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games played in May.

Canucks vs Flames Betting Picks

The difference in the body language between the Canucks and the Flames is obvious. Both of them were ousted after the Montreal Canadiens pushed the Edmonton Oilers to OT on Monday; but between them, it appears that the Flames are managing the painful outcome relatively well. As Calgary continues to push the accelerator, Vancouver will be left in the dust. Back the home team in the best sports betting site as they are set to notch the first win of the scheduled four-game showdown to finish the season.    

Score Prediction: Canucks 1, Flames 4.