Hockey bettors who backed the Canucks on the moneyline Friday didn’t have to sweat out a close game, as Vancouver easily handled San Jose 6-1 at Rogers Arena.
Vancouver was favored by -125 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Vancouver got goals from Mikael Samuelsson (2), Raffi Torres, Keith Ballard, Jeff Tambellini, and Alexandre Burrows in the victory. Tambellini opened the scoring at 9:32 of the first period.
Roberto Luongo turned in a 32-save effort for the Canucks.
Dany Heatley scored for the Sharks, finding the net behind Roberto Luongo.
Antti Niemi stopped 26 of 32 shots for the Sharks, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Vancouver went 0-for-1, while the Sharks were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
Vancouver lost the shots on goal battle to San Jose by a margin of 33-32.
Next game, Vancouver takes its act on the road to face Calgary looking for another win. For San Jose, they head on the road to face Edmonton.