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Devils visit Vancouver Canucks in NHL clash

New Jersey Devils

Vancouver Canucks
0-1-2 October 08, 2013, 10:00 PM | Rogers Arena 2-1-0

The Vancouver Canucks battle the visiting New Jersey Devils on Tuesday in NHL betting action at Rogers Arena.

The Canucks sit at 2-1-0 on the season; in comparison, the Devils are currently 0-1-2. Looking to wager on the totals? Vancouver is 2-0-1 OU, and New Jersey is 2-1 OU.

View New Jersey Devils vs Vancouver Canucks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Vancouver sat as -163 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 14-ranked Canucks and the No. 17-rated Devils in this matchup.

In their last action, New Jersey was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Oilers. Bettors on Edmonton at -125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Canucks were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flames. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vancouver's No. 6-ranked offense (4 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 26 at 4 goals per game allowed. The Canucks powerplay has clicked at a 15.38% rate while the Devils have a 85.71% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
New Jersey at Calgary, Friday, October 11th
Vancouver at San Jose, Thursday, October 10th