New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks
NHL Pick: Vancouver -164 odds (March 10th 2014)
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The Vancouver Canucks squeaked out a massive win on Saturday and while it is still a long road to the playoffs for the team the win did a lot to the mental psyche and I think it makes it two in row with a very beatable opponent in the Islanders visiting. The Islanders are not a very good squad right now with injuries and deadline moves killing the team’s chances of really competing on a nightly basis. The Islanders blew two third period leads already on back to back nights coming into this game against two of the western conferences’ worst teams in Edmonton and Calgary and should find it just as hard here against a desperate Canucks team. “We needed to play,” Vancouver coach John Tortorella said after Saturday’s 2-1 home win over Calgary. “We have to scratch, claw and grind and find points anyway possible.” Vancouver has at least been beating most of the teams it should be this season with a 19-12 record versus teams with a losing record. This is the last game of three game western road trip for New York and you can bet the team is ready to head back home. Consider laying the decent price to get the home team in Vancouver here.