The Carolina Hurricanes are putting together full 60 minute games with help from everyone, but these three will push the Canes to 2-0 in Canada tonight.
The Carolina Hurricanes: 1. Canada: 0. Canes after dark is back again tonight Caniacs so get a good nap after work or school and get ready for tonight.
Many of the individual take-aways from Tuesday night will make their appearance in the picks themselves, so let’s break down team take-aways for now.
Finally a full 60 minutes played, and over the past three games the Canes have dug deep when it counted. Notice how all three of these games have been wins, just saying. While there were some slippery slopes on Tuesday, where Edmonton came out way faster, the Canes responded well. Even with McDavid and Co. making a comeback, the Jerks were calm and smart in their play.
Imagine if the Canes had this complete team game AND came out blades of glory fast tonight. Let’s dive deep into the key fantasy and on ice players for tonight.
The rookie is back! Caniacs were widely impressed with Necas’ play in the first quarter of the season. A minor injury set him back a few games but Necas made his way back to a regular spot in the rotation Tuesday night.
While Necas had no offensive points in Edmonton, he recorded over 13 minutes of ice time and over a minute and a half of power play ice time on Tuesday.
What is really underappreciated about Necas’ play is his hockey IQ. It is one of the best in the game and easily the best out of all the rookies this year. Necas won’t go all willy-nilly and try to shoot the puck with no angle or skate through three defensemen. Necas is very good at holding the puck, finding the smart and easy pass and making it.
While the Canucks are a team on the rise they aren’t as fast or simply as good on defense as the Oilers. With more gaps in between the dots tonight do not be surprised to see Necas’ name on the board for multiple points tonight. He’s just getting his sea legs back, he’s ready to swim now boys.
Jordan Martinook embodies what the Canes are all about from top to bottom. He is a wholesome leader on and off the ice. When Martinook was out for five weeks with his core surgery the team felt his absence.
While we all know the positive energy Martinook brings to the fans off the ice, on twitter, and in our comforting thoughts, he is a beast on the ice as well. No player fights harder on each and every shift than this man. Martinook will do what ever it takes to win with tough forechecking, making the smart pass and hustling to the puck to create offensive opportunity.
While he only has 4 points on the year, since the return from surgery Martinook has been a beast on the ice. Expect his gameplay to improve as his hustle remains strong. The Hustle paid off last game, and we can expect more tonight.
Jordan actually brought his whole family to the Oilers game and look how happy they are when he scored.
Jordan Martinook is the family man that everyone in the Carolina’s love, and what makes us proud to be Caniacs.
He’s baaaaaaaaack! Hopefully nobody thought, “oh no, four games without a point from Dougie maybe it was just a hot start and he’s starting to trail off.” Not a chance! Hamilton racked up two points Tuesday night with a SNIPE from the red line to seal the deal late in the game.
Dougie has his swagger back and is still running hot on the campaign for Norris! So yes he had a few slow games but the resiliency to bounce back in a big way will only help his case for Norris.
Hamilton is going to rack it up again tonight, and that is a guarantee. How do we know? He is going to find his kids, Andrei Svechnikov and Warren Foegele, early this game for some nice goals. And if you haven’t gotten their Christmas card yet, here is a sneak peak.
I hope you didn’t move Dougie from your starting line up in fantasy, if so move him back right now.
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Carolina Hurricanes Betting Odds and Lines
Let’s get statistical
- Record: 19-11-1
- On the road: 9-6-1
- At home: 10-5-0
- Against the West: 8-3-0
- Against current .500 or better teams: 9-6-0
- Against current .499 or worse teams: 10-5-1
Courtesy of The Action Network the Canes are currently -110 on the money line, compared to -128 when it opened. The Canes have the over on this game at -115 on 6, and are +205 on the -1.5 spread.
The Canucks are surging right now, but the Canes have been surging since 2018. On the road is always tough, especially against a team on the rise but the Canes got this one.
Expect 9 fantasy points tonight, and a Canes after dark win, 5-3.