This online sports betting matchup was one of the more interesting hockey betting matchups we’ve seen in weeks and there was certainly no shortage of scoring as the Canucks went on to grab the sports betting victory, 5-4 on a thrilling shootout goal.
Love it or hate it the shoot out is now a vital part of the NHL betting experience and Saturday night the Vancouver hockey betting fans were definitely loving it. Canucks forward Michael Grabner led all scorers in this sports betting contest with a hat trick in regulation and broke a scoring drought that dated all the way back to October 25th of the NHL betting season.
Both teams played a wide open game that led to plenty of shots on goal and also plenty of saves by both keeps in this online hockey betting battle. After uncharacteristically giving up 8 goals in previous hockey betting matchup Vancouver Roberto Luongo took this sports wagering match off as Andrew Raycroft took his place in the net. Raycroft let in three goals in regulation, 4 goals total but stopped the puck when the NHL betting victory was on the line.
The Ducks (38-31-9) were in the thick of it the entire game and the sports betting victory wasn’t an easy by any stretch of the imagination for the Canucks. Legendary NHL betting star Teemu Selanne added a goal, raising him up another notch on the all time NHL wagering scoring ladder, but it wasn’t enough.
Anaheim’s hockey wagering playoff hopes seem all but dashed now as the team battles for the eighth and final spot in the NHL playoff betting.
Vancouver (48-27-4) looks strong after the hockey wagering victory, guaranteed nothing worse than the #3 seed in the NHL hockey betting playoffs with a week left in the regular season hockey wagering season.