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Devils Game Preview vs. Canucks: Betting Odds, How to Watch, Projected Lines, & More

The Devils are 1-0-0 in Hughes Bowl contests with the Canucks this season.

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Everyone is still holding their breath after Jack Hughes went down the tunnel late in the New Jersey Devils’ victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.

The truth of the matter is the Devils may or may not have Hughes back tonight against the Vancouver Canucks. It’s supposed to be the second Hughes bowl of the season. We’ll see if the only Hughes forward will participate.

The Devils secured a victory over the Canucks on the road last month. It was a high-scoring affair that resulted in 11 goals, six in favor of the Devils. Jack collected three points (1g, 2a), while Luke Hughes found the back of the net once. On the other side of the ice, Quinn Hughes collected two helpers.

Looking forward, let’s dive into tonight’s Devils tilt with the Canucks in which New Jersey is looking to improve on their 1-6-1 record in the second half of back-to-back games.

How to Watch

Time: 07:00 PM      Watch/Stream: MSGSN/MSG+      Listen: DEVILS HOCKEY NET

Projected Devils Lineup

Forwards

Tyler Toffoli – Jack Hughes – Jesper Bratt

Erik Haula – Nico Hischier – Dawson Mercer

Curtis Lazar – Michael McLeod – Alexander Holtz

Brendan Smith – Chris Tierney – Nathan Bastian

Defensemen

Jonas Siegenthaler – Simon Nemec

Luke Hughes – John Marino

Kevin Bahl – Colin Miller

Goaltenders

Nico Daws

Vitek Vanecek

Forwards

Ilya Mikheyev – Elias Pettersson – Sam Lafferty

Pius Suter – JT Miller – Brock Boeser

Dakota Joshua – Teddy Blueger – Conor Garland

Nilas Hoglander – Nils Aman – Linus Karlsson

Defensemen

Quinn Hughes – Filip Hronek

Nikita Zadorov – Tyler Myers

Ian Cole – Noah Juulsen

Goaltenders

Thatcher Demko

Casey DeSmith

Last Game

The Devils hosted Connor Bedard for the first time in his NHL career, however, his stay in Newark ended quite quickly. After Brendan Smith laid a clean, yet HUGE hit on Bedard in the first period, he left the game and did not return. Chicago took a 1-0 lead following the incident, however, New Jersey struck back thanks to Alexander Holtz. Boris Katchouk gave the Hawks their second lead of the game, but then the Devils scored three unanswered goals by Simon Nemec, Michael McLeod, and Tyler Toffoli (ENG).

Vitek Vanecek made 25 saves to secure the victory.

Player to Watch

Erik Haula skates into tonight’s contest a point shy of 300 in his career. The veteran forward’s accrued three goals and 10 points in 21 contests with the Canucks in his career. In the Devils’ last meeting with Vancouver, Haula scored a goal on three shots and won 77.8% of faceoffs in New Jersey’s 6-5 victory. Haula recorded a career-high seven hits via Tue., Dec. 19, vs Philadelphia. His prior career-high for hits in a single game was four (12 times).

Devils vs. Canucks

According to the Devils’ PR, “The Devils and the Canucks conclude their 2023-24 season series, after the Devils defeated Vancouver by a score of 6-5 on the road via Dec. 5, 2023. Jersey’s team was 2-0-0 against Vancouver last season and is 15-2-2 against the Cancuks since 2013-14.

THE HUGHES BOWL

Saturday’s contest marks the second time that all three Hughes brothers were rostered NHL players and their respective teams faced-off against one another.

The Devils are 6-1-0 against Q. Hughes and the Canucks since J. Hughes first laced up the skates at the NHL level in 2019-20.

ALL-TIME vs VAN

Record: 46-54-17-4
Home: 29-23-6-3
Road: 17-31-11-1

SINCE 1982-83…

The most goals that the Devils earned in a single game vs Vancouver is nine, which was logged 12/5/90 at the Meadowlands (9-4).

The most goals that the team allowed in a game in a game is seven, which was logged on Mar. 9, 1993, at Vancouver in 7-5 loss.

The most shots that Jersey earned in a single game vs Vancouver is 46, which was earned on Oct. 30, 1997, in an 8-1 win at the
Meadowlands.

The most shots that the Devils allowed against the Canucks is also 46, which was logged on Feb. 19, 1985, in a 7-5 loss.

The last time that the Devils shut out Vancouver was on Oct. 19, 2019, in a 1-0 win at Prudential Center (M. Blackwood, 25 saves).

The last time Vancouver shut out the Devils was Nov. 25, 2014, in a 2-0 loss at Vancouver (R. Miller, 20 saves).”

UPCOMING DEVILS SCHEDULE

Jan. 11, at TBL, 7:00 P.M. E.T.
Jan. 13, at FLA, 6:00 P.M. E.T.
Jan. 15, at BOS, 1:00 P.M. E.T.
Jan. 17, vs MTL, 7:00 P.M. E.T.

Betting Odds

Devils – Canucks Odds

Canucks – Devils odds provided by Oddsshopper
Team Moneyline Puck Line O/U
New Jersey Devils -125 +2.0, -530 Over 8.5, +280
Vancouver Canucks +104 -2.5, +410 Under 8.5, -385

Moneyline Odds

Bet Side Bet365 BetRivers Caesars DraftKings Fanatics FanDuel Tipico Unibet
New Jersey Devils -120 -125 -120 -122 -135 -125 -125 -125
Vancouver Canucks +100 +104 +100 +102 105 +104 +105 +104

Puck Line Odds

Bet Side Bet365 BetMGM BetRivers DraftKings Fanatics FanDuel Tipico Unibet
New Jersey Devils -1.5, +190 -1.5, +185 +2.0, -530 -1.5, +190 -1.5, 190 -1.5, +190 -1.5, +165 -2.5, +325
Vancouver Canucks +1.5, -230 +1.5, -225 -2.5, +410 +1.5, -230 -1.5, -250 +1.5, -235 +1.5, -220 +3.5, -1430

Total Odds

Bet Side Bet365 BetMGM BetRivers Caesars DraftKings Fanatics FanDuel Tipico Unibet
Over 6.5, -115 6.5, -115 8.5, +280 6.5, -115 6.5, -115 6.5, -125 6.5, -115 6.5, -115 8.5, +280
Under 6.5, -105 6.5, -105 8.5, -385 6.5, -105 6.5, -105 6.5, -105 6.5, -105 6.5, -105 8.5, -385

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