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10/22/2013 06:16 PM

Preview: Oilers (2-6) at Canadiens (5-3)

Date: October 22, 2013 7:30 PM EDT


Injuries are mounting for the Montreal Canadiens.

The Edmonton Oilers are in no position to offer any sympathy.

With Danny Briere and Brandon Prust being added to the lengthy injury list, the Canadiens will try to rebound from their most recent result and beat the Oilers for the second time in less than two weeks Tuesday night.

Montreal (5-3-0) has eight players on injured reserve, including another stint by Max Pacioretty (hamstring) - the team's scoring leader in each of the last two seasons.

Two more Canadiens went down during Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Nashville, as Briere was lost indefinitely to a concussion while Prust is out four weeks with a right shoulder injury.

Despite the absences, coach Michel Therrien isn't looking for a new approach.

"We are not going to change our style of play in 24 hours. We'll need to continue on the same path," Therrien told the team's official website. "When you look at the last game, the first half of the game was challenging, but we played well in the second half. We had a lot of scoring chances and we could have won that game. Yes, we're facing adversity, but as a group we like the challenge."

The injuries could mean increased ice time for rookie Michael Bournival, who has one point in each of the last two games. He could find himself on Montreal's top line with center Tomas Plekanec and right wing Brian Gionta, who have combined for just seven points.

"I really like (Bournival's) quickness. It brings good things to the team," Therrien said.

Therrien may also like what he's seeing out of Brendan Gallagher, who scored his fourth goal Saturday. The second-year right wing had gone three games without a point after scoring one goal and assisting on another in a 4-1 win at Edmonton (2-6-1) on Oct. 10.

The Oilers won't be offering any compassion over the Canadiens' injury situation as they've got six players on injured reserve after adding star left wing Taylor Hall - tied for the team lead with eight points - to the list due to a left knee injury. He'll miss a month after getting hurt Saturday at Ottawa.

General manager Craig MacTavish also said that forward Ryan Smyth is expected to be out for a week with a groin injury. The Oilers recalled forwards Ben Eager and Tyler Pitlick from the minors.

"There are guys who are going to get some extra ice who have been looking for it, who have told me, 'Hey, I can handle the ice, I can do this, I can do that.' Well, all right, let's see," coach Dallas Eakins told the league's official website. "The time is now for them to grab that opportunity."

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals and an assist in the 3-1 victory over the Senators to improve to 1-3-1 on this six-game road trip.

Edmonton got some rare good news on the injury front with forward Jordan Eberle expected to play Tuesday after missing two practices. Tied for the team lead with eight points, Eberle is likely to skate with Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov on a powerful line that the banged-up Oilers need to produce.

Eberle has three goals and three assists on the trip after being held without a point by the Canadiens, while Smyth scored in that meeting.

Nugent-Hopkins is tied for the team lead with four goals. He set up Smyth's goal against Montreal earlier this month, but finished that loss a minus-2.

The center is a minus-6 on the season.

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10/22/2013 06:17 PM

Preview: Capitals (3-5) at Jets (4-5)

Date: October 22, 2013 8:00 PM EDT


The Winnipeg Jets have failed to take advantage of a favorable early season schedule, putting together a mediocre record despite playing more home games than any team thus far.

They'll have another chance at a home victory Tuesday night when they face the Washington Capitals before embarking on a four-game trip.

Winnipeg (4-5-0) has gone 3-4-0 in a league-high seven home contests while being outscored 19-15. It lost 3-1 to visiting Nashville on Sunday.

Coach Claude Noel tinkered with his roster, adding forward Devin Setoguchi back into the mix after he was a healthy scratch for a 4-3 shootout win over St. Louis on Friday. The Jets had 39 shots for their second-highest total of the season, but Noel wants to see his team produce higher-quality chances.

"I think the shots would be an illusion. We needed to get secondary shots," he said. "I don't think we created a whole lot."

Washington coach Adam Oates' personnel changes proved far more effective in a 4-1 home victory over Columbus on Saturday. Martin Erat assisted on all but one of the Capitals' goals after Oates moved him from the fourth line to the second.

"He was flying tonight," said forward Alex Ovechkin, whose seventh goal of the season was assisted on by Erat. "He was the best player on the ice for us tonight."

Oates also moved Mikhail Grabovski from the second line to the third while Eric Fehr shifted from the third line to the fourth. Washington (3-5-0) had been held to two or fewer goals in four of its previous five games, while Erat didn't record a point in his first seven contests.

"You know what, Marty's a good hockey player, has been in this league," Oates said. "We lost a couple in a row, we had to make some changes, and he stepped in there and played great for us."

Winnipeg will look to curb its troubling trend of falling behind after surrendering the first goal in seven games this season, including three straight.

"We can't think we're going to make a comeback every single game," goaltender Ondrej Pavelec told the team's website. "We have to find a way to start winning games. The way we've been playing all season long is not the way to be successful. We have to change something and we have to change something now."

The Capitals haven't been much better, scoring first three times.

The Jets have gone 0 for 11 on the power play over the past four games, while Washington hasn't a power-play goal in its last three and ranks near the top of the league with an 85.7 penalty-kill percentage.

Dustin Byfuglien has three goals and six assists in his last nine games against Washington.

Nicklas Backstrom has recorded at least one point in each of his last seven against Winnipeg, totaling 10.

The Capitals took four of five matchups with the Jets last season by a 20-8 margin, with Ovechkin recording nine points.

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10/22/2013 06:21 PM

Preview: Predators (5-3) at Wild (3-3)

Date: October 22, 2013 8:00 PM EDT


The Minnesota Wild's loss to the Nashville Predators early this month added to their sour start, but also served as a precursor to a winning streak.

Now the Wild find themselves in another slump going into the second meeting of the Central Division foes Tuesday night in Minnesota.

The Wild (3-3-3) fell 3-2 at Nashville on Oct. 8, dropping them to 0-1-2. They appeared to get on track immediately following the defeat with a three-game winning streak, but they've scored one goal each time in three losses since.

A 2-1 shootout defeat at Florida on Saturday marked the seventh time Minnesota has been held to two or fewer goals. Jonas Brodin scored for the Wild, who had 31 shots.

Minnesota is one of the best teams in the league on the power play despite its offensive struggles, converting 26.3 percent, but it squandered two 5-on-3 chances against the Panthers.

Dany Heatley recorded his second assist of the year Saturday, but the two-time 50-goal scorer has yet to find the back of the net. Heatley had 24 points in his first 18 career games against Nashville before going without one in each of the last three.

"I'm disappointed for our guys. They're playing their tails off," coach Mike Yeo said. "We're playing great defensively, generating chances, but we're not winning games. It's in their heads a little bit. You can see it on the 5-on-3, you can see it in the shootout."

In contrast, the Predators (5-3-1) come in confident, having gone 4-0-1 in their last five. Nashville beat Winnipeg 3-1 on the road Sunday as backup Carter Hutton made 38 saves.

Matt Cullen, who totaled 101 points over the last three seasons for Minnesota before signing with Nashville in July, scored his second goal in three games. That was among three for the Predators in the second period.

"We're playing pretty well right now," Cullen said. "We're getting some good goaltending and playing some good hockey. We're wearing teams down and have four lines that can skate."

Nashville has killed off 16 straight short-handed situations over the last five games after allowing six goals on 17 power-play opportunities in their first four contests.

Minnesota hasn't been nearly as effective in that area, giving up at least one power-play goal in all but one game.

Each team scored twice on four power-play chances in the first meeting. Top goaltender Pekka Rinne stopped 32 shots for Nashville, 8-1-2 in the past 11 matchups.

Mikko Koivu has 15 points in his last 15 games against the Predators, while Ryan Suter had four assists in as many meetings with his former club last season.

It's uncertain if Keith Ballard will play after missing three straight games due to an upper-body injury. He leads Wild defensemen with a plus-3 rating.

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10/22/2013 06:23 PM

Preview: Flames (4-2) at Coyotes (5-2)

Date: October 22, 2013 10:00 PM EDT


Mike Ribeiro's offseason signing with Phoenix may have turned some heads, but the Coyotes certainly are happy with his decision.

He'll look to stay hot and help Phoenix earn at least a point for the seventh straight game when it hosts the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

Ribeiro has recorded at least 51 points in the last eight full NHL seasons and finished with 13 goals and 36 assists for Washington in the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign.

The 32-year-old surprised many by signing a four-year, $22 million free-agent contract given the uncertainty of the franchise at the time, but the acquisition is paying dividends for the Coyotes (5-2-2).

After going without a point through three games, Ribeiro has three goals and four assists over the last six - a stretch in which Phoenix has gone 4-0-2. He scored twice in the third period of Saturday's 5-2 win over Detroit.

"I'm getting more comfortable, that's for sure," Ribeiro told the team's official website. "When the team plays good everyone looks good, so it's getting easier and hopefully I can keep helping the team."

Ribeiro has seven goals and eight assists during a nine-game point streak against Calgary, and coach Dave Tippett expects him to keep playing at a high level.

'He finds a way to have an impact on the game,' Tippett said. 'He's a quirky player, but he can do things for you.'

Mike Smith made 31 saves Saturday and became the 11th goaltender in NHL history to score a goal when he fired the puck into an empty net as time expired. He's 3-0-2 with a 2.53 goals-against average during the team's hot stretch.

'Obviously I'm thrilled with the way we played. It's just a bonus to be able to score a goal in this league as a goaltender," Smith said. "We did a lot of really good things against a good hockey team.'

Phoenix, though, is 1-3-1 in its last five meetings with Calgary, with Smith starting each contest and posting a 2.96 GAA. He could be in net again against the Flames, who ended a two-game skid with a 3-2 win at Los Angeles on Monday.

Calgary (4-2-2) did all its scoring on the power play, including T.J. Brodie's goal with 29.7 seconds remaining. It went 5 for 28 with the man advantage in its first seven contests.

'We want to jump up into the play as much as possible, and if there's opportunities there, we want to take them,' Brodie said.

Sean Monahan, the sixth overall pick in this year's draft who turned 19 on Oct. 12, scored for the sixth time in seven games. Mike Cammalleri scored in his season debut after being on injured reserve with a hand injury.

'Real gutsy effort," coach Bob Hartley said. "There would be power plays on both sides, and I think we won the special teams battle.'

Karri Ramo made 27 saves Monday to earn his first win since beating Florida on March 14, 2009, with Tampa Bay, but Joey MacDonald should be back in net for this contest.

MacDonald is 3-1-1, though he has a 2.99 GAA and .891 save percentage. He made 29 saves opposite Smith in the most recent meeting with Phoenix on April 12, and Mark Giordano scored in overtime to give the Flames a 3-2 victory.

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10/22/2013 06:29 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

10/21/13 2-­4-­0 33.33% -­1965 Detail
10/20/13 3-­3-­0 50.00% -­355 Detail
10/19/13 17-­9-­0 65.38% +­2775 Detail
10/18/13 1-­3-­0 25.00% -­1185 Detail
10/17/13 13-­10-­1 56.52% +­315 Detail
10/16/13 1-­3-­0 25.00% -­1300 Detail
10/15/13 18-­5-­1 78.26% +­5775 Detail
10/14/13 3-­0-­1 100.00% +­1500 Detail
10/13/13 7-­1-­0 87.50% +­2850 Detail
10/12/13 14-­5-­1 73.68% +­4175 Detail
10/11/13 8-­4-­0 66.67% +­1300 Detail
10/10/13 11-­8-­1 57.89% +­25 Detail
10/09/13 2-­4-­0 33.33% -­1250 Detail
10/08/13 11-­4-­1 73.33% +­3175 Detail
10/07/13 1-­3-­0 25.00% -­900 Detail
10/06/13 0-­4-­0 0.00% -­2300 Detail
10/05/13 9-­13-­0 40.91% -­3225 Detail
10/04/13 3-­7-­0 30.00% -­2700 Detail
10/03/13 6-­7-­3 46.15% -­1000 Detail
10/02/13 3-­3-­0 50.00% -­85 Detail
10/01/13 4-­2-­0 66.67% +­735 Detail

Totals 137-­102-­9 57.32% +6360


Tuesday, October 22

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Anaheim - 7:00 PM ET Anaheim -106 500
Toronto - Over 5.5 500

Vancouver - 7:00 PM ET Vancouver -119 500
NY Islanders - Under 5.5 500

New Jersey - 7:00 PM ET Columbus -132 500
Columbus - Over 5 500

Edmonton - 7:30 PM ET Montreal -192 500
Montreal - Under 5.5 500

Chicago - 7:30 PM ET Chicago -176 500
Florida - Under 5.5 500

Nashville - 8:00 PM ET Minnesota -144 500
Minnesota - Over 5 500

Washington - 8:00 PM ET Winnipeg -107 500
Winnipeg - Over 5.5 500

Calgary - 10:00 PM ET Phoenix -200 500
Phoenix - Under 5.5 500

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10/22/2013 06:32 PM

NHL
Dunkel

Nashville at Minnesota
The Predators look to build on their 8-3 record in their last 11 games versus the Wild. Nashville is the pick (+130) according to Dunkel, which has the Predators favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Nashville (+130). Here are all of today's picks.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

Game 51-52: Anaheim at Toronto (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Anaheim 12.276; Toronto 11.241
Dunkel Line & Total: Anaheim by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Toronto (-110); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Anaheim (-110); Over

Game 53-54: Vancouver at NY Islanders (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Vancouver 12.468; NY Islanders 10.813
Dunkel Line & Total: Vancouver by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Vancouver (-115); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Vancouver (-115); Under

Game 55-56: New Jersey at Columbus (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Jersey 11.703; Columbus 10.811
Dunkel Line & Total: New Jersey by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Columbus (-140); 5
Dunkel Pick: New Jersey (+120); Over

Game 57-58: Edmonton at Montreal (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Edmonton 10.998; Montreal 12.533
Dunkel Line & Total: Montreal by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Montreal (-200); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Montreal (-200); Under

Game 59-60: Chicago at Florida (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 11.877; Florida 10.311
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago (-200); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (-200); Under

Game 61-62: Nashville at Minnesota (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Nashville 11.466; Minnesota 10.653
Dunkel Line & Total: Nashville by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota (-150); 5
Dunkel Pick: Nashville (+130); Over

Game 63-64: Washington at Winnipeg (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 11.918; Winnipeg 10.826
Dunkel Line & Total: Washington by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Winnipeg (-120); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (+100); Over

Game 65-66: Calgary at Phoenix (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Calgary 11.501; Phoenix 12.950
Dunkel Line & Total: Phoenix by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Phoenix (-200); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Phoenix (-200); Under

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10/22/2013 06:51 PM

NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Tuesday, October 22

Hot teams
-- Anaheim won its last seven games, scoring 29 goals.
-- Canadiens won four of their last five games.
-- Blackhawks won four of their last five games.
-- Predators won four of their last five games.
-- Phoenix won four of its last six games.

Cold teams
-- Maple Leafs lost their last two games after a 6-1 start, scoring three goals.
-- Vancouver lost four of its last six games. Islanders lost four of their last five.
-- New Jersey lost seven of its first eight games. Blue Jackets lost four of their last five.
-- Oilers lost five of their last six games.
-- Panthers lost six of their last eight games.
-- Minnesota lost its last three games, outscored 9-3.
-- Jets lost five of their last seven games. Washington lost four of last six games.
-- Flames are 2-3 on the road so far this season.

Series records
-- Ducks lost their last three games against Toronto.
-- Islanders lost four of their last six games with Vancouver.
-- Columbus/New Jersey split their last four meetings.
-- Canadiens won last two games with Edmonton, 5-3/4-1.
-- Chicago won last three games with Florida, outscoring Panthers 10-3.
-- Predators won eight of last eleven games with Minnesota.
-- Washington won last four games with Jets, outscoring them 18-4.
-- Flames won four of last five games with Phoenix.

Totals
-- Five of last six Toronto games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 5-1-1 in last seven Vancouver games.
-- Four of last five New Jersey games stayed under the total.
-- Six of last seven Montreal games stayed under the total.
-- Last seven Chicago games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 4-1-1 in last six Nashville games.
-- Six of last seven Winnipeg games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Calgary games stayed under the total; five of last seven Phoenix games went over the total.
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10/22/2013 06:52 PM

NHL

Tuesday, October 22

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
ANAHEIM vs. TORONTO
Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing Anaheim
Toronto is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Anaheim

7:00 PM
NEW JERSEY vs. COLUMBUS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games on the road
Columbus is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus's last 6 games when playing New Jersey

7:00 PM
VANCOUVER vs. NY ISLANDERS
Vancouver is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
Vancouver is 2-4-2 SU in their last 8 games ,when playing on the road against NY Islanders
NY Islanders are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the NY Islanders last 9 games at home

7:30 PM
CHICAGO vs. FLORIDA
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chicago's last 18 games on the road
Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
Florida is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games at home

7:30 PM
EDMONTON vs. MONTREAL
Edmonton is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing at home against Edmonton

8:00 PM
NASHVILLE vs. MINNESOTA
Nashville is 6-13-2 SU in its last 21 games ,when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Nashville's last 18 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games

8:00 PM
WASHINGTON vs. WINNIPEG
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Winnipeg's last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
Winnipeg is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

10:00 PM
CALGARY vs. PHOENIX
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Calgary's last 12 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Calgary is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Phoenix's last 12 games when playing at home against Calgary

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10/22/2013 06:52 PM

NHL
Long Sheet

Tuesday, October 22

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ANAHEIM (7-1-0-0, 14 pts.) at TORONTO (6-3-0-0, 12 pts.) - 10/22/2013, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TORONTO is 131-136 ATS (-20.0 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 since 1996.
TORONTO is 60-76 ATS (-53.1 Units) in home games after a non-conference game since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 1-0 (+1.1 Units) against the spread versus ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
TORONTO is 1-0-0 straight up against ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.0 Units)

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VANCOUVER (5-4-0-1, 11 pts.) at NY ISLANDERS (3-3-0-2, 8 pts.) - 10/22/2013, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VANCOUVER is 58-76 ATS (-32.4 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
VANCOUVER is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against the spread versus NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
VANCOUVER is 1-0-0 straight up against NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.0 Units)

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NEW JERSEY (1-4-0-3, 5 pts.) at COLUMBUS (3-5-0-0, 6 pts.) - 10/22/2013, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW JERSEY is 61-46 ATS (+12.1 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 16-7 ATS (+8.9 Units) on Tuesday nights over the last 3 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 20-9 ATS (+10.9 Units) after a win by 2 goals or more over the last 3 seasons.
NEW JERSEY is 21-10 ATS (+10.7 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game over the last 3 seasons.
COLUMBUS is 13-32 ATS (+50.1 Units) first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NEW JERSEY is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against the spread versus COLUMBUS over the last 3 seasons
NEW JERSEY is 1-0-0 straight up against COLUMBUS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.2 Units)

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EDMONTON (2-6-0-1, 5 pts.) at MONTREAL (5-3-0-0, 10 pts.) - 10/22/2013, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MONTREAL is 36-58 ATS (+120.9 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
MONTREAL is 7-15 ATS (-11.2 Units) in home games first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
MONTREAL is 1-7 ATS (-8.2 Units) in home games after a non-conference game over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MONTREAL is 2-1 (+1.0 Units) against the spread versus EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
MONTREAL is 2-1-0 straight up against EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.8 Units)

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CHICAGO (5-1-0-2, 12 pts.) at FLORIDA (3-6-0-0, 6 pts.) - 10/22/2013, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO is 248-278 ATS (-114.0 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
CHICAGO is 127-145 ATS (-59.9 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season since 1996.
FLORIDA is 134-154 ATS (+307.6 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 since 1996.
FLORIDA is 78-123 ATS (+227.1 Units) when playing with 2 days rest since 1996.
FLORIDA is 53-82 ATS (-46.9 Units) in home games in non-conference games since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against the spread versus FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO is 2-0-0 straight up against FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.0 Units)

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NASHVILLE (5-3-0-1, 11 pts.) at MINNESOTA (3-3-0-3, 9 pts.) - 10/22/2013, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NASHVILLE is 22-11 ATS (+10.6 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NASHVILLE is 5-3 (+2.1 Units) against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
NASHVILLE is 5-3-0 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
5 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+4.1 Units)

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WASHINGTON (3-5-0-0, 6 pts.) at WINNIPEG (4-5-0-0, 8 pts.) - 10/22/2013, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 118-164 ATS (-68.2 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.
WINNIPEG is 17-7 ATS (+24.2 Units) after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
WINNIPEG is 5-5-0 straight up against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.5 Units)

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CALGARY (4-2-0-2, 10 pts.) at PHOENIX (5-2-0-2, 12 pts.) - 10/22/2013, 10:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PHOENIX is 293-264 ATS (-59.1 Units) first half of the season since 1996.
PHOENIX is 16-7 ATS (+8.8 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 192-166 ATS (+22.0 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
CALGARY is 4-3 (+1.6 Units) against the spread versus PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
CALGARY is 4-3-0 straight up against PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.1 Units, Under=-0.6 Units)

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10/24/2013 04:21 PM

Preview: Canucks (6-4) at Devils (1-5)

Date: October 24, 2013 7:00 PM EDT


There will be far less fanfare surrounding Cory Schneider's second start against his former Vancouver Canucks teammates than the first just over two weeks ago, leaving him to focus solely on helping the New Jersey Devils bust out of their slump.

New Jersey will be without captain Bryce Salvador, though, when it hosts Vancouver on Thursday night.

The Canucks traded Schneider to the Devils (1-5-3) on draft night for the No. 9 overall pick, and he made 29 saves against his former team Oct. 8 before Mike Santorelli deflected a Jason Garrison shot past him in overtime in New Jersey's 3-2 road defeat.

Roberto Luongo made 21 saves for Vancouver (6-4-1).

"With Louie at the other end, you have to match him save for save because he's not going to give you much,' Schneider said after that contest.

Luongo relished his first time going up against his former teammate.

"It was fun. Obviously we spent many years together so it was nice to battle it out head to head," Luongo said.

They may do so again in this matchup as Schneider, who is 1-3-1 despite a 2.21 goals-against average, looks to get New Jersey on track after making 20 saves in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Columbus.

The Devils failed to score after Michael Ryder's power-play goal in the second period gave them the lead.

'We're all searching for answers," coach Peter DeBoer said. "The bottom line is ... you have to have 20 guys prepared to be in the fight and win battles. You can't go in with 15 or 16.'

New Jersey lost again after ending a seven-game skid to begin the season with a 4-0 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday.

'We definitely wanted to build off that win," Salvador said. "We started that way with the power-play goal, but we didn't do it."

Salvador, though, will miss his first game of the season Thursday due to a death in his family as the Devils host a Vancouver team making its sixth stop on a season-high seven-game road trip.

The Canucks are 3-1-1 on their swing after earning a sloppy 5-4 overtime victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday. They trailed 2-0 and 3-2 before Brad Richardson's goal 2:16 into the extra session.

"I give them credit,' coach John Tortorella said. 'It was ugly. We made a ton of mistakes, they made a ton of mistakes, but we found a way to win. I think if you're going to get there in the end, you have to win.'

Ryan Kesler and Daniel Sedin each finished with a goal and an assist, while Chris Higgins and Henrik Sedin also scored. Henrik has three goals and four assists during a six-game point streak.

Vancouver concludes its trip against St. Louis on Friday.

'As you go further and further, you wear down a bit. It's natural,' Tortorella said. 'It's a situation that teams have to fight through.'

Luongo made 28 saves Tuesday and has won his last five starts with a 0.79 GAA against New Jersey, but it's unclear if he'll be in net for this contest.

The Canucks likely won't have Jannik Hansen, who suffered an upper-body injury against the Islanders.

New Jersey could have Patrik Elias back after he missed the last two contests with an illness.

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