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10/04/2013 08:28 AM

Preview: Islanders (0-0) at Devils (0-1)

Date: October 04, 2013 7:00 PM EDT


After ending a five-year playoff drought, the New York Islanders enter 2013-14 under the spotlight.

Kicking things off on a positive note, though, could prove difficult against future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur, who tries to help the New Jersey Devils bounce back in his season debut.

Hoping to avoid a sixth consecutive season-opening loss, the Islanders try to spoil the Devils' home opener Friday night.

New York endured five straight last-place finishes before going 24-17-7 in the lockout-shortened season, taking Pittsburgh to six games in a first-round playoff series. Star center John Tavares led the way with 28 goals to finish third in the NHL.

"I definitely see the expectations are higher, and people are going to expect for us to be in the playoffs," said the 23-year-old Tavares, New York's newly anointed captain.

"It's going to be a great task for us this year, but we're looking forward to it. Playing in the playoffs makes you hungrier to get back there. You can sense that hunger. We want to get back there and prove even more to ourselves."

Aside from trading former captain Mark Streit to Philadelphia and buying out Rick DiPietro's infamous $67.5 million contract, the Islanders had a relatively quiet offseason. They added former Minnesota forwards Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Cal Clutterbuck, though Clutterbuck is sidelined with a laceration on his leg.

"Our quest starts (Friday) night and we're excited to get it going," defenseman Travis Hamonic said. "Unfortunately it's been a long summer and a long training camp, but it's nice be at this point. We're excited for the ride this year. It's up and it's down. You hope that you've done the right work in the summer to prepare for it."

New Jersey's first game didn't go as planned, falling 3-0 at Pittsburgh on Thursday. Recently acquired Cory Schneider made 18 saves for the Devils, who failed to generate any offense.

Damien Brunner recorded a career-high eight shots, but fellow newcomer Jaromir Jagr was held to one.

"It was one of those nights, the puck didn't go in," coach Peter DeBoer said. "We've got to find a way to put some in the back of the net."

Brodeur, meanwhile, saw his NHL record of 18 consecutive season-opening starts end. The league's all-time leader in wins (669) and shutouts (121), though, is expected to start this game.

"I don't know if there were any guys who did it more often than me, I doubt somebody will, it's kind of a tough one," he said. "I had a good run. We'll keep one of the two alive with Friday's game."

The 41-year-old Brodeur went 13-9-7 with a 2.22 goals-against average last season. While his 50 wins versus the Islanders are his most against any team, Brodeur is 1-2-1 with a 3.02 GAA in his last four home games in the series.

The Islanders took three of five from New Jersey in 2012-13, including both road matchups while scoring a combined eight goals. Tavares has six and two assists during a four-game stretch against the Devils.

"Any time it's a division rival and a team that you have history with and you play a lot, you always want to bring your best and earn those points," Islanders defenseman Brian Strait said. "They're in our conference so it's crucial every time we play them."

New York could turn to goalie Evgeni Nabokov, who was re-signed this summer. The 38-year-old veteran was 23-11-7 with a 2.50 GAA and three shutouts last season.

Nabokov has allowed one goal in each of the last two matchups versus New Jersey, improving to 5-8-0 with a 2.97 GAA in 13 starts against the Devils.

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10/04/2013 08:31 AM

Preview: Flames (0-0) at Blue Jackets (0-0)

Date: October 04, 2013 7:00 PM EDT


Twelve seasons in the Western Conference produced one playoff berth - and no postseason victories - for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Blue Jackets were one of the hottest teams down the stretch to close last season and are hoping a shift to the East will pay dividends.

Columbus plays as an Eastern Conference team for the first time Friday night at home against the Calgary Flames.

The Blue Jackets never quite fit in the West, as they were often forced to make long flights for games against teams in the Pacific time zone. Now they are in the brand-new Metropolitan Division as part of an Eastern Conference that is comprised solely of teams in the Eastern time zone.

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"This going to the East in the new divisional concept, it's going to be a difficult time for any of these teams to make the playoffs,' Blue Jackets director of hockey operations John Davidson said.

Columbus narrowly missed making the playoffs in its last season in the West despite closing on a 19-5-3 surge after March 3 for the NHL's second-best record in that span behind Pittsburgh. The Blue Jackets finished with a 24-17-7 mark and 55 points - which would have tied them for eighth place in the East and would have been within two points of four other teams.

"We expect nothing short of being in the playoffs this year,' forward R.J. Umberger said. "That's our goal.'

The Blue Jackets will celebrate the start of the new season by having Ohio native Jack Nicklaus take part in the ceremonial puck drop.

Columbus probably wishes it would debut a healthy Nathan Horton instead of welcoming the greatest golfer in history. Horton signed a seven-year, $37.1-million deal this offseason, but the former Boston star won't be available until December due to shoulder surgery.

The Blue Jackets will have Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky, who was fifth in the NHL with a 2.00 goals-against average a season ago as he provided stability for a franchise that floundered due to the struggles of former Columbus goalie Steve Mason.

"Bob is Bob,' coach Todd Richards said. "I have no doubt he can do it again."

Columbus went 5-0-2 over the previous two seasons against Calgary behind eight points from Vinny Prospal, who led the Blue Jackets with 30 a season ago but is no longer with the club.

Marian Gaborik, acquired April 3 from the Rangers, will begin his first full season with Columbus as he tries to help improve an offense that finished 25th in goals last campaign.

The Flames finished with the NHL's fifth-worst record last season, and opened 2013-14 by blowing a three-goal lead in a 5-4 shootout loss at Washington on Thursday.

David Jones, Lee Stempniak, Jiri Hudler and Lance Bouma all scored for Calgary, which led 3-0 after one period and 4-1 in the second.

Coach Bob Hartley said there was "no excuse" for the defeat.

"Very happy with the effort, obviously disappointed with the result," Hartley said. "I told the boys, 'It's one thing to play in the NHL, and there's a different way to win in the NHL.'"

Karri Ramo made 35 saves in his Calgary debut as he replaces the retired Miikka Kiprusoff.

The Flames are expected to again be without Michael Cammalleri, out with a hand injury.

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10/04/2013 08:32 AM

Preview: Red Wings (1-0) at Hurricanes (0-0)

Date: October 04, 2013 7:00 PM EDT


Jimmy Howard isn't concerned about being unfamiliar with certain opponents now that the Detroit Red Wings have transitioned to the Eastern Conference.

After a successful yet sometimes sloppy introduction to the East, the Red Wings look to cut down on trips to the penalty box on the road Friday night against the Carolina Hurricanes, who open their season with some injury concerns.

Detroit (1-0-0) got its wish of switching conferences with the league's realignment, but that means having the majority of its games against teams it hasn't seen very much in recent years. For example, Howard is an eight-year veteran who has faced Carolina only twice, most recently a 3-0 loss April 6, 2011.

Howard and the rest of the Red Wings didn't seem fazed in Wednesday's 2-1 home win over Buffalo, as Mikael Samuelsson and Pavel Datsyuk scored 36 seconds apart in the first period.

"There's enough video nowadays that it shouldn't really matter," said Howard, who made 19 saves. "The coaching staff does a great job breaking down the teams for us and breaking down their players and their tendencies. There shouldn't really be any surprises for us."

The main focus for Detroit going forward will be on staying out of the box. The Red Wings were shorthanded seven times Wednesday, including a pair of 5-on-3 situations.

Though they were able to kill off each, minimizing penalties will be crucial.

"We're going to have to clean that up, especially early on in the year when it seems more tightly called," Howard said. "There's still a lot of areas that we can work on, and it's nice to get that first game under your belt."

Carolina is excited to finally get going, though some players likely will be fighting through injuries Friday.

Jeff Skinner (lower-body injury) recently began practicing after missing the final two preseason games, while Alexander Semin (upper body) returned to practice Wednesday.

The Hurricanes will be without Tim Gleason (concussion) indefinitely, but they signed fellow defenseman Radek Dvorak to a one-year contract Wednesday. Winger Tuomo Ruutu will begin the season on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

Coach Kirk Muller, though, was encouraged by Semin's return to the ice.

"He's a guy that can miss time and just jump in. He's in good shape," Muller said. "He plays a lot more off instinct, than anything. He jumps right in and doesn't look like he really misses a beat."

Semin, who signed a five-year, $35 million deal in March and finished with 13 goals and 31 assists last season, will again play on the top line with Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty.

Staal led the team with 53 points while Tlusty scored a team-best 23 goals, and that line produced much of the scoring for the Hurricanes (19-25-4), who haven't made the playoffs since 2009.

It won't get any easier for them in the new Metropolitan Division, which includes Pittsburgh, Washington, Philadelphia, the New York Rangers, the New York Islanders, New Jersey and up-and-coming Columbus.

"It's going to be tough. It's a good division," defenseman Justin Faulk said. "Obviously, there's a lot of teams that are pretty good. But we're looking forward to it. Every team's good in the league. Every night, anyone can win, and I think we're pretty confident with the group that we have in here to do a pretty good job."

Skinner, who had 13 goals and 11 assists in 42 games last season, enters his fourth NHL season seeking his first playoff appearance.

"We just want to make the playoffs. That's what everyone plays the game for," Skinner told the team's official website. "I haven't been there yet. That's the goal, and that's what everyone is striving for."

Detroit has four of the last five meetings.

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10/04/2013 08:33 AM

Preview: Kings (1-0) at Jets (1-0)

Date: October 04, 2013 8:00 PM EDT


In their second game as a Western Conference team, the Winnipeg Jets will seek to match their best start in franchise history.

The Los Angeles Kings, meanwhile, will try to secure their best in 10 seasons after Friday night's visit to Winnipeg by also building on a comeback victory in its opener.

The Jets (1-0-0) trailed by two goals midway through the second period Tuesday in Edmonton before Michael Frolik found the net twice and Jacob Trouba scored in his first NHL game. Frolik, part of a Stanley Cup-winning team in Chicago last season, netted the tiebreaking goal in the 5-4 win with 5:02 remaining.

"It was a really up-and-down game, but we battled hard, especially in the end," he said. "It was a good finish for us, and we can be happy with the way we turned the game around.

"I don't think that we can afford to give up that many goals. The defense could be a little tighter."

Winnipeg will try for a better defensive effort while improving to 2-0-0 for the first time since 2009-10, when the franchise was in its penultimate season as the Atlanta Thrashers. The Thrashers also won their first two games in 2003-04.

"Players want to get off to a good start," coach Claude Noel said. "We're happy (the season opener) is behind us. Our task is to continue to get better."

The Kings will try to spoil Winnipeg's home opener while winning its first two games for the first time since a 3-0-0 start in 2002-03.

Los Angeles (1-0-0) came back from a pair of early one-goal deficits Thursday for a 3-2 shootout victory in Minnesota. Jeff Carter scored the tying goal with 6:46 remaining in regulation and the shootout winner.

Jonathan Quick kept the Wild scoreless over the final 42:48 of regulation and the five-minute overtime, then foiled Minnesota's two shootout attempts.

"He was huge," center Anze Kopitar said. "Over the course of the past three or four years we've gotten pretty familiar with his play. He's always been back there holding strong for us, and tonight was no different.

"He held us in there and we found a way to score a goal at the end of the game, and finished it off in the shootout."

The Kings are facing the Jets for the first time since a 1-0 overtime loss in Winnipeg on Dec. 29, 2011. Los Angeles is 1-2-2 in its last five matchups with that franchise after going 7-0-2 in its first nine.

After playing the Jets just once since their move from Atlanta, the Kings will face them three times this season. The next meeting, though, isn't until March 6 in Winnipeg.

Frolik scored all three of his goals last season against Los Angeles and had two of his seven assists. He tallied just one assist in Chicago's five-game victory over the Kings in the conference championship series.

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10/04/2013 08:36 AM

Preview: Predators (0-1) at Avalanche (1-0)

Date: October 04, 2013 9:00 PM EDT


While new coach Patrick Roy will try to show a cooler temperament, the Colorado Avalanche will seek to build on a lopsided win in their season opener.

With captain Gabriel Landeskog's status questionable, the Avalanche will also attempt to match their best start since relocating to Colorado after a visit from the Nashville Predators on Friday night.

Colorado was in the midst wrapping up a 6-1 win over Anaheim on Wednesday when No. 1 overall draft pick Nathan MacKinnon was involved in a knee-to-knee hit with Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy. That angered Roy, who showed his displeasure by nearly knocking the barrier between the benches into Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau during a heated postgame argument.

Roy, a once fiery goaltender, was fined $10,000 by the NHL on Thursday.

"I guess I have to change a few things. I got the $10,000 fine by the league for that," Roy said. "I understand it now. At the same time, I will always defend my players."

The Avalanche (1-0-0) will try to move on while improving to 2-0-0 for only the third time in their 18 seasons in Denver. Colorado won its first two games in 2009-10 and 2001-02.

The franchise prevailed in its first five contests in its final season in Quebec, 1994-95, and started a team-best 7-0-0 in 1985-86. The Avalanche will try to take another step toward matching those starts with a third consecutive home win against the Predators.

It's unknown if Landeskog will be available for that attempt. The winger sat out Thursday's practice because of an ailing leg.

"We have to bring the same intensity (as in the Anaheim game), same game plan and we've got to stick together," said forward Jamie McGinn, who scored two goals.

The first of Colorado's two victories over Nashville at the Pepsi Center last season snapped a nine-game skid in the series. The Avalanche took two of three meetings between the teams.

MacKinnon might help Colorado earn another win against its new Central Division rivals. The 18-year-old center had two assists in his NHL debut and became the youngest player with a multipoint performance since 1944.

In this game, MacKinnon likely will face his friend and No. 4 overall pick, Nashville defenseman Seth Jones. The son of former NBA player Popeye Jones made his debut on his 19th birthday Thursday but couldn't lead the Predators to a win.

Nashville (0-1-0) couldn't recover from an early three-goal deficit in a 4-2 defeat in St. Louis. Pekka Rinne was replaced by Carter Hutton after giving up the third goal with 10:15 remaining in the opening period.

"Obviously, I'm not happy with the result, not happy with the effort," said Rinne, who faced six shots.

That early exit could earn Rinne another start. A 9-0-1 record and a 1.68 goals-against average in his last 12 games against Colorado could help his cause.

Rinne, though, has struggled to stop Matt Duchene in some of those recent matchups.

The Avalanche center has seven goals and four assists in his last 10 contests against Nashville. Predators captain Shea Weber has six goals and 11 assists in his past 20 matchups versus Colorado.

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10/04/2013 02:32 PM

NHL
Dunkel

Detroit at Carolina
The Red Wings look to take advantage of a Carolina team that is 2-10 in its last 12 home games. Detroit is the pick (-120) according to Dunkel, which has the Red Wings favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-120). Here are all of today's picks.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

Game 51-52: Ottawa at Buffalo (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ottawa 12.995; Buffalo 11.524
Dunkel Line & Total: Ottawa by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Ottawa (-125); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Ottawa (-125); Over

Game 53-54: NY Islanders at New Jersey (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Islanders 11.969; New Jersey 10.962
Dunkel Line & Total: NY Islanders by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: New Jersey (-120); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: NY Islanders (+100); Under

Game 55-56: Calgary at Columbus (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Calgary 12.286; Columbus 11.382
Dunkel Line & Total: Calgary by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Columbus (-180); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Calgary (+160); Over

Game 57-58: Detroit at Carolina (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 11.882; Carolina 10.337
Dunkel Line & Total: Detroit by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Detroit (-120); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-120); Under

Game 59-60: Los Angeles at Winnipeg (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Los Angeles 12.338; Winnipeg 11.292
Dunkel Line & Total: Los Angeles by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Los Angeles (-120); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Los Angeles (-120); Under

Game 61-62: Nashville at Colorado (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Nashville 11.296; Colorado 10.106
Dunkel Line & Total: Nashville by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

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10/04/2013 02:56 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record

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 13-­12-­3 52.00% -­350


Friday, October 4

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Ottawa - 7:00 PM ET Buffalo +105 500 POD # 4

Buffalo - Under 5.5 500

NY Islanders - 7:00 PM ET New Jersey -110 500

New Jersey - Under 5.5 500 POD # 3

Detroit - 7:00 PM ET Detroit -120 500

Carolina - Over 5.5 500

Calgary - 7:00 PM ET Columbus -190 500

Columbus - Over 5.5 500 POD # 1

Los Angeles - 8:00 PM ET Los Angeles -110 500

Winnipeg - Under 5.5 500 POD # 2

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10/05/2013 09:52 AM

NHL
Dunkel

Detroit at Boston
The Bruins look to follow up their 3-1 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday and build on their 9-3 record in their last 12 games after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game. Boston is the pick (-145) according to Dunkel, which has the Bruins favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Boston (-145). Here are all of today's picks.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

Game 1-2: Philadelphia at Montreal (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia 11.083; Montreal 10.467
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 1/2; 7
Vegas Line & Total: Montreal (-130); 6
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (+110); Over

Game 3-4: Ottawa at Toronto (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ottawa 11.113; Toronto 12.596
Dunkel Line & Total: Toronto by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Toronto (-135); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (-135); Under

Game 5-6: Detroit at Boston (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 11.821; Boston 13.533
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Boston (-145); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-145); Under

Game 7-8: Columbus at NY Islanders (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Columbus 11.733; NY Islanders 11.111
Dunkel Line & Total: Columbus by 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: NY Islanders (-130); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Columbus (+110); Over

Game 9-10: Buffalo at Pittsburgh (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Buffalo 11.405; Pittsburgh 12.899
Dunkel Line & Total: Pittsburgh by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Pittsburgh (-230); 6
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-230); Under

Game 11-12: Tampa Bay at Chicago (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Tampa Bay 11.869; Chicago 10.771
Dunkel Line & Total: Tampa Bay by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago (-220); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (+180); Over

Game 13-14: Florida at St. Louis (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida 11.115; St. Louis 12.535
Dunkel Line & Total: St. Louis by 1 1/2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: St. Louis (-210); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-210); Under

Game 15-16: Washington at Dallas (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 11.394; Dallas 10.523
Dunkel Line & Total: Washington by 1; 7
Vegas Line & Total: Dallas (-110); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Washington (-110); Over

Game 17-18: Anaheim at Minnesota (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Anaheim 10.623; Minnesota 10.213
Dunkel Line & Total: Anaheim by 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota (-135); 5
Dunkel Pick: Anaheim (+115); Over

Game 19-20: Edmonton at Vancouver (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Edmonton 10.416; Vancouver 11.913
Dunkel Line & Total: Vancouver by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Vancouver (-145); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Vancouver (-145); Under

Game 21-22: Phoenix at San Jose (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Phoenix 10.033; San Jose 11.666
Dunkel Line & Total: San Jose by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: San Jose (-155); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Jose (-155); Under

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10/05/2013 09:54 AM

NHL
Long Sheet

Saturday, October 5

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PHILADELPHIA (0-1-0-0, 0 pts.) at MONTREAL (0-1-0-0, 0 pts.) - 10/5/2013, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
MONTREAL is 31-56 ATS (-54.2 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
MONTREAL is 13-26 ATS (-18.1 Units) first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
MONTREAL is 2-9 ATS (-8.4 Units) in home games after allowing 4 goals or more over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 4-2 (+1.8 Units) against the spread versus MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
PHILADELPHIA is 4-2-0 straight up against MONTREAL 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=-0.8 Units)

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OTTAWA (0-0-0-0, 0 pts.) at TORONTO (2-0-0-0, 4 pts.) - 10/5/2013, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TORONTO is 128-135 ATS (-21.8 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 since 1996.
TORONTO is 73-82 ATS (-35.0 Units) in home games after a win by 2 goals or more since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 6-4 (+1.2 Units) against the spread versus OTTAWA over the last 3 seasons
TORONTO is 6-4-0 straight up against OTTAWA over the last 3 seasons
6 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.0 Units)

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DETROIT (1-0-0-0, 2 pts.) at BOSTON (1-0-0-0, 2 pts.) - 10/5/2013, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 24-7 ATS (+13.4 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
BOSTON is 329-320 ATS (-78.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
BOSTON is 132-116 ATS (+260.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 1-0 (+1.2 Units) against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 1-0-0 straight up against BOSTON 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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COLUMBUS (0-0-0-0, 0 pts.) at NY ISLANDERS (0-0-0-0, 0 pts.) - 10/5/2013, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
COLUMBUS is 65-137 ATS (+259.3 Units) in road games first half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
COLUMBUS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against the spread versus NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
COLUMBUS is 1-0-0 straight up against NY ISLANDERS 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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BUFFALO (0-1-0-0, 0 pts.) at PITTSBURGH (1-0-0-0, 2 pts.) - 10/5/2013, 7:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
BUFFALO is 3-3 (+1.3 Units) against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 3-3-0 straight up against BUFFALO over the last 3 seasons
4 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.0 Units)

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TAMPA BAY (0-1-0-0, 0 pts.) at CHICAGO (1-0-0-0, 2 pts.) - 10/5/2013, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TAMPA BAY is 94-187 ATS (+343.7 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 since 1996.
TAMPA BAY is 0-8 ATS (+9.9 Units) in road games after a division game over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO is 246-277 ATS (-59.5 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
CHICAGO is 125-144 ATS (-69.7 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
TAMPA BAY is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against the spread versus CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
TAMPA BAY is 1-0-0 straight up against CHICAGO 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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FLORIDA (1-0-0-0, 2 pts.) at ST LOUIS (1-0-0-0, 2 pts.) - 10/5/2013, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
FLORIDA is 42-87 ATS (+152.5 Units) in road games after a win by 2 goals or more since 1996.
FLORIDA is 13-3 ATS (+16.2 Units) on Saturday games over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST LOUIS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against the spread versus FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
ST LOUIS is 1-0-0 straight up against FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
0 of 0 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.0 Units)

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WASHINGTON (1-1-0-0, 2 pts.) at DALLAS (0-1-0-0, 0 pts.) - 10/5/2013, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 117-162 ATS (-66.6 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.
DALLAS is 172-111 ATS (+20.0 Units) after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
DALLAS is 1-0 (+1.5 Units) against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
DALLAS is 1-0-0 straight up against WASHINGTON 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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ANAHEIM (0-1-0-0, 0 pts.) at MINNESOTA (0-0-0-1, 1 pts.) - 10/5/2013, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ANAHEIM is 3-15 ATS (+21.0 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5 or less over the last 3 seasons.
ANAHEIM is 9-28 ATS (+40.5 Units) first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ANAHEIM is 5-2 (+2.4 Units) against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
ANAHEIM is 5-2-0 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.0 Units)

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EDMONTON (0-1-0-0, 0 pts.) at VANCOUVER (0-1-0-0, 0 pts.) - 10/5/2013, 10:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VANCOUVER is 292-261 ATS (-4.8 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
VANCOUVER is 133-129 ATS (-71.0 Units) 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 7-3 (+2.7 Units) against the spread versus EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
VANCOUVER is 7-3-0 straight up against EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
6 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.6 Units)

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PHOENIX (1-0-0-0, 2 pts.) at SAN JOSE (1-0-0-0, 2 pts.) - 10/5/2013, 10:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAN JOSE is 145-110 ATS (+255.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season since 1996.
PHOENIX is 289-260 ATS (+23.2 Units) first half of the season since 1996.
PHOENIX is 95-95 ATS (+225.2 Units) in road games vs. division opponents since 1996.
PHOENIX is 191-164 ATS (+25.0 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game since 1996.
PHOENIX is 34-27 ATS (+64.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 10-4 ATS (+15.0 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
SAN JOSE is 121-107 ATS (-58.9 Units) in home games after a division game since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHOENIX is 5-4 (+2.2 Units) against the spread versus SAN JOSE over the last 3 seasons
PHOENIX is 5-4-0 straight up against SAN JOSE over the last 3 seasons
4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.5 Units, Under=-0.4 Units)

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10/05/2013 09:55 AM

NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Saturday, October 5

Hot teams
-- Season is starting this week, so not a lot of info yet; we'll have knowledge here every night from now until the Stanley Cup is hoisted next spring.......

Cold teams

Series records
-- Red Wings won four of their last five games with Boston.
-- Maple Leafs won six of last seven games against Ottawa.
-- Flyers are 14-5 in their last nineteen games against Montreal.
-- Columbus won its last two games against Islanders, 4-3/7-3.
-- Sabres are 4-3 in last seven games vs Pittsburgh; road team won last four.
-- Lightning won their last three games against Chicago.
-- Blues won last two games with Florida, 2-1/4-1.
-- Dallas won its last two games vs Washington, 2-1/5-2.
-- Ducks won last four games vs Minnesota, allowing five goals.
-- Canucks won six of their last nine games with Edmonton.
-- Coyotes lost three of last four visits to San Jose.

Totals
-- Four of last five Detroit-Boston games stayed under total.
-- Seven of last eight Ottawa-Toronto games stayed under.
-- Six of last nine Montreal-Philly games went over the total.
-- Last two Columbus-Islander games went over total.
-- Five of last six Buffalo-Pittsburgh games went over total.
-- Tampa Bay's last two visits to Chicago both stayed under.
-- Six of last seven Florida-St Louis games stayed under.
-- No totals trends for Dallas-Washington series.
-- Under is 3-0-1 in last five Anaheim-Minnesota games.
-- Five of last six Oiler-Canuck games stayed under the total.
-- Under is 4-1-1 in last six Phoenix-San Jose games.

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