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10/29/2011 04:06 PM

Preview: Kings (4-2) at Coyotes (4-3)

Date: October 29, 2011 9:00 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Kings have been stingy in their own end thanks to Jonathan Quick. The return of their best defenseman should help them continue that prowess.

All-Star Drew Doughty is expected to be back in action Saturday night for the Kings when they visit the Phoenix Coyotes.

Doughty, who signed an eight-year, $56 million contract last month, was placed on injured reserve Oct. 16 with a right shoulder problem sustained in a 3-2 overtime win at Philadelphia the day before. Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo leveled Doughty with a hit 24 seconds into the contest.

The former Norris Trophy finalist missed almost all of training camp while negotiating the deal that put him among the NHL's highest-paid defensemen. Doughty has returned to practice this week.

Los Angeles (6-2-1) went 4-1-0 in his absence, and rookie defenseman Slava Voynov - called up from Manchester of the AHL when Doughty hit IR - had two goals and an assist in Thursday's 5-3 victory at Dallas. Voynov recorded his first NHL points, although he may be the odd man out with Doughty returning.

"Well, yeah, it looks like Doughty is going to be ready to go here, probably on the weekend, the next game," coach Terry Murray said. "So yeah, there's some decisions to be made, maybe more so by management than the coaching staff. We'll see how that goes."

Quick made 30 saves to improve to 6-0-1 with a 1.12 goals-against average, although he failed to become the first goaltender to record four straight shutouts since Phoenix's Brian Boucher in 2003-04.

Quick didn't allow a goal in the Kings' first three games without Doughty.

The goalie made 28 saves in a 2-0 victory at Phoenix (4-3-2) on Oct. 20 to record his 100th NHL win. Dustin Brown and Kyle Clifford scored as the Kings won their fourth straight over the Coyotes.

Brown and Mike Richards joined Voynov with three points apiece Thursday for the Kings, who broke out after totaling three goals over their previous three games.

"We knew if we kept generating chances, the floodgates would eventually open," center Anze Kopitar said. "We came through at the right time and needed it. That's a step in the right direction."

Phoenix has totaled 12 goals in going 2-0-1 since losing to Los Angeles. Veteran winger Ray Whitney had two goals and an assist in Thursday's 5-3 home win over New Jersey.

"Wins are huge early in the year," winger Raffi Torres said. "This is when you need to get them because they only get harder down the stretch."

Coach Dave Tippett created a new line that teamed Whitney with Radim Vrbata and Martin Hanzal in a combination that worked well at times last season. Vrbata and Hanzal each had two points.

"I was just kind of trying to tweak things, seeing if we can get some sparks here," Tippett said.

This contest features four players among the Western Conference's points leaders. Kopitar has 12 and Richards nine while Whitney and captain Shane Doan share Phoenix's team lead with 10 apiece.

Kopitar has gone nine straight games without a goal against the Coyotes.

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10/29/2011 04:08 PM

Preview: Capitals (4-1) at Canucks (3-5)

Date: October 29, 2011 10:00 PM EDT

A rare lack of discipline hurt the Washington Capitals in their first loss of the season, but they aren't having nearly as many issues as their next opponent.

The Capitals will attempt to bounce back Saturday night when they face the struggling Vancouver Canucks in a matchup of teams which finished atop their respective conferences last season.

The only team to post more points than Washington during 2010-11 was the Presidents' Trophy-winning Canucks, who went on to lose to Boston in the Stanley Cup finals. However, it's the Capitals (7-1-0) who are off to a fast start this season while Vancouver (4-5-1) has been inconsistent and enters this game looking to avoid a third straight loss.

Washington was the only team left which hadn't lost before a sloppy effort in a 2-1 defeat at Edmonton on Thursday.

The Capitals took an early 1-0 lead before giving up two power-play goals - the same number they allowed in the previous six games combined. The Oilers had eight power-play opportunities as Washington totaled a season-high 18 penalty minutes after entering the game with the league's fewest.

"For whatever reason we took penalties not only in our zone but also in the offensive zone," goalie Tomas Vokoun said. "Penalties are tough to kill in this league. We had a chance to get a point but they had a bit more puck luck than us.

"You can't take that many penalties, no matter who you are playing. It cost us the game in the end."

Washington still has one of the stingiest defenses in the NHL, giving up 2.00 goals per game, and has allowed the fewest even-strength goals among East teams with 10.

Vokoun has allowed two goals or fewer in six straight starts overall, and five in a row in Vancouver.

Alex Ovechkin, who went scoreless Thursday, has been held without a point in three straight games against the Canucks after recording a goal and assist each of the first two times he faced them.

The Capitals are 1-6-1 in their last eight games against the Canucks, including three straight defeats in Vancouver since last winning there Feb. 14, 2001.

The Canucks (4-5-1) hope to extend that drought as they try to rebound from losses on back-to-back nights.

Cory Schneider got the nod in goal in a 3-0 loss to St. Louis on Wednesday after Roberto Luongo was pulled the previous night in the second period of a 3-2 defeat at Edmonton.

Vancouver has trailed going into the third period in all but one game.

"We can be better in a lot of areas," said coach Alain Vigneault. "We're not generating the type of chances that I think this group is capable of generating.

"We're playing under our level right now."

Despite his struggles this season, Luongo could be back in net Saturday. He is 12-1-0 in his last 13 starts against the Capitals while posting a 2.10 goals-against average.

Luongo, 2-3-1 with a 3.46 GAA to open this season, allowed three goals on 14 shots Tuesday before being pulled - as he was twice in last season's Cup finals.

However, the Canucks know there's plenty of blame to go around for their slow start.

"It's never been about the goaltender, it's been about the whole team," Daniel Sedin told the team's official website.

Sedin, the team leader with 12 points, has been held scoreless the last two games.




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10/29/2011 04:12 PM

NHL
Long Sheet

Saturday, October 29

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OTTAWA (4-5-0-0, 8 pts.) at NY RANGERS (3-2-0-2, 8 pts.) - 10/29/2011, 3:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NY RANGERS are 18-5 ATS (+12.4 Units) after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
NY RANGERS are 17-6 ATS (+8.9 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
NY RANGERS are 71-103 ATS (-86.2 Units) in home games after allowing 4 goals or more since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY RANGERS is 5-3-0 straight up against OTTAWA over the last 3 seasons
4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.3 Units)

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FLORIDA (5-3-0-0, 10 pts.) at BUFFALO (5-3-0-0, 10 pts.) - 10/29/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
FLORIDA is 13-7 ATS (+21.6 Units) on Saturday games over the last 2 seasons.
BUFFALO is 16-22 ATS (-10.7 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 2 seasons.
BUFFALO is 1-8 ATS (-10.6 Units) in home games after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
BUFFALO is 4-11 ATS (-13.4 Units) in home games after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
BUFFALO is 6-3 (+0.5 Units) against the spread versus FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
BUFFALO is 6-3-0 straight up against FLORIDA over the last 3 seasons
6 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+3.2 Units)

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PITTSBURGH (7-2-0-2, 16 pts.) at TORONTO (5-2-0-1, 11 pts.) - 10/29/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TORONTO is 284-288 ATS (-62.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
PITTSBURGH is 21-12 ATS (+7.7 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 11-1 ATS (+9.8 Units) in road games on Saturday games over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 19-6 ATS (+9.9 Units) after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 69-76 ATS (-45.5 Units) in home games after a win by 2 goals or more since 1996.
TORONTO is 87-110 ATS (-87.6 Units) in home games after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 5-3-0 straight up against TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
6 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+3.8 Units)

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BOSTON (3-5-0-0, 6 pts.) at MONTREAL (2-5-0-2, 6 pts.) - 10/29/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 0-4 ATS (-6.7 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record this season.
BOSTON is 0-4 ATS (-6.7 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season this season.
BOSTON is 11-19 ATS (-14.5 Units) on Saturday games over the last 2 seasons.
MONTREAL is 17-8 ATS (+9.0 Units) on Saturday games over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
MONTREAL is 13-7 (+10.3 Units) against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
MONTREAL is 13-7-0 straight up against BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
8 of 15 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.0 Units)

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SAN JOSE (4-3-0-0, 8 pts.) at NY ISLANDERS (3-4-0-0, 6 pts.) - 10/29/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAN JOSE is 153-124 ATS (+24.1 Units) in road games first half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN JOSE is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against the spread versus NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
SAN JOSE is 2-0-0 straight up against NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.2 Units)

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CAROLINA (3-3-0-3, 9 pts.) at PHILADELPHIA (5-3-0-1, 11 pts.) - 10/29/2011, 7:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 7-1 (+5.6 Units) against the spread versus CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
PHILADELPHIA is 7-1-0 straight up against CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.4 Units, Under=-0.5 Units)

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WINNIPEG (2-5-0-1, 5 pts.) at TAMPA BAY (4-3-0-2, 10 pts.) - 10/29/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TAMPA BAY is 61-48 ATS (+111.4 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 32-23 ATS (+8.8 Units) vs. division opponents over the last 3 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 235-323 ATS (+699.9 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
TAMPA BAY is 102-160 ATS (-69.6 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 11-1 (+10.9 Units) against the spread versus WINNIPEG over the last 3 seasons
TAMPA BAY is 11-1-0 straight up against WINNIPEG over the last 3 seasons
7 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.7 Units)

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ANAHEIM (4-3-0-1, 9 pts.) at NASHVILLE (3-4-0-1, 7 pts.) - 10/29/2011, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NASHVILLE is 101-88 ATS (+2.9 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
NASHVILLE is 154-104 ATS (+273.2 Units) on Saturday games since 1996.
ANAHEIM is 53-43 ATS (+96.7 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
NASHVILLE is 12-19 ATS (-7.3 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5 or less over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NASHVILLE is 9-5 (+3.8 Units) against the spread versus ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
NASHVILLE is 9-5-0 straight up against ANAHEIM over the last 3 seasons
7 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.9 Units)

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DETROIT (5-2-0-0, 10 pts.) at MINNESOTA (3-2-0-3, 9 pts.) - 10/29/2011, 8:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
DETROIT is 7-2 (+3.5 Units) against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 7-2-0 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
6 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+3.1 Units)

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NEW JERSEY (4-2-0-1, 9 pts.) at DALLAS (7-2-0-0, 14 pts.) - 10/29/2011, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW JERSEY is 14-30 ATS (-19.8 Units) first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
DALLAS is 7-2 ATS (+9.7 Units) in all games this season.
DALLAS is 7-2 ATS (+4.7 Units) first half of the season this season.
DALLAS is 35-24 ATS (+10.5 Units) after allowing 4 goals or more over the last 3 seasons.
DALLAS is 159-100 ATS (+19.3 Units) after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
DALLAS is 2-2 (+0.6 Units) against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
DALLAS is 2-2-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
2 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.1 Units)

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COLUMBUS (1-7-0-1, 3 pts.) at CHICAGO (5-1-0-2, 12 pts.) - 10/29/2011, 8:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
COLUMBUS is 34-57 ATS (+97.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
COLUMBUS is 61-128 ATS (+240.5 Units) in road games first half of the season since 1996.
COLUMBUS is 25-61 ATS (+102.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
COLUMBUS is 12-28 ATS (+43.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
CHICAGO is 230-261 ATS (+511.8 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
CHICAGO is 115-137 ATS (-67.7 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO is 8-4-0 straight up against COLUMBUS over the last 3 seasons
9 of 12 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+5.7 Units)

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LOS ANGELES (5-2-0-1, 11 pts.) at PHOENIX (3-3-0-2, 8 pts.) - 10/29/2011, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PHOENIX is 99-84 ATS (-16.9 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 179-152 ATS (+23.3 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game since 1996.
PHOENIX is 121-116 ATS (+282.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season since 1996.
LOS ANGELES is 20-8 ATS (+9.3 Units) on Saturday games over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 2-11 ATS (-11.3 Units) in home games after a win by 2 goals or more over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
LOS ANGELES is 7-6-0 straight up against PHOENIX over the last 3 seasons
6 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.5 Units)

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WASHINGTON (7-0-0-0, 14 pts.) at VANCOUVER (4-5-0-1, 9 pts.) - 10/29/2011, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WASHINGTON is 109-152 ATS (-61.8 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.
WASHINGTON is 7-13 ATS (-15.3 Units) after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
VANCOUVER is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against the spread versus WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
VANCOUVER is 2-0-0 straight up against WASHINGTON 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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10/29/2011 04:14 PM

NHL

Saturday, October 29

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Hockey Night In Canada: NHL betting preview
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Pittsburgh Penguins at Toronto Maple Leafs (100, 5.5)

Surely CBC hoped this would be the night that Sidney Crosby returned to action. That’s not going to happen, and probably won’t for a long while. In the interim, you do have a dandy here with two first-place teams which have just four losses between them.

Crashing the garden party

New York was certainly abuzz for the hometown Rangers Thursday night. The last team to host a regular season game this year because of renovations to Madison Square Garden, New York was eager and amped to give the crowd something to cheer about.

Well, the resurgent Maple Leafs made sure that didn’t happen. Toronto cruised to a 4-2 win that wasn’t nearly as close as the score indicated.

Malkin makes an impact

Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin returned to action in time for a home-and-home series with the Islanders this week, and it showed. Malkin, who had some knee soreness, had six shots, an assist and won the second game with a shootout goal at home Thursday night.

The Penguins swept the two-game set and now sit comfortably ahead of the rest of the league with 18 points. Imagine how good they’ll be when Crosby returns.

Numbers in net

In the preseason, Toronto coach Ron Wilson was quick to point out how much depth the Maple Leafs had in net, and so far, so good.

Jonas Gustavsson started against the Rangers and the Flyers on the road, in place of James Reimer, who is recovering from a whiplash injury, and stopped 54 shots.

History

Consider the over. The last 10 times Toronto has appeared on Hockey Night in Canada, eight of the games have gone over. And in their last 21 games versus the Penguins, the Maple Leafs have posted a 16-4-1 mark over. The two teams split four games last season.



Washington Capitals at Vancouver Canucks (-115, 5.5)

It wasn’t going to last forever. As great a start as the Capitals are off to, they were going to lose sometime. But maybe it’s better off for us all. A 2-1 loss in Edmonton Thursday may just be what Washington needs to refocus and get ready for this clash of titans in the national nightcap.

Missing Mike

Washington defenseman Mike Green missed the Oilers game after suffering an ankle injury in Saturday’s victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

Green, one of those on-again, off-again superstars that make the Capitals such a crapshoot in the postseason, is definitely on to start this year. He has three goals, six points and is plus-2.

It's a heck of a pace to keep up, especially if he's still a tad hobbled when he returns.

Sluggish start continues

When most teams suffer a hangover from playing in the Stanley Cup Finals the season before, it usually means they won the big silver mug. For Vancouver, it's been lose-lose. Not only did they fall to Boston in seven games back in June, they have stumbled out of the gate this season as well.

As the Capitals stroll into town, the Canucks are a game under .500 and lost back-to-back games Tuesday and Wednesday by a combined 6-2, to Edmonton and St. Louis respectively. They've been shut out three times already and are just 2-3 at home.

Waiting on Ryan

As expected, Canucks forward Ryan Kesler has taken it slow in his return from hip surgery. Kesler has played in just five games and has one goal. After a career season, in which he posted 41 goals and 73 points, it appears like a repeat season is out of the question.

It's early of course, but Kesler, who underwent the surgery in August, has had just one game in which he's posted four or more shots. This comes a season after he posted 30 of those games.

History

Christian Ehrhoff, now with Buffalo, had two points as the Canucks defeated the Capitals, 4-2, in their only meeting in Washington last year. Vancouver has posted three straight unders this season and four in its last five games.

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10/29/2011 04:15 PM

NHL

Saturday, October 29

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Ice picks: Saturday's best NHL bets
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Florida Panthers at Buffalo Sabres (-185, 5.5)

The Panthers arrive in Buffalo trying to shake off a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to Ottawa on Thursday. Florida lost on a rebound shot with 2.5 seconds left.

The game supplied more evidence that the Panthers are prone to sloppy play in their end.

The Sabres, meanwhile, got two power-play goals in their 4-2 win over Columbus on Thursday, breaking out of a 1-for-17 slump with the man advantage.

"We went out early yesterday with the coaching staff and talked about it and figured stuff out," said Brad Boyes, who had a power-play goal and an assist. "All five guys on the power play have to be cohesive, and we did that."

The over is 5-0 in these teams’ last five meetings in Buffalo, and 7-3 in the last 10 meetings overall.

Pick: Over


Anaheim Ducks at Nashville Predators (-115, 5)

The Ducks snapped a three-game winless streak with a 3-2 win at Minnesota on Thursday as Teemu Selanne totaled three assists.

They got two power-play goals after entering the game ranked 25th in that department.

"It breeds confidence in the players because they feel good about themselves,” coach Randy Carlyle said. “They're not frustrated by the penalty killing or frustrated from a bad pass. All that goes away when you score.”

Now the Ducks continue their seven-game road trip in Nashville, which just got its first home win since last year’s playoffs. The Preds knocked off the Lightning 5-3 on Thursday with a season-high offensive output.

However, Nashville was outshot for the ninth time in nine games this season.

And the Preds don’t usually handle success well: they’re 3-8 in their last 11 games following a win.

Pick: Ducks


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10/29/2011 04:16 PM

NHL

Saturday, October 29

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Trend Report
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3:00 PM
OTTAWA vs. NY RANGERS
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ottawa's last 10 games
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
NY Rangers are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of the NY Rangers last 23 games when playing Ottawa

7:00 PM
BOSTON vs. MONTREAL
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Montreal is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Montreal is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston

7:00 PM
CAROLINA vs. PHILADELPHIA
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games on the road
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Carolina

7:00 PM
FLORIDA vs. BUFFALO
Florida is 4-10-1 SU in its last 15 games ,when playing on the road against Buffalo
Florida is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games
Buffalo is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

7:00 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. TORONTO
Pittsburgh is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

7:00 PM
SAN JOSE vs. NY ISLANDERS
San Jose is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Islanders
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
NY Islanders are 1-5-2 SU in their last 8 games ,when playing at home against San Jose
NY Islanders are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing San Jose

7:00 PM
WINNIPEG vs. TAMPA BAY
Winnipeg is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Winnipeg is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games

8:00 PM
ANAHEIM vs. NASHVILLE
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games when playing on the road against Nashville
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Anaheim's last 5 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games when playing at home against Anaheim
Nashville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Anaheim

8:00 PM
DETROIT vs. MINNESOTA
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Detroit is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing Detroit

8:00 PM
NEW JERSEY vs. DALLAS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas
New Jersey is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing at home against New Jersey

8:30 PM
COLUMBUS vs. CHICAGO
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 10 games when playing Columbus
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

9:00 PM
LOS ANGELES vs. PHOENIX
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games at home

10:00 PM
WASHINGTON vs. VANCOUVER
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Vancouver is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
Vancouver is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home


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10/29/2011 04:17 PM

NHL
Dunkel

New Jersey at Dallas
The Devils look to take advantage of a Dallas team that is 3-9 in its last 12 games as a favorite of -110 to -150. New Jersey is the pick (+110) according to Dunkel, which has the Devils favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: New Jersey (+110). Here are all of today's picks.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

Game 51-52: Ottawa at NY Rangers (3:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ottawa 11.158; NY Rangers 10.799
Dunkel Line & Total: Ottawa by 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: NY Rangers (-155); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Ottawa (+135); Under

Game 53-54: Florida at Buffalo (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Florida 11.022; Buffalo 12.498
Dunkel Line & Total: Buffalo by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Buffalo (-185); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Buffalo (-185); Over

Game 55-56: Pittsburgh at Toronto (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh 11.979; Toronto 11.331
Dunkel Line & Total: Pittsburgh by 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Pittsburgh (-120); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Pittsburgh (-120): Over

Game 57-58: Boston at Montreal (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston 11.047; Montreal 11.336
Dunkel Line & Total: Montreal by 1/2; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Boston (-125); 5
Dunkel Pick: Montreal (+105); Under

Game 59-60: San Jose at NY Islanders (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Jose 12.228; NY Islanders 10.490
Dunkel Line & Total: San Jose by 1 1/2; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: San Jose (-140); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Jose (-140); Under

Game 61-62: Carolina at Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Carolina 10.457; Philadelphia 11.174
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 63-64: Winnipeg at Tampa Bay (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Winnipeg 10.655; Tampa Bay 11.249
Dunkel Line & Total: Tampa Bay by 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Tampa Bay (-170); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Tampa Bay (-170); Over

Game 65-66: Anaheim at Nashville (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Anaheim 12.198; Nashville 11.159
Dunkel Line & Total: Anaheim by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Nashville (-115); 5
Dunkel Pick: Anaheim (-105); Under

Game 67-68: Detroit at Minnesota (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 10.872; Minnesota 11.683
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 69-70: New Jersey at Dallas (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Jersey 12.460; Dallas 11.427
Dunkel Line & Total: New Jersey by 1; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Dallas (-130); 5
Dunkel Pick: New Jersey (+110); Under

Game 71-72: Columbus at Chicago (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Columbus 10.855; Chicago 12.370
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 1 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago (-220); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (-220); Over

Game 73-74: Los Angeles at Phoenix (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Los Angeles 13.004; Phoenix 11.831
Dunkel Line & Total: Los Angeles by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Los Angeles (-130); 5
Dunkel Pick: Los Angeles (-130); Under

Game 75-76: Washington at Vancouver (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 11.866; Vancouver 11.987
Dunkel Line & Total: Vancouver by 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Vancouver (-115); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Vancouver (-115); Over

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10/29/2011 04:19 PM

NHL
Short Sheet

Saturday, October 29

OTTAWA at NY RANGERS, 3:00 PM ET
OTTAWA: 0-6 SU off 3 straight 1 goal victories
NY RANGERS: 18-5 SU off loss by 2+ goals

FLORIDA at BUFFALO, 7:00 PM ET
FLORIDA: 13-7 SU on Saturday
BUFFALO: 4-11 SU at home after scoring 4+ goals

PITTSBURGH at TORONTO, 7:00 PM ET
PITTSBURGH: 11-1 SU in Saturday road games
TORONTO: 0-8 SU at home off road win

BOSTON at MONTREAL, 7:00 PM ET
BOSTON: 17-2 SU after having lost 4 or 5 of their last 6 games
MONTREAL: 26-45 SU off division win by 1 goal

SAN JOSE at NY ISLANDERS, 7:00 PM ET
SAN JOSE: 21-8 SU off road win
NY ISLANDERS: 0-8 SU after scoring 2 goals or less 4 straight games

CAROLINA at PHILADELPHIA, 7:00 PM ET
CAROLINA: n/a
PHILADELPHIA: n/a

WINNIPEG at TAMPA BAY, 7:00 PM ET
WINNIPEG: 0-6 SU at Tampa Bay
TAMPA BAY: 34-22 SU playing 3rd game in 5 days

ANAHEIM at NASHVILLE, 8:00 PM ET
ANAHEIM: 21-11 SU off win by 1 goal
NASHVILLE: 12-19 SU at home if the total is 5 or less

DETROIT at MINNESOTA, 8:00 PM ET
DETROIT: n/a
MINNESOTA: n/a

NEW JERSEY at DALLAS, 8:00 PM ET
NEW JERSEY: 5-15 SU Away off BB road games
DALLAS: 20-9 SU off division loss

COLUMBUS at CHICAGO, 8:30 PM ET
COLUMBUS: 5-23 SU off road loss
CHICAGO: 28-10 SU Playing on back to back days

LOS ANGELES at PHOENIX, 9:00 PM ET
LOS ANGELES: 31-22 SU Away off road game
PHOENIX: 2-11 SU at home win by 2+ goals

WASHINGTON at VANCOUVER, 10:00 PM ET
WASHINGTON: 7-13 SU after scoring 1 goal or less
VANCOUVER: 46-18 SU off an Under

** (TC) Denotes Time Change

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10/29/2011 04:20 PM

NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Saturday, October 29

Hot teams
-- Senators won last four games, the last three by one goal each.
-- Buffalo won six of its first nine games.
-- Penguins won their last five games, allowing six goals. Toronto won four of its first five home games.
-- Montreal won its last two games 5-1/2-1 after losing previous six.
-- Sharks won last four games, outscoring foes 15-8.
-- Lightning won three of their last four games.
-- Dallas Stars won four of their first five home games.
-- Blackhawks are 5-3 in their last eight games.
-- Los Angeles won five of its last six games.
-- Washington won seven of its first eight games.

Cold teams
-- Rangers are 3-5 in their first eight games.
-- Panthers are 2-3 in their last five games.
-- Boston lost six of its first nine games.
-- Islanders lost last four games, outscored 14-5.
-- Carolina lost three of its last four games.
-- Flyers lost four of last five games, losing last game 9-8.
-- Winnipeg lost four of its five road games.
-- Ducks lost three of last four games, but won three of last four on road.
Nashville lost three of its four home games.
-- Minnesota lost four of its last five games. Red Wings lost their last three games 7-1/4-1/4-2.
-- Blue Jackets are 0-5 on the road, outscored 21-9.
-- Coyotes lost three of their first five home games.
-- Vancouver lost three of its first five home games.

Totals
-- Over is 7-3 in Ottawa games this season.
-- All three Sabre home games went over the total.
-- Over is 9-2 in last eleven Pittsburgh-Toronto games.
-- Seven of first nine Boston games stayed under total.
-- Three of last four Islander games stayed under total. Three of last four San Jose games went over the total.
-- Four of last five Carolina games stayed under total. Five of six Flyer home games went over the total.
-- Over is 5-2 in Jets' last seven visits to Tampa Bay.
-- Under is 4-0-1 in Anaheim's road games.
-- Three of last four Detroit games went over the total. Under is 4-1-1 in last six Minnesota games.
-- Under is 5-2-1 in last eight Dallas games.
-- All five Columbus road games went over the total.
-- Seven of Kings' last eight games stayed under total.
-- Four of last five Vancouver games stayed under total.

Series records
-- Senators won their last three visits to Manhattan.
-- Sabres won last three games vs Florida, 3-2/4-2/4-0.
-- Penguins won three of last four visits to Toronto.
-- Bruins lost five of last seven visits to Montreal.
-- Islanders lost four games in row vs San Jose, outscored 11-4.
-- Flyers won nine of last ten games against Carolina.
-- Tampa Bay won its last eleven games against the Jets.
-- Predators eliminated Anaheim in six games in playoffs last spring.
-- Red Wings won six of last seven games against Minnesota.
-- Road team won last four New Jersey-Dallas games.
-- Blackhawks won three of last four games against Columbus.
-- Kings won last three games vs Phoenix: 1-0/3-2/2-0.
-- Canucks won three of last four games against Washington.

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10/29/2011 04:24 PM

Montreal Canadiens Suffering Early-Season Slump

Much like past seasons, the 2011-12 NHL campaign has commenced in a familiar fashion in that we’ve seen a hangover of sorts for teams that advanced the deepest in the Stanley Cup playoffs a season ago.

Indeed, neither of last June’s finalists, Boston nor Vancouver, has much resembled themselves from last spring. Neither, for that matter, have conference finalists Tampa Bay and San Jose, also looking to gain traction after choppy beginnings to the campaign.

Following are looks at teams in trouble and on the rise around the league as we move into November. Division standings and point totals are through October 25.

In trouble: Montreal (1-5-2, 4 points, 5th in Northeast)
It’s only late October but already coach Jacques Martin is hearing it from the demanding fans of Les Habitants who cannot tolerate losing streaks that reach six games, especially this early in the season. The Canadiens are struggling with injuries, among the infirmed C Scott Gomez and now winger Max Pacioretty, hardly welcome developments for a team struggling to score goals. Potent winger Mike Cammalleri has also missed action in October as Montreal has scored just 18 goals in eight games. Could Martin be in trouble if the slump continues into November?

On the rise: Colorado (6-2-0, 12 points, 1st in Northwest)
Raise your hand if you saw this quick start coming for Colorado, which has included an astounding six straight wins on the road to begin the season. Success at Calgary on Wednesday night would mean the Avs would become only the seventh team in league history to win its first seven games on the road. Defense and goaltending were main problems a year ago when allowing an NHL-high 288 goals, issues addressed by GM Greg Sherman in the offseason. Ex-Caps backup GK Semyon Varmulov, however, has emerged as the surprise number one keeper ahead of J.S. Giguere. This team has won three shootouts already, however, so we wonder if good fortune has also been mixed in with the good results.

In trouble: Columbus (1-7-1, 3 points, 5th in Central)
It took almost three weeks for the Blue Jackets to net their first win, which didn’t come until Tuesday night against a Red Wings side minus GK Jimmy Howard. Goal scoring and power play failures continue to be problems, and the broken foot suffered by offseason addition C Jeff Carter from the Flyers isn’t helping matters. Nor is GK Steve Mason’s (3.25 GAA) rather slow start. There’s hope that the return to the lineup of defender James Wisniewski, who had a commanding presence on the ice in the win over the Red Wings, will signal better things to come, but still a long way to go for the Jackets.

On the rise: Washington (7-0-0, 134 points, 1st in Southeast)
Things can’t be going any better than they are for the Caps, which is a big relief to coach Bruce Boudreau, who came into the season under some pressure. Veteran offseason additions such as Joel Ward, Troy Brouwer, Jeff Halpern, and GK Tomas Vokun have solidified the clubhouse and relieved the likes of Alex Ovechkin of worrying about that sort of role on the team. Ward, Brouwer, and Halpern have had practical implications, too, as no longer is it sufficient to simply shut down the Ovechkin line to beat the Caps. The team is deep and explosive and having lots of fun, something the Red Wings found out to their chagrin in a 7-1 loss last Saturday.

In trouble: Winnipeg (2-5-1, 5 points, 5th in Northwest)
No one was expecting too much from the old Thrashers in their reincarnation of Jets II in Winnipeg. What has been a bit disappointing for the Jets is their poor form on the road where they have yet to win a game, as their only two successes have come in front of the appreciative fans at MTS Center, welcoming the NHL back to Manitoba after 15 years. And things don’t get easier with several road trips to the far-flung Southeast Division before realigning next year. Lack of depth on the lines and Dustin Byfuglien’s off-ice problems have not helped. And 18-year-old center phenom Mark Scheifele is not ready to be a saviour just yet, recently sent back to the Ontario Hockey League’s Barrie Colts.

On the rise: Toronto (5-2-1, 11 points, 1st in Northeast)
The Leafs rate as a legitimate surprise package in the early going. Toronto has been getting good work in goal from James Reimer, although he has wobbled a bit in the last week, and coach Ron Wilson might be looking to add some backup help between the nets. Wilson’s main job this season was to cobble together a couple of productive lines in order to save his job, but thus far all he has needed is the explosive winger Phil Kessel, off to a blazing start and leading the league in points (15) and goals (9).

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