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On 11/04/2011 06:12 PM in NHL

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Blackhawks seek 4th straight win visiting Tampa

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (8-2-2, 18 points)

at TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (5-5-2, 12 points)


Puck drops: Friday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
Line: Tampa Bay -115, Chicago -105, Total: 5.5

The streaking Blackhawks look to continue their winning ways when they visit a Lightning team with a home streak of their own.

Chicago has won three straight games and is tied with Edmonton for the best record in the Western Conference at 8-2-2. Tampa Bay has won three consecutive home games by a combined 8-1 score, with the last two wins coming by shutouts. But it will be difficult to blank the Hawks who have scored 3+ goals in nine of 12 games this season and currently rank fourth in the NHL in scoring at 3.2 GPG. Despite shutting out their past two visitors, the Lightning have allowed 4+ goals in half of their games this year, and currently place 26th in goals allowed (3.1). The pick here is slight underdog CHICAGO to get the victory.

This three-star FoxSheets trend also supports the Blackhawks to win on the road:

CHICAGO is 13-2 ATS (86.7%, +10.8 Units) in road games after 5 straight games with 30 or more shots on goal over the last 3 seasons. The average score was CHICAGO 4.0, OPPONENT 2.0 - (Rating = 3*).

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford is expected back in net on Friday after saving a season-high 41 shots in Thursday’s win at Florida. He lost both meetings with Tampa Bay last year, but posted a strong 1.93 GAA in the pair of defeats. Patrick Kane scored the lone shootout goal in the win over the Panthers, and looks to add to his success against Tampa Bay. In five career meetings with the Lightning, Kane has three goals, six assists and a +5 rating.

Another player who has enjoyed facing Tampa is defenseman Duncan Keith, who has four points (1 G, 3 A) in six lifetime meetings. Keith did not play Thursday because of a left hand injury, but he could return back on the ice Friday. Keith, who had 22 points on the power play last year, will look to bolster a Chicago unit that has the league’s second-worst success rate with the man advantage, converting on just 8.7% of their power-play chances this season.

Tampa Bay has also struggled a bit on the power play, converting 4-of-32 of its opportunities since the season opener. On the flip side, the penalty-kill unit has been stellar since allowing five PP goals to Florida on Oct. 17. Since that game, the Lightning have killed off 14-of-15 penalties. Steven Stamkos has a point in each of his four games at St. Pete Times Forum, but the Lightning continue to be led in scoring by a defenseman, Marc-Andre Bergeron, who has tallied 13 points.

Dwayne Roloson is expected to start in between the pipes, hopeful to earn his fourth straight win against Chicago. However, Roloson has a subpar 3.16 GAA during this win streak against Friday’s opponent. The other option in goal is Mathieu Garon who hasn’t played since getting pulled from a start on Oct. 27. But he has been dreadful against Chicago with a 4.04 GAA during a five-start losing skid to the Hawks.

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11/04/2011 06:15 PM

Preview: Avalanche (3-5) at Stars (6-3)

Date: November 04, 2011 8:30 PM EDT

With the first month under new coach Glen Gulutzan a major success, the Dallas Stars are looking for similar results as their November schedule begins.

Facing the struggling Colorado Avalanche could help the Stars begin the month on a positive note.

Playing its first game in nearly a week, Dallas concludes a three-game homestand Friday night against an Avalanche club that may be glad to be skating outside Denver.

Hired in June to replace Marc Crawford, whose two seasons at the helm each resulted in last-place finishes, Gulutzan has the Stars (8-3-0) atop the Pacific Division and off to their best start since opening 11-2-0 in 2006.

"Looking at the first 10-game segment, if you'd asked any one of us at the start of the season if we'd take 7-3, we'd all sign up for that, and here we are at 8-3, that's a pretty good month," captain Brenden Morrow told the team's official website following Saturday's 3-1 victory over New Jersey. "We're pretty happy with our start."

While the Stars would like to increase their shot output - they rank near the bottom of the NHL with 26.6 per game - the club is 6-1-0 in games it has been outshot.

Kari Lehtonen, named the NHL's second star for October after going 8-1-0 with a 1.75 goals-against average, has been in net for six of those contests as the Stars have killed 32 of 36 penalties.

"You're going to get into these games where you get outshot, maybe out-chanced and you find a way to win," Gulutzan said.

However, slowing down the Avs' power-play unit could be a challenge. Colorado (7-5-0) has converted 35.7 percent of its chances in the last nine games, including 8 of 14 on the road.

The Avalanche, though, went 0 for 4 on Wednesday in a 4-1 home loss to Phoenix. They're 2-4-0 since a five-game winning streak and have totaled five goals in their five losses.

"It's hard to win hockey games when you're not scoring goals," said forward Milan Hejduk, who had three goals and an assist as Colorado and Dallas split four matchups in 2010-11. "We just have to keep playing the same way and eventually we'll start scoring goals."

The Avs are averaging a league-worst 1.2 goals on home ice - where they are 1-4-0 - but have scored 24 times while posting the league's best road record at 6-1-0.

Facing Lehtonen, 5-0-1 with a 2.14 GAA in six starts against Colorado, could slow down that production. He has a 1.82 GAA while winning five of six at home.

Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov, 4-0-0 with a 2.59 GAA on the road, has never started in Dallas. Backup Jean-Sebastien Giguere has made 19 starts there, going 5-12-2 with a 2.88 GAA.

Morrow notched a team-best three goals versus Colorado last season but has not scored in six straight games. Loui Eriksson and Mike Ribeiro, who have combined for seven goals and 10 assists in 2011-12, each had four points in the final three meetings last season as Dallas went 2-0-1.

Avs center Ryan O'Reilly, who scored Wednesday and has a team-high nine points, has just one assist in eight games against Dallas.

The Stars conclude a stretch of five of six on the road Nov. 18 in Denver and play there again 10 days later.




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11/04/2011 06:17 PM

Preview: Capitals (4-2) at Hurricanes (5-4)

Date: November 04, 2011 7:00 PM EDT

Coach Bruce Boudreau showed in the Washington Capitals' last game that he's willing to try something different - even leaving his two-time league MVP on the bench late in a close contest.

After a spectacular end to a brief skid, the Capitals will try to keep heading in the right direction by continuing their recent dominance over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.

With his team trailing Anaheim by one Tuesday, Boudreau called a timeout to talk over his plans for the final minute of regulation. Those plans didn't include Alex Ovechkin, as Washington send out its third line of Brooks Laich, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward - which had seven points on the night - supplemented by Nicklas Backstrom.

Ovechkin appeared to direct an expletive toward his coach following the decision, but Boudreau's hunch to sit his ineffective captain paid off. Backstrom scored the tying goal with 42 seconds left in regulation, and Ovechkin assisted on another Backstrom goal in overtime of a 5-4 victory that ended a two-game slide.

"It's one team,' said Ovechkin, who has five goals and five assists for Washington (8-2-0). "It doesn't matter how good you are or who you are. If we want to win, we have to be on the same page.

"It was frustrating. That kind of situation (ticks) me off, but it is what it is. It's good for the team. I have to respond from it."

Ovechkin will get that chance against a Hurricanes club that's gone 3-0-1 in its last four home games. Carolina (5-4-3) defeated Tampa Bay 4-2 at the RBC Center on Tuesday, getting by two goals apiece from Chad LaRose and Jeff Skinner.

"We're trying to take it one game at a time on this (three-game) homestand," LaRose said. "We're looking forward to Friday's game and we'll be ready to go."

The Hurricanes haven't been ready for the Capitals lately, losing six of seven matchups. Washington has won three in a row in Raleigh with Backstrom recording four goals and Ovechkin collecting a goal and five assists.

Backstrom had a pair of assists in the Caps' season-opening 4-3 overtime home victory over Carolina on Oct. 8, the second assist coming on Mike Green's goal in the extra period. Boudreau, though, said Thursday that Green will likely miss a fourth straight game because of an injured right ankle.

The status of right wing Troy Brouwer is also uncertain due to an ailing right shoulder.

Boudreau said he will likely start each of his goaltenders once during the two-game trip over back-to-back nights. Michal Neuvirth might get the nod Friday as he earned one of his four career shutouts in Raleigh last season, while Tomas Vokoun has allowed four goals in each of his last two matchups with the Hurricanes.

After sitting out the last game against Washington, Cam Ward may be in net for Carolina. He is 5-0-2 with a 1.82 goals-against average in his last seven starts.

Ward has a 2.16 GAA in his last five games versus the Capitals but is 1-3-1 over that span.




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11/04/2011 06:19 PM

Preview: Blackhawks (5-2) at Lightning (5-5)

Date: November 04, 2011 7:30 PM EDT

Tampa Bay's strong play at home of late has helped the team overcome a rough start.

The Lightning, however, could be in for a stiff challenge when they try for a fourth straight home victory Friday night against a Chicago Blackhawks club looking for a fourth consecutive win overall.

After opening the season with a 5-1 win at Carolina, Tampa Bay (5-5-2) dropped five straight games, including a 7-4 defeat to Florida in its home opener Oct. 17. Since that loss to the Panthers, however, the Lightning have outscored the New York Islanders, Buffalo and Winnipeg 8-1 during a three-game home winning streak.

Dwayne Roloson and Mathieu Garon recorded a shutout each in the last two victories. Tampa Bay has never posted three consecutive shutouts at home.

"We have a defense-first mentality," coach Guy Boucher told the Lightning's official website. "It's a mindset. The number one thing is competitiveness, who wants it most.

"We love to be home. The energy is great."

The Lightning hope to feed off that friendly energy as they try to bounce back after losing for the second time in three games, 4-2 at Carolina on Tuesday.

"We have done more than talked about this," Boucher said. "Except for the third period, we didn't earn anything."

Steven Stamkos had his six-game point streak snapped against the Hurricanes, but he has a point in each of his four home games this season. He's tallied four goals with an assist in two career home games versus Chicago.

Defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron increased his team-leading point total to 13 with an assist Tuesday.

Roloson, who stopped 28 shots in a 1-0 win over the Jets on Saturday, made 27 saves versus Carolina. He has won his last three starts against the Blackhawks despite posting a 3.16 goals-against average over that span.

Garon, who hasn't played since being pulled from a 5-3 loss at Nashville on Oct. 27, has a 4.04 GAA while losing five straight starts versus Chicago.

For the first time since 2002-03, Tampa Bay faced the Blackhawks twice last season, winning both contests. Stamkos and Martin St. Louis each had a goal and an assist in a 4-3 home shootout victory over Chicago on March 9.

Chicago's Patrick Kane, who has three goals and six assists in five career games versus Tampa Bay, scored the lone goal in Thursday's shootout to help give the Blackhawks (8-2-2) a 3-2 win against the Panthers in the first leg of their Florida trip.

Kane added an assist during regulation while Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa scored as Chicago won for the fourth time in five games.

"I thought we could have played better the whole game, but the most important thing is that we got the two points," Kane said.

Corey Crawford stopped a season-high 41 shots Thursday and could be back in net for this contest. He posted a 1.93 GAA versus Tampa Bay in 2010-11 despite losing both games.

The Blackhawks hope to have star defenseman Duncan Keith back on the ice after he missed Thursday's game with a hand injury. Keith has a goal and three assists in six games against the Lightning.




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11/04/2011 06:20 PM

Preview: Flames (5-5) at Sabres (6-5)

Date: November 04, 2011 7:30 PM EDT

Buffalo has been unable to take advantage of an extended stretch of home games. A visit from the Calgary Flames might provide a good opportunity for the Sabres to conclude their homestand on a positive note.

The Sabres look to avoid a third consecutive loss by continuing their home dominance of the Flames on Friday night.

Buffalo (6-5-0) appeared to have some momentum after a 4-1-0 road trip, but instead has lost three of four on a five-game homestand, with each defeat decided by one goal.

The Sabres, 2-4-0 at First Niagara Center this season after going 21-16-4 there in 2010-11, gave up all three goals in the first period Wednesday against Philadelphia for its second consecutive 3-2 loss.

"It's things we talked about throughout the first part of the week, about being better with the puck, and we weren't,' said Sabres captain Jason Pominville, who has three goals and three assists on the homestand. "The message is there, we have to go out and do it.'

The Sabres have executed much better while going 7-0-0 with a tie at home versus Calgary since a 3-1 loss March 15, 1996. Buffalo has won each of the last two meetings in western New York in a shootout, the most recent 2-1 on Nov. 13, 2009.

Ryan Miller has allowed three total goals while earning the wins in both of the last two home matchups versus Calgary, but will need to be better Friday after he was pulled in the first period against the Flyers for allowing three goals on 11 shots.

The Sabres are grateful that leading scorer Thomas Vanek will be on the ice after he missed about 20 minutes Wednesday to receive stitches for a gash above his right eye. Vanek has eight goals and eight assists this season.

Though the Flames have struggled in Buffalo, they beat the Sabres 5-2 at home in the teams' most recent meeting Dec. 27.

Calgary (5-5-1) opened its three-game road trip Thursday with a 4-1 victory at Detroit. Jarome Iginla had two goals and an assist as the Flames won for the third time in four games.

Iginla doubled his previous goal total for the season, scoring for the first time since Oct. 20.

"It feels good, for sure,' he said. "To see that first one go in on the power play - it's been a little while.'

Iginla scored against the Sabres last season, but has gone without a point in his last three games at Buffalo.

The Flames allowed their first power-play goal in 14 chances on the road this season when Detroit's Dan Cleary scored in the second period Thursday.

Miikka Kiprusoff stopped the Red Wings' other 28 shots to earn the win. He is 3-1-2 with a 1.79 lifetime goals-against average versus the Sabres.

Buffalo will be without forward Patrick Kaleta, who was suspended four games by the NHL after he went head-first into a crowd of players during Wednesday's loss and struck Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek in the chest and face. Kaleta has one goal in 11 games this season.




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11/04/2011 06:22 PM

Preview: Canadiens (4-5) at Senators (4-6)

Date: November 04, 2011 7:30 PM EDT

The Montreal Canadiens are feeling good following back-to-back wins over the defending Stanley Cup champions.

The Ottawa Senators are hoping to regroup after their longest winning streak in more than a year was snapped in Boston their last time out.

Seeking a fourth consecutive victory, the visiting Canadiens try for a fifth win in seven games over the Senators on Friday night.

With one victory in its first eight games, Montreal (4-5-2) found itself in the midst of its worst start in 70 years. The Canadiens, however, seem to have turned things around with three straight wins - including a home-and-home sweep of the Bruins.

Carey Price has been instrumental in the resurgence. After making 29 saves in last Thursday's 2-1 win at Boston, Price stopped 26 shots in Saturday's 4-2 victory.

"I think our guys are pretty confident again," Price said. "I think that's all it took was just a couple of wins. Now the guys are all excited to go to the rink again. When you're losing, it's not fun. Everything's gloom and doom so winning solves everything."

Ottawa (7-6-0) couldn't produce the same kind of results against Boston, failing to extend its six-game winning streak with a 5-3 loss Tuesday.

Left wing Nick Foligno recorded a career-best three points, but after defenseman Jared Cowen tied the game at 3-all with 14:56 remaining, Craig Anderson surrendered two goals in a 37-second stretch just over two minutes later.

Anderson turned away 36 of 41 shots, allowing at least five goals for the third time this season.

"Cat's got nine lives," Anderson said. "We used up a few of those in the previous couple games but we're learning still, we just gotta learn how to play - we get the point. When you're not feeling great and get the game (tied) 3-3, you gotta find a way to shut the other team down and just get a point."

Despite the loss, coach Paul MacLean remains confident in Ottawa's ability to get back on track.

"Our team (had) been at a real good level for six games, and we took a little dip. Now it's incumbent on us to get ready to play Friday night and get ourselves back to that level, or beyond," MacLean said.

The Senators, who have won four straight at home while converting 5 of 12 power-play opportunities, could have difficulty continuing that success against Montreal. The Canadiens have killed all but one of their opponents' 12 chances with the man advantage over the last three games.

"That's something that we take pride in," Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban said. "Special teams is the difference in every hockey game. We have a lot of guys that are dedicated to blocking shots and being in the lanes and getting the pucks out.

"When it comes down to it - that's what wins championships."

Price, who has a 1.33 goals-against average while starting each game during the three-game win streak, is 4-0-0 with a 1.57 GAA and two shutouts over his last five appearances in Ottawa.

Price likely won't need to worry about facing Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson, who has missed the last two contests after sustaining a concussion Saturday.

Center Jason Spezza, who ranks first on the Senators with 15 points, has 15 goals and 16 assists in 20 home meetings with Montreal - leading the Senators to 13 wins.

Anderson went 3-0-0 with a 1.99 GAA against Montreal over the previous two seasons.

The Canadiens are 4-1-1 in the last six meetings after going 1-6-1 in the previous eight.





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11/04/2011 06:24 PM

Preview: Canucks (5-6) at Blues (4-6)

Date: November 04, 2011 8:00 PM EDT

While the Vancouver Canucks don't appear to be going totally away from Roberto Luongo at this point, the St. Louis Blues may be moving away from Jaroslav Halak.

Luongo will likely be in goal for the visiting Canucks on Friday night while the Blues could go with Brian Elliott over a struggling Halak.

Both Luongo and Halak entered the season as clear No. 1 goaltenders for their respective teams, but neither has fared well. Luongo has a 3.20 goals-against average while Halak has been worse at 3.58.

Vancouver (6-6-1) rested Luongo for Thursday's 5-1 loss at Minnesota based on his 3-9-1 career record with one tie and a 3.56 GAA at the Xcel Energy Center. Cory Schneider took his place and performed valiantly in the defeat, making 40 saves for the Canucks.

"We lost 5-1 and our best player by far was our goaltender. That about can sum it up right there," coach Alain Vigneault said.

Schneider also lost his previous start, a 3-0 home loss to St. Louis (5-6-0) on Oct. 26. Elliott made 32 saves for his 10th career shutout and first with the Blues.

While Elliott suffered his first loss in his following start last Friday at Calgary, Halak fell to 1-5-0 after Sunday's 4-2 defeat at Edmonton.

"The feeling in the locker room is that this game is on us, not on our goalie," St. Louis defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk said. "We hung him out to dry."

The Blues, who have played a league-low three home games thus far, play six of their next seven at the Scottrade Center.

"We had a tough October as far as scheduling goes and it was a wearying traveling schedule," Shattenkirk said. "I think we would like to have a different result in the record category but I think we made some good progress as a team and I think as we go home here, we'll hopefully gain a little momentum and play well in front of our crowd."

St. Louis must show improvement on special teams. The Blues have converted an NHL-worst 8.3 percent of their power plays, and their penalty kill is among the league's worst at 72.2 percent.

Vancouver went 0 for 5 on the power play Thursday and was outshot 45-25. The Canucks failed to record their first three-game win streak of 2011-12, and fell to 1-1 on their six-game road trip.

"I think everyone's surprised. This has got to be one of the worst performances I've been a part of in this jersey," defenseman Kevin Bieksa said. "It was the defense, the goalies, the forwards, everybody, coaches, everyone was involved in this one. We all take the blame for it."

The Canucks played without fellow defenseman Sami Salo, who was out with a sore groin and replaced by Andrew Alberts.

Defenseman Aaron Rome could see his first action since his vicious hit on Nathan Horton in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final at Boston. Rome has been out with a broken hand, but Vigneault indicated that he will return sometime on this trip.

The Blues are looking for inspiration from the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. Ace Chris Carpenter skated with the team in practice Thursday and retired manager Tony La Russa will drop the ceremonial first puck Friday.




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11/04/2011 06:26 PM

NHL
Long Sheet

Friday, November 4

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WASHINGTON (8-2-0-0, 16 pts.) at CAROLINA (5-4-0-3, 13 pts.) - 11/4/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CAROLINA is 5-15 ATS (+22.0 Units) after a win by 2 goals or more over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 9-4 (+1.4 Units) against the spread versus CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 9-4-0 straight up against CAROLINA over the last 3 seasons
8 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.3 Units)

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CALGARY (4-5-0-1, 9 pts.) at BUFFALO (6-5-0-0, 12 pts.) - 11/4/2011, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BUFFALO is 16-23 ATS (-12.0 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 2 seasons.
BUFFALO is 2-7 ATS (-10.4 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
BUFFALO is 0-4 ATS (-5.4 Units) in home games first half of the season this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
BUFFALO is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against the spread versus CALGARY over the last 3 seasons
BUFFALO is 1-1-0 straight up against CALGARY over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.0 Units)

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MONTREAL (4-5-0-2, 10 pts.) at OTTAWA (7-6-0-0, 14 pts.) - 11/4/2011, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OTTAWA is 23-12 ATS (+40.6 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 3 seasons.
OTTAWA is 29-20 ATS (+50.0 Units) after a division game over the last 3 seasons.
OTTAWA is 8-17 ATS (-11.5 Units) in home games vs. division opponents over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
OTTAWA is 7-5 (+1.5 Units) against the spread versus MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
OTTAWA is 7-5-0 straight up against MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
6 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.0 Units)

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CHICAGO (7-2-0-2, 16 pts.) at TAMPA BAY (5-5-0-2, 12 pts.) - 11/4/2011, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO is 231-262 ATS (-103.7 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
CHICAGO is 116-138 ATS (-57.2 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season since 1996.
TAMPA BAY is 62-49 ATS (-20.3 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 35-25 ATS (+60.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 17-10 ATS (+29.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
TAMPA BAY is 2-1 (+1.7 Units) against the spread versus CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
TAMPA BAY is 2-1-0 straight up against CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.0 Units)

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VANCOUVER (6-5-0-1, 13 pts.) at ST LOUIS (5-6-0-0, 10 pts.) - 11/4/2011, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
ST LOUIS is 74-55 ATS (+17.8 Units) when playing with 3 or more days rest since 1996.
VANCOUVER is 42-30 ATS (+75.4 Units) in road games on Friday nights since 1996.
VANCOUVER is 25-9 ATS (+13.3 Units) revenging a home loss versus opponent over the last 3 seasons.
VANCOUVER is 27-15 ATS (+10.9 Units) in road games revenging a loss versus opponent over the last 3 seasons.
ST LOUIS is 11-21 ATS (-18.5 Units) after allowing 4 goals or more over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST LOUIS is 5-4 (+3.0 Units) against the spread versus VANCOUVER over the last 3 seasons
ST LOUIS is 5-4-0 straight up against VANCOUVER over the last 3 seasons
7 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+4.7 Units)

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COLORADO (7-5-0-0, 14 pts.) at DALLAS (8-3-0-0, 16 pts.) - 11/4/2011, 8:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DALLAS is 8-2 ATS (+10.3 Units) in all games this season.
DALLAS is 8-2 ATS (+8.0 Units) first half of the season this season.
COLORADO is 4-0 ATS (+4.0 Units) after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game this season.
COLORADO is 17-9 ATS (+27.4 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 6-1 ATS (+7.4 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 this season.
COLORADO is 6-1 ATS (+7.4 Units) in road games first half of the season this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
COLORADO is 5-3 (+2.6 Units) against the spread versus DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
COLORADO is 5-3-0 straight up against DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
5 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.8 Units)

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11/04/2011 06:27 PM

NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Friday, November 4

Hot teams
-- Washington won eight of its first ten games. Carolina won three of its last four home games.
-- Flames won three of their last four games.
-- Ottawa won six of its last seven games. Canadiens won their last three games, allowing four goals.
-- Blackhawks won seven of their last ten games. Tampa Bay won its last three home games, allowing a single goal (4-1/3-0/1-0).
-- Dallas Stars won five of their six home games.

Cold teams
-- Sabres lost four of their last five games.
-- Blues, who played eight of last nine games on road, lost last couple of games, 3-1/4-2.
-- Canucks lost four of their last six road games.
-- Avalanche lost three of their last four games.

Totals
-- Four of last five Washington games went over the total.
-- Under is 5-2-1 in last eight Calgary games.
-- Three of four Montreal road games stayed under total.
-- Four of five Chicago road games stayed under total.
-- Last three Vancouver games went over the total. Last six Blue-Canuck games stayed under.
-- Four of last five Colorado road games went over the total.

Series records
-- Washington won six of its last seven games against Carolina.
-- Sabres lost 5-2 at Saddledome in LY's meeting.
-- Senators are 9-5 in their last 14 games against Montreal.
-- Lightning beat Chicago twice LY, 4-3ot/2-0.
-- Canucks won six of last nine visits to St Louis.
-- Avalanche lost seven of last ten visits to Dallas.

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11/04/2011 06:28 PM

NHL

Friday, November 4

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
WASHINGTON vs. CAROLINA
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Carolina
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

7:30 PM
CALGARY vs. BUFFALO
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games on the road
Calgary is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Buffalo's last 8 games
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

7:30 PM
CHICAGO vs. TAMPA BAY
Chicago10-4-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Tampa Bay
Chicago is 3-5-3 SU in its last 11 games ,when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 2-3-2 SU in its last 7 games ,when playing at home against Chicago

7:30 PM
MONTREAL vs. OTTAWA
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Montreal's last 9 games on the road
Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Ottawa
Ottawa is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Ottawa's last 13 games

8:00 PM
VANCOUVER vs. ST. LOUIS
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vancouver's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games

8:30 PM
COLORADO vs. DALLAS
Colorado is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Colorado is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Dallas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games


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