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Preview: Wild (20-7) at Jets (13-12)

Date: December 13, 2011 8:30 PM EDT

The Minnesota Wild seem to be surprising everyone but themselves.

Sitting atop the standings as the NHL's only 20-game winner, Minnesota looks to move within one victory of the longest winning streak in club history when it visits the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

The Wild (20-7-3) have won seven straight games overall as they continue to surge under first-year coach Mike Yeo with a host of new players meshing on the ice. They've outscored their opponents 24-12 during their run, which continued Saturday with a 4-1 victory at Phoenix.

Minnesota hasn't won eight in a row since a franchise-record nine-game run March 8-24, 2007.

Five victories during the streak have come on the road - including the last four - and Minnesota has won seven straight away from home overall, itself already a franchise record.

Kyle Brodziak scored the first of his two goals on the power play a little more than two minutes into the game to set the tone against the Coyotes.

"I continue to use the word `impressed' but I am,' Yeo said. "To see a group like that come in and have a start like that, I was impressed.'

Mikko Koivu, the Wild's leading scorer, has a goal in three straight games and has registered a point in 11 of his last 12, tallying six goals and 10 assists in that span.

"We can't stop,' Koivu said. "We've got to keep working, go back at it and make it as good as we can. We realize if we keep working hard that can be fun as well. We recognize you work hard, get some wins and that's what makes it fun.'

Dany Heatley, acquired from San Jose in the offseason, also scored Saturday to give him nine goals, one behind Brodziak for the team lead.

"It's the character of our guys,' Yeo said. "There's a ton of character in that room and they just like challenges.'

Another challenge awaits as the Wild end their five-game road trip against the Jets (13-12-4), who had their four-game winning streak snapped with a 7-1 loss to Detroit on Saturday.

After beating Carolina 4-2 the previous night, Winnipeg did not arrive in Detroit until 4 a.m., making for a rough turnaround.

Bryan Little scored the team's only goal 35 seconds into the first period.

"A good start to the game for sure,' Little said. "I think it was all downhill from there.'

The Jets' entire winning streak came at home, where they've won seven of eight. Evander Kane has scored nine of his team-leading 15 goals at home.

Ondrej Pavelec had gone 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average in his previous three starts before allowing seven goals on 26 shots through two periods on Saturday. He's 6-1-0 with a 2.14 GAA in his last seven starts at MTS Centre.

Niklas Backstrom made 35 saves for the Wild on Saturday in his return from a strained groin muscle that caused him to miss the previous three games. He improved to 7-1-0 with a 1.98 GAA in his last eight starts and likely will be in net for this matchup.

Backstrom is 1-2-1 with a 2.95 GAA in four career starts versus the Winnipeg Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise.




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12/13/2011 06:44 PM

Preview: Stars (16-11) at Rangers (17-6)

Date: December 13, 2011 7:00 PM EDT

The New York Rangers continue to show they belong among the Eastern Conference elite. Over the next week, they'll test themselves against the West.

The Rangers face a second straight division leader when they host the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night in Brad Richards' first game against his former team since joining New York.

The Rangers (17-6-4) have gone 7-1-1 in their last nine to move within a point of conference-leading Philadelphia. After back-to-back losses, they closed the week with strong performances in a 4-1 victory over Buffalo on Saturday and a 6-1 win over Southeast Division-leading Florida on Sunday.

Derek Stepan had two goals and an assist against the Panthers, Marian Gaborik had a goal and an assist and Henrik Lundqvist had 20 saves, improving to 10-2-1 with a 1.91 goals-against average since Nov. 1.

"We don't want to get ahead of ourselves," defenseman Michael Del Zotto said. "It's pretty early in the season and anything can happen, but with what we've done so far it shows the team we have. We want to keep moving forward."

Balanced scoring has been key during the last nine games. Seven players have scored at least three goals during that stretch, including Gaborik (six) and Artem Anisimov and Richards (five apiece).

Richards provided similar production during three-plus seasons in Dallas, totaling 70 goals and 157 assists from 2008-2011. He joined the Rangers in July on a nine-year, $60 million contract.

Richards recorded four goals and an assist in seven games against the Stars during his first six-plus NHL seasons with Tampa Bay. Defenseman Jeff Woywitka, who played for Dallas the last two seasons and was claimed off waivers by the Rangers in October, will also face his former team for the first time since departing.

The Rangers believe the play in front of their own net is helping lead to goals on the other end. They've killed off 14 straight penalties and converted five of their last 18 chances with the man advantage.

"I think our defense is a big part of our offense," Stepan said. "I think the big thing is we have the puck more and we're able to make plays."

The Rangers are 4-1-2 against teams from the Western Conference this season and they'll get a chance to build on that mark this week. A stretch of three straight against West teams starts with Pacific Division-leading Dallas (16-11-1), which is expected to start rookie goaltender Richard Bachman for a second time.

The Stars snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over Los Angeles on Saturday, with Bachman making 26 saves in his first career start.

He stopped all 11 shots he faced in his season debut Thursday at San Jose, when he replaced a struggling Andrew Raycroft in a 5-2 loss.

"I think he deserves another start, most likely against the Rangers," coach Glen Gulutzan told the team's official website. "We'll give him that opportunity and see if he can run with it. We have confidence in him. He played 60 games for me last year (with Texas of the AHL), so we have no problem putting him in. I think his play has earned it."

Raycroft started the previous four games and gave up 10 goals in the last two. Dallas is missing Kari Lehtonen, who is sidelined by a groin strain.

The Stars begin a stretch of three games in four nights in the New York area. After facing the Islanders on Thursday, the Stars' road trip concludes Friday against New Jersey.

Dallas has dropped its last two against New York, the most recent a 3-2 shootout loss Jan. 7.


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12/13/2011 06:46 PM

Preview: Flyers (18-7) at Capitals (15-12)

Date: December 13, 2011 7:00 PM EDT

The Philadelphia Flyers are in the midst of their longest winning streak in a year, but their latest victory may have come at a cost.

Claude Giroux, the league's leading scorer, will miss his first game of the season Tuesday due to a head injury as the Eastern Conference-leading Flyers go for a sixth straight victory against a Washington Capitals team trying to win three in a row for the first time in seven weeks.

Giroux took an inadvertent knee to the head from teammate Wayne Simmonds during Saturday's 5-2 win over Tampa Bay and did not return. Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren announced Monday that Giroux would not travel to the nation's capital as the Flyers (18-7-3) open a stretch where they'll play seven of eight games on the road leading up to the Winter Classic.

Before sustaining the injury, Giroux had two assists to increase his NHL-best point total to 39 (16 goals and 23 assists). There have only been seven games in which Giroux hasn't recorded a point, and the Flyers are 1-4-2 in those contests.

"I get the feeling, I think if it was up to (Giroux), he'd play,' said linemate Jaromir Jagr, who had a goal and an assist Saturday. "The doctors have to make sure. You don't want anything like what happened to (Sidney) Crosby. You have to be very careful.'

The Flyers put rookie center Sean Couturier in Giroux's place on the top line between Jagr and Scott Hartnell during Monday's practice. Couturier hasn't earned a point in 14 games, but Jagr and Hartnell have been instrumental to Philadelphia's first five-game winning streak since Dec. 9-18, 2010.

Jagr, whose 656 career goals are tied with Brendan Shanahan for 11th-most in NHL history, has four goals and three assists during the Flyers' current win streak, while Hartnell has scored in each of the five victories. The Flyers haven't won six in a row since Oct. 26-Nov. 6, 2010.

Couturier did score a goal, as did Giroux, in Philadelphia's only prior game of the season against the Capitals, a 5-2 home loss Oct. 20. Alex Ovechkin had two goals for the Capitals, who improved to 7-0-3 in their last 10 games against the Flyers.

Ovechkin has scored six goals in 22 games since, but a matchup with Philadelphia could be just what he needs. He has 22 goals and 15 assists in 23 career games in this series.

The Capitals (15-12-1) haven't played since Friday's 4-2 win over Toronto, their second straight victory after losing five of six.

"It helps to get our confidence back. It's a long time ago we won two in a row,' said Nicklas Backstrom, who had a goal and an assist. "Hopefully we can keep going off this and keep building. We need the points right now.'

Washington, which hasn't won three consecutive games since opening the season 7-0-0, finally got its power play working Friday. The Capitals went 4 for 6 with the man advantage after going 3 for 51 in their previous 14 games. They could again find some success against Philadelphia, which has allowed six power-play goals in its last six games.

"It's encouraging to start seeing results,' said Brooks Laich, who scored Washington's final goal against the Maple Leafs.

Dennis Wideman originally got credit for that goal to give him a hat trick, but the NHL changed the scoring Saturday.

Washington's Tomas Vokoun, who stopped 26 shots Friday, made a season-high 40 saves against the Flyers in October. He is 4-2-0 with a 2.18 goals-against average in his last six starts versus them.

Philadelphia's Ilya Bryzgalov left in the third period Saturday with a lower-body injury, but is expected to be ready for this game. He has a 2.67 GAA during the winning streak.




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12/13/2011 06:47 PM

Preview: Red Wings (18-9) at Penguins (17-9)

Date: December 13, 2011 7:00 PM EDT

After developing a headache following a game last week, Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby was originally expected to return from a two-game absence in time to face the Detroit Red Wings.

The Penguins, however, don't want to rush their star center back too quickly.

Still dealing with a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms, Crosby will not play Tuesday night in the lone meeting of the season between the Penguins and Red Wings.

The day after a Dec. 5 loss to Boston, Crosby said he didn't feel right. He passed an ImPact test - designed to diagnose concussions - on Wednesday and was slated to miss two games as a precaution, but concussion-like symptoms returned over the weekend.

The Penguins (17-9-4) are not about to take any chances considering Crosby returned only three weeks ago from a concussion he suffered in January.

"Not (feeling) bad. I'm not happy about watching, but I have to make sure with these sort of things that I'm careful and making sure I'm 100 percent before coming back," said Crosby, who has two goals and 10 assists in eight games. "No timetable (for return)."

The 2007 Hart Trophy winner doesn't believe his condition is nearly as severe as what he experienced last season, but acknowledged it could be awhile before he plays.

"The ImPACT isn't everything," he said. "You've got to listen to your body on these things too."

The Penguins are 5-2-1 with Crosby, but have grown quite accustomed to playing without their captain over the last 10 months. They defeated the New York Islanders 6-3 on Saturday, and won both games against the Red Wings (18-9-1) last season while Crosby was sidelined.

Pittsburgh has won seven of the last nine meetings with Detroit, including the 2009 Stanley Cup finals.

Pascal Dupuis had two goals and two assists against the Red Wings last season, and scored his ninth goal of 2011-12 on Saturday. James Neal led the way against the Islanders with two goals, increasing his team-leading total to 17.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves, but allowed three goals for the third straight game and seventh time in his last eight contests.

Detroit's Jimmy Howard has been far more effective between the pipes, yielding two goals or fewer in eight of 10 outings since Nov. 19, going 9-1-0 with a 1.79 goals-against average in that span.

He stopped 29 shots in Saturday's 7-1 win over Winnipeg. The Jets took a 1-0 lead after only 35 seconds, but it was all Detroit after that. Jiri Hudler scored twice, while Valtteri Filppula, Todd Bertuzzi and Henrik Zetterberg each had a goal and an assist. Johan Franzen and Pavel Datsyuk, who are each tied for the team lead with 28 points, added two assists apiece.

"We kept staying on them and did the right things,' Bertuzzi said.

Hudler has suddenly snapped out of his scoring slump, finding the back of the net in three straight games after going 20 consecutive contests without a goal.

Filppula has also been lighting the lamp with regularity lately, tallying seven goals and four assists in his last eight games.

The Red Wings play 11 of their next 14 games on the road beginning with this matchup in Pittsburgh, which is tied with the New York Rangers for the Eastern Conference's top home record at 8-2-2.

Fleury has a 1.98 GAA in 11 games at the Consol Energy Center, and is 2-1-0 with a 1.63 GAA in three starts against the Red Wings since the Stanley Cup.

Howard is 1-0-1 with a 2.28 GAA in three career starts against the Penguins, though he was pulled after stopping 11 of 15 shots in the last meeting, a 5-4 shootout loss March 21.




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12/13/2011 06:49 PM

Preview: Canucks (18-10) at Blue Jackets (8-17)

Date: December 13, 2011 7:00 PM EDT

The Vancouver Canucks have played some of their best hockey of the season over the last three weeks. Based on recent history, it seems unlikely the Columbus Blue Jackets will be able to cool them off.

Looking to match a season high with their fifth consecutive victory, the surging Canucks try to continue their recent dominance of the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena.

After starting 9-9-1, Vancouver (18-10-1) has won nine of 10. With Saturday's 4-1 victory at Ottawa, the Canucks have outscored their opponents 19-5 during their current four-game winning streak.

"As a team we've really stepped up our game and even if we're off we're finding ways to win," said goalie Roberto Luongo, who has posted a 1.45 goals-against average during the Canucks' four-game run.

There's a good chance Vancouver could continue its success while trying for a 10th consecutive victory over Columbus (8-17-4), which has lost five of seven and sits at the bottom of the league with 20 points.

The Canucks, who have won both previous meetings with the Blue Jackets this season, have outscored them 38-19 during their nine-game series streak. It's their longest current winning stretch over an opponent and Columbus' longest active skid against any team.

Vancouver has won five in a row at Nationwide Arena since a 3-2 defeat there Dec. 1, 2008.

"(The Canucks) find a way to have their teams focused for every game, and you know when you're playing against them you're in for a tough matchup," goaltender Curtis Sanford told the Blue Jackets' official website. "They have gritty hard-working players and the Sedin twins work that cycle really well, sometimes it seems like they spend forever in the offensive zone."

Henrik and Daniel Sedin have combined for seven goals and 25 assists during their last 13 games versus Columbus. Daniel had one of each in a 4-1 home win over the Blue Jackets on Nov. 29.

Vancouver's Ryan Kesler, who also had a goal and an assist in that contest, recorded two goals with an assist at Ottawa. The former Ohio State star has two goals with five assists in his last four games overall.

Luongo has a 1.91 GAA during a three-game winning streak against the Blue Jackets, while backup Cory Schneider has won both meetings with a 1.50 GAA this season.

Columbus will try to avoid a third consecutive loss after falling 5-3 to reigning Stanley Cup champion Boston on Saturday. Rick Nash recorded his team-leading ninth goal and Jeff Carter scored in his second straight game, but the Blue Jackets blew an early 2-0 lead for the second consecutive contest.

"Our start is key, and we have to be able to manage late-period situations better than we have lately," said Sanford, who made 24 saves against Boston for his second straight loss.

Nash has two goals and two assists over his last five games but just one assist during his last seven versus Vancouver.

Steve Mason, who stopped 22 shots in a 3-2 home loss to the Canucks on Oct. 10, could be back in net for the Blue Jackets. He has a 4.91 GAA while losing four of his last five starts overall.




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12/13/2011 06:50 PM

Preview: Sharks (15-10) at Avalanche (13-16)

Date: December 13, 2011 9:00 PM EDT

Either the San Jose Sharks or the Colorado Avalanche will match their longest losing streak of the season Tuesday night.

Judging by the teams' most recent matchups, it would appear the Sharks have a better chance to avoid that fate as they visit the Pepsi Center to start a home-and-home series. The Avalanche, though, have been difficult to beat at home lately.

San Jose (15-10-2) has stumbled since a 12-2-1 stretch from Oct. 21-Nov. 23. Its 3-2 overtime defeat in Chicago on Sunday was its second straight loss and sixth in eight games overall.

Defenseman Justin Braun's first goal of the season gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead entering the third period, but they allowed the Blackhawks to tie it with 1:06 remaining in regulation. San Jose outshot Chicago 33-13 over the first two periods but were outshot a combined 21-4 in the third period and overtime.

"We played against a very good team and did very well for two periods," coach Todd McLellan said. "It was pretty evident that one team have played three games in four nights and the other was fresh.

"We ran out of gas a little bit in the third and we lost a number of key faceoffs in the third period that allowed them to start with the puck and play in our end."

The Sharks haven't dropped three in a row since Oct. 14-17. They're also 0-2-1 in their last three road games, their longest such skid since losing six in a row Oct. 24-Nov. 26, 2010.

Colorado also has endured struggles of late, getting outscored 13-3 over a busy stretch in its schedule.

Playing their third road game in four nights, the Avalanche fell 4-1 to Edmonton on Friday with the Oilers scoring two goals in the final minute in each of the first two periods.

"We got caught out of position too many times and they took advantage of it," captain Milan Hejduk said. "We need to play with more pride. We didn't execute. ... We have to have a hard look in the mirror and bounce back."

Bouncing back might prove difficult for the Avalanche (13-16-1), who have dropped three in a row to the Sharks while scoring a combined two goals over those games. Including a postseason matchup in 2010, San Jose is 7-0-1 in its last eight games against Colorado and 4-0-1 in its last five visits to the Pepsi Center.

A 4-1 win there Nov. 20 gave the Sharks their 10th victory in 13 regular-season meetings. Patrick Marleau recorded his first hat trick in two seasons during that win, but has one goal in his last nine games.

Leading scorer Joe Thornton is also slumping with only three assists in that span while Joe Pavelski, who has a team-best 12 goals, has been limited to one goal and one assist over this stretch.

Thornton has one goal and seven assists in his last six matchups versus Colorado, while Pavelski has four goals and four assists over his last eight.

The Avalanche, who dropped four in a row Nov. 2-8, might avoid matching that losing streak as they've won three straight at home and are seeking their first four-game run in Denver since Nov. 15-27, 2010.

The teams play again Thursday night.


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12/13/2011 06:52 PM

NHL
Dunkel

Calgary at Nashville
The Flames look to take advantage of a Nashville team that is 3-13 in its last 16 Tuesday games. Calgary is the pick (+145) according to Dunkel, which has the Flames favored by 1/2 a goal. Dunkel Pick: Calgary (+145). Here are all of today's picks.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13

Game 51-52: Philadelphia at Washington (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Philadelphia 11.207; Washington 12.657
Dunkel Line & Total: Washington by 1 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 53-54: Carolina at Toronto (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Carolina 11.839; Toronto 11.042
Dunkel Line & Total: Carolina by 1; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Toronto (-170); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Carolina (+150); Over

Game 55-56: Ottawa at Buffalo (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ottawa 11.404; Buffalo 19.693
Dunkel Line & Total: Ottawa by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Buffalo (-160); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Ottawa (+140); Over

Game 57-58: Detroit at Pittsburgh (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 11.740; Pittsburgh 12.903
Dunkel Line & Total: Pittsburgh by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 59-60: Vancouver at Columbus (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Vancouver 13.042; Columbus 10.845
Dunkel Line & Total: Vancouver by 2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Vancouver (-170); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Vancouver (-170); Over

Game 61-62: Los Angeles at Boston (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Los Angeles 10.303; Boston 12.170
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Boston (-180); 5
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-180); Under

Game 63-64: Dallas at NY Rangers (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 10.662; NY Rangers 12.796
Dunkel Line & Total: NY Rangers by 2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: NY Rangers (-170); 5
Dunkel Pick: NY Rangers (-170); Under

Game 65-66: New Jersey at Florida (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New Jersey 11.899; Florida 11.109
Dunkel Line & Total: New Jersey by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Florida (-155); 5
Dunkel Pick: New Jersey (+135); Over

Game 67-68: NY Islanders at Montreal (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Islanders 10.785; Montreal 11.148
Dunkel Line & Total: Montreal by 1/2; 5
Vegas Line & Total: Montreal (-160); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Montreal (-160); Under

Game 69-70: Calgary at Nashville (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Calgary 11.923; Nashville 11.357
Dunkel Line & Total: Calgary by 1/2; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Nashville (-165); 5
Dunkel Pick: Calgary (+145); Over

Game 71-72: Minnesota at Winnipeg (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Minnesota 12.034; Winnipeg 11.516
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 1/2; 6 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Winnipeg (-120); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (+100); Over

Game 73-74: San Jose at Colorado (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Jose 10.162; Colorado 11.725
Dunkel Line & Total: Colorado by 1 1/2; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: San Jose (-145); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Colorado (+125); Under

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12/13/2011 06:53 PM

NHL
Long Sheet

Tuesday, December 13

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PHILADELPHIA (18-7-0-3, 39 pts.) at WASHINGTON (15-12-0-1, 31 pts.) - 12/13/2011, 7:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 6-3 (+3.5 Units) against the spread versus PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 6-3-0 straight up against PHILADELPHIA 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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CAROLINA (9-18-0-4, 22 pts.) at TORONTO (15-11-0-3, 33 pts.) - 12/13/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CAROLINA is 9-22 ATS (+33.6 Units) in all games this season.
CAROLINA is 9-22 ATS (+33.6 Units) first half of the season this season.
CAROLINA is 0-7 ATS (+7.3 Units) after a division game this season.
TORONTO is 19-29 ATS (+51.9 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 21-32 ATS (-16.7 Units) in home games first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
TORONTO is 8-17 ATS (-12.4 Units) in home games on Tuesday nights over the last 3 seasons.
TORONTO is 24-36 ATS (-31.6 Units) in home games when playing with 3 or more days rest since 1996.
TORONTO is 18-25 ATS (-10.1 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
TORONTO is 8-16 ATS (-14.0 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CAROLINA is 6-3 (+2.6 Units) against the spread versus TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
CAROLINA is 6-3-0 straight up against TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.6 Units, Under=-0.4 Units)

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OTTAWA (13-13-0-4, 30 pts.) at BUFFALO (15-12-0-2, 32 pts.) - 12/13/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BUFFALO is 227-159 ATS (+25.6 Units) vs. division opponents since 1996.
BUFFALO is 179-123 ATS (+27.7 Units) after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game since 1996.
OTTAWA is 24-14 ATS (+38.6 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 3 seasons.
BUFFALO is 21-29 ATS (-14.5 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 2 seasons.
BUFFALO is 5-11 ATS (-6.6 Units) in home games first half of the season this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
BUFFALO is 8-6-0 straight up against OTTAWA over the last 3 seasons
8 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+3.4 Units)

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DETROIT (18-9-0-1, 37 pts.) at PITTSBURGH (17-9-0-4, 38 pts.) - 12/13/2011, 7:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 3-1 (+2.6 Units) against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 3-1-0 straight up against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.9 Units)

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VANCOUVER (18-10-0-1, 37 pts.) at COLUMBUS (8-17-0-4, 20 pts.) - 12/13/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
COLUMBUS is 84-68 ATS (+159.0 Units) in home games after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game since 1996.
VANCOUVER is 8-1 ATS (+6.8 Units) in road games in December games over the last 2 seasons.
VANCOUVER is 126-81 ATS (+24.2 Units) when playing with 2 days rest since 1996.
VANCOUVER is 133-95 ATS (+230.1 Units) in road games after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game since 1996.
VANCOUVER is 14-5 ATS (+8.5 Units) in road games after a 3 game unbeaten streak over the last 2 seasons.
COLUMBUS is 41-69 ATS (-74.5 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
COLUMBUS is 16-26 ATS (+45.2 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 2 seasons.
COLUMBUS is 10-27 ATS (-22.3 Units) in December games over the last 3 seasons.
COLUMBUS is 16-38 ATS (+60.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
COLUMBUS is 14-38 ATS (+63.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
VANCOUVER is 9-1 (+7.4 Units) against the spread versus COLUMBUS over the last 3 seasons
VANCOUVER is 9-1-0 straight up against COLUMBUS over the last 3 seasons
5 of 10 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.1 Units)

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LOS ANGELES (13-12-0-4, 30 pts.) at BOSTON (18-9-0-1, 37 pts.) - 12/13/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LOS ANGELES is 52-44 ATS (+106.6 Units) in road games when playing with 2 days rest since 1996.
LOS ANGELES is 15-7 ATS (+22.0 Units) in road games after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game over the last 3 seasons.
LOS ANGELES is 65-70 ATS (+161.1 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season since 1996.
BOSTON is 10-15 ATS (-15.3 Units) in home games in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.
BOSTON is 23-23 ATS (-13.8 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
LOS ANGELES is 4-0 (+4.4 Units) against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
LOS ANGELES is 4-0-0 straight up against BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.0 Units)

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DALLAS (16-11-0-1, 33 pts.) at NY RANGERS (17-6-0-4, 38 pts.) - 12/13/2011, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NY RANGERS are 39-25 ATS (+8.0 Units) first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
NY RANGERS are 9-2 ATS (+6.4 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game this season.
DALLAS is 38-28 ATS (+8.7 Units) first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
NY RANGERS are 38-49 ATS (-37.7 Units) in home games on Tuesday nights since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 77-80 ATS (-38.0 Units) in home games after a win by 2 goals or more since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 125-159 ATS (-135.6 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY RANGERS is 2-0 (+2.1 Units) against the spread versus DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
NY RANGERS is 2-0-0 straight up against DALLAS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.2 Units)

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NEW JERSEY (15-13-0-1, 31 pts.) at FLORIDA (16-9-0-5, 37 pts.) - 12/13/2011, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW JERSEY is 25-40 ATS (-19.1 Units) first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
FLORIDA is 70-108 ATS (+192.1 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5 or less since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
FLORIDA is 5-4 (+2.8 Units) against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
FLORIDA is 5-4-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.9 Units)

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NY ISLANDERS (9-12-0-6, 24 pts.) at MONTREAL (12-11-0-7, 31 pts.) - 12/13/2011, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NY ISLANDERS are 19-54 ATS (+107.8 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 3 seasons.
MONTREAL is 4-11 ATS (-9.2 Units) in home games first half of the season this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
MONTREAL is 5-4-0 straight up against NY ISLANDERS over the last 3 seasons
5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.1 Units)

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CALGARY (14-13-0-2, 30 pts.) at NASHVILLE (14-11-0-4, 32 pts.) - 12/13/2011, 8:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NASHVILLE is 33-24 ATS (+4.6 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent over the last 2 seasons.
CALGARY is 54-40 ATS (+100.3 Units) in road games in December games since 1996.
NASHVILLE is 1-7 ATS (-6.9 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5 or less this season.
NASHVILLE is 6-16 ATS (+22.2 Units) on Tuesday nights over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CALGARY is 7-3 (+3.1 Units) against the spread versus NASHVILLE over the last 3 seasons
CALGARY is 7-3-0 straight up against NASHVILLE over the last 3 seasons
6 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+4.8 Units)

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MINNESOTA (20-7-0-3, 43 pts.) at WINNIPEG (13-12-0-4, 30 pts.) - 12/13/2011, 8:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
WINNIPEG is 9-3 ATS (+12.8 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 this season.
MINNESOTA is 20-9 ATS (+29.7 Units) in all games this season.
MINNESOTA is 5-0 ATS (+5.0 Units) in December games this season.
MINNESOTA is 20-9 ATS (+29.7 Units) first half of the season this season.
MINNESOTA is 13-5 ATS (+8.0 Units) on Tuesday nights over the last 2 seasons.
MINNESOTA is 90-73 ATS (+165.6 Units) when playing with 2 days rest since 1996.
MINNESOTA is 8-2 ATS (+10.3 Units) after a 3 game unbeaten streak this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
WINNIPEG is 2-0 (+2.6 Units) against the spread versus MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
WINNIPEG is 2-0-0 straight up against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.1 Units)

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SAN JOSE (15-10-0-2, 32 pts.) at COLORADO (13-16-0-1, 27 pts.) - 12/13/2011, 9:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
COLORADO is 18-10 ATS (+29.5 Units) after playing 3 consecutive road games over the last 3 seasons.
COLORADO is 22-15 ATS (+41.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
SAN JOSE is 157-128 ATS (+23.4 Units) in road games first half of the season since 1996.
SAN JOSE is 50-30 ATS (+15.4 Units) in road games on Tuesday nights since 1996.
COLORADO is 24-46 ATS (+79.2 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 5-15 ATS (-12.4 Units) in home games after allowing 4 goals or more over the last 2 seasons.
COLORADO is 74-74 ATS (-56.4 Units) in home games after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN JOSE is 10-5 (+2.3 Units) against the spread versus COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
SAN JOSE is 10-5-0 straight up against COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
7 of 15 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-1.7 Units, Under=-0.3 Units)

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12/13/2011 06:54 PM

NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Tuesday, December 13

Hot teams
-- Flyers won their last five games, scoring 21 goals. Washington won three of its last four games.
-- Red Wings won nine of their last eleven games. Pittsburgh won seven of its last nine at home.
-- Canucks won seven of their last eight road games.
-- Bruins won 15 of their last 18 games.
-- Rangers won seven of their last nine games.
-- Florida won four of its last five home games. Devils won three of their last four games.
-- Islanders won three of their last four road games.
-- Flames won six of their last eight games.
-- Minnesota won its last seven games, allowing 12 goals. Winnipeg won seven of its last eight home games.

Cold teams
-- Hurricanes lost eight of their last nine games. Toronto lost four of its last five games.
-- Senators lost five of their last six games. Buffalo lost seven of its last nine home games.
-- Blue Jackets lost five of their last seven games.
-- Kings lost their last four games, scoring six goals; they fired their coach on Monday.
-- Dallas Stars lost five of their last seven road games.
-- Montreal lost its last four road games, last three in OT/SO.
-- Nashville lost four of its last five home games.
-- Colorado lost its last three games, outscored 13-3. Sharks lost six of their last eight games.

Totals
-- Four of last five Philly games went over the total.
-- Last four Carolina road games went over the total.
-- Five of last six Buffalo games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Pittsburgh games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Vancouver road games stayed under total. Four of last five Columbus games went over.
-- Six of last seven Los Angeles games stayed under the total.
-- Four of last five Dallas road games stayed under the total.
-- Eight of last ten New Jersey road games went over the total.
-- Four of last five Islander games went over the total.
-- Last eight Calgary-Nashville games stayed under the total.
-- Over is 5-2-2 in last nine Minnesota games.
-- Last five San Jose road games stayed under the total.

Series records
-- Flyers lost six of last eight games against Washington.
-- Hurricanes won six of last eight games against Toronto.
-- Senators lost their last six games against Buffalo.
-- Penguins beat Detroit twice LY, 4-1/5-4so.
-- Canucks won their last seven games against Columbus.
-- Kings won their last five games against Boston.
-- Visiting team won five of last six Dallas-Ranger games, with Rangers winning last two, 5-2/3-2so.
-- Devils lost three of last four visits to Miami.
-- Islanders won their last three games against Montreal.
-- Flames won five of last six games against Nashville.
-- Jets won three of last four games against Minnesota.
-- Sharks won seven of last eight games against Colorado.

Back-to-Back
-- Devils are 3-2 on road if they played the night before.

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12/13/2011 06:54 PM

NHL

Tuesday, December 13

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
CAROLINA vs. TORONTO
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
Toronto is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Carolina

7:00 PM
DALLAS vs. NY RANGERS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the NY Rangers last 7 games
NY Rangers are 3-6-1 SU in their last 10 games ,when playing at home against Dallas

7:00 PM
DETROIT vs. PITTSBURGH
Detroit is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home

7:00 PM
LOS ANGELES vs. BOSTON
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles's last 7 games
Los Angeles is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles

7:00 PM
OTTAWA vs. BUFFALO
Ottawa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Ottawa's last 12 games on the road
Buffalo is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 6 games

7:00 PM
PHILADELPHIA vs. WASHINGTON
Philadelphia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia

7:00 PM
VANCOUVER vs. COLUMBUS
Vancouver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vancouver's last 6 games when playing Columbus
Columbus is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Columbus is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Vancouver

7:30 PM
NEW JERSEY vs. FLORIDA
New Jersey is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Florida
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games
Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against New Jersey
Florida is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against New Jersey

7:30 PM
NY ISLANDERS vs. MONTREAL
NY Islanders are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games on the road
NY Islanders are 6-17 SU in their last 23 games
Montreal is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games

8:00 PM
CALGARY vs. NASHVILLE
Calgary is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games on the road
Nashville is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Calgary
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Nashville's last 8 games when playing Calgary

8:30 PM
MINNESOTA vs. WINNIPEG
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Winnipeg
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Winnipeg is 3-6-1 SU in its last 10 games ,when playing Minnesota

9:00 PM
SAN JOSE vs. COLORADO
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games on the road
San Jose is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Colorado is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing San Jose
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose

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