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04/11/2012 12:37 PM

NHL Playoff Preview: Red Wings vs. Predators


2012 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
No. 5 DETROIT RED WINGS

vs. No. 4 NASHVILLE PREDATORS


Starts: Wednesday in Nashville
Season Series: Tied 3-3
Series Price: Nashville -115, Detroit -105


The 4-5 matchup in the Western Conference pits two Central Division rivals against each other as the veteran-laden No. 5 Detroit Red Wings battle the upstart No. 4 Nashville Predators.

Just like the Flyers-Penguins matchup in the East, this series should have no shortage of excitement and tight finishes. Both teams hail from the West’s toughest division—the Central—where, incredibly, four teams eclipsed 100 standings points. For Nashville and Detroit though, the ironic reward of finishing second and third in the division, respectively, is that both must face each other in the first round of the postseason. The Red Wings have no shortage of experience as they prepare to make an unprecedented 21st consecutive playoff appearance. The Predators look to build off the franchise’s first playoff series victory last season, but this time Nashville won’t be under anyone’s radar.

Three Important Things to Watch for in this Series:
1. Between the Pipes
In terms of goaltending, no first round series presents a better matchup than this one with Detroit’s Jimmy Howard (35-17-4, 2.12 GAA, .920 SV Pct.) and Nashville’s Pekka Rinne (43-18-8, 2.39 GAA, .923 SV Pct.). Rinne ranks first in the NHL in wins, and Howard led the league in that category for the first half of the season before injuries limited him to just 13 starts since February 2. Rinne played in a career-high 73 games in the regular season—so the potential for fatigue is there—but he also benefits from playing behind one of the deepest blue lines in the NHL. Detroit will want to push the pace and certainly has enough size to put big bodies in front of the net, but Nashville will cause the Wings fits if it can get on the board first—the Predators were an incredible 35-3-4 when scoring first (2nd in NHL in that situation).

2. Away from The Joe
When analyzing this series, it is very important to put perceptions aside and look strictly at what has transpired this year. Even though the Red Wings are consistently one of the most dominant teams in the league, their road record this year is a serious cause for concern. Detroit stole the headlines this season with its NHL-record 23-game home winning streak at Joe Louis Arena, but the Wings are the only Western Conference playoff team with a sub-.500 road record (17-21-3). No team in the NHL will enjoy a greater home-ice advantage than the Red Wings, but it’s unlikely any team in the playoffs will be as reliant on it either. If this series goes the distance, Nashville will have a decided advantage with Game 7 in its home barn.

3. Defense > Offense?
The Predators have earned a rightful reputation for being one of the best defensive teams in the league thanks to the NHL’s best shutdown pair: Shea Weber (19 G, 30 A) and Ryan Suter (7 G, 39 A). Don’t sleep on Nashville’s offense though—the unit ranks 8th in the NHL in goals per game (2.8) and the Preds boast the best power play in the league, converting at a 21.6 percent clip. Nashville doesn’t have any single offensive superstar, but has seven players who scored 40+ points this season. The X-factor for the Predators will be RW Alexander Radulov, who returned to Nashville three weeks ago after a four-year stint in the Russian KHL. Radulov instantly becomes one of the top scoring threats for the Preds, and adds an interesting wrinkle to an already underrated offense.

StatFox Analysis:
Betting against the Red Wings in the postseason, in most cases, just isn’t a smart idea. They always seem to find a way to get it done. But it’s time to put reputational fears aside and look at this series objectively. The only advantage the Red Wings have in this series is top-end offense. Detroit boasts an incredible trio of centers with Henrik Zetterberg (22 G, 47 A), Pavel Datsyuk (19 G, 48 A) and Valtteri Filppula (23 G, 46 A) and two other 20+ goal scorers in RW Johan Franzen (29 G, 27 A) and LW Jiri Hudler (25 G, 25 A). Are these offensive weapons enough to win a series? Absolutely. And if the Red Wings had drawn a different opponent, they would likely advance into the second round. But the Predators have more depth on defense, a Vezina Trophy-candidate goaltender who is playing better at the moment, and—believe it or not—more depth overall on offense. And if it comes down to a decisive seventh game, as noted above, that extra two standings points will prove to be the difference as the Predators enjoy the friendly confines of the Music City. Prediction: PREDATORS IN 7.

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04/11/2012 12:41 PM

NHL Playoff Preview: Kings vs. Canucks


2012 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
No. 8 LOS ANGELES KINGS

vs. No. 1 VANCOUVER CANUCKS


Starts: Wednesday in Vancouver
Season Series: Tied 2-2
Series Price: Vancouver -225, Los Angeles +185


The Vancouver Canucks’ quest to avenge last season’s loss in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals begins on Wednesday when they take on the eighth-ranked Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

The Canucks find themselves in familiar territory, entering the playoffs as the Presidents’ Trophy winner (most standings points in the regular season) for the second consecutive season. Winning the Presidents’ Trophy does not guarantee postseason success historically though. The previous two winners (Sharks and Capitals) each lost in the first round and the Canucks needed a Game 7 overtime win over Chicago—after blowing a 3-0 series lead—to advance to the second round last year. The eight seed will be no easier this season with an extremely pesky Kings team that missed out on a Pacific Division title, and, consequently, a three seed, by just two points. L.A. wins games one way, and one way only—with defense. The Kings allow just 2.1 goals per game (2nd in NHL), which helps to make up for their anemic offense, which ranks second-to-last in the league with 2.3 goals per game. Despite this glaring weakness, don’t be so quick to assume an easy victory for the Canucks.

Three Important Things to Watch for in this Series:
1. Double Trouble?
There’s no doubt that the biggest question heading into this series will be the health of Canucks’ LW Daniel Sedin (30 G, 37 A). Vancouver’s leading goal-scorer has not played since suffering a concussion on March 21, and did not practice on Tuesday despite skating on Monday. If Daniel can’t play, that also diminishes the effectiveness of his identical twin brother and linemate, C Henrik Sedin (14 G, 67 A). For the third consecutive season, Henrik led the NHL in assists, with a good chunk of those goals scored by Daniel. The Sedin Twins possess an innate chemistry that cannot be replicated or recreated, and if Daniel isn’t ready to play on Wednesday, it will be the first time in 90 career playoff games that the brothers don’t suit up together.

2. Luongo’s Leash
It would be unfair to pin the Canucks’ loss in last year’s Stanley Cup Finals squarely on the shoulders of goaltender Roberto Luongo, but the fact is, the 33-year-old netminder was yanked in two of Vancouver’s first three losses to Bruins, and he posted a woeful .891 SV Pct. in that series—despite two shutout wins. Especially going up against such a poor offensive team, Canucks’ Head Coach Alain Vigneault will have no qualms about keeping Luongo on a short leash should any meltdowns occur. Fortunately, Vancouver has one of the most reliable backups in the league in Cory Schneider (20-8-1, 1.96 GAA, .937 SV Pct.), who played in a career-high 33 games while ranking second and third in the NHL in SV Pct. and GAA, respectively. Luongo might be the bigger name, but the Canucks have shown tremendous confidence in Schneider and he is more than capable of carrying them on a run through the playoffs.

3. Cut to the Quick
It seems like it happens every year. An overmatched underdog steals a playoff series thanks to some stand-on-your-head performances from the starting goaltender. After posting a 1.95 GAA (2nd in NHL) over 69 starts, it’s fair to say that standing on your head is the only way Kings’ goalie Jonathan Quick knows how to play. Quick also led the NHL in shutouts (10) and was able to carry the Kings into the playoffs with vey little help on offense. In 2010, then-Canadiens’ goaltender Jaroslav Halak stole the series for eighth-seeded Montreal against the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Capitals. There’s no reason that Quick can’t do the same this year.

StatFox Analysis:
This series sets up as the classic overvalued versus undervalued scenario. With Vancouver, you have a seemingly dominant team with the best point total in the league. The truth is, the Canucks received a big boost playing in the league’s worst division and are the only team from the Northwest to qualify for the playoffs. Vancouver’s secondary scoring has also lacked this year, with second-line center Ryan Kesler (22 G, 27 A) posting disappointing numbers just one year after scoring a career-high 41 goals. On the flip side, the Canucks will take on a Kings team that has been in desperation mode for most of the season, battling down to the final week just to make the playoffs. The offense has been terrible outside of top C Anze Kopitar (25 G, 51 A), but with the potential firepower in the lineup, it’s easy to get the feeling that we haven’t seen the best of this Kings team. The playoff experience is certainly there with centers Mike Richards (18 G, 26 A) and trade deadline acquisition Jeff Carter—both of whom made a run to the Cup Finals with the Flyers in 2010. Toss in elite defenseman Drew Doughty (10 G, 26 A) to complement a proven, shutdown netminder in Quick, and this series has all the makings of an upset. The Canucks can, and probably should win this series, but they are severely overpriced at -225 and there is simply too much value to pass up on the Kings in this spot. Prediction: KINGS IN 7.

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04/11/2012 12:45 PM

NHL Best Bets:


NHL
Wednesday, April 11

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Philadelphia - 7:30 PM ET Philadelphia +156 500
Pittsburgh - Over 5.5 500

Detroit - 8:00 PM ET Nashville -127 500
Nashville - Under 5 500

Los Angeles - 10:30 PM ET Los Angeles +147 500
Vancouver - Under 5 500

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04/12/2012 12:36 AM

Boston Bruins Begin Cup Defense Vs Capitals

The Boston Bruins starting the defense of their Stanley Cup championship is one of four NHL playoff games on Thursday night.

The playoffs get underway a day earlier on Wednesday with three contests. Let’s update those lines first with Pittsburgh a 180 home favorite over Philadelphia. The total is the interesting number with some books offering 5½, but the smarter ones at six. This should be a high scoring series, with Game 1 starting that trend off.

Detroit is at Nashville, with the home team -130 and the total at five (shaded to the ‘over’). This is a different Predators group and Pekka Rinne is a terrific goalie, but they still have to prove themselves in the playoffs, while the Red Wings have ‘been there and done that.’ They could be a live ‘dog on Wednesday.

The final game is the Los Angeles Kings at the Vancouver Canucks. DonBest.com’s Brian Blessing believes the Kings will give the Canucks all they can handle in this series, winning one of the first two in Vancouver. The Kings are +140 in Game 1 and this should be a low scoring series (Game 1 total is five and shaded to the ‘under’).

After being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings, Daniel Sedin will sit out Game 1 as he continues to deal with a concussion suffered March 21 in Chicago.

Ottawa at the New York Rangers (-175) kicks off the four Thursday games. The total is five and shaded to the ‘under’ with Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist a big reason. This should be an ‘under’ series mostly, but Game 1 is a good ‘over’ opportunity as both teams feel each other out.

The defending champ Bruins get Washington in the first round. The Bruins are -185 for Game 1 with the goaltending edge with Tim Thomas, but the Caps have a lot of offensive firepower. Look for a high scoring game in the opener (total of five, shaded to the ‘over’).

The final two games on Thursday have some good underdog opportunities. San Jose is at St. Louis and while the Blues swept the season series 4-0 and had a great year, they look overvalued as -160 favorites in Game 1. San Jose also has a great chance to win the series as the 'dog there as well.

We wrap it up with Chicago at Phoenix. The Coyotes are another overachiever even with a very good player like Shane Doan. They are -125 favorites in Game 1 and the total is five, shaded to the ‘over.’ Look for Chicago to make some noise in Game 1 and also make a nice run throughout the playoffs.

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04/12/2012 12:17 PM

NHL
Dunkel

Washington at Boston
The Capitals look to build on their 5-1 record in their last 6 games as an underdog of +150 to +200. Washington is the pick (+165) according to Dunkel, which has the Capitals favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Washington (+165). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, APRIL 12

Game 57-58: Ottawa at NY Rangers (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Ottawa 11.156; NY Rangers 12.015
Dunkel Line & Total: NY Rangers by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: NY Rangers (-180); 5
Dunkel Pick: NY Rangers (-180); Over

Game 59-60: Washington at Boston (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Washington 13.112; Boston 12.114
Dunkel Line & Total: Washington by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Boston (-185); 5
Dunkel Pick: Washington (+165); Under

Game 61-62: San Jose at St. Louis (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: San Jose 10.994; St. Louis 11.703
Dunkel Line & Total: St. Louis by 1/2; 5 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: St. Louis (-155); 5
Dunkel Pick: St. Louis (-155); Over

Game 63-64: Chicago at Phoenix (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Chicago 12.393; Phoenix 11.842
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 1/2; 4 1/2
Vegas Line & Total: Phoenix (-125); 5
Dunkel Pick: Chicago (+105); Under

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04/12/2012 12:19 PM

NHL
Long Sheet

Thursday, April 12

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OTTAWA (41-31-0-10, 92 pts.) at NY RANGERS (51-24-0-7, 109 pts.) - 4/12/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NY RANGERS are 51-30 ATS (+84.9 Units) in all games this season.
NY RANGERS are 26-13 ATS (+9.8 Units) after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
OTTAWA is 16-10 ATS (+26.5 Units) after allowing 4 goals or more this season.
NY RANGERS are 164-173 ATS (-92.3 Units) in home games second half of the season since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 24-32 ATS (-24.0 Units) in home games when playing with 3 or more days rest since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 77-107 ATS (-83.1 Units) in home games after allowing 4 goals or more since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
OTTAWA is 6-6 (+2.0 Units) against the spread versus NY RANGERS over the last 3 seasons
NY RANGERS is 6-6-0 straight up against OTTAWA over the last 3 seasons
5 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.0 Units)

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WASHINGTON (42-32-0-8, 92 pts.) at BOSTON (49-29-0-4, 102 pts.) - 4/12/2012, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 16-4 ATS (+10.5 Units) when playing with 3 or more days rest over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 26-12 ATS (+5.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
BOSTON is 18-19 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
WASHINGTON is 7-5 (+1.5 Units) against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
WASHINGTON is 7-5-0 straight up against BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
8 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.2 Units)

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SAN JOSE (43-29-0-10, 96 pts.) at ST LOUIS (49-22-0-11, 109 pts.) - 4/12/2012, 7:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAN JOSE is 43-39 ATS (-15.5 Units) in all games this season.
SAN JOSE is 6-14 ATS (-10.3 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5 or less this season.
SAN JOSE is 10-18 ATS (-12.5 Units) in road games second half of the season this season.
SAN JOSE is 5-11 ATS (-10.4 Units) revenging a home loss versus opponent this season.
SAN JOSE is 16-21 ATS (-15.2 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent this season.
ST LOUIS is 77-57 ATS (+12.0 Units) when playing with 3 or more days rest since 1996.
SAN JOSE is 100-61 ATS (+24.3 Units) in April games since 1996.
SAN JOSE is 160-171 ATS (+367.3 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
ST LOUIS is 6-6 (+1.3 Units) against the spread versus SAN JOSE over the last 3 seasons
ST LOUIS is 6-6-0 straight up against SAN JOSE over the last 3 seasons
8 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.0 Units)

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CHICAGO (45-26-0-11, 101 pts.) at PHOENIX (42-27-0-13, 97 pts.) - 4/12/2012, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CHICAGO is 10-21 ATS (-13.1 Units) in road games revenging a loss versus opponent over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 137-119 ATS (-17.3 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
PHOENIX is 188-163 ATS (+20.8 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game since 1996.
PHOENIX is 19-7 ATS (+26.1 Units) after a 3 game unbeaten streak over the last 2 seasons.
PHOENIX is 25-20 ATS (+2.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
CHICAGO is 310-329 ATS (+696.8 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
PHOENIX is 8-16 ATS (+24.1 Units) in home games after a win by 2 goals or more over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHOENIX is 8-4 (+6.6 Units) against the spread versus CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
PHOENIX is 8-4-0 straight up against CHICAGO over the last 3 seasons
8 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.1 Units)

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Friday, April 13

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NEW JERSEY (48-28-0-6, 102 pts.) at FLORIDA (38-26-0-18, 94 pts.) - 4/13/2012, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NEW JERSEY is 48-33 ATS (+12.7 Units) in all games this season.
NEW JERSEY is 27-18 ATS (+6.4 Units) second half of the season this season.
NEW JERSEY is 22-13 ATS (+35.6 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent this season.
NEW JERSEY is 15-7 ATS (+22.0 Units) after a win by 2 goals or more this season.
NEW JERSEY is 15-8 ATS (+6.7 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game this season.
NEW JERSEY is 27-9 ATS (+13.1 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
FLORIDA is 80-118 ATS (+212.7 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5 or less since 1996.
FLORIDA is 32-58 ATS (+104.9 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
FLORIDA is 2-11 ATS (+13.1 Units) on Friday nights this season.
FLORIDA is 8-21 ATS (+32.1 Units) when playing with 3 or more days rest over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
FLORIDA is 6-6 (+1.5 Units) against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
FLORIDA is 6-6-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.5 Units)

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PHILADELPHIA (47-26-0-9, 103 pts.) at PITTSBURGH (51-25-0-6, 108 pts.) - 4/13/2012, 7:35 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 9-9 (+0.6 Units) against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 9-9-0 straight up against PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
9 of 16 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.6 Units)

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DETROIT (48-28-0-6, 102 pts.) at NASHVILLE (48-26-0-8, 104 pts.) - 4/13/2012, 7:35 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
NASHVILLE is 9-9 (+1.8 Units) against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
NASHVILLE is 9-9-0 straight up against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
11 of 17 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.6 Units)

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LOS ANGELES (40-27-0-15, 95 pts.) at VANCOUVER (51-22-0-9, 111 pts.) - 4/13/2012, 10:05 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
VANCOUVER is 11-7 (+1.3 Units) against the spread versus LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
VANCOUVER is 11-7-0 straight up against LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
9 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.6 Units)

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04/12/2012 12:20 PM

NHL
Short Sheet

Thursday, April 12, 2012

EC Quaterfinals, Game One (0-0)
Ottawa at NY Rangers, 7:05 ET NHL
Ottawa: 15-6 Over off a road loss by 2+ goals
NY Rangers: 15-3 SU after losing 3 of their last 4 games

EC Quaterfinals, Game One (0-0)
Washington at Boston, 7:35 ET NBCSN
Washington: 27-12 SU off an Over
Boston: 2-8 SU off an overtime win

WC Quaterfinals, Game One (0-0)
San Jose at St. Louis, 7:35 ET CNBC
San Jose: 6-14 SU away with a total of 5 goals or less
St. Louis: 19-2 SU at home off a win

WC Quaterfinals, Game One (0-0)
Chicago at Phoenix, 10:05 ET NBCSN
Chicago: 7-16 SU away playing with same-season revenge
Phoenix: 19-7 SU off 3+ wins

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04/12/2012 12:22 PM

NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Senators @ Rangers-- Rangers have home ice advantage in playoff series for first time since ’96; New York is top seed in east, will have home ice in first three rounds, if they advance. Coach Tortorella won Cup with ’04 Lightning, but hasn’t won playoff series (0-4) since. Rangers are just 2-3 in first round series since ’98. Ottawa hasn’t won playoff series (0-2) since losing ’07 final to Ducks; overall they’re 5-7 in first round series. Rangers lost four of last five vs Ottawa. This is first time Ottawa/Rangers have met in playoffs; Blueshirts are 18-14 in Ottawa, but just 14-21 at home vs Senators. Rangers lost their last four regular season games, Senators lost their last three.

Caps @ Bruins-- Washington beat Bruins three of four this season, but Boston won Stanley Cup LY for first time since 1972 (first final since ’90); they won three of last four first round series, after not having a series win from 2000-07. Bruins split two previous playoff series with Washington, with last one 14 years ago. Capitols are 2-5 in first round series since losing in ’98 Cup finals; four of their last six playoff series went seven games (Caps 1-3 in those Game 7’s). Washington is 17-40 in Beantown; Bruins are 32-23 in DC. Washington won four of its last five games overall, Bruins won nine of last 12.

Sharks @ Blues-- St Louis swept Sharks 4-0 this season, outscoring them 12-3. Blues made Cup finals in first three years in existence (‘68-’70), but were swept all three times and have never been back. San Jose won seven of last eight first round series; they’ve lost in Western finals last two years, but are 31-43 vs St Louis, even though Sharks won two of three playoff series vs team, with last one in ’04. Blues haven’t won a playoff game in seven years, getting swept 4-0 by Canucks in ’09 series that’s their only playoff appearance in last six seasons, until now. Blues lost eight of last 12 games, overall; Sharks won their last four games to get to this point.

Blackhawks @ Coyotes-- Phoenix Coyotes have never won playoff series (0-7) since moving to desert; their last such win was in ’93 as Winnipeg Jets- overall, they’re 2-18 in playoff series (0-10 vs Detroit/Edmonton), but they come into playoffs red-hot, winning last five games while allowing only two goals. This is their first playoff meeting with the Blackhawks, who won Stanley Cup two years ago, its first since ’61, then got beat in first round LY; since ’97, they’re 2-3 in first round series. Coyotes won their last three games with Chicago, allowing four goals- they're 4-2 in last six visits to Windy City.

Devils @ Panthers-- Florida lost eight of last ten games coming into their first playoff appearance in 12 years. New Jersey missed playoffs LY, got beat in first round three years before that, so they’re starved for series win, but not as hungry as Florida, which last made playoffs when they lost Final in ’96, just their 3rd year in NHL- they haven’t won playoff series (0-2) since. Florida lost its only playoff series with New Jersey, scoring six goals total in four-game Devil sweep in ’00. New Jersey is 20-13 in Miami, 23-10 vs Panthers at home. Teams split 12 games over last three years, going 3-3 in each building.

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04/12/2012 12:23 PM

NHL

Thursday, April 12

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
OTTAWA vs. NY RANGERS
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
Ottawa is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
NY Rangers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the NY Rangers last 11 games when playing at home against Ottawa

7:30 PM
SAN JOSE vs. ST. LOUIS
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Jose's last 10 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
San Jose is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against San Jose
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose

7:30 PM
WASHINGTON vs. BOSTON
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Washington's last 18 games when playing Boston
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Boston's last 18 games when playing Washington
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington

10:00 PM
CHICAGO vs. PHOENIX
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Chicago is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago


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04/12/2012 12:24 PM

NHL

Thursday, April 12

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
OTTAWA vs. NY RANGERS
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
Ottawa is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
NY Rangers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the NY Rangers last 11 games when playing at home against Ottawa

7:30 PM
SAN JOSE vs. ST. LOUIS
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Jose's last 10 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
San Jose is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against San Jose
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose

7:30 PM
WASHINGTON vs. BOSTON
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Washington's last 18 games when playing Boston
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Boston's last 18 games when playing Washington
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington

10:00 PM
CHICAGO vs. PHOENIX
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Chicago is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago


Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs: