cnotes Posts:25185 Followers:33
05/21/2013 05:32 PM

NHL
Dunkel

Boston at NY Rangers
The Rangers look to pick up their first win of the series and build on their 12-3 record in their last 15 home games versus the Bruins. New York is the pick (-140) according to Dunkel, which has the Rangers favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: NY Rangers (-140). Here are all of today's picks.

TUESDAY, MAY 21

Game 23-24: Boston at NY Rangers (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston 11.179; NY Rangers 12.695
Dunkel Line & Total: NY Rangers by 1 1/2; 4
Vegas Line & Total: NY Rangers (-140); 5
Dunkel Pick: NY Rangers (-140); Under

Game 25-26: Los Angeles at San Jose (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Los Angeles 12.911; San Jose 11.737
Dunkel Line & Total: Los Angeles by 1; 5
Vegas Line & Total: San Jose (-135); 4 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Los Angeles (+115); Over




NHL
Long Sheet

Tuesday, May 21

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BOSTON (34-17-0-6, 74 pts.) at NY RANGERS (30-20-0-7, 67 pts.) - 5/21/2013, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BOSTON is 2-8 ATS (-8.5 Units) in road games on Tuesday nights over the last 2 seasons.
BOSTON is 29-14 ATS (+11.8 Units) in road games after a win by 2 goals or more over the last 3 seasons.
BOSTON is 158-173 ATS (+381.5 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 84-108 ATS (-73.3 Units) in home games after allowing 4 goals or more since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 146-173 ATS (-113.8 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 189-186 ATS (-94.7 Units) in home games second half of the season since 1996.
NY RANGERS are 44-53 ATS (-36.0 Units) in home games on Tuesday nights since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY RANGERS is 8-5 (+4.0 Units) against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
NY RANGERS is 8-5-0 straight up against BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.1 Units)

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LOS ANGELES (33-17-0-7, 73 pts.) at SAN JOSE (30-18-0-7, 67 pts.) - 5/21/2013, 10:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LOS ANGELES is 6-19 ATS (-14.0 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5 or less this season.
LOS ANGELES is 9-19 ATS (-11.4 Units) in road games second half of the season this season.
LOS ANGELES is 2-8 ATS (-7.2 Units) in road games vs. division opponents this season.
LOS ANGELES is 1-7 ATS (-7.2 Units) in road games after a division game this season.
SAN JOSE is 13-2 ATS (+10.3 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
SAN JOSE is 20-7 ATS (+9.0 Units) in home games second half of the season this season.
SAN JOSE is 9-1 ATS (+7.4 Units) in home games after a division game this season.
LOS ANGELES is 32-17 ATS (+13.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
LOS ANGELES is 58-52 ATS (+120.6 Units) in road games when playing with 2 days rest since 1996.
SAN JOSE is 70-74 ATS (-61.0 Units) in home games when playing with 2 days rest since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
SAN JOSE is 14-11 (+0.0 Units) against the spread versus LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
SAN JOSE is 14-11-0 straight up against LOS ANGELES over the last 3 seasons
12 of 21 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.8 Units)

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NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Tuesday, May 21

Bruins outshot New York 16-5 in OT to win Game 1 on home ice, then dominated Game 2, winning 5-2, despite Rangers having four more power plays (0-5) than the Bruins (0-1) did. Boston lost 12 of last 14 visits to Manhattan (2-3 in last five); they had lost seven of nine to New York before this series started. Rangers won their last nine home games, with all three home playoff wins by a single goal- their last home loss was to Washington back on March 24. Bruins scored 3+ goals in all six of its playoff wins this spring, 1-1-2 in its three losses. Under is 10-5-3 in last eighteen series games.

Home teams are 10-1 in this round of Stanley Cup playoffs; home teams won 12 of last 13 King-Shark games, with LA losing last six games here. LA allowed a total of 11 goals in winning six of last seven games, streak that started after they fell behind 2-0 in St Louis series. Under is 8-2-2 in LA's last dozen games; defending champs are 4-3 vs San Jose this year, with home side winning all seven games. There were 67 penalty minutes in Game 3, after Games 1-2 had total of only 28; Sharks were 2-5 on power play last game, after LA was 3-6 on power play in Game 2. Kings got called for two penalties in last minute of regulation in Game 3, lost on power play goal in OT, then goalie Quick got misconduct on his way off ice after game; needless to say, that doesn't happen a whole lot.




NHL

Tuesday, May 21

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Trend Report
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7:30 PM
BOSTON vs. NY RANGERS
Boston is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
Boston is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Rangers
NY Rangers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Boston
NY Rangers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home

10:00 PM
LOS ANGELES vs. SAN JOSE
Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Jose
Los Angeles is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Jose
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games at home
San Jose is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home


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NHL

Tuesday, May 21

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Tuesday's NHL playoff action: What bettors need to know
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Boston Bruins at New York Rangers (-135, 5)

Bruins lead best-of-seven series 2-0.

The New York Rangers are no strangers to losing the first two games of a series. After all, one needs only to remember their Eastern Conference first-round set versus Washington. The Rangers held serve at home in that series - and will look to do the same against the fourth-seeded Boston Bruins on Tuesday when the Original Six rivals meet for Game 3 at Madison Square Garden. After dropping a 3-2 overtime decision in Game 1, the sixth-seeded Rangers allowed three unanswered goals in a 5-2 setback on Sunday.

"You don't want to be down 2-0," New York coach John Tortorella said on Monday. "We know what hole we're in, but by no means is this a really bad thing. We need to win a game and try to get momentum on our side." Boston can also reflect on its first-round series to see what can happen if it pulls its foot off the throttle. The Bruins led Northeast Division-rival Toronto 3-1 in its series before escaping with a historic victory in Game 7.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports, TSN, RDS

ABOUT THE BRUINS: Torey Krug is proving that the spotlight isn't too big as he navigates his way through his initial postseason. The 22-year-old defenseman scored his second goal of the series and added an assist on Sunday - with both points coming off fortunate bounces of the puck. "All that comes with confidence and being calm," Krug said of both goals. "If you're freaking out out there because the puck's not exactly where it is, you're going to get yourself in trouble."

ABOUT THE RANGERS: If Tortorella is searching for positives, well, Rick Nash finally scored his first goal of the postseason on Sunday. Nash, however, downplayed his accomplishment and shed light on the elephant in the room. "That's the obvious one. The power play has to be better," Nash said of the New York's 0-for-8 effort with the man advantage in the series and 2-for-36 mark in the playoffs. "We have to create more opportunities off it, more momentum."

TRENDS:

* Bruins are 6-0 in their last six Conference Semifinals games.
* Home team is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
* Over is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings.

OVERTIME

1. New York G Henrik Lundqvist didn't use his ailing left shoulder as an excuse for his Game 2 performance. "It's under control," the reigning Vezina Trophy winner said.

2. Boston Ds Dennis Seidenberg (lower-body) and Wade Redden (undisclosed) practiced on Monday and will be game-day decisions, according to coach Claude Julien.

3. New York D Dan Girardi was on the ice for all five of Boston's goals in Game 2.



Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks (-129, 4.5)

Kings lead best-of-seven series 2-1.

While they avoided facing the most difficult deficit against which to come back with an overtime victory on Saturday, the sixth-seeded San Jose Sharks still are in a virtually must-win situation when they host the fifth-seeded Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 of their Western Conference second-round series on Tuesday. San Jose was in danger of going down 0-3 to the reigning Stanley Cup champions as the teams ended regulation knotted at 1-1. But the Sharks began overtime with a 5-on-3 power play and cashed in 11 seconds after the first Kings penalty expired as Logan Couture scored at 1:29 to send the HP Pavilion faithful into a frenzy.

Los Angeles was in the same position San Jose found itself entering Game 3 as it lost the first two games of its first-round series at St. Louis before rallying to win four straight. The Sharks are optimistic they can continue along that path as their power play began clicking on Saturday. After going 7-for-24 in its first-round sweep of Vancouver, San Jose was 0-for-7 over the first two contests against Los Angeles before scoring twice on five opportunities in Game 3.

TV: 10 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN, RDS

ABOUT THE KINGS: Kyle Clifford may rejoin the lineup Tuesday after missing four games with an undisclosed injury. The left wing failed to register a point in Los Angeles' first five contests this postseason. Left wing Tanner Pearson, who made his NHL debut in Game 3, likely will sit out should Clifford return. Captain Dustin Brown was named as a finalist for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award on Monday. Brown, who was runner-up for the honor last year, joins fellow captains Jonathan Toews of Chicago and Daniel Alfredsson of Ottawa as finalists. "It's not something you go out and look for," Brown said. "To be among Toews and Alfredsson in that group was special." Jonathan Quick received a game misconduct for verbally abusing the officials after Couture's overtime goal on Saturday, but the goaltender avoided any further discipline from the league. Coach Darryl Sutter told the Los Angeles Times he believes Quick needs to learn to control his temper. "I think he's got to handle that," Sutter said. "He can't be frustrated. That's a by-product of being a great goaltender."

ABOUT THE SHARKS: Martin Havlat's return to San Jose's lineup was short-lived as the veteran right wing has been ruled out for Game 4. Havlat saw less than five minutes of ice time Saturday in his first appearance since the opener of the Sharks' first-round series against Vancouver before exiting with a lower-body injury. It's not known whether it's the same problem that caused Havlat to miss the team's previous five contests. Defenseman Jason Demers could replace Havlat in the lineup, as he skated with the forwards during Monday's practice. Demers has not played since April 18 due to a left ankle injury and is hoping to get back in the lineup. "I feel good. It's just a question of getting back into game shape," he said. "As soon as you do a couple of shifts, especially in this kind of series, you'll be in shape real quick. I'm just helping out wherever I can and going where they tell me to go." If not Demers, coach Todd McLellan is likely to insert Tim Kennedy into the lineup for Havlat.

TRENDS:

* Kings are 1-9 in their last 10 road games.
* Under is 5-0-2 in Kings’ last seven road games.
* Home team is 12-1 in the last 13 meetings.
* Over is 5-1-2 in Sharks’ last eight home games.

OVERTIME

1. Four of San Jose's five playoff victories over Los Angeles have come in overtime.

2. The Kings are 1-3 on the road this postseason, while the Sharks are 3-0 at home.

3. San Jose LW Patrick Marleau leads the team with five goals and has collected eight points in seven playoff games.

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cnotes Posts:25185 Followers:33
05/22/2013 12:22 PM

Playoff Results - Second Round

May 22, 2013


Overall Game Results

-- Home teams are 11-2
-- Favorites are 9-4
-- Favorites that won are 4-5 on the puck-line
-- The 'Under' is 7-3-3

Away Home Score ATS Result Total Result

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ottawa Pittsburgh (-185) 4-1 Favorite Under (5.5)

San Jose Los Angeles (-155) 2-0 Favorite Under (5.5)


Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Detroit Chicago (-200) 4-1 Favorite Push (5)


Thursday, May 16, 2013

NY Rangers Boston (-115) 3-2 (OT) Favorite Push (5)

San Jose Los Angeles (-150) 4-3 Favorite Over (4.5)


Friday, May 17, 2013

Ottawa Pittsburgh (-200) 4-3 Favorite Over (5.5)


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Detroit (+180) Chicago 4-1 Underdog Push (5)

Los Angeles San Jose (-140) 2-1 Favorite Under (4.5)


Sunday, May 19, 2013

NY Rangers Boston (-125) 5-2 Favorite Over (5)

Pittsburgh Ottawa (+115) 2-1 (2OT) Underdog Under
(5.5)


Monday, May 20, 2013

Chicago Detroit (+120) 3-1 Underdog Under (5)


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Boston (+120) NY Rangers 2-1 Underdog Under (5)

Los Angeles San Jose (-140) 2-1 Favorite Under (4.5)


Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Pittsburgh Ottawa - - -

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Boston NY Rangers - - -
Chicago Detroit - - -
*San Jose Los Angeles - - -

Friday, May 24, 2013
*Ottawa Pittsburgh - - -

Saturday, May 25, 2013
*NY Rangers Boston - - -
*Detroit Chicago - - -

Sunday, May 26, 2013
*Pittsburgh Ottawa - - -
*Los Angeles San Jose - - -

Monday, May 27, 2013
*Chicago Detroit - - -
*Boston NY Rangers - - -

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
*Ottawa Pittsburgh - - -
*San Jose Los Angeles - - -

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
*Detroit Chicago - - -
*NY Rangers Boston - - -

*If Neccessary

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cnotes Posts:25185 Followers:33
05/22/2013 12:24 PM

NHL
Dunkel

Pittsburgh at Ottawa
The Senators look to follow up their Game 3 win and build on their 5-2 record in their last 7 home games against a team with a road winning percentage above .600. Ottawa is the pick (+125) according to Dunkel, which has the Senators favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Ottawa (+125). Here are all of today's picks.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

Game 27-28: Pittsburgh at Ottawa (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Pittsburgh 12.589; Ottawa 13.582
Dunkel Line & Total: Ottawa by 1; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Pittsburgh (-145); 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Ottawa (+125); Over




NHL
Long Sheet

Wednesday, May 22

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PITTSBURGH (42-14-0-1, 85 pts.) at OTTAWA (30-20-0-6, 66 pts.) - 5/22/2013, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
OTTAWA is 30-26 ATS (-6.2 Units) in all games this season.
OTTAWA is 30-26 ATS (-2.6 Units) second half of the season this season.
PITTSBURGH is 42-15 ATS (+17.6 Units) in all games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 15-3 ATS (+10.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
PITTSBURGH is 25-8 ATS (+15.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 42-15 ATS (+17.6 Units) second half of the season this season.
PITTSBURGH is 18-5 ATS (+12.2 Units) in road games when playing with 2 days rest over the last 3 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 10-1 ATS (+8.6 Units) in road games revenging a loss versus opponent this season.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 9-5 (+1.6 Units) against the spread versus OTTAWA over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 9-5-0 straight up against OTTAWA over the last 3 seasons
8 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.3 Units)

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NHL
Short Sheet

Wednesday, May 22

Conference Semifinals, Game Four (Pittsburgh Leads, 2-1)
Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7:35 ET NBCSN
Pittsburgh: 11-1 SU off a road loss by 1 goal
Ottawa: 11-3 Under at home with a total of 5.5 goals




NHL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Wednesday, May 22

Home teams are now 11-2 in this round of playoffs, under 7-3-3. Pittsburgh had a power play and 1-0 lead in last minute of Game 3, somehow gave up goal, lost in OT- they're 5-1 vs Senators this year, winning 2-1/4-2/3-1/4-1/4-3. Senators are 3-0 at home in playoffs, with two OT wins- they've only allowed four goals in those three games. Penguins won four of last five games overall, with only nine goals allowed since the switch to Vokoun in goal. Seven of last eleven series games went over total. Penguins were 0-6 on power play in Game 3, after being 3-10 in two home games. Senators are 0-10 on power play in series.




NHL

Wednesday, May 22

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Trend Report
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7:30 PM
PITTSBURGH vs. OTTAWA
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games when playing Ottawa
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Ottawa
Ottawa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games


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NHL

Wednesday, May 22

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Penguins at Senators: What bettors need to know
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Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators (+122, 5.5)

Penguins lead best-of-seven series 2-1.

The Pittsburgh Penguins were moments away from securing a commanding 3-0 advantage in their Eastern Conference second-round series - only to let it slip away. The seventh-seeded Ottawa Senators will look to feed off the momentum of their double-overtime victory and even their series with the top-seeded Penguins at two games apiece on Wednesday when they reconvene at Scotiabank Place. Captain Daniel Alfredsson netted a short-handed goal with 29 seconds remaining in regulation and fourth-liner Colin Greening scored for the third time in the series at 7:39 of the second overtime as Ottawa claimed a 2-1 victory Sunday.

"You can see the desperation they have," captain Sidney Crosby said. "They want to make sure it's 2-2 going back to Pittsburgh (for Game 5 on Friday) and obviously we know the scenario is to come here and get one of two on the road and go back home with a chance to finish off the series would be great." Tyler Kennedy scored the Penguins' lone goal Sunday and Tomas Vokoun suffered his first loss since replacing Marc-Andre Fleury despite making 46 saves.

TV: 7:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports, RDS, TSN, CBC

ABOUT THE PENGUINS: Evgeni Malkin saw his eight-game point streak come to an end - in frustrating fashion. The reigning Hart Trophy winner failed to convert a point-blank chance early in the second period - with the end result being a broken stick at his own hands. Malkin also had a golden opportunity to end the contest in the first overtime, only to be denied by a sprawling save from Craig Anderson.

ABOUT THE SENATORS: Coach Paul MacLean didn't mince words when talking about the contributions of his fourth line - Greening, rookie Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Erik Condra. "That line - in the eight games that we've played so far - has consistently been our best line in the playoffs," MacLean said. "Game to game, shift to shift, they've been extremely important to us. Not only 5-on-5, but they also contribute killing penalties." Pageau had a goal in Game 2 of this series and a hat trick in Game 3 of the first-round set versus Montreal. Condra has one goal and five assists on his four-game point streak.

TRENDS:

* Penguins are 39-12 in their last 51 overall.
* Senators are 2-9 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
* Penguins are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
* Home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

OVERTIME:

1. After being a spectator for the last six contests, Pittsburgh C Jussi Jokinen skated with the fourth line and worked on the power play in Tuesday's practice. Jokinen could be inserted into the lineup for Game 4.

2. Ottawa C Jason Spezza registered four shots on goal, won 15 of 25 faceoffs and finished with a minus-1 in his return from back surgery.

3. Coach Dan Bylsma did not provide an update on LW Brenden Morrow, who made a premature exit from practice on Tuesday.

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cnotes Posts:25185 Followers:33
05/22/2013 06:54 PM

Wednesday, May 22

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Pittsburgh - 7:30 PM ET Ottawa +122 500 POD # 1


Ottawa - Under 5.5 500 POD # 2

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cnotes Posts:25185 Followers:33
05/23/2013 04:48 PM

Thursday, May 23

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Boston - 7:00 PM ET NY Rangers -110 500
NY Rangers - Under 5 500

Chicago - 8:00 PM ET Detroit +115 500 POD # 2
Detroit - Over 5 500

San Jose - 10:30 PM ET San Jose +133 500 POD # 1
Los Angeles - Over 5 500

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cnotes Posts:25185 Followers:33
05/24/2013 05:36 PM

NHL
Long Sheet


Friday, May 24

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OTTAWA (30-21-0-6, 66 pts.) at PITTSBURGH (43-14-0-1, 87 pts.) - 5/24/2013, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PITTSBURGH is 43-15 ATS (+59.3 Units) in all games this season.
PITTSBURGH is 43-15 ATS (+14.3 Units) second half of the season this season.
PITTSBURGH is 20-6 ATS (+9.6 Units) after a win by 2 goals or more this season.
PITTSBURGH is 16-3 ATS (+10.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
PITTSBURGH is 26-8 ATS (+15.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
PITTSBURGH is 10-5 (+2.6 Units) against the spread versus OTTAWA over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 10-5-0 straight up against OTTAWA over the last 3 seasons
9 of 15 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.5 Units)

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cnotes Posts:25185 Followers:33
05/24/2013 05:38 PM

Friday, May 24

Game Score Status Pick Amount



Ottawa - 7:30 PM ET Pittsburgh -209 500 pod # !



Pittsburgh - Under 5.5 500 pod # 2

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cnotes Posts:25185 Followers:33
05/24/2013 06:04 PM

Quest for the Cup: Does Ottawa have any fight left?

May 24, 2013 10:51 am ET



First star game of the day

Game 5 (PIT 3-1), Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN):

After the demoralizing 7-3 loss on home ice in Game 4, the Ottawa Senators sure seemed cooked. Pittsburgh took a commanding 3-1 series lead and pushed the Sens to the brink of elimination.

In head coach Paul MacLean's now infamous 13-second press conference he said, “We are coming to Pittsburgh and we are coming to play.”

MacLean drew heat for his brevity, but quite simply, there's not much else to say in the situation the Senators are in. If Ottawa wants to survive, they better come to play with their best effort Friday night.

The Penguins made an emphatic statement in Game 4 in Ottawa, reminding everyone of just what they're capable of. It was the most lopsided game of the playoffs, but the Senators were just days removed from pulling off a huge overtime win and had hung with the Penguins closely enough to compete throughout the series.

That didn't prevent even Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson from admitting that his club probably couldn't come back in the series after the game. He has since backed off those comments, saying they were taken out of context, but it was a telling show of frustration from the team's leader.

The Senators may not only be playing for their lives Friday night, but to also try and extend Alfredsson's career at least a few more games. Speculation is increasing that the Ottawa captain will retire at year's end.

Beating the Penguins in three straight very well could be impossible, but the games still have to be played. The only question is, will the Senators “come to play” in them? If they don't Friday night, it could all be over quickly.

Snap shots

- Rob Rossi sat down with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and covered a lot of ground including the latest on the Olympics, the upcoming outdoor games and Pittsburgh's growth as a hockey market. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

- The “Pesky Sens” face their biggest adversity yet in the playoffs. (National Post)

- Chris Kreider's OT winner in Game 4 is reminded Rangers fans of the surprising show he put on last postseason. (New York Times)

- The London Knights will meet the Portland Winterhawks in the semifinals at the 2013 Memorial Cup Friday night. The winner takes on the Halifax Mooseheads in the championship game. As many as nine first-round candidates for this year's NHL Draft -- including the consensus top three in Seth Jones, Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin -- remain in the tournament. (NHL.com)

- Jimmy Howard has been incredible for the Red Wings in their series against Chicago. He got a special congratulatory handshake after Thursday night's shutout from the one and only Gordie Howe. Just like his old playing days, Mr. Hockey elbowed his way right through that media scrum. Great stuff. (NHL.com)

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05/25/2013 11:05 AM

NHL
Dunkel

Detroit at Chicago
The Red Wings are coming off a 2-0 win over Chicago in Game 4 and look to build on their 5-0 record in their last 5 games after scoring 2 goals or less in the previous game. Detroit is the pick (+170) according to Dunkel, which has the Red Wings favored by 1 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Detroit (+170). Here are all of today's picks.

SATURDAY, MAY 25

Game 53-54: NY Rangers at Boston (5:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Rangers 11.918; Boston 12.956
Dunkel Line & Total: Boston by 1; 4
Vegas Line & Total: Boston (-155); 5
Dunkel Pick: Boston (-155); Under

Game 55-56: Detroit at Chicago (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Detroit 12.707; Chicago 11.212
Dunkel Line & Total: Detroit by 1 1/2; 6
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago (-200); 5
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (+170); Over




NHL
Long Sheet

Saturday, May 25

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NY RANGERS (31-21-0-7, 69 pts.) at BOSTON (35-17-0-7, 77 pts.) - 5/25/2013, 5:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NY RANGERS are 11-19 ATS (-9.9 Units) in road games second half of the season this season.
NY RANGERS are 3-9 ATS (-7.8 Units) in road games after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game this season.
NY RANGERS are 4-12 ATS (+16.7 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
NY RANGERS are 8-16 ATS (-9.4 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5 or less this season.
BOSTON is 214-195 ATS (-91.7 Units) in home games second half of the season since 1996.
BOSTON is 29-36 ATS (-26.7 Units) on Saturday games over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
NY RANGERS is 9-6 (+3.6 Units) against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
NY RANGERS is 9-6-0 straight up against BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
6 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.4 Units)

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DETROIT (31-19-0-9, 71 pts.) at CHICAGO (41-10-0-6, 88 pts.) - 5/25/2013, 8:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DETROIT is 6-13 ATS (-8.7 Units) in road games after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
DETROIT is 91-96 ATS (-41.1 Units) in road games after a 3 game unbeaten streak since 1996.
CHICAGO is 41-16 ATS (+59.3 Units) in all games this season.
CHICAGO is 328-343 ATS (+788.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
CHICAGO is 41-16 ATS (+9.9 Units) second half of the season this season.
CHICAGO is 17-5 ATS (+10.7 Units) vs. division opponents this season.
CHICAGO is 11-1 ATS (+9.2 Units) in home games after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
CHICAGO is 8-18 ATS (-17.0 Units) after a loss by 2 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
CHICAGO is 13-7 (+3.1 Units) against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO is 13-7-0 straight up against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
14 of 17 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+11.3 Units)

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NHL

Saturday, May 25

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Trend Report
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5:30 PM
NY RANGERS vs. BOSTON
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Rangers last 6 games when playing Boston
NY Rangers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing NY Rangers
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

8:00 PM
DETROIT vs. CHICAGO
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 14 games when playing Chicago
Detroit is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Chicago is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games


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NHL

Saturday, May 25

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Saturday's NHL playoff action: What bettors need to know
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New York Rangers at Boston Bruins (-145, 5)

Bruins lead best-of-seven series 3-1.

Tuukka Rask tripped over his own skates in Game 4, opening the door for the New York Rangers in their Eastern Conference second-round series. Rask would like to end the threat and lift the fourth-seeded Boston Bruins into the conference finals when the teams reconvene at TD Garden on Saturday. Rask's gaffe gave sixth-seeded New York a lift before former Boston College star Chris Kreider scored 7:03 into overtime as the Rangers skated to a 4-3 triumph on Thursday.

While Rask didn't have much of a chance on the final tally, he did his best to keep the first one in perspective. "You can either cry about it - or laugh about it," Rask said on Friday. "I choose to have a sense of humor." With a 1-5 mark away from Madison Square Garden, New York is hardly laughing about its road record in the playoffs.

TV: 5:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports, TSN, RDS

ABOUT THE RANGERS: Brian Boyle scored the team's first power-play goal of the series and third of the postseason midway through the third period of Game 4. Defenseman Ryan McDonagh helped set up the tally and logged over 3 1/2 minutes of ice time with the man advantage. "I think he helped us (in Game 4) on the power play," New York coach John Tortorella said of McDonagh. "It's me. I (messed) that up not using him early enough and I should have." Veteran Brad Richards, who was a healthy scratch in Game 4, was missing from practice on Friday and will likely miss his second straight contest.

ABOUT THE BRUINS: Defenseman Torey Krug has provided a jolt to Boston's ailing power play. The defenseman has scored two of his team's three goals with the man advantage during the series while also scoring in three of the last four games overall. "I think that we're just not passing up those good opportunities," Krug said of the team's improving performance on the power play. "You'd see sometimes in the past we'd be passing the puck and we'd want to make that extra pass. But this time, we're shooting pucks, we're getting pucks to the net, and guys are taking away Henrik's (Lundqvist) ice."

TRENDS:

* Rangers are 1-5 in their last six road games.
* Bruins are 0-7 in their last seven Saturday games.
* Over is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings.

OVERTIME

1. Boston Ds Dennis Seidenberg and Wade Redden skated with the team during Friday's practice. Seidenberg is dealing with a lower-body injury while Redden has been sidelined with an undisclosed ailment.

2. The Rangers are 6-1 in their last seven elimination games - including 3-0 in 2013.

3. Should New York emerge victorious, Game 6 will be at Madison Square Garden on Monday.



Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks (-197, 5)

Red Wings lead best-of-seven series 3-1.

The top-seeded Chicago Blackhawks had a glorious start to the lockout-shortened season, recording an NHL-record 24-game point streak. They look to avoid a disastrous ending to the campaign as they host the seventh-seeded Detroit Red Wings on Saturday in an attempt to stave off elimination from the their Western Conference second-round series. Chicago cruised to the second Presidents' Trophy in club history and made easy work of the eighth-seeded Minnesota Wild in the first round before opening the matchup against its Original Six rival with a 4-1 victory thanks to a three-goal third period.

Things have since taken a turn for the worse, as the Blackhawks enter Game 5 in the midst of their first three-game slide of 2013. Chicago has scored a total of two goals in the three losses, with Patrick Kane recording both. Detroit pushed its Central Division rival to the brink of elimination Thursday, when Jimmy Howard made 28 saves for his second career playoff shutout and defenseman Jakub Kindl scored the first power-play goal allowed by the Blackhawks this postseason to snap a scoreless tie in the second period.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, RDS

ABOUT THE RED WINGS: After waiting until the final day of the regular season to qualify for the playoffs, Detroit is one victory away from advancing to the conference final for the first time since 2009, when it went on to lose to Pittsburgh in the second straight Stanley Cup final matchup between the clubs. Captain Henrik Zetterberg is not surprised the team is in such a position, even though it finished seventh in the West. "We don't really look at where we finished in the regular season," he told the Detroit Free Press. "It's a new season. You can't really care what you did in the regular season." While Chicago has been strong on the penalty kill, Detroit has been no slouch in that department as the Blackhawks are just 1-for-12 with the man advantage. "We've gotten better," said defenseman Jonathan Ericsson, whose team allowed seven power-play goals in its first-round series against Anaheim. "They're not getting as much and the puck seems to stay on the boards and doesn't come into (Howard) as much."

ABOUT THE BLACKHAWKS: With the exception of Kane, Chicago's top players need to raise their game in order to keep the season alive. Topping the list is captain Jonathan Toews, who has yet to score a goal this postseason and let that frustration get the better of him in Game 4. Toews, who committed only 11 minor penalties during the regular season, was called for three in a span of just over 5 1/2 minutes in the middle period, with the second infraction leading to Kindl's power-play goal. "It's in the heat of the moment," said Toews, who was called for two high-sticking penalties and one for hooking. "I've got to be careful of my stick. That doesn't help my team." Defenseman Brent Seabrook refused to put any blame on Toews for the dire situation the team is in. "I think we all take the burden," Seabrook said. "We all win as a group, we lose as a group. Just because one guy's not scoring doesn't mean he's going to win the game or lose the game for us."

TRENDS:

* Red Wings are 1-4 in the last five meetings in Chicago.
* Home team is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
* Under is 8-2-6 in Red Wings’ last 16 road games.

OVERTIME

1. After allowing five goals in the first two games of the series, Howard has stopped 86-of-88 shots over the last three contests.

2. Chicago's Joel Quenneville is one loss away from falling to 0-6 as a coach in playoff series against Detroit.

3. The Blackhawks were a perfect 30-for-30 on the penalty kill before Kindl's goal.

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05/25/2013 11:26 AM

Saturday, May 25

Game Score Status Pick Amount

NY Rangers - 5:30 PM ET Boston -156 500
Boston - Under 5 500

Detroit - 8:00 PM ET Detroit +179 500 POD # 1
Chicago - Under 5 500

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