The Ducks hold a three-point edge in the Pacific Division and the Wild share the Central Division top spot with the Blackhawks, but have more regulation/overtime wins and four games in hand. The Wild seem to be the preferred side from early bettors, as the host team opened -140 and has ticked up anywhere from five to 10 cents since open.
The Washington Capitals are road favorites on Saturday night as they visit the Dallas Stars. The Capitals have been the hottest team in the NHL winning 9 of their last 10 games and they are right with Columbus for the most points in the league. On the other side, the Stars are nearing a tipping point as a good run of games would put them into playoff contention while a bad streak would make them sellers at the trade deadline. Let’s look at the game and NHL predictions.
The Bruins are hoping to bounce back from an ugly 6-5 shootout loss in Detroit on Wednesday in which they held a 4-1 lead after the first period. The Blackhawks are hoping to spoil Boston’s return home as about a +130 underdog in the marketplace.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are road favorites on Friday night as they visit the Carolina Hurricanes. The Penguins are battling for first place in the Metropolitan Division while the Hurricanes are fighting for one of the last playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. The Penguins have won the last four in this series and five of the last seven at Carolina. Let’s look at the game and NHL predictions.
The New York Rangers will look to snap a three-game losing streak as they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. For the first time in recent memory the Rangers have a serious problem in goal as franchise goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is in a big time slump. It is so bad that Lundqvist gave up 7 goals on Tuesday night in a 7-6 loss to Dallas. It may not get much better on Thursday against a Toronto team that is the 5th highest scoring team in the league. Let’s look at the game and NHL picks.
Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper has to be thrilled with the resolve of his team. We’ll see if they can step up one more time when they visit the San Jose Sharks. The Lightning are in the midst of that dreaded three games in four nights stretch in California and they’ve had to do it with a severely shorthanded roster.
An NBC Sports Network broadcast crew will be in town for the Original Six matchup between the Boston Bruins and the Detroit Red Wings. It appears that the end of Joe Louis Arena as the home of the Red Wings is going to coincide with the end of Detroit’s playoff streak.
The San Jose Sharks will look to get a road win at Los Angeles on Wednesday night as they visit the Kings in a game that can be seen on NBCSN. The Sharks had owned the Kings in Los Angeles until earlier this season when the Kings won by a score of 3-2. That win broke a six-game home losing streak for the Kings to the Sharks. Let’s take a look at Wednesday’s matchup and NHL picks.
The Chicago Blackhawks are road favorites on Tuesday night as they visit the Colorado Avalanche in a game that can be seen on NBCSN. The Blackhawks are coming off a huge game on Sunday night as they were beaten at home by Minnesota so they will have to avoid a letdown playing the league’s worst team, the Avalanche. Let’s look at the matchup and NHL predictions.
These two fan bases don’t like each other and the two teams have managed to keep the flames of the rivalry burning through rebuilds and down years. The Maple Leafs are heavy favorites, upwards of two dollars at some sportsbooks, to continue their hot stretch with an 8-1-1 record in their last 10.
There are seven NHL games on the docket for Monday, but most of them have afternoon start times. With that, we’ll go out to the Pacific Division for the final puck drop of the night between the Arizona Coyotes and the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers are an overwhelming -235 favorite
Two of the top teams in the NHL meet for the fourth time this season and for the second time in less than a week as the Washington Capitals visit the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday on NBCSN. The Capitals are the hottest team in the NHL as they have won their last nine games while the Penguins have dropped three straight. Let’s look at the matchup and NHL predictions.