Nice 3-0 sweep for us last night, cashing with the Wild, the Penguins in regulation and the Sabres/Flyers Over 5.5.
Dating back to Saturday, we’re on an 8-1 run in our last 9 picks.
The Wild was a rocking chair win as Minnesota pounded the Bruins 5-0. Pittsburgh made us sweat it out a bit, coming back from a 2-0 second-period deficit to beat the Panthers 3-2, and the Sabres/Flyers game saw a scoring explosion in the third period as Philly rallied from a 3-0 hole to beat Buffalo 4-3 in a shootout.
It’s so fun to see these comebacks in the NHL once again. A few years ago, it felt like it was first goal wins.
Tonight sees four games in the NHL. Montreal starts Al Montoya against the Islanders; the Bruins and their backup goalies visit the Rangers; Edmonton hosts the Capitals; and Anaheim plays the second game of a back-to-back as it is home to the Predators. We’re going with 1 bet tonight.
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This is about as heavy a price that we like to lay with a road favourite, but we feel Washington’s worth it tonight. They just seem to match up really well against Edmonton. The Capitals were the second-best defensive team in the NHL last year and this season are allowing a league-low 24.8 shots per game, which bodes well going up against the offensive-minded Oilers.
Washington’s no slouch on the other end of the ice either, of course. Even though they’re 24th in the league in goals for, they’re second in shots per game – and the Oilers are 26th in shots allowed. We think the Capitals can keep it simple on the road, frustrate Edmonton’s skill players and capitalize on the counter-attack.
It’s a step-up game for Edmonton and we won’t be surprised to see a good effort from the Oilers. But the Caps shouldn’t be looking past this game either, especially coming off a loss and wanting to get their four-game road trip off to a good start. If both teams bring their best, we feel comfortable backing a Washington team that finished 11 points ahead of anyone else in the NHL a year ago.
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