avatar Written by Graeme on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

A winning night last night as we went 2-1.

We had the Over 5 goals in the Oilers vs Rangers game and that came in with the Rangers winning 4-2. It looked like a push in a frustrating 3rd period but thankfully the Rangers slipped one in with a few seconds left to push us over and make it a nice profitable night.

We had the Minnesota Wild to beat the Canucks and they did so easily with a 6-2 thrashing.

Our loss was the Islanders beating the Panthers and it was a nice example of how difficult hockey betting can be. The Islanders coming here on a nice streak. They’re going against a Panthers team who have been hit by a flu bug, and who are missing two key players in Jagr and Bjugstad.

After the first period, where the Islanders outshot the Panthers 19-2 you’d be ready to bet your house on the Islanders. So of course the Panthers run out 5-1 winners.

Many people consider betting on hockey the toughest sport of all – and games like that are examples why.

In other news – Varlamov did it AGAIN in Chicago. I read this morning he is now 7-1 with a 1.42 GAA, .961 Save Percentage IN Chicago. While stats like that really aren’t that remarkable and are going to happen – I did enjoy this Wikipedia edit earlier today:


Alright so we’ve got two NHL games tonight. The Boston Bruins vs the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Washington Capitals vs the Ottawa Senators. Let’s get to it:

Washington Capitals vs Ottawa Senators Betting Tips:

Andrew Hammond is in net tonight for the Senators. Man – remember back in the good old days when he was awesome? I miss those.

The Sens have been leaking a fair amount of goals lately so it’s a change they need. Hammond has a lot to prove after a bit of an injury ravaged season – going up against one of the top offenses in the NHL.

Washingtons last few games have been close. The last time a game they were involved in went Over 5.5 goals was 7 games ago against the Leafs. The change of goaltender will hopefully make the Sens protect them more – and Hammond has an incredible opportunity to take the #1 spot with a good performance tonight.

Under 5.5 goals.

Canada: 1.87 Odds at 5Dimes.
USA: -115 Odds at 5Dimes.
Everyone Else: 1.87 Odds at 5Dimes.

Boston Bruins vs Pittsburgh Penguins:

I’ll be honest – I hate tipping for or against the Penguins at the moment. They can go on the road and win 5-1 then get blown away at home as if it was nothing.

This is one game I won’t be tipping tonight. The one thing I DID want to tip was the Under – but the line is set at Under 5 and even though you can get 2.30 odds I just can’t justify it. Maybe if Fleury was in he’d raise his game. But I just can’t tip or bet the Bruins/Penguins tonight. The Bruins odds are too low and I just don’t have the confidence in them.

OHL Betting Tips:

In the OHL today, we’ll take the Saginaw Spirit in regulation to beat the Flint Firebirds. Evan Cormier should have no problem dealing with the Firebirds offense. 2.05 odds for that one.

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