Another winning night as we went 2-1.
The Boston Bruins let us down with a rather lacklustre performance against the Predators. Their PP unit couldn’t get going in the 3rd period eithe ras the Predators gave them multiple power plays and tried to hand them the game. Rinne had a solid performance to get a well deserved shutout.
We won with the Penguins defeating the Red Wings in a fun game. Phil Kessel grabbed two goals and Crosby also got on the scoresheet as the Penguins looked great. We also won with the Ducks in regulation over the Canucks at a nice price.
Game of the night however was the Jets vs Lightning with goals, fights, penalties and oh so much more. And then of course the icing on the cake – Steven freaking Stamkos with the shootout winner.
It was a great night of hockey.
Today is February 19th, 2016 and we’ve got just 5 games on the cards tonight. Let’s see what we can rustle up:
Devils vs Islanders Betting Tips:
Bad experience for the Devils the other night. After looking so great defensively and in goaltending the last few games, Philly blew them out.
We like a bounce back game for the Devils tonight. They’ve been very solid at home with excellent performances against the Kings, Rangers and of course the biggest powerhouse of them all – the Edmonton Oilers.
The Islanders have had some sloppy road form and are coming off that tough loss last night. This game is ripe for an upset.
Flames vs Canucks Betting Tips:
I just said last night that the Canucks are a tricky team to go with when it comes to betting – then we bet on their game(against them, and won). Well call me crazy but tonight I’m going with Canucks in regulation.
The Canucks are an odd team at the moment. Absolutely brutal at home yet looking feisty on the road. We’ve seen that a lot of times in hockey – some teams just fail to perform at home. It’s a whole different dynamic and the Canucks seem to be doing better when away from the Rogers Arena.
They’re going up against the Flames who have lost their last two at home despite some battling performances. Canucks are heavy underdogs as it is – at 2.30 odds.
However I’m going with Canucks in regulation for the uber, uber value and because I don’t see any value in including them in overtime/shootout. They have a horrible record in OT with 12 overtime losses. They’ve had 3 OT wins and 4 shootout wins. Flames meanwhile have just 3 OT losses, with 8 OT wins and 2 shootout wins, a much better record.
Maybe Murphy’s Law will come back and bite me on the ass with this one by having the Canucks win in OT – but I look back at the solid performance of the Canucks against the Coyotes and the Avalanche on the road and I feel good with the odds on this one.
Experimental Betting Systems:
1st Period System: Likes the Hurricanes tonight at 3.35 odds. 888 Sports
We were also very close to adding Sabres/Jackets Over 5.5 but with some solid performances from Korpisalo lately and the fact that you can’t count on these offenses we’ve decided to skip it. If Korpisalo is out however it’d be worth a play.