Not the best night last night unfortunately. The Devils blew the win twice in the 3rd period against the Habs. And even though Reid Boucher scored the first goal in the shootout(how awesome was that), the Habs managed to go on to win the game. It was a sloppy performance from the Devils, but it says a lot that they still managed to take it to a shootout.
Giordanos return to the Flames inspired them to a massive victory over the Coyotes which was impressive I have to say – he didn’t show any rustiness at all.
It’s now too late to enter the BetNHL December Dynasty. If you want to keep updated on it, you can click here to view the leaderboard. All participants are recommended to verify all your picks are correct. I’ll be spending some time this week or next week going through the picks and making sure no-one missed a team or there’s no conflicts etc.
Habs vs Bruins tonight should be quite the game with 1st place up for grabs. It’s only 10am and I’m already nervous thinking about it. Wish I could go but weekday games are sadly out for me.
Quite the tough night tonight but let’s get to it. NHL Betting Tips for December 5th, 2013:
Blues vs Islanders: Blues to win in Regulation
You can place this bet at http://www.5Dimes.eu(Need to register to see lines) under Money Line 3-way I believe it is; basically wherever you have the option to bet the team to win or the tie – that’s the one.
We’re betting that the Blues will win this game without needing overtime or a shootout to do that, at 1.66 betting odds.
Islanders have had a lot of tight games and fans will be thinking it’s only a matter of time before they pick up that needy win. They will probably get it soon – but I can’t see it against the Blues. After 2 big losses in a row St Louis are back home,where I’d rate them as the 2nd best team in the league when it comes to playing at home(behind the Ducks).
Back the Blues to win this one in regulation.
Panthers vs Jets: Jets to Win
Jets have won 3 out of 4 on the road, with their only loss being to the Flyers. Panthers have been at home for the last few games where they’ve been very poor losing to Ottawa, Penguins and Rangers.
Jets can be an iffy team – they seem to struggle against slumping teams at times, but Winnipeg are well-rested, and there’s good value in 1.86 odds. Back the Jets at Bovada for Americans and http://www.Bet365.com for everyone else..
Stars vs Leafs: Stars to Win
The Stars are going into this ones as the underdogs, and those 1.95 odds are enough to warrant a pick on them.
Dallas are coming off that massive win against Chicago. The Toronto fans are unsettled, and Kessel is apparently questionable for tonight. They’re going up against Lehtonen who despite conceding 3 against the Blackhawks, still stopped 47 shots. Seguin is possible to return for the Stars – but even if he doesn’t, they showed against the Blackhawks they can do the business without them.
Unfortunately for Leafs fans, Toronto are a bit of a mess at the moment and with the crowd ready to go against them, I think the Stars can come to Toronto and leave with the full points.