avatar Written by Graeme on Saturday, February 20th, 2016

It was quite the night of hockey last night. The Buffalo Sabres pulled off quite a shock with a massive 4-0 win against the Jackets. Lehner stepped up big time for the Sabres, while Korpisalo had a bad night in net and was responsible for all 4 goals.

The goalie situations are always interesting – Korpisalo has basically had the #1 spot for a few weeks now. McElhinney comes back and suddenly the pressure gets to Korpisalo and that happens.

I was correct that the Devils defense would have a bounce back game. Unfortunately it didn’t matter because the Islanders scored early and then the Devils just couldn’t get a goal.

The Canucks in regulation bet was always a risky one but it was looking good after the 1st period. Flames bounced back for a big win though. I’d much rather lose it that way, than have the Canucks win in OT.

We had an earlier tip I posted today of Lightning vs Penguins Over 5 Goals. I might have to start doing that often on Saturdays because it’s quite fun to be doing the tips while actually watching hockey.

As I write this Tampa break the deadlock with a goal. 1-0. 4 more needed for at least the push!

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Capitals vs Devils Betting Tips:

No surprise that the Capitals are pretty heavy favourites here. Devils of course are really tight on defense at the moment and have the 4th stingest defense on the road.

Capitals have won the last 5 games against the Devils however and I expect them to make it 6. Capitals going up against such a sturdy defense should motivate them.

Admittedly a lot of the Capitals results lately they haven’t covered the handicap. But I do like them to do that here against a struggling Devils offense.

Capitals -1.5.

Canada: 2.20 Odds at 888 Sports.
USA: +115 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 2.20 Odds at 888 Sports.

Oilers vs Avs Betting Tips:

The Oilers offense have been pretty solid at home since McDavid returned and are usually good for a couple of goals.

And Tampa score – 2-0! Nice easy goal and props to Stamkos.

Iggy looks to be returning to form and he’ll be up for this game tonight. The Avs offense can be a weird team on the road – sometimes they look like they can’t help but score and other times they struggle. But against the Oilers it should be the former.

Over 5.5 Goals.

Canada: 1.95 Odds at 888 Sports.
USA: -106 Odds at BetOnline.
Everyone Else: 1.95 Odds at 888 Sports.

Experimental Betting Systems:

(Will try and update the stats of these this weekend)

1st Period System: Devils 4.50, Blues 2.85.

Overtime: Panthers/Jets 3.80.

Lines taken from 888 Sports.

Americans: Bet 1st Periods at BetOnline or Bovada.

Alrighty – I’m off to crack a beer and watch the rest of the Penguins vs Lightning game. Have a good day guys and enjoy the hockey. And I’d recommend at least registering at 888 Sports as they mail out a decent amount of reload bonuses etc.

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