avatar Written by Graeme on Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Bah – 1-2 last night.

Our win was with the Rangers vs Blue Jackets. We had that to go Under 5.5 goals and it did just that with the Rangers running out 2-1 winners in a tight one.

We lost with a risky 2.30 bet on the Washington Capitals. Capitals came back from 2-0 down to take the lead, but Nashville scored twice in the last 5 minutes to lock up the win.

We also had the well rested Blackhawks to get their first win of the season against the Winnipeg Jets. 53 seconds in we were rubbing our hands with glee when the Blackhawks scored almost immediately. Full credit to the Jets though – they were clearly tired but put a fantastic performance in and thoroughly deserved the win.

The coach even said that they were tired.

We play on energy, and I can’t imagine [we] had any,” Maurice said. “We won a game in Dallas [Thursday] night, and it was the quietest bus I’ve ever heard. You’d have thought we lost Game 7. Just great leadership in the locker room. They found a way to get themselves up and ready to play.”

Which makes that performance even more impressive. Hats off to the Jets there.

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Now for the NHL Tips today:

Blues vs Leafs Betting Tips:

“Disaster” is one way to describe the Leafs at the moment. It actually feels like an understatement. They’re coming off 3 road losses in a row, and this road trip doesn’t seem to have anything good going for them.

Honestly I expected -1.5 to be under 2.00 today. Anything above is a bonus. Take Blues -1.5 at 2.30 odds.

Flyers vs Sabres:

Let’s take the Flyers -1.5 here. 2.65 odds is a decent price – they’ve been shut out the last two games but they showed against Tampa they have what it takes. With Buffalo as we’ve seen there really seems to be no fight in them.

Capitals vs Stars:

Peters is in net for Capitals tonight. Stars were held to that 2-1 loss against the Jets but they had a billion shots and I think they’ll come out firing. Washington are playing good hockey too though. Stars are also a bit banged up – going to go with the Over 5.5 goals here.

Few thoughts on other games:

Bruins vs Blue Jackets: based on recent form, Bruins should get the win and betting them in regulation is fine. However Jackets match up well with Bruins, and we think they could push this to overtime.

Islanders vs Canadiens: We like the Islanders here – but 2.10 is not the price we want. We’d want at least 2.25 for them.

Predators vs Red Wings: Leaning towards over 5.5 here but can’t pull the trigger.

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