avatar Written by Graeme on Thursday, January 18th, 2018

There was only two games last night and we didn’t have any tips.

We wanted to wait to see on the Bruins at home after that last game. They put in an excellent performance and will be one we’ll be looking to back going forward. Their defense in particular was impressive.

We had flirted with the over there and decided against it and it was the right call as there were only 5 goals in the game – one of which was an empty netter.

We were also debating the Penguins but I wanted to see if they were for real. I doubted they were and that was correct with a 5-3 loss to the Ducks where the Ducks had a huge 2nd period.

We move onto Thursday, January 18th with 10 games on the board. A nice busy night but unfortunately no games we feel fully confident about. Whether it be tight matchups, bye week returns or just enough conflicts to put us off.

Here is what we were leaning towards:

Bruins/Islanders Over 6.5: This is a high line. Historically over the last two seasons none of their games have went over 6.5 so that’s a bit risky. But both teams have had high scoring games coming into this one and Bruins on the 2nd leg of a B2B have meant goals lately. I’d likeoot see a better performance from the Islanders offense tonight. There are quite a few things that conflict with the over.

Jackets to win: “Confidence” is the word floating around the Stars camp at the moment but I mean you’ve got a road victory against a Bruins team that didn’t turn up, and the Detroit Red Wings. Similar to the Penguins game yesterday – I’m going to need to see more from them before I can back them. They’re still below .500 on the road. Jackets are what we like in that match-up as the price is right. However Jackets returning from bye week plus injuries has us concerned.

Capitals/Devils Over: Both high scoring teams and you’d think it’d be a good high scoring game based on their stats this season. However Devils had that solid defensive performance against the Rangers plus Caps coming off bye week so may start sluggish and we know that even if they’re 2-0 down after 1 minute it’s still not enough to motivate them.

Rangers to Win: This is one I’ll probably regret but it’d have to be in regulation, and the Sabres/Rangers games are always very tight. Can’t back the Rangers based on one performance against Philly.

Sens vs Blues: This was one where our opinions conflicted. Scott thinks the Blues till beat them as the Sens are a bad team and their home record is poor and Blues are a good price. I prefer the over as I think the Sens are actually going to come out of the bye week fired up and have a few players back plus both teams have had high scoring games lately and the last few between the two have been over.

Anyway that’s our thoughts for tonight. There’ll be a lot of people posting in the comments with their thoughts so be sure to read them for some concrete bets placed.




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Johnny Hockey

Over 5.5: Isles/Bruins & Bolts/Knights (https://f1bets.blogabet.com/)

> First thoughts: I like a double with Rangers ML & Preds ML
> I like that the Leafs & and the Pens are dogs tonight. I also think that the Isles might have a chance.

I’ll update my picks later (https://horsepower2016.blogabet.com/)

Johnny Hockey

The Knights will surprise in Tampa?

Western Rattlers

Would love to see your thoughts on why you chose OVER for TB/Knights.

Mojo

I really like the Under in that Vegas/TB game as well as the Bruins

SanDiegoBruins

Yup, def playing Knights Bolts under

Johnny Hockey

It’s just from a “system”: I’ll play every single game which is listet with a 6.0 line

Johnny Hockey

Over 5.5: Isles/Bruins & Bolts/Knights

> Double: Rangers & Preds
> Isles
> Caps
> Leafs
> Stars
> Knights
> Avs
> Pens

Iceman

Top of the morning to all ?

Iceman

I’m thinking bye week won’t have any effect on Tampa tonight who’s with me??

Johnny Hockey

I’m not sure. Before every knights game I think: Are they really that strong? Well, when you just have a look at the standings: These two teams have the same points (more or less). So I see big value for a away win today. I think it’s a tricky game!

Iceman

Correct how about those injuries for Vegas are they going to affect them at all?

Johnny Hockey

I’m not sure mate. Lets wait for other opinions. I can’t tag others – don’t know why…

Oliver Trigg

Never know if the Knights are going to kill it or not. I can’t play against the Knights.

SanDiegoBruins

Can’t say I agree with you Ice

lion

I have passed that game but if you consider my opinion on that game then I say Tampa ll win against Knights. Not good away performance by Knights. Good luck!

Edis Hadzic

caps ML bolts ML preds ML rengers ML stars over 5,5

John Uduak

What do you think on Barris Colts in regulation

Syd

Another junior hockey follower:)
Hey John. Amazingly, the Colts have not lost more than 2 gms consecutively this season, so if the trend continues, they will win this one. In Reg? Hard to say. They have a good record at home, 13-8-0. Had 4 days off and beat Saginaw 6-2 last Oct. If you go to the OHL site, they preview all the teams/ games ‘head to head.’ The Barrie examiner may have a written preview too. Good luck!

magus1349

Stars, Caps, Senators and Lightning eith 1u;
Janmark, Barzal, Hoffman and Namestnikov with 0.5u.

Oliver Trigg

Call me coin flip, as I went 1-1 yesterday. Lol not the night I wanted but still better than 0-2. I wrote down a long list of reasons not to take the Pens, including the fact they’re a team I can never seem to get on the right end of. If I bet them I lose, if I bet against them I lose. I’m mad at myself, because I also looked at the Pens road wins prior to last night and wasn’t impressed. They had beaten the Oilers, Sabres, Sens, Coyotes, Flyers and Islanders. None of those wins should really be impressive. Considering the Ducks had kicked their ass a week back, I shouldn’t have gone blindly on the motivation that the Pens would want some revenge, because at the end of the day skill will out do motivation. Enough of my whining lets get back on track today (been 1 full since I had a decent winning day (not including small wins) ) so hopefully its a new day-

POTD- Colorado Avalanche (75%)- Surprise surprise they’re listed as a dog again, and I’m jumping all over them. This Avs team is so close to a playoff spot and has two more home games before they hit the road for a long time. If they keep up their current form they’re in the playoffs. That’s got to be behind some of this sudden drive they have. The Sharks have won just 4 of their lats 12 road games, whilst the Avs are on a 7 game winning streak and have won 13 of their last 20 at home. The team has really turned up the heat lately, and has conceded only 10 goals in their last 7 games whilst scoring 27. The Sharks barely managed to beat the Coyotes, needing OT to do it both times, and in between beat a LA side that has been so poor lately. The Mackinnon- Rantanen- Landeskog line the Avs have has been superb and is as elite as they come right now, and is one reason to get by the Avs. The Avs are so so fast, and I’m not sure this Sharks side which is old by NHL standards is going to keep up after playing 4 games in 5 nights. I can’t even look at history here, because this Avs team this season has already got more points than it did the entire of last season. I’m not about to jump in front of surging team, who are motivated and want to get into a playoff race. The games the Sharks have won have not been enough to convince me they can manage a win tonight. I see a relatively low scoring game and the Avs coming out on top again in a 3-1/4-1 fashion.

Bruins ML (75%) – How can I not take the Bruins. Sure they’ve had their blips this last week, but have still fought in every single game. Last night we were only getting this value on the regulation win, and I’m more than happy to take this value on the ML against an Islanders team that is 4-16 in their last 20 at home to the Bruins. That stat is crazy. As the Caps kill the Bruins, and the Sharks kill the Kings, the Bruins seem to nail the Islanders. Yeah yeah the Bruins are on the end of a back to back, but last night was not that taxing for them and these are elite athletes. I am really not going to overvalue the rest advantage that much to think the Islanders win this. The Islanders have already lost twice this season to the Bruins, losing 3-1 and more recently 5-1. The Islanders have allowed 4 goals or more in 9 of their last 11 games, and that doesn’t spell good news considering this Bruins side is averaging 4.3 goals in their last 9 games. The Bruins can lock is down defensively, whilst the Islanders almost never can. Sure the Islanders can put up goals, but this season have managed just 2 against the Bruins whilst allowing 8. The Bruins are just the overall better team here, and some extra rest isn’t about to make the Islanders that much better. This is just one of those picks, the more I look at it I like it. The Bruins just have so much more going for them, and aren’t hampered by the same injuries the Islanders are.

Leans-

Dallas – I don’t care that the Jackets have had far more rest. Did you see how bad they’ve been lately? They’ve scored 2 goals or less in their last 7 games, and thats not an offence Im about to get behind because of rest. The Stars may have only won 3 away games in a row once this season, but need to keep getting points if they want to keep their playoff spot and keep the Avs and Ducks at bay. The Jackets have another 4 days off after this game, and that’s not a good position to shake off rust when you went into the bye week dead offensively. Dallas has looked fired up and they’re either the play here or its a pass. Dallas had a day off between their win over the wings, and I see them coming to grab more points tonight to hold their position against the approaching Avs and Ducks. Jackets just aren’t good enough to back.

No other leans or picks as this card is remarkably hard to pick. Sens v Blues is just one illustration. Will the offence stay hot for the Sens and power them passed a cold Blues offence or will they go back to being crap again. I don’t know, so I won’t try and guess. Tampa v Knights- great value on Knight, but Knights are struggling offensively at the moment despite a tight defence and I don’t know if they’ll put up enough goals to beat Tampa.

GL everyone heres to a winning day (hopefully)!

Oliver Trigg

Also taking Boston -3.5 on the NBA (they always manage to beat the 76ers). Also if you didn’t see my other post yesterday- go check out The Hockey Guy on Youtube 🙂 He is great for info and previewing games.

jmskippy

I checked at lunch, I probably didn’t watch the best video, he chatted briefly about yesterday’s games and then he was mostly whining about Google/YouTube regulations. I will try again though.

Oliver Trigg

Yeah yesterday’s wasn’t the best. But he usually is very good.

lion

Tonight games are little bit complicated and hard to predict. I have picked few games and really doubting on them. But there is also good part and it is that I ll put my first opinion that which I thought that going to win. What is good about it? It is good because I am mostly right when I consider my 1st opinion on games.

I do not think Jackets are good idea against boosted Stars. I believe stars ll take their good form to Colombus and dominate the game. Stars win ML.

New Jersey is really doing good job and I am so amazed of them. But somehow my sense takes control of mine and put my money clearly on caps although because the performance they have is more stable than New Jersey. Caps win ML.

New york teams are my special favourites for tonight. Rangers and Islanders both will win against tired Bruins and hopeless Buffalos. So Islanders and Rangers both win ML.

Toronto, why I am so stubborn to pick them because I honestly believe that they are well enough capable to bounce forward in any games. I think Toronto ll dominate the game tonight and score bunch of goals and win the game in regulation time. So Toronto win reg.

And here is my last tip for tonight and that is coming from Pittsburgh. Why I am thinking that Pitts are going to win is not about Pitts. Its all about Kings. Dont really trust on their performance and stability. Last year many times I was down because of them and this year not much different. I think Pitts ll have easy win tonight. Pitts win in reg.

And over 6.5 for Toronto game.

Good luck!

Oliver Trigg

I want to tail you on Penguins, but I never win on any Penguins game. I think teams decide who is going to lose depending on what side I am. Oliver is backing Pens “ok Kings you win tonight” lol

lion

Easy win tonight for Pens. I dont throw dice 🙂

Oliver Trigg

I will trust you for a change lol. I like your stars pick. Im concerned about Caps as they didn’t practice yesterday so haven’t done anything since before bye week. I Hate your Islanders pick (I bet Bruins)..

SanDiegoBruins

I don’t like the b2b and Jarry is prob going again and he looked like shit last night.

Oliver Trigg

True true, and right now I don’t have the spare money to waste. Need to be a sniper lol make every shot count

Western Rattlers

I have not placed a bet on a game involving Pittsburgh in over two years, and haven’t regretted one of them, LOL. I think I’m “up” on that deal, considering what my picks and leans might have been. They simply aren’t the “Win” or “Over” team the public generally races to bet them as.

Arto Reinikainen

Kings flat out dominate the Pens, last year i remember them getting shutout 3 games in a row, then playing red hot Pens on a 5 game (i think it was) winning streak and the Kings won 3-2 in OT. They literally couldn’t have been more far apart in terms of recent performances, as the Pens were averaging like 4-5 goals a game on that streak.

So yeah im not going to even look at it. Maybe they get it done tonight but wouldn’t be surprised to see LA win.

Syd

Thanks for your comments on this one:)

SanDiegoBruins

AGreed, and Jarry is likely going again and he looked terrible last night. There was one goal where he was literally outside the net on a wrap-around

Iceman

Thanks lion for your writings lately ?

SanDiegoBruins

thank you for the comments Lion

SanDiegoBruins

Went 3-1 yesterday with Bruins in regulation and PL (small) and over in Pens-Ducks. I thought the Pens have been looking pretty good lately so I put 1u on ML. They made it a game in the 3rd period but had some unlucky bounces and couldn’t get it done. The Pens are not my favorite team but when they decide to turn it on they can be very good. Don’t discount this team on the basis of their performance in the 1st half of the season. As Arto pointed out recently there are some teams that might wake up now that the playoff picture is starting to take shape. As for the Pens, Jarry was terrible and I’d fade them any time he starts against a high powered offence. I suspect they go back to him tonight.

Stars ML – Stars are definitely the better team on the ice tonight in Columbus, if they show up. I’m still trying to get a handle on this team but after losing to CBJ earlier this month the Stars have beaten some good teams and played consistently. They should be taking some decent momentum away from the start of their road trip in Boston and will be looking for revenge from the last time they played Columbus. In the meantime, Columbus has gone 2-3 including losses to Buffalo and Vancouver and has been sitting on their asses for 5 days. They still don’t have Atkinson or Dubinsky and now Milano is out too. Great value for a team that is surging against a team that is barely staying alive.

Avs ML – The Avs have a great young group of guys who are hitting on all cylinders right now and playing with a great deal of confidence, especially at home and with two days rest. Sharks have put together a nice little string of wins but they might be feeling the effects of 3 games in 4 days and feeling pretty good about 4 points already. Bernier has looked unreal lately as well.

Knights-Bolts under – Knights games have been trending under both because their scoring has slowed down and their keeping their opponents points down. Bolts have been putting up decent numbers but not against the most elite teams in the league. Tonight will be a test for them. Bolts are also coming off the bye and are likely to be rusty. Look for a low scoring game with a Knights win.

Knights win – Knights got stymied in Nashville against a determined Preds team–credit to them–but expect them to come out flying against a Bolts team that has been drinking margaritas for a week. This Knights team is extremely talented and has a lot of heart, you won’t see them drop 3 in a row. Great value for one of the league’s best teams.

Bruins ML – What can I say? My hometown team is the NHL’s best team right now and they have a great record against the Isles who have been inconsistent at best. The Bruins D and Khudobin will shut them down.

TML -Flyers over – This is more about the Flyers high GF and GA than the Leafs ability to put a lot of goals in. Leafs scoring has been somewhat anemic but the Flyers have found a lot of offence night in and night out while at the same time being very leaky. I see a 4-3 game at least.

GLTA SDB

Lendo

thanks SDB

I saw Bruins -1.5 at 2.10 or similar just now. Considering the strong offence and defence of the Bruins, would this be worth a shot?

I stuck to max 1u tonight and i really need to make the right call.

thanks for your write up above (as always).

edit: i also have a hunch about the Avs but i am not sure if the good form will continue to tonight.

SanDiegoBruins

thanks for your comments. PL is definitely a play. If you’re only making one bet tonight I really like Dallas ML

Lendo

What are your views on Nashville tonight sir?

Oliver Trigg

Not worth the money. -125 on reg?? 3 of the last 5 meetings have gone to OT. Preds probably do win in reg but with those odds I just can’t

SanDiegoBruins

I’m staying away because Yotes can play good teams tight. No value in ML and regulation is risky because Yotes have 2nd highest OTs in league. Preds playing without Arvidsson for sure.

SanDiegoBruins

LOVE the Avs tonight

Cristian S

Good point of view but I am not with you with knights pick. Bolts will want to revenge that painful loss with knights scoring game winner only 2 seconds before the end. I watched the bolts game after bye week last season and was a good game and they didn t look rusty after bye week. We will see tonight If the Best team in the league îs Tâmpa or Knights. In my opinion Bolts will win tonight.

SanDiegoBruins

I certainly agree that Bolts have motivation. We will see if they have focus, timing and rhythm.

InkedFive0

Oh boy.. I parlayed the knights to the under and that saved my ass! Only put $50 on it but it paid pretty nice. Thanks for the tip SDB!

SanDiegoBruins

Glad it worked out!

Western Rattlers

WIN in reg: Colorado
UNDER: Knights/Lightning
Too much confusion in the other games for me, today. I want to see all the teams have a couple games past “off their 5-day break” before taking anything seriously. And then we’ll have the All-Star break and repeat this nonsense of teams coming off a few days off, distractions, gambling, travel, whatever and needing time to get their focus back. Will Vegas quickly return to dominate? Will Pittsburgh see a return to playoff readiness or are they toast? Same questions for many teams now. No team can afford to wait until after the All-Star game to have their wakeup, they have to prep the playoff race action now.

Arto Reinikainen

I don’t think it’s fair to say the Pens aren’t for real based on 1 loss against a healthy Ducks playing at home.. To me it was more about the Ducks playing a hell of a game and you could feel the confidence they got from that 4-0 win vs the Pens earlier on. Personally i knew the Ducks were going to play a solid game and show a ton of urgency as they weren’t a happy bunch, but still wanted to see if the Pens could respond to any push the Ducks threw at them – and man, they almost did tie it up being 3 goals down. Puck was on the goal line in the last minute or so but just didn’t find the back of the net. In any case, the Pens are playing much, much better. They blew out the Isles 4-0, beat Boston who is at hot as anyone, Detroit had won 4 in a row prior to their loss to Tampa so it’s not like they were sucking, and the Rangers are an experienced team that was desperate and tried to throw everything at the Pens but couldn’t do it, to be honest i thought they played the same game against Philly and won 5-1.. Pens are playing a faster game, more guys are going and they seem to have figured out their inconsistency issues when it comes to effort. Unless for real means winning every game in the 2nd half, i don’t agree the Pens aren’t playing up to their standards right now. There’s just teams that can get in the way, like the Ducks can. Earlier on the Pens would’ve just rolled over after the 2nd period but they didn’t, and that’s a good sign. I’ve talked to a couple Pens fans who are as vocal as anyone when it comes to their teams lackluster performances this season, and one of them thinks recently he’s seen the team play even better than they did back in 15/16 when they turned on the jets and that’s saying something. It’ll be interesting how things shape up moving forward and whether or not they still run out of gas down the stretch, but as of right now, the Pens can expect to beat anyone in any given night.

Agree with others here that tonight’s card is very, very difficult. Bye weeks all over the place and im doubting the effort level of some favorites, also some goalies i don’t trust even if i wanted to take that team/and teams that have usually dominated the opposition which sucks when you want to fade them. Just feels like one of those days where you’d rather go to bed than try to force it.

Not to mention going back to the normal schedule feels very heavy, we’ve been having these handful of games each night for a while now and suddenly to get 10 on the board makes you rush things. Personally i need to start going over the games very early on to feel good about my picks in the evening.

I did go for the Avs last night (got them at 2.75) because i knew their odds would go down as they have. Home underdogs on a 7 game winning streak? Couldn’t pass that up, even if it ends tonight, although i don’t think the Sharks are better right now. Other than that i think i like a couple OT’s but not tipping them.

GL !

SanDiegoBruins

Arto, thanks for the Pens breakdown. I watched most of last night’s game and came away with the same impressions, which I shared below. I saw a team that came out flat after flying across the country get down and then stage a heroic attempt to come back. It was all Pens Mo in the last part of the 2nd and 3rd periods. If it weren’t for some bad bounces they easily could have gotten a point or two out of that game. Jarry was awful by the way. I was so impressed at how well they move the puck and find the open man. They made some mistakes at the blue lines but I saw a team that could play with anyone in the league. I don’t love them to bounce back tonight only because Jarry is probably in net and Kings are rested, but they could easily get a W. I’m going to watch first period and maybe make a live bet if I feel they are picking up where they left off last night. In their hearts they know they are a better team than the Ducks, they just ran out of time to prove it.

Arto Reinikainen

Yeah, and it’s funny how it goes sometimes. Pens swept the Ducks last year, now the Ducks swept the Pens. I see it happen quite a lot when a team takes a beating but then win that 1 game, often times they play their best hockey against that team for a while. It takes time to forget all those losses and you just want to keep on pounding away. And maybe the other team feels like they don’t have that much to prove.

Hawks/Jets have had this trend going on for years now, one team dominates, then as soon as the streak snaps, it turns the other way.

There are also plenty of other examples.

But yeah, 2 days off following a B2B makes you sluggish sometimes for the next game, could see some of that last night.

SanDiegoBruins

Did you take them?

Sacha-raphael Gagne

Sharks vs Avs , Over 1u
Stars ML 1u
VGK ML .5u

John Uduak

Blue win 80% sure

HDeer

Tonight only feeling the Predators, the rest is pretty uncertain…

SanDiegoBruins

but the odds are terrible?

HDeer

In the end I didn’t do a bet, and now I’m glad I didn’t.

Syd

Thanks G.
Agree. Hard to call some of these gms when several teams are returning from a bye. The Avs could extend their streak. Sharks may have won 3 but 2 came against the Coyotes, 1 OT & 1 SO. They rank 20th in GF 2.79 vs the Avs which ranks 5th at 2.91. Bernier’s record is excellent right now 6-0-0 and a 1.27GA. Jones is decent at 2.59 but pulled in one gm against the Coyotes. Tempted to pick the Rangers, but still on the fence just like you. Good night to sit back and watch the Leafs beat
the Flyers. Good luck everyone!

SanDiegoBruins

Rangers are a hot mess, I wouldn’t touch them with your hockey stick

Syd

Good one! Appreciate the feedback:) Hope your B’s win tonight. With Greiss in net and his 3.89GA, its a great opportunity!

SanDiegoBruins

Agreed!

Robert

Hi !

Tonight 3 bets
blues the one i like best.
Colorado second
And third predators

All to win in reg time.

So Good luck to Everyone!

jmskippy

Damn Syracuse Crunch let me down last night
Gone with Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche, both Money Line

SanDiegoBruins

I like it! GL, I’m on the same parlay

jmskippy

Sweet…I picked picked a 3 way parlay
Berdych (already a winner)
Awaiting Dallas Stars
And Avalanche

Good luck to you too SDB

Mojo

I’d be careful with Dallas, been on the road and have been winning against a team hungry for a win and a goalie who is 10-1-1 in his career against them and a CBJ team that’s 4-0-1 against Dallas in their last five. This is a dangerous dangerous game. Like Boston and Under 6 in Vegas/Bolts much much more.

SanDiegoBruins

Hey pal! All good points and much appreciated. On the other hand Dallas is 3-1 revenging a loss and is on a 8-2 roll and is completely healthy. CBJ is coming off the bye, has Korpisalo in net,
and has some locker room issues (Johnson) and is missing key players and is 4-6 in last 10. Certainly CBJ can win if Dallas is flat, but I think the signs all point towards a Dallas W IF they bring a high compete level. Just my .02

Mojo

Fair enough, makes sense. What is going on with Johnson?

SanDiegoBruins

asked for a trade

SanDiegoBruins

Korpisalo 4-4-0 with a 3.10 GAA and .904 save percentage this season.

Mojo

Yeah just see that game as the epitome of a toss up. Very comfortable with the Bruins ML parlayed with Under 6 in Tampa

SanDiegoBruins

& Graeme and everyone else: Does anyone know where to find stats on goalie stats after bye or long breaks?

Syd

Would love to see some info on that and stats on team performance by period
i.e. probability of winning leading after 1 or 2 periods (could help in live bets) so I sent an email to a TSN hockey analyst. Don’t know how busy he is but if I get a response, will keep you posted. If you wanna email him:
scott.cullen@bellmedia.ca

SanDiegoBruins

thanks Syd, keep me posted

Bulletproof

Lots of value with Dallas Jersey Vegas 1st period ML

SanDiegoBruins

Yup

Bulletproof

Love Jersey 1st period, I will be absalutly shocked if Caps win 1st period.

5 day break and and going into game with no practice. Canceled due to weather.

Caps own Jersey but come on. lol no excuse here for the devils.

Kris- -na

”5 day break and and going into game with no practice. Canceled due to weather.”

Wut? They had a practise this morning

Bulletproof

Morning skate and a full detailed practice in my opinion are 2 very different things. Let’s see how it plays out but I’m 90% sure Caps come out very flat.

Kris- -na

Im not on Caps, Im actually thinking about Devils ml… Caps always suck after longer break

SanDiegoBruins

50% of the time Caps come out flat when they practiced the day before

Arto Reinikainen

13 games since the last time the Devils beat the Caps in regulation (not counting pre-season games). That goes back to November 2014.

Granted this Devils team is vastly different with many new faces, and there’s a possibility of the bye week being a bigger negative factor than in other games so far this season, but that’s one hell of a streak 😀

I really wanted to bet on the Devils earlier today, but im too scared.

Bulletproof

O I hear ya. I’m only on the 1st period and it’s because of the Caps not being ready to go at game speed tempo. The Devils should take advantage of this. I follow trends closely no way I’d take the Devils to win the game.

Bulletproof

All this being said. Holtby is an all-star and Caps pp is pretty darn good. I’m banking on a Devils 1 goal 1st or worst case Caps do come out with it tied.

Mark

absolutely agree with Devils 🙂 🙂 GL

Lendo

For those interested:
1st Lines and starting Goalies for Stars/CBJcomment image

Lendo

Islanders/Bruinscomment image

Geir Aage R Jensen

B. Point and N. Mackinnon with 3 units
A. Beauviller and L. Couture with 3 units
O. Bjorkstrand, A. Lee and V. Namestnikov with 1 unit

This is my goal scorers for tonight 🙂

Mark

I really must take Devils its their turn! Last 2 H2Hs were won by Caps even better for Devils and after won in hot NYI there is no doubt that Devils are back GL 🙂

Lendo

I took
1u on Colorado ML @ 2.0

0.5u on Rangers/Flyers/Caps @ 4.95 (low unit as I had a hunch on all of them. Yes – the bye week return and zero practice don’t help the Caps; Flyers were on a roll not so long back and TML were unstable; Rangers are an oddity yet a better team than Buffalo…but it’s a low unit.)

Geir Aage R Jensen

Islanders Reg
Devils ML
Jackets Reg
Ottawa ML and over 5.5
Avalanche ML and over 5.5
Toronto ML
Lightning OT
Kings OT
Sabres ML

Thoughts and some bets

Mark

omg I needed 2 goals in 1st period from Devils and after 3mins in second its already 2:1 :/ :/

Juri Safoshin

Hello,
Missed earlier games so small stake on Avs in regulation, 0.75 units.

Lazzo

i agree with most that Pens/Kings a bit tough to decide which to take. Kings play very well against Pittsburgh. PIT played last night and I don’t think east coast teams fare well in B2B Cali games. I remember last year when bruins came to west coast Cali trip and were just bad. Plus Kings have lost FOUR straight and would love to get off this streak. I believe Kings more desperate team. While Mike sullivan benched first line started last night in the third to prove a point. Sullivan said “if you try hard you’ll get playing time.” I think he’s clearly trying to get a message across. Im probably laying off but wouldn’t be shocked at an o5.5 tonight even though Kings games go Under most of the time. I rode with the Kings and Preds in Reg tonight along with the avs. Need all the $ I can get after Celtics -5 killed me. Didn’t know Kyrie was out when I placed the bet this morning. Should be a great game tonight, let’s go Kings.

Lazzo

Meant to says Rangers and Preds in Reg not Kings

Lendo

Won my stakes back with Colorado.
I’ll count it as a mixed evening.