avatar Written by Graeme on Saturday, January 7th, 2017

It was a good night of hockey last night with some real close games.

The Blackhawks beat the Hurricanes 2-1 as we expected, but the Canes put Darling to the test with a lot of shots and he made some great saves.

The Leafs leaped out to a 4-0 lead over the Devils in a game where they had very few shots on goal. They did a great job of protecting their lead for the most part although when the Devils scored twice I was half expecting a comeback.

We took the Islanders in regulation feeling that if they were going to win it would be in regulation – so it at least felt good when they lost that one in overtime.

And how about those Canucks? They’ve now made it a whopping 6 games on the trot that they’ve won and the Flames must be upset after that loss – racking up 46 shots on goal to the Canucks 13 and coming out 4-2 losers. Brutal stuff.

We move onto Saturday. With an early game we have a tip in we’re going to be quick with the write-ups and no best odds today. I’ve spent most of the morning at the vet with my dog so I’m a bit rushed today.

Lightning vs Flyers Betting Tips:

If you did a word cloud for our tips this season, the word “inconsistent” would be the biggest of all it seems. I’m going to use it again here as I talk about the Lightning and their inconsistent offense.

They’re a team that are hard to count on you’ll see them flying with 9 goals in 2 games then they get shut out or held to 1 goal. In what is expected to be a sloppy affair with Vasilevskiy and Neuvirth projected to be in net, we like Over 5.5 Goals.

We like both teams to see this as a winnable game. Flyers will want to end their bad run and against Tampa and Vas this is the perfect time to do it. Hoping for both teams to throw caution to the wind to try and win this game and based on both goalies we should see goals.

Wild vs Kings Betting Tips:

Kings all over the place at the moment. I’m sure we’ll see a better performance than that Red Wings disaster but considering the way the Wild have played over the last few weeks, plus their fight back against the Sharks – this is a team that wants to get back on the winning ways and still have confidence in their team. It’s a strong offense for the Kings to contend with and not sure they can keep up with the Wild offense. For us the Wild being decent underdogs convinced us. Wild to win.

Edit at 12:38pm EST: Wild have Kuemper in net. Advise no bet.

Leafs vs Canadiens Betting Tips:

The high powered Leafs offense keeps rolling, and now they face off at home against the Montreal Canadiens. Price isn’t playing his A game at the moment and the Habs offense continue to find ways to score no matter what the lines, who the opposition is and who is injured.

Last 4 between these two have been low scoring but a lot of that is due to the Leafs offense. With their offense being incredible at the moment, I’m taking Over 5.5 Goals.

Rangers vs Blue Jackets Betting Tips:

This was one of those games that when it came up we really wanted to bet it and couldn’t decide between Over 5.5 goals and Rangers to win. We went back and forth but have decided on Over 5.5 Goals. It’s a concern about the low confidence of the Jackets but with the way the Rangers concede goals – sometimes as if they have no-one in net – we think the Jackets will be able to make a game of it.

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Today’s bets
PHI-TBL: Philadelphia in regulation
BUF-WPG: Buffalo under 2.5 goals
LAK-MIN: Los Angeles incl OT/SO
CBJ-NYR: Columbus over 3 goals
FLA-BOS: Over 5 goals
TML-MTL: Montreal in regulation
OTT-WSH: Washington in regulation
NJD-EDM: Edmonton in regulation
ARI-NYI: Arizona under 2.5 goals
STL-DAL: Under 5 goals
CGY-VAN: Calgary in regulation
SJS-DET: Over 5 goals
Any thoughts?

Johnny Hockey

Hmmm. Wild with Kuemper in net!

Johnny Hockey

> TOR/MTL: Can’t wait for this game. Could be a great battle! The leafs offense is on fire at the moment. But also the Habs are able to score 2-3 goals here. -> OVER 5.5 goals

> CBJ/Rangers: This one should be a great game too. Firepower aat both sides + McElhinney will start for CBJ -> OVER 5.5 goals

> FLA/BOS: Injuries + Reimer in net -> Bruins in regulation

> After 3 three losses it’s time for the sharks again -> Sharks in regulation


like the Bs tip today.


1-1 yesterday
Leafs ML ✅
Preds ML ❌

Goal by A.Matthews ✅
Flames vs Nucks over 6 (Push)

Matthews and the Leafs looks hungry for goals in every game lately, in my opinion.
Preds vs Panthers looked more like a boxing game, than a hockey game at times, ending with a close win for the Panthers.
Had a feeling Flames vs Nucks would be high scoring, and it did with 6 goals and only a push for my bonus tip yesterday.

Tonight’s tips:

Jackets vs Rangers over 5
Leafs vs Habs over 5.5
Kings over 2.5 goals


Goal Jeff Carter for Kings ‼️



Petri Kontiola

Wild, Rangers and Bruins in reg. Over 5.5 @ Leafs-Habs. Coyotes win.


Like the tips, thanks S&G

it’s a long shot, but i’m putting a small bet on NYR to win in reg. I think CBJ will be flat today after having their great run ended in a humiliating fashion by the Caps. Time and time again we’ve seen teams go through a slump after ending a long run.

I like Bs to bounce back from a rough patch with a good effort against the Cats today. Their road record is .500 but they pour shots on net and have a tight D so hopefully they will get it done in 60 mins against a back-up goalie and depleted Cats line-up.

Calgary will have a point to prove tonight and the Nucks won’t respond. Calgary in reg.

GLTA. have a good weekend everyone.

Johnny Hockey

Nobody on SJ?

Orhan Cypriot Ugurcag

If the King is in net for the rangers, I can see them taking it in reg, I mean Curtis McElhinney is in net for the jackets, so it’s not really a reach to consider it.

Johnny Hockey

Markstrom in net -> FLAMES IN REGULATION

Orhan Cypriot Ugurcag

Washington in reg tonight seems like a good shout, they’ve looked really good lately and ended the CBJ streak with ease, might get a nice little streak of their own.

Wild vs Kings I lean Kings because of the backup goalie for the Wild tonight, but they still have a great defence and offence, so it’ll be a close one.

Norbert Buzási

Ehhh. I am not sure about that Washington W, let alone regulation.

Orhan Cypriot Ugurcag

what do you think about wild vs kings? I know Wild have their backup in, but their defence usually makes up for any goalie issues anyway and Kings have looked horrible, although Budaj is in net tonight

Norbert Buzási

I would have picked the Kings before the game, but as they are down 2-0 I am not sure if they can come back. It is not my day unfortunately.

Orhan Cypriot Ugurcag

To be honest, I was going to try Kings also, nice odds on a comeback, but they just can’t seem to score lately.


Devils ML ODD 2.2 with 4 units


Vancouver in Regulation tonight
Great odds @ 3.80
Johnson is doing terrible lately in net 🙂

Norbert Buzási

The Islanders lost back to back to the Avs and Coyotes. They both needed a win after 1-10 and 1-9 I guess. Damn