avatar Written by Graeme on Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

Ahhh it’s good to be back.

I was away from December 23rd up until December 31st in Scotland for my sisters wedding. When I go on vacation, I generally just tune everything out and enjoy the vacation – and oddly enough that includes sports.

I mean at home in Canada I watch numerous NBA and NHL games a night – with at least 3 going at the same time. I watch highlights of every other game etc, reading everything about them from recaps to fan opinions on reddit, forums etc.

When I go on vacation? Sometimes I don’t even check the scores! And that was something that happened on this vacation – I came back absolutely clueless as to what had occurred in the last week of NHL.

And I mean ABSOLUTELY clueless. I tuned into the Winter Classic and when I heard them talking about Scrivens making his debut for the Habs the other night I thought I had a brain aneurysm. Had to go and make sure that was actually the case.

So anyway I’ve spent the last 2 days getting all caught up – going through every game etc and I think – hope – I’m back on track. Might be a bit rusty but thankfully with only 4 games tonight I can focus fully on them and not miss much. But yeah be warned – I might not be at my best here.

Stars vs Islanders Betting Tips:

Islanders go into this one off the back of a proper thumping by the Penguins. The Stars are reeling after that Devils game.

This will be the first meeting between the teams this season, and I like it to go Over 5.5 goals. Both teams will be seeking their first win of the year, and it should be a hard fought battle. The bookies have it as a pickem so they expect it to be close.

Neither team have showed much of a defense lately and the Stars offense has been clicking fairly well. Both teams have a good trend of high scoring games. I’d much prefer getting Over 5 with a strong 3-2 possibility – but I just think these two teams will be battling to see who can score more and we’ll get a good high scoring game.

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Blackhawks vs Senators Betting Tips:

Another game where I like Over 5.5 goals.

Chicago will be honoring Kane before the game which should get them hyped up. The Blackhawks also have the same lineup that has seen them involved in a 7 goal and 12 goal thriller in their last 2 games. Sens offense is always a bit concerning as they run hot and cold – but I think the Sens have it in them to get a few goals here and make this an interesting game.

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