avatar Written by Scott on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

It was a busy night with 9 games.  I had two tips and went 1-1.

Had the Oilers to beat the Preds and they did 6-1.  Draisaitl scored a powerplay goal and is now the Oilers all time leader in that stat with 127 which is crazy when you see some of the players that have played for Edmonton.

Had the Jets to beat the Kings but the Kings won 5-1 .  Of course it was Dubois who opened the scoring for the Kings.  Overall they looked good in their first win of the season.

I’m glad I stayed away from the Canucks game.  After they beat the Oilers twice to open the season the Flyers took 42 shots and won 2-0.

The Wild beat the Habs 5-2 with Fleury picking up the win in what might be his last game in his home province, the Isles beat the Coyotes 1-0 and the Coyotes had only 14 shots, the Sabres were up 2-0 after the 1st but the Lightning were able to tie it and force OT but the Sabres picked up their first win.

The Avs beat the Kraken 4-1 to tie the NHL record with their 14th straight regular season road win, the Knights beat the Stars 3-2 to move to 4-0 on the year and the Hurricanes beat the Sharks 6-3 outshooting them 42-16.

Only 2 games tonight.  Nothing is jumping out at me for a tip.

Capitals vs Senators Betting Tips:

The Caps picked up their first win in a shootout against the Flames.  Was a nice come from behind win for them.

The Sens have won their last two games after beating the Flyers and the Lightning.   Both games were 5-2 wins.

The Sens have pulled off two solid wins but the Caps just got their first win so I wonder how they react.  The Caps have scored only 3 goals this season.  They still have the firepower with Ovechkin, Oshie and Kuznetsov but all 3 have been quiet so far and are due.

Penguins vs Red Wings Betting Tips:

Both teams have 2-1 records and both have won their last 2 games.

The Pens beat the Caps and the Flames but lost to the Hawks.  The Wings beat the Jackets and the Lightning but lost to the Devils.

Both seem to be picking up some steam after losing their first games. The Pens have won the only road game they have played this season, the Wings have won the only home game they played this season.

This game could go either way.  I would lean towards a Penguins win but can’t make it a tip.

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Two Team Parlay -192

Washington UNDER 4.5 team total goals
Detroit UNDER 4.5 team total goals

I did think Detroit had some minimal value at +112. But they could also come back down to earth a little bit in this spot. Red Wings also have a road/home both afternoon game look ahead over the weekend that could be potentially weird for them to get through.


To WIN moneyline: Ottawa
Team Total OVER 3.5: Ottawa

The main question at this very early stage of the regular season is “which teams have now rounded into form after the summer break?”, and it’s going to take many teams a while longer. Washington I figure, is absolutely on a long-term fade anyway, and they lack depth, while Ottawa is a solid powerful team who look fully tuned up to take on the season and make the playoffs. It doesn’t look good for Washington in this matchup, and a grand opportunity for Ottawa to state their case against an old and previously much stronger team who, similar to Pittsburgh, are an ex-superstar team who have not handled the transition properly to remain updated. Every team in the league knows the pattern with Washington, how Ovechkin sets up on the one side and tries his shot. They still rely on that much too much. The one set play dominates their strategic thinking. He’s got potential there, but he’s no longer a well-rounded player, he’s almost ONLY a sniper from the point, and goalies and skaters know that pattern SO well.

Not touching the Pittsburgh game. Finding when they’ll take the night off is entertaining. If this was more mid-season, perhaps I’d consider something, but the low goals against for both teams, yet the capacity to sometimes score well, this early in the season, can’t touch it.


Hello guys, I am going to do a combo in the two matches, senators vs capitals under 7 goals and Red wings vs Penguins under 8 goals. 2.60 in odds with 10 units. This does not include extratime. Good luck