avatar Written by Graeme & Scott on Friday, October 6th, 2017

That was an absolutely insane night of hockey last night!

Senators vs Capitals had an absolute thriller – what a 3rd period that was. An Ovechkin hat trick helped take it to a shootout where the Capitals came out winners.

The new look Arizona Coyotes blew a 4-1 lead as they lost to the Anaheim Ducks 5-4. That was absolutely brutal.

And then there’s the Pittsburgh Penguins!

Was there a glitch in the matrix or something? Did all the playoff goals the Blackhawks missed out on last year suddenly appear here?

We’ve said it before but man – it’d be so fun to have a time machine, go back in time and tip the Blackhawks -8.5 yesterday just to see the reactions.

What a game that was.

We went 1-2 with our own tips. We won with the over in that Capitals-Senators game as mentioned. We had the Rangers and they lost 4-2 to the Avs with an empty netter in there. That was a hell of a game and props to Varlamov who played really well. That’s something the Avs will need going forward – a goaltender they can rely on. If they can have that, that’ll be a big help. Those saves on Zibanejad were sick but that dude is going to score a ton this season.

We had the Preds against the Bruins who were missing a few players but that didn’t matter for Boston. They deserved to win there as the rookies stepped up big. That was a hard fought victory although the Predators really came off the mark slow.

Tonight is October 6th, and there are just three games on the board. We have just one tip.

Stars vs Knights Betting Tips:

Being frequent visitors to Vegas, we’re both extremely excited about the Knights franchise. Graeme has actually adopted them as his 2nd team and already owns a jersey and various other merchandise.

But they’re just a bad team.

Don’t get us wrong – if you’re in the NHL you’re a hell of a hockey player. But compared to the rest of the NHL team the Knights just look way behind everyone else skill level wise. And James Neal is out tonight which is quite a loss.

Until they can prove themselves, we’ve just got to bet against them here.

Stars in Regulation

Canada: 1.75 Odds at 888 Sports.
USA: No in regulation odds up yet but Bovada will have them later in the day.
Everyone Else: 1.75 Odds at 888 Sports.

Othe Game Thoughts

With Stamkos back we’d love to back the Lightning tonight but you have to wonder how being out has affected him. Add in the fact that Panthers vs Lightning games have been notoriously tight over the years and we’re not comfortable going with them yet.

Islanders versus Jackets could be a real good game. We’re very tempted by the Over 5.5 here. Lot of hype surrounding the Jackets and it’s common to see teams like that come up short on the first game. We were very close to backing the over but have decided against it. Bit concerned that with 9 games already going over it’s tainting our thought process a bit.




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Caesium

Another night of NHL, another pick!

Stars PL @ 2.30

2-0 & +2.16 units so far!

Alanson

Days ago I was like: Omg Vegas seems to be a bad team, but today my programm showed me clearly to bet on them. Hard to listen to this, but I should give it a try. I’m curious what will happen. I don’t see them as a strong team in the nhl, but somehow the bit of data I have is showing an upcoming better performance for Vegas.

And there is a second bet for the Islanders, which I can just do, if I know the starting goalies.

I would like to try to take Islanders ML with 2 units and if they lose, I would like to take Vegas with 2 units, else with 1 unit. But it could be that I’m staying out of this Islanders game. Then I would take just Vegas with 1 unit. So.. I’ll update this later.

Btw does anyone think Penguins could be dominating their next game like hell?

Caesium

I think they will.

SanDiegoBruins

They better get their goaltending straightened out

Arto Reinikainen

I have my doubts Vegas would be able to keep any leads, they looked like they had trouble with that towards the end of the pre-season so even if they manage to catch the Stars by surprise i’d think the better team comes back and wins it, especially when they’re at home and so many new faces want to make a good first impression.

I’d be much more comfortable going for Vegas if Dallas were coming off a good year and already beat the Knights few times – kind of like the Avs Rangers game.

Alanson

Thanks. I’m going for the coin toss. :))

Arto Reinikainen

One interesting thing is you have to wonder if the tragedy in Vegas affects their performance in a positive way.. we might see them coming out with a full 60 mins and 120% effort and combined with couple bounces they can definitely win. Interesting game for sure.

Arto Reinikainen

Haha 😀 Bishop gets injured in the 3rd, Lehtonen gives up 2 and the guy who wasn’t supposed to play couple days ago pots in 2 goals to come back in the 3rd, all the while Fleury makes 45 saves. Can’t make this stuff up.

Alanson

Now some say it was a fixed game. Haha. Don’t know.

SanDiegoBruins

Greiss for Isles and Korpisalo for CBJ (Goalie Bob took morning skate). I like the over

ET

Kuddos to the Bruins for pulling out a victory last night;
Even though Vegas won 3gms in preseason there’s no surprise the Stars with all their firepower & home ice advantage are heavy favourites in regulation;
Just like you guys, I favour TB but
Fla beat them 3 times in the preseason with TB vets in the lineup. Also favour Clb in this one but NYI went 6-0-2 in preseason. What tips the scale in the Jackets favour is goaltending. Bobrovsky outshines Greiss. The Over does look tempting and or the Jackets to score +2.5. Good luck tonight!

SanDiegoBruins

CBJ does not do a morning skate before a game. The only players who come out are those not playing. Goalie Bob was one of them.

ET

Thanks for the update on the goalie for Cbj. According to one site, they’re holding a press conference at 5:00 to announce the starter. Just a correction. The Isles went 5-0-2 in preseason but only 1-0-2 on the road. On the flip side, Clb went 4-3-1 but only 1-3-0
at home;

magus1349

Like Islanders, Panthers and Stars in reg.

lion

Lion Project 2/15

***Colorado win***

Combo will come later.

Good luck!

DnaKinG

Is this Saturday game pick

lion

Yes, living in Europe 😉

magus1349

Avalanche in reg. and Duchene to score are my picks to.

lion

Here the combo picks for tonight.,

Jackets win %100
Tampa win %90

Good luck everyone

LostRebel

Stars-Vegas over 5,5
Jackets Reg
Marchessault to score
Vegas ML

GL all

Geir Aage R Jensen

Panthers Win and Islanders win

domenic

Wow!!!! I went 1-2 AS well……..I have (1) Pick tonight. Its the same as you guys. Go with Dallas in regulation

lion

Live bet!

Vegas win