I took a couple days off, but I’m back on this busy Tuesday to pick some more winners. On Saturday I went 1-3, with a couple tough losses including a 1-0 loss by the Coyotes to the Islanders when Nielsen scored late and an overtime loss for the Hurricanes as pretty big underdogs in Washington. I’ll do my best to win these units back tonight.
NHL Season Record: 31-31 for +6.17 units.
Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers
The Pens are firing on all cylinders at the moment. They’ve won 7 in a row and have mostly been dominating teams over that span. They have a 29-8 advantage over opponents in that span. I don’t see the Penguins slipping up against the Rangers tonight. New York has lost two games in a row and this will be their fourth game in 3 nights after a back to back on the weekend where they lost to the Rangers and Oilers. The Pens should take this one easily enough.
Play: Penguins 1.741 @ 5Dimes.eu
Tampa Bay Lightning @ Chicago Blackhawks
The Lightning are playing some of the best hockey in the league at the moment. They’re riding a 6 game winning streak and they’re spreading the scoring out very well across the team. On this 6 game winning streak the Lightning have scored at least 4 goals every game but their last one, where they won 4-3 in a shootout. The Blackhawks are without Patrick Sharp at the moment and they’ve struggled to string together any kind of winning streak of late (they haven’t won two in a row since their fifth game of the season). I like the Lightning in this one as pretty big underdogs.
Play: Lightning 2.45 @ 5Dimes.eu
Ottawa Senators @ Vancouver Canucks
The Sens only came away with 1 point after two weekend games, but they played very well in both games and that should give them some confidence moving forward. It was primarily poor goaltending from Robin Lehner that cost the Sens their Battle of Ontario game on Sunday, but Craig Anderson should be back in net tonight and he has been playing some of the best hockey in the league of late. The Canucks are returning home after a 4 game road trip and there can often be a let down in those type of games, especially when the team is playing their 3rd game in 4 nights. I like the Sens in this one.
Play: Senators 2.49 @ 5Dimes.eu