It was a good thing I had two different bets on the Red Wings win over the Sabres last night, because my other three plays went sideways. The Jets absolutely destroyed the Panthers, while the Avs came back against the Hurricanes only to lose in a shootout. I thought I was in for a good positive day with the Sens up 3-1 after the first, but they blew that lead, giving up 4 goals in the second, which ended up causing my night to finish down just over a unit.
NHL Season Record: 59-78 for -6.65 units.
Montreal Canadiens @ Columbus Blue Jackets
The Habs have lost two straight, but both were tight battles at home to two of the best teams in the East. Now they get to take a trip to Columbus to play the Blue Jackets who have fallen back down to reality after a very strong month of December and beginning of January. The Blue Jackets lost their last two games by scores of 5-2 and actually have only been in one 1-goal game in their last 8.
I like the odds on the Canadiens puck line in this one.
Play: Canadiens (-1.5) 3.48 @ 5Dimes.eu
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Anaheim Ducks
The Maple Leafs have shown flashes of being a decent team since their coaching change. They outplayed the Blue Jackets in their 5-2 win last Friday and actually kept the Kings shot total to just 20 in their 2-0 loss to LA on Monday. These are good signs for the Leafs.
The Ducks have found ways to win all year, but they have the most 1-goal game wins in the league. In fact they haven’t won by more than 1-goal in a game since their 4-1 win over the Jets on December 13th. The Ducks are 27-10-6 this year and are only +3 in goal differential, which goes to show just how many of their wins have been in close games. Because of this and the very recent form of the Leafs I’m taking the Leafs to cover the puckline spread tonight.
Play: Maple Leafs (+1.5) 1.61 @ SportsInteraction.com