It’s been a while since I’ve posted by NHL picks here at the site. That’s due to two reasons. First of all, the All-Star break meant there were no NHL games to bet on for the good part of a week. The second reason is that I’m now sending out my very top pick of the night to Members at NHL Betting Tips and posting my other picks here.
Dallas Stars @ Ottawa Senators
This season I’ve come to not trust Robin Lehner in the Senators goal. I’m surprised that he’s starting their first game after the All-Star break, but that’s what Dave Cameron has decided. The Stars and Sens played just a couple weeks ago in Dallas, with the Stars pulling off a 5-4 win in a back and forth affair. The Sens actually outplayed the Stars in that game, but Lehner was in net and allowed the Stars to get back into it. I’m worried that a similar fate could occur tonight against the high powered Stars.
Play: Stars 2.07 @ 5Dimes.eu
Nashville Predators @ St. Louis Blues
The Preds showed me the other night against the Avalanche that they truly are one of the best teams in the league and deserve to sit atop the NHL. It also showed me that they are always susceptible to a quick goal against when they don’t have Pekka Rinne in net. With Rinne still hurt the Blues at home are definitely the deserved favourites in this one. I expect them to score enough to win this game even if they don’t control the play.
Play: Blues 1.645 @ PinnacleSports.com
Arizona Coyotes @ Toronto Maple Leafs
The Leafs once again only scored 1 goal last night. They didn’t magically find some offense over the break. The style they are playing reduces the chances against significantly, but it also prevents them from scoring on the rush, which was their bread and butter with Phil Kessel. The Leafs are playing their second game in two nights and I think that may affect the legs of some of their defensemen, especially because several of them are being asked to play more than normal with Dion Phaneuf in the stands. That said, I’m not confident that the Coyotes can capitalize so I’m going with the under in this one.
Play: Under 5.5 2.03 @ PinnacleSports.com