I had a couple buddies down for Halloween weekend, so adding posts to the site took a back seat for a few days. Last night I just didn’t have a play on the Blues vs Rangers game because I thought it was too close to call, but now I’m back with a few picks on this busy Tuesday.
It also made it easier to take a break after going 1-3 on the Thursday before Halloween.
NHL Season Record: 25-25 for +5.31 units.
Carolina Hurricanes @ Columbus Blue Jackets
Yes, the Hurricanes are on a two game winning streak, but both of these wins came at home and I’m not convinced this team has really turned a corner. It definitely helps them to have Eric Staal back in the lineup, but the Blue Jackets are already a fairly desperate team and you can be sure they will be eager to get these 2 points at home after losing their last 5 games. Bobrovsky on the shelf definitely hurts the Blue Jackets, but I like their chances tonight as a desperate team going up against one of the leagues worst.
Play: Blue Jackets 1.74 @ PinnacleSports.com
Calgary Flames @ Washington Capitals
When the Caps started to have trouble scoring goals their defensive game collapsed and this lead to a 4th straight loss on Sunday, by a ridiculous score of 6-5 at home to Arizona. I’m pretty shocked by the Flames start to the season, but you can’t argue with results. I’m taking the Flames in this one to keep their road prominence alive (5-2-0) against a wounded Capitals team.
Play: Flames 2.30 @ 5Dimes.eu
Detroit Red Wings @ Ottawa Senators
The Wings have had a good start, but I’m still not sold on this team. I’m going to be at this game and I like the Senators at home where they have played quite well so far this season. Anderson gets the nod in goal and I expected a bounce back game from him after a sub par performance against the Blackhawks in his last start.
Play: Senators 2.10 @ SportsInteraction.com
St. Louis Blues @ New Jersey Devils
The Blues did play last night in New York, but they are currently riding a 5 game winning streak and I see them as the favourites heading into New Jersey.
Play: Blues 2.00 @ 5Dimes.eu