Regular season ice hockey is tough to pick, one day a team can lose by five and turn it all around in 24 hours to win by five.
With every team playing 82 games it’s tough to nail down exactly how things are going to play out every day but one punter had a very successful day.
They nailed a five-leg handicap multi to turn a $15 outlay into a return of just under $4000 in a multi that came right down to the wire!
Our Legendary Land kicked off with the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals facing the New Jersey Devils and our punter took the Caps to win with a -2.5 goal handicap.
While Washington was feeling pretty confident, taking a 4-1 lead into the end of the second period, our punter would have been very nervous knowing a consolation Devils goal would end the multi then and there.
Thankfully the final 20 minutes was a scoreless affair and Washington picked up its 43rd win of the season.
Up next our punter showed some faith in the Nashville Predators taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs who were on the first half of a back to back.
Needing the Predators to win with a -1.5 handicap, things got off to a great start with an early first period goal to Brian Boyle and with Pekka Rinne on track for a shutout, the Predators just needed one more goal to get over the line.
That came in the form of Wayne Simmonds midway through the third period before Filip Forsberg added an insurance goal two minutes from time to get the second leg up.
There was very little stress associated with the third leg of this multi as the St Louis Blues ran over the Edmonton Oilers easily accounting for a -2.5 handicap.
Three third period goals, two of which came on the powerplay, gave the Blues a comfortable win and pushed this multi over the halfway mark.
It all came down to the final two legs which had the result of the game and the handicap market still very much in play as the third period wound down.
Our punter backed Calgary to beat Columbus and Dallas to beat Florida, both with -1.5 handicaps and both games entered the final minute with the teams leading 3-2.
That’s the beautiful thing about hockey (at least for this punter), the trailing team can pull its goalie to give it an extra attacker.
Columbus pulled Sergei Bobrovsky with two minutes remaining chasing the tying goal and got caught out as Mikael Backlund took advantage of a two on one situation, feeding Matthew Tkachuk for the insurance goal.
Meanwhile in Dallas, there was one of the more bizarre endings to a game with 40 seconds remaining.
Dallas broke on the Panthers net through Alexander Radulov who was lining up to ice the game and Mike Hoffman threw his stick in front of the puck.
That resulted in a goal being awarded to Radulov anyway and the Stars covering the handicap in our punters multi, no doubt making them very happy that rule was in place.
It was the fifth and final leg for this Legendary Land giving our punter a very happy midweek boost with this big win.