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Tuesday 25th January

Washington Capitals Vs Vegas Golden Knights

11:05am, Capital One Arena

Not a lot to choose from today, but there is a slight edge on Vegas playing off a three day break.

The Caps have some key injuries with T.J. Oshie still day-to-day and defence man Nick Jensen now out indefinitely.

Tip: Back the Golden Knights to Win @ $2.20

Wednesday 19th January

Boston Bruins Vs Carolina Hurricanes

10:05am, TD Garden

Good little matchup here between two of the hottest teams in the East.

The Bruins and ‘Canes have both been tough to beat of late, and that is being reflected in the market with Boston only slightly favoured at home.

Tuuka Rask burst back onto the scene last week with a win over the Flyers, and while the ‘Canes are an entirely different beast, Boston still has an advantage here with Carolina centre Martin Necks in the COVID protocol.

As the team’s fifth-leading scorer, Necas is a big part of the ‘Canes offence, and with Freddie Andersen also having a rough game last week in a 6-0 loss to the Jackets, I think the Bruins could do some damage.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Win @ $1.72

Thursday 16th December

Anaheim Ducks Vs Seattle Kraken

1:08pm, Honda Center

The Kraken have been a tough side to bet on this year, but they do represent some value in this game coming off a 3-1 victory over San Jose last night.

The Pacific Division-leading Ducks are another beast entirely, but they are somewhat short-handed with John Gibson missing this game.

Anthony Stolarz has filled in nicely as his replacement, but I’m willing to back Seattle to carry the momentum over from last night.

Tip: Back the Kraken to Win @ $2.30

Wednesday 15th December

Colorado Avalanche Vs New York Rangers

12:08pm, Ball Arena

The risk-factor is high on this one, especially after the Avs pounded the Rangers 7-3 only a week ago.

Even so, the absence of Colorado’s key defender Devon Toews is enough for me to roll the dice on New York at a price.

The Rangers have struggled for goals in their last few games, but It think that could change tonight coming off a two-day break.

Alexandar Georgiev in net also helps their cause.

Tip: Back the Rangers to Win @ $2.55

Sunday December 5

Boston Bruins Vs Tampa Bay Lightning

11:00am, TD Garden

Tampa Bay and Boston will face off for the first time since the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs where the Lightning eliminated the Bruins in five games.

I like the look of the Bolts her as they continue to be competitive in just about every game while the Bruins struggle from top to bottom.

When the phrase, “blow it up and start over” is getting thrown around, you know a team is in trouble.

Back Tampa Bay to Win

Boston Bruins Vs Tampa Bay Lightning

11:00am, TD Garden

Wednesday 15th December

Colorado Avalanche Vs New York Rangers

12:08pm, Ball Arena

The risk-factor is high on this one, especially after the Avs pounded the Rangers 7-3 only a week ago.

Even so, the absence of Colorado’s key defender Devon Toews is enough for me to roll the dice on New York at a price.

The Rangers have struggled for goals in their last few games, but It think that could change tonight coming off a two-day break.

Alexandar Georgiev in net also helps their cause.

Tip: Back the Rangers to Win @ $2.55

Saturday December 4

Anaheim Ducks Vs Calgary Flames

2:00pm, Honda Center

The Ducks and Flames will face off for the second time this season and there is a lot to like about Anaheim’s chances as a home underdog.

Calgary will be coming off a game the day before against the LA Kings and there is always value to be found taking on teams on the back half of a double header.

Add in Anaheim’s 20-4 record against the spread and they look the goods as outright winners.

Back Anaheim to Win @ $2.05

Friday December 3

Dallas Stars Vs Columbus Blue Jackets

12:38pm, American Airlines Center

The Stars have gone on a nice run, winning their last five games but now face the back end of a double header when they host Columbus.

Working in their favour is both of these games take place at the American Airlines Center so it takes travel out of the equation.

The Blue Jackets have been on the receiving end of some beltings in their last two games including a 6-0 loss in Nashville in their first half of a double header.

With both teams on short rest don’t be surprised if this is a bit of a grind but I’ll back Dallas to get the job done either way.

Back Dallas to Win & Under 5.5 Goals @ $3.60

Thursday December 2

New York Rangers Vs Philadelphia Flyers

11:08am, Madison Square Garden

Rangers-Flyers always delivers the drama one way or another and the Rangers will see this as an opportunity for a statement win.

They have had a long rest after belting the Bruins last Saturday morning (AEDT) while the depleted Flyers just don’t have the personnel to be competitive.

With a leaky defence, it seems unlikely the Flyers will have a way to keep this one close.

Back New York to Cover -1.5 @ $2.20

Wednesday December 1

Boston Bruins Vs Detroit Red Wings

11:08am, TD Garden

It’s very rare to have a non-goalie influence a play but the suspension of Brad Marchand makes the Bruins a “back against” candidate.

Even though they are at home to the Red Wings, the Bruins were reliant on their all star goal scorer to get by Vancouver in their last outing and there is no clear candidate to fill that void.

Detroit has looked much better, winning their last two games over St Louis and Buffalo so I’ll take the value on offer for the visitors here.

Back Detroit to Win @ $2.75

Tuesday November 30

Montreal Canadiens Vs Vancouver Canucks

11:38am, Bell Centre

This Canadian clash has goals written all over it with Montreal returning home on the back of a big win in Pittsburgh.

The Habs have the league’s worst defensive record so far with 83 goals allowed from 23 games played and the Canucks have given up 73 in 22 games.

Three of Montreal’s last four games have finished with a 6-3 final scoreline and they know for better or worse their games involve plenty of goals.

Vancouver has lost its last four games and have given up 12 in that run.

Back Over 6 Goals @ $1.96

Sunday November 28

Calgary Flames Vs Winnipeg Jets

2:08pm, Scotiabank Saddledome

It may come as a surprise to some but the Flames are one of the form teams in the NHL right now, and they will ride a four game winning streak into this cross-Canadian clash.

They have not suffered a regulation defeat since November 12 and defeated the Jets 3-1 in their last meeting.

Add in the fact that Winnipeg is coming into this game around 26 hours after their game in Minnesota wraps up and we could be looking at a big win for the red hot Flames.

Back Calgary to Cover the Line

Saturday November 27

Washington Capitals Vs Florida Panthers

9:00am, Capital One Arena

The NHL is back after a day off and we can’t look past this clash of Eastern Conference heavyweights.

Florida is leading the pack at the moment with 31 points however Washington can draw level with a regulation win at home.

The Panthers have built their impressive start to the campaign on an 11-0 home record while going 3-2-3 on the road.

It is a bit of a surprise to find them as (slight) underdogs so I’ll take the value on offer and back them to win outright.

Back Florida to Win @ $1.94

Thursday November 25

Los Angeles Kings Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

2:08pm, Staples Center

Every NHL punter should be frothing at the chance to take on the LA Kings at the moment with the team currently on a four match losing streak,

Toronto on the other hand has won eight of its last ten and have been looking very good.

While the Kings have won the last two head to head games, the Kings have to be bet against while on their current slide.

Back Toronto to Cover -1.5 Goals @ $2.45

Wednesday November 24

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Philadelphia Flyers

11:08am, Amalie Arena

Taking the Lightning to win remains one of the best plays in the NHL and they will be searching for their fifth win from their last six games.

It will be their second clash with the Flyers in less than a week and it’s tough to see Philadelphia causing them too many problems after pushing them to a shootout last time.

Tampa Bay is just too good in attack and I’ll take them to win this one comfortably.

Back Tampa Bay to Win -1.5 Goals @ $2.40

Thursday 18th November

Seattle Kraken Vs Chicago Blackhawks

1:08pm, Climate Pledge Arena

Not a lot happening today, so it might be worth taking a stab on the Total between two of the Western Conference bottom-feeders.

Marc-Andre Fleury is off to an awful start in Chicago, allowing over three goals a game to go with a 3-7 win/loss record.

Likewise, Philip Grubauer’s time in Seattle has been equally as rough.

All things considered; we could see a big number on the scoreboard.

Tip: Over 5.5 Goals @ $1.82

Wednesday 17th November

Dallas Stars Vs Detroit Red Wings

11:38am, American Airlines Center

There’s some good value on offer for the Red Wings, if you’re brave enough, of course.

Detroit has won three from its last five, and I think there’s a slight edge here if Jake Oettinger makes his first start of the season for the Stars.

Confirmation of Alex Nedeljkovic in net for the Wings would also be a big plus.

Tip: Back the Red Wings to Win @ $2.50

Anaheim Ducks Vs Washington Capitals

1:08pm, Honda Center

Happy to roll the dice on the Ducks here also.

John Gibson has posted a strong 8-2-2 win/loss record so far this season with less than 2.5 goals allowed per-game.

Vitek Vanacek’s numbers are almost as impressive, but the Ducks have rattled off 10 straight wins, so let’s continue to back them while they’re hot.

Tip: Back the Ducks to Win @ $2.02

Tuesday 16th November

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Detroit Red Wings

10:10am, Nationwide Arena

Only two games to choose from today, so I’m taking the value on offer for the Blue Jackets.

Columbus has lost back-to-back games coming in, but I think Elvis Merzlikins is a much better goalie than his outing against the Rangers on Sunday suggests.

Merzlikins allowed five goals on 41 shots, but he still owns a tidy 2.42 goal against average.

With the Red Wings boasting a below .500 record on the road, I think the Jackets can bounce back.

Tip: Back the Blue Jackets to Win @ $1.77

Monday 15th November

Washington Capitals Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

10:10am, Capital One Arena

There’s some good value on offer for the Pens today with Sidney Crosby likely to play.

Pittsburgh desperately needs their captain back after losing three of their last four games, and his inclusion certainly makes this matchup a little more even against a Capitals team that has rattled off three in a row.

Tip: Back the Penguins to Win @ $2.05

Saturday 13th November

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Calgary Flames

10:07am, Scotiabank Arena

Really tough spot for the Flames as they head to Toronto face the Leafs on no rest.

Calgary lost 4-2 to Montreal last night and they also have a trip to Ottawa ahead on Monday.

Jacob Markstrom looked a little out of sorts against the Habs, and he probably won’t find this any easier against Toronto’s core four.

Auston Matthews is yet to find his usual form, while William Nylander has been red-hot to start the season.

This looks a nice game for Matthews to put up some numbers.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win @ $1.65

Sunday 17th October

Edmonton Oilers Vs Calgary Flames

12:00pm, Rogers Place

The Oilers opened the season with an overtime win over the Canucks, and while it wasn’t pretty at times, I think they can advance to 2-0 here against the rival Flames.

Mike Smith gave up 21 goals in seven starts against the Flames last year, but he still managed to help the Oilers to five wins in the series.

The Battle of Alberta is always a highlight on the schedule each year, and with fans back in the building at Rogers Place, I think the Oilers are the side to bet on.

Tip: Back the Oilers to Win

Saturday 16th October

Philadelphia Flyers Vs Vancouver Canucks

9:08am, Wells Fargo Center

The Canucks put up quite a fight to force overtime on Thursday against the Oilers, but I’m happy to back against them again with Brock Boeser still listed on the injury report.

Flyers goalie Carter Hart is also a perfect 2-0 in starts against Vancouver, while the added rest also works in Philly’s favour.

Tip: Back the Flyers to Win @ $1.67

Friday 15th October

Nashville Predators Vs Seattle Kraken

10:08am, Bridgestone Arena

It’s always tricky to find betting plays this early in the season, but I do think the Kraken are worth something small ahead of their second game against the Predators.

Philipp Grubauer should find this a much easier task after allowing four goals against Vegas on opening night, while I’m also suspect on Jusse Saros after the Preds netminder allowed three or more goals in his final four starts last season.

Tip: Back the Kraken to Win @ $2.05

Thursday 14th October

Edmonton Oilers Vs Vancouver Canucks

12:08pm, Rogers Place

Rough start yesterday, so looking to bounce-back on the heavily favoured Oilers here.

The Canucks are without one of their key wingers in Brock Boeser, a guy who scored 23 goals for them last year.

Edmonton has won three of its last five against Vancouver, so I’ll take the Oilers in a high-scoring game.

Tip: Back the Oilers to Win & Over 6.5 Goals @ $3.30

Wednesday 13th October

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

9:38am, Amalie Arena

The Lightning will raise their second Stanley Cup banner to the rafters on Wednesday when they host the Penguins in the season-opener.

Tampa’s roster has changed drastically compared to last years, but I can’t back against them with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin listed on the injury report for Pittsburgh.

The Lightning have won their last four games over the Pens, and while they’ve had some roster turnover, they’ve still got one of the league’s best goalies in Andrei Vasilevskiy.

With a partisan home crowd in attendance against a weakened Pens top line, I’m with Tampa to go big.

Tip: Back the Lightning to Win & Under 6.5 Goals @ $3.20

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Seattle Kraken

12:15pm, T-Mobile Arena

The Kraken are the new kids on the NHL block, but they face an enormous challenge in their official opener against a Vegas team that knows exactly how they feel.

Seattle built tremendous depth through the draft and seemingly has a solid defence to fall back on, but that doesn’t compare to a Vegas team that is stacked on both sides of the puck.

The Golden Knights were one of the toughest teams to score against last year, and while they’ve since lost Marc-Andre Fleury in net, they still have a top wing combo of Max Pacioretty and Mark Stone to rely on.

This Kraken team could really surprise some people this year and make a run similar to what Vegas did in 2018. Even so, it’s going to take some time to build that chemistry, so I like the Golden Knights to hand them a reality check on the road.

Tip: Back the Golden Knights to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $1.98

Tuesday 29th June

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Montreal Canadiens

10:08am, Amalie Arena

Game 1

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals gets underway on Tuesday with the Lightning looking to defend their crown against a Montreal side making its first appearance since 1993.

Betting on this series is tough, but if you’re going for some value in Game 1, take the Under.

Andrei Vasilevskiy and Carey Price both own the lowest save percentages in the playoffs this year, while it’s also worth noting seven of the last 10 games between these two sides have gone Under the Total.

Tip: Under 5.0 Goals @ $1.96

Saturday 199h June

New York Islanders Vs ”Tampa

10:08am, Nassau Coliseum

Really difficult to try and separate these two sides ahead of a massive Game 3.

The goalie matchup lends itself to a low-scoring game and I wouldn’t be surprised if that is the case with the Islanders at home in the Coliseum.

Aside from the 4-2 scoreline in Game 2, four of the last five games between this pair have resulted in Under 5 goals.

Tip: Under 5 Goals @ $2.10

Tuesday 15th June

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Montreal Canadiens

11:08am, T-Mobile Arena

Game 1

Always tough to get a feel for the opening games, but there is some slight value on Montreal at the line.

The Habs have enjoyed a few days off after their surprising sweep over the Jets, while they’ve also been a pretty tough out on the road this year.

The potential absence of Jeff Petry makes this a little risky, but there’s nothing to say Montreal can’t at least keep this close.

Tip: Back the Canadiens to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.90

Friday 11th June

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Colorado Avalanche

11:08am, T-Mobile Arena

Game 6 (VGK Leads 3–2)

The Avs basically have to throw caution to the wind tonight with the series on the line.

Colorado showed some signs of improvement in Game 5, but it’s become painfully clear that Vegas has them figured out on the defensive end.

If the Avs can bring some speed to their game though and get creative in the Vegas zone, they can easily send this series to a Game 7. I don’t feel overly confident about it, but after such an outstanding regular season, it’s hard to imagine the Avs going out like this.

Tip: Back the Avalanche to Win @ $2.10

Wednesday 9th June

Colorado Avalanche Vs Vegas Golden Knights

11:08am, Ball Arena

Game 5 (Series Tied 2–2)

The Avs have really struggled over the last two games of this series, but I can’t bring myself to back against them given how important home-ice has been so far.

Philip Grubauer will need to be at his best, but I like Colorado to go up 3-2.

Tip: Back the Avalanche to Win @ $1.68

Tuesday 8th June

Montreal Canadiens Vs Winnipeg Jets

10:08am, Bell Centre

Game 4 (MTL Leads 3-0)

This is the last chance for the Jets in what has been one of the most surprising series in recent playoff history.

The Habs have simply had all the answers so far, but I’d be shocked if the Jets got swept considering how many talented scorers they have in their lineup.

There is risk involved here, but I like Winnipeg to extend it.

Tip: Back the Jets to Win @ $2.20

Monday 7th June

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Colorado Avalanche

10:38am, T-Mobile Arena

Game 4 (COL Leads 2-1)

These two sides are extremely tough to split, which makes betting on this game even more tricky.

Neither team has any injuries to worry about and the performance from both Philipp Grubauer and Marc-Andre Fleury has been outstanding.

Perhaps the only thing that separates these two sides is the fact the home side is undefeated in the three games so far, so I like the Golden Knights to even this up.

Tip: Back the Golden Knights to Win @ $1.87

Saturday 5th June

Winnipeg Jets Vs Montreal Canadiens

9:38am, Bell MTS Place

Game 2 (MTL Leads 1-0)

The Jets look a good bet to bounce-back here now that they’ve shaken off the rust from Game 1.

They’ll have to go about their business without Mark Scheiffele for the next four games, but I still think Winnipeg is vastly superior to Montreal on paper.

If they play physical hockey again and get to Carey Price early, they should win this before they head to Montreal.

Tip: Back the Jets to Win @ $1.87

Friday 4th June

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Carolina Hurricanes

10:08am, Amalie Arena

Game 3 (TBL Leads 2-0)

I’ve steered clear of this series so far because it’s been a little tricky to navigate, but there does look to be a decent play on the Lightning with the ‘Canes missing a couple of key playmakers.

Centre Vincent Trocheck and winger Nino Niederreiter are both listed as day-to-day, and I think their absence would leave Carolina at a severe disadvantage with the series basically on the line.

Tip: Back the Lightning to Win @ $1.67

Thursday 3rd June

Winnipeg Jets Vs Montreal Canadiens

9:45am, Bell MTS Place

Game 1

The Jets looked scary good in the opening round against Edmonton, but I think there’s a worthwhile play on Montreal here with Winnipeg playing after nearly a week off.

The Habs just pulled off a historic come-from-behind series victory over the Leafs on Tuesday, so they do have a little momentum rolling into this one. Winnipeg, meanwhile, might be a little rusty coming off a break.

Tip: Back the Canadiens to Win @ $2.25

Tuesday 1st June

Boston Bruins Vs New York Islanders

9:38am, TD Garden

Game 2

These two sides are very evenly matched, so I think we could be in for a low-scoring Game 2.

The Bruins and the Islanders both finished the regular season ranked bottom five in goals allowed, while they’ve typically played some scrappy affairs in recent history with four of their last five resulting in five goals or less.

Tip: Under 5 Goals @ $2.00

Monday 31st May

Colorado Avalanche Vs Vegas Golden Knights

10:10am, Ball Arena

This should be a fascinating series between two sides that have traded blows all year, so let’s just pray to the hockey gods that it goes to a Game 7.

As far as the opener goes, I fancy a high-scoring game.

Vegas is playing on a serious rest disadvantage after closing out the series on Saturday at home against the Wild, while the Avs have enjoyed close to a week off their sweep over the Blues.

Tip: Over 5.5 Goals @ $1.94

Sunday 30th May

Montreal Canadiens Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Game 6 (TOR Leads 3-2)

The Leafs came back from two goals down to blow Game 5 in overtime against the Habs on Friday, which worries me a little with the series heading back to Montreal.

The Habs will have fans in the stands for the first time all season for Game 6 and they won’t be short on confidence after extending the series.

Even though the game went to OT, Montreal was largely the better side in Game 5 as they assaulted Jack Campbell with several chances down the middle.

Unless the Leafs can tighten up defensively, I can see this series going to a Game 7.

Tip: Back the Canadiens to Win

Saturday 29th May

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Minnesota Wild

11:08am, T-Mobile Arena

Game 7 (Series Tied 3-3)

This has been an excellent series from start to finish, but I really can’t fade the Golden Knights in this winner-take-all Game 7.

Neither team has been able to win a game on the road during this seven-game set, and given Minnesota’s track record in the playoffs, I’m just not sure the Wild have enough to overcome this stacked Vegas lineup.

The Wild have a reputation for choking in the first round, while this Vegas team dug deep last year to win a Game 7 against Vancouver.

Overtime wouldn’t surprise me either but give me Vegas in a low-scoring contest.

Tip: Back the Golden Knights to Win & Under 5.5 Goals @ $3.30

Friday 28th May

Nashville Predators Vs Carolina Hurricanes

11:38am, Bridgestone Arena

CAR Leads 3-2

This has been a fun little series with the last three games requiring overtime, but I’m tipping the ‘Canes to end the series tonight in Nashville.

The Preds have done well to keep this competitive, but it’s been fairly obvious that Carolina is the much better team five-on-five.

Nashville has also struggled mightily on the power play and I think that could prove the deciding factor.

Tip: Back the Hurricanes to Win @ $1.68

Thursday 27th May

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Florida Panthers

10:08am, Amalie Arena

TBL Leads 3-2

Happy to back this series to go to a Game 7 after what we saw from Florida’s Spencer Knight on Tuesday.

After giving up a goal on the first shot he faced, the youngster went on top stop Tampa Bay’s next 36 shots on net in the Panthers’ 4-1 win.

Playing on the road in Tampa is tough, but this Panthers team has pulled out many gutsy wins on the road all year.

Tip: Back the Panthers to Win @ $2.20

Wednesday 26th May

Carolina Hurricanes Vs Nashville Predators

10:08am, PNC Arena

Series Tied 2-2

Not a whole lot of value on offer today, but I do think Over 5.5 goals looks a good bet between the ‘Canes and Preds.

Both sides have exceeded that Total in three of their four games so far, and it appears as though we’re getting a Jusse Saros v Alex Nedeljkovic matchup in net.

Tip: Over 5.5 Goals @ $2.15

Tuesday 25th May

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Minnesota Wild

12:38pm, T-Mobile Arena

VGK Leads 3-1

The Golden Knights can take the series tonight, but I wouldn’t count out the Wild extending it further.

Despite what the series score suggests, Minnesota really hasn’t played that badly, they’ve just struggled to get the puck past Marc-Andre Fleury.

I think Vegas will eventually win this series, but with Max Pacioretty potentially missing another game I think there’s a slight edge on the Wild.

Tip: Back the Wild to Win @ $2.40

Monday 24th May

Winnipeg Jets Vs Edmonton Oilers

9:38am, Bell MTS Place

WPG Leads 2-0

Interesting to find the Jets as the underdog here after taking the first two games in the series.

Connor Hellebuyck has been lights out so far allowing just one goal across those two games, so I’m pretty happy to take the $2.10 about Winnipeg here, especially considering they are playing on home ice.

Tip: Back the Jets to Win @ $2.10

Thursday 20th May

Edmonton Oilers Vs Winnipeg Jets

11:08am, Capital One Arena

Still not sure if we’ll get Mike Smith v Connor Hellebuyck for Game 1, but either way, I like the Oilers here.

Edmonton has won seven of nine against Edmonton this year, while the Jets also have a few key injuries to centre Andrew Copp, winger Niokolaj Ehlers and defenceman Tucker Poolman.

The price isn’t anything to get excited about, but the Oilers look a good bet with home ice.

Tip: Back the Oilers to Win $1.64

Wednesday 19th May

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Minnesota Wild

10:08am, T-Mobile Arena

Game 2 (MIN Leads 1-0)

Tough day from a betting perspective, but there is some value here on the Wild with Max Pacioretty still a game-time decision for Vegas.

If he plays, the Golden Knights are probably a safe bet to level up the series, but if he’s out, I think the Wild can cause another upset on the road.

Tip: Back the Wild to Win @ $2.35

Tuesday 18th May

Washington Capitals Vs Boston Bruins

9:38am, Capital One Arena

Game 2 (WAS Leads 1-0)

Interesting to find the Caps as home dogs again after defeating the Bruins 3-2 in OT in Game 1.

Craig Anderson in net does make Washington a little risky, but I thought their offence was far more superior to Boston’s in Sunday’s win.

The Caps outshot the Bruins 32-26, while they also went three-for-four on the penalty kill.

This series will be a coin-flip the whole way through, but I like Washington here at a price.

Tip: Back the Capitals to Win @ $2.15

Monday 17th May

Vancouver Canucks Vs Calgary Flames

12:38pm, Rogers Arena

Not a game I feel particularly good about considering these two sides have traded blows all season.

The goalie matchup does favour Flames, but I’d feel more confident in backing the Over with the last three meetings between these two sides all resulting in three goals or more.

Tip: Over 5.5 Goals @ $1.82

Tuesday 12th May

Montreal Canadiens Vs Edmonton Oilers

9:08am, Bell Centre

This should be a fascinating game this morning with the Habs looking to lock up the final playoff spot with a win over the Oilers.

Montreal has lost three straight coming in, but it is worth noting the Canadiens have won three of their last four over the Oilers.

Edmonton can also afford to rest some of their guys with the second seed locked up.

With Jake Allen also confirmed in net, I’m happy to take Montreal here.

Tip: Back the Canadiens to Win @ $1.87

Nashville Predators Vs Carolina Hurricanes

10:08am, Bridgestone Arena

Bit of a nothing game here in terms of the playoff scenario, so I’m happy to take Carolina to win this big.

Pekka Rinne has lost all four of his starts against the ‘Canes this season, while on the flip side, we’ve also got Petz Mrazek and his 1.77 goal against average in net for Carolina.

Tip: Back the Hurricanes to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.55

Sunday 2nd May

New York Islanders Vs New York Rangers

9:00am, Madison Square Garden

Interesting goalie matchup here if we do get Igor Shesterkin and Semyon Varlamov in net.

Either way though, I like the Islanders based on the fact they’ve won four of their six games against the Rangers so far this season.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Win

Saturday 1st May

Montreal Canadiens Vs Winnipeg Jets

9:00am, Bell Centre

Massive game here in the North with Montreal desperately clinging to the fourth spot above Calgary.

This is also a big game for Winnipeg as the Jets find themselves only three points behind Edmonton for second.

As far as betting goes, I’m with the Jets based on the projected goalie matchup.

Jake Allen gave up some fairly easy goals against Toronto on Thursday, while Connor Hellebuyck has easily been one of the best goalies in the league this year behind a 2.68 goal against average.

Tip: Back the Jets to Win

Friday 30th April

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Florida Panthers

10:08am, United Center

The odds make it seem as though the bookies know something we don’t, but I still think there’s a play to be made on the Blackhawks here with Kevin Lankinen starting.

Chicago has a long list of injuries to overcome, but this matchup is made a little more even with Spencer Knight making just his third NHL start for Florida.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Win @ $2.30

Thursday 29th April

Montreal Canadiens Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

10:08am,Bell Centre

MTL 1 - TOR 4

These late season games have become almost impossible to predict, but there is some value here on Toronto coming off a long four day break.

Jack Campbell has been confirmed between the pipes, which does give the Leafs an edge after he allowed only four combined goals in last weekend’s series against the Jets.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win @ $1.62

Tuesday 27th April

Dallas Stars Vs Carolina Hurricanes

9:38am, American Airlines Center

Good play on the ‘Canes here as they open this first game of a doubleheader with James Reimer in net.

Carolina has been outstanding of late winning against the Lightning and Panthers on the road, while they also swept the Stars when the two sides met back in February.

Tip: Back the Hurricanes to Win @ $1.77

Sunday 25th April

St Louis Blues Vs Colorado Avalanche

5:00am, Enterprise Center

Not sure what odds we’ll get as I’m writing this on Friday, but there is a slight edge on the Blues here if the Avalanche choose to start Devan Dubnyk over Philipp Grubauer.

The Blues have been awful recently losing seven of their last 10 though, so the line is probably the safest play.

Tip: Back the Blues to Cover the Line

Saturday 24th April

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Nashville Predators

10:08am, United Center

Only the five games on offer today, but this does look a nice revenge spot for the Preds after losing 5-4 to Chicago in OT on Thursday.

If the Hawks side with Malcolm Subban over Kevin Lankinen, it’s advantage Nashville.

Tip: Back the Predators to Win @ $1.77

Friday 23rd April

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Columbus Blue Jackets

9:08am, Amalie Arena

Good price on Columbus head-to-head or at the line, depending on how brave you feel.

The Lightning have confirmed Curtis McElhinney is in net, which is a huge advantage for the Jackets considering the veteran has almost 3.5 goals on average this year.


After a hard-fought series against the Hurricanes earlier in the week, I like Columbus at a price.

Tip: Back the Blue Jackets to Cove the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.87

Thursday 22nd April

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Nashville Predators

9:08am, United Center

CHI 5 - NAS 4 (OT)

Not a particularly appealing slate of games tonight, but if you are looking to make a play, the Blackhawks are probably it.

Kevin Lankinen is confirmed to start against the Preds, which has typically been a safe bet for most of the year.

The Hawks are also returning home after playing their last five games on the road.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Win @ $2.05

Wednesday 21st April

New York Islanders Vs New York Rangers

9:08am, Nassau Coliseum

NYI 6 - NYR 1

Some good odds available on the Rangers with Igor Shesterkin confirmed between the pipes.

The young net minder has compiled an impressive 13-9-3 record this season whilst allowing less than 2.5 goals per-game.

The Rangers have also been on a tear of late winning four straight, so it’s worth riding them while they’re hot.

Tip: Back the Rangers to Win @ $1.98

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Carolina Hurricanes

9:08am, Amalie Arena

TBL 1 - CAR 4

The Lightning came through for us in OT yesterday, but I’m going with the reverse in Game 2 with Alex Nedeljkovic starting for Carolina.

The ‘Canes backup has played to a very strong 10-4-2 record this year and allowed less than two goals on average.

Tampa Bay is also siding with Andrei Vasilevskiy on no rest, which could go one of two ways in this key division game.

Tip: Back the Hurricanes to Win @ $1.98

Tuesday 20th April

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Carolina Hurricanes

9:08am, Amalie Arena

TBL 3 - CAR 2 (OT)

Siding with the Lightning ahead of this potential playoff preview against the ‘Canes.

This is the first game of a back-to-back for Tampa Bay, but I feel good about the fact they’ve chosen to side with Andrei Vasilevskiy for game one.

With Teuvo Teravainen out for Carolina, the Lightning have a slight edge at home.

Tip: Back the Lightning to Win @ $1.83

Sunday 18th April

Montreal Canadiens Vs Ottawa Senators

6:00am, Centre Bell

Worth monitoring what Montreal does in net, but if Jake Allen starts, I think there’s money to be made on the Sens.

This is the second game of a back-to-back for the Habs after a crucial game against the Flames on Saturday.

The Sens love spoiling the party, and they are also playing on a two-day break.

Tip: Back the Senators to Win

Saturday 17th April

Colorado Avalanche Vs Los Angeles Kings

11:08am, Ball Arena

It’s a very bold play, but there is a slight edge on the Kings here if, and only if, Devan Dubnyk starts for the Avs.

The 34-year-old has lost four straight coming into this one where he’s allowed three goals or more in three of those starts.

If you’re bold, take the Kings outright. But I’m sticking with some insurance at the line considering they have a tendency to blow third period leads.

Tip: Back the Kings to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.98

Friday 16th April

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Winnipeg Jets

9:08am, Scotiabank Arena

Decent little edge on the Jets tonight with Auston Matthews ruled out for Toronto with an upper-body injury.

The good news is it isn’t anything long term, but after the way they struggled with Matthews out earlier in the year, I’m happy to fade the Leafs in this spot.

Tip: Back the Jets to Win @ $2.25

Boston Bruins Vs New York Islanders

9:08am, TD Garden

I wouldn’t feel overly confident in backing either of these two sides, but the Islanders still have my money based on the fact they’ve basically owned Boston’s number all year.

New York is a perfect 5-0 against the Bruins this year and they are also playing on three day’s rest after defeating the Rangers in OT on Monday.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Win @ $1.98

Wednesday 14th April

Dallas Stars Vs Florida Panthers

10:38am, American Airlines Center

Tricky slate of games today, but there is some value on the Panthers with Chris Driedger confirmed to start.

The Florida net-minder has been exceptional all season between the pipes allowing just over two goals on average to go with an impressive 11-5-2 record.

Tip: Back the Panthers to Win @ $1.83

Tuesday 13th April

Montreal Canadiens Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

9:08am, Bell Center

MTL 4 - TOR 2

Looks like Jack Campbell is starting, which means I have to have something on the Leafs.

Toronto’s young net-minder set a new NHL record on Sunday by winning his 11th consecutive start, so the current quote does look a little generous if you ask me.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win @ $1.67

Sunday 11th April

Philadelphia Flyers Vs Boston Bruins

4:00am, Wells Fargo Center

Worth monitoring the injury report to see if Tuuka Rask returns, but there should be some good value on the Bruins regardless.

If Rask starts, I’d feel pretty confident in back Boston with Carter Hart likely in net for the Flyers.

Philly’s veteran net-minder has been great to bet against this year as he’s allowed close to four goals on average to go with a sloppy 8-10-4 win/loss record.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Win

Saturday 10th April

New York Islanders Vs “New

9:00am, Nassau Coliseum

Was with the Rangers on Friday, but this is a pretty tough spot for them traveling to Long Island to face their red-hot rivals.

The Islanders have won six of their last 10 at time of publish, while they’ve also recorded two shutouts against the Rangers already this season.

With one of the league’s best goalies in Semyon Varlamov likely starting, I’m taking the Isles.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Win

Friday 9th April

New York Rangers Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

9:08am, Madison Square Garden

Big game here as far as the East Division is concerned.

The Rangers still find themselves nine points behind the Penguins, but I do think there’s an edge on New York here with Kasperi Kapanen, Evgeni Malkin and a handful of others out for Pittsburgh.

The Rangers have Igor Shesterkin starting in net, which also bode well for their chances. The Russian has played to a strong 10-8-2 record this year with less than 2.5 goals allowed on average.

Tip: Back the Rangers to Win @ $1.77

Thursday 8th April

Los Angeles Kings Vs Arizona Coyotes

12:08pm, Staples Center

LAK 4 - ARI 3

Not a whole lot happening today, but fortunately we’ve got another even money game between the Kings and Coyotes to tide us over.

It looks like Jonathan Quick is going to start for LA, which has me leaning towards Arizona.

Quick has lost four of his last five games, while he also gave up three goals in a loss to this same Coyotes team last month.

Tip: Back the Coyotes to Win @ $1.90

Wednesday 7th April

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Dallas Stars

10:08am, United Center

CHI 4 - DAL 2

Hard to feel overly confident in either of these two sides right now, but in Kevin Lankinen we trust.

The Chicago net minder has cooled off a little in the second half of the season, but he’s been a much more reliable betting play than Anton Khudobin.

This is a pretty crucial game for both sides in terms of the Central Division, but the Blackhawks still get the edge after beating Dallas 4-2 when they last met.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Win @ $1.98

Tuesday 6th April

Calgary Flames Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

11:38am, Scotiabank Saddledome

The Leafs have played a lot of hockey over the last seven days, but I still feel pretty confident in them here if Jack Campbell starts.

The 29-year-old was outstanding on Friday in Toronto’s shootout win over the Jets stopping all but one of the 32 shots he faced.

After punishing the Flames last night in the third period, the Leafs look good value to keep on rolling.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win @ $1.64

Los Angeles Kings Vs Arizona Coyotes

1:08pm, STAPLES Center

Decent little edge here on the Kings if Cal Petersen winds up starting in net.

LA’s promising goalie picked up a 4-2 win when these two sides met back in February, while the Kings also have a rest advantage with Arizona playing the second of a back-to-back.

Tip: Back the Kings to Win @ $1.73

Friday 2nd April

New York Islanders Vs Washington Capitals

10:00am, Nassau Coliseum

Not much separating these two sides in betting and in the standings, but I’m with the Islanders if Semyon Varlamov gets the start in net.

New York’s net minder has played to an exceptional 14-7-3 record this season to go with a 2.19 goal against average.

With a two-day break between games, this looks a nice spot for the Isles to bounce back from Tuesday’s loss to the Penguins.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Win @ $1.77

Thursday 1st April

Thursday's NHL Multi

Winnipeg Jets to Win, Colorado Avalanche (-1.5), Los Angeles Kings (+1.5) @ $6.39

Winnipeg Jets Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

10:38am, Bell MTS Place

Like the odds suggest, this one could easily go either way, but I’m with sticking with the red-hot Jets considering they’ve typically had Toronto’s number of late.

Jack Campbell is starting for the Leafs which does give them a slight edge in betting with home-ice advantage, but I still can’t bring myself to back against Connor Hellebuyck given the form he’s shown of late.

The Jets won 5-2 when these two sides last met, so give me Winnipeg at a price.

Tip: Back the Jets to Win @ $2.15

Colorado Avalanche Vs Arizona Coyotes

12:38pm, Ball Arena

Another day, another bet on the Avalanche.

After pounding the Ducks 5-2 on Tuesday, I’m with Colorado to win by another big margin with Adin Hill confirmed in net for the Coyotes.

The youngster has actually played pretty well this season, but this is still a massive task against an Avs side that can seemingly do no wrong at the moment.

Tip: Back the Avs to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $1.72

Wednesday 31st March

Wednesday's NHL Multi

New York Rangers to Win, Detroit Red Wings (+1.5), Tampa Bay Lightning (-1.5) @ $6.50

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Columbus Blue Jackets

10:08am, Amalie Arena

TBL 1 - COL 3

No Andrei Vasilevskiy tonight, but I still feel pretty confident in the Lightning winning this one by a big against the Jackets.

Columbus comes in riding a four-game losing streak, which includes back-to-back losses to the lowly Red Wings. Losing to Detroit is reason enough to think the Lightning can win by at least two goals.

Tip: Back the Lightning to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $1.98

Florida Panthers Vs Detroit Red Wings

10:08am, BB&T Center

FLA 4 - DET 1

Speaking of the Wings, there’s a slight edge on Detroit here with the Panthers confirming Sergei Bobrovsky will start in goal.

The veteran net minder has lost three of his last five starts, while the Panthers in general have struggled over the last fortnight despite back-to-back wins over the Stars on the weekend.

I’ll feel better about this when we get confirmation on a Calvin Pickard start for Detroit, but after rattling off two impressive wins over Columbus last week, there’s a decent chance the Red Wings keep this close.

Tip: Back the Red Wings to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.73

Tuesday 30th March

Tuesday's NHL Multi

Edmonton Oilers to Win, Philadelphia Flyers to Win, Colorado Avalanche (-1.5) @ $5.16

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Edmonton Oilers

10:08am, Scotiabank Arena

TOR 2 - EDM 3 (OT)

The Leafs survived another overtime scare against the Oilers on Saturday, but I’m backing Edmonton here with Michael Hutchinson confirmed in net over Jack Campbell.

If the latter was starting, the edge would go to Toronto, but everything I’ve seen from Hutchinson so far suggests goal are imminent against Edmonton’s elite attack.

Tip: Back the Oilers to Win @ $2.15

Colorado Avalanche Vs Anaheim Ducks

12:08pm, Ball Arena

COL 5 - ANA 2

Not a whole lot of value to get excited about, but the Avs are definitely worth including in your multi with Philip Grubauer confirmed to start.

The veteran net minder has been exceptional this season allowing less than two goals on average to go with an impressive 20-7-1 record.

The Ducks, meanwhile, turn to Ryan Miller, who has been quite the opposite.

Tip: Back the Avs to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $1.55

Monday 29th March

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Nashville Predators

11:08am, United Center

NAS 3 - CHI 2

Pretty big game here between fourth and fifth in the Central Division.

Pekka Rinne and Malcolm Subban look likely to start, which does lend itself to a high-scoring game.

Both have allowed over five goals on average this year, while their recent five-game form isn’t much chop.

I rarely back the Over, but this look safe.

Tip: Over 6 Goals @ $1.92

Sunday 28th March

Boston Bruins Vs Buffalo Sabres

4:00am, TD Garden

BOS 3 - BUF 2

More than comfortable playing the Bruins to win this one by a wide margin.

Tuukka Rask looks the likely starter for Boston, but it really shouldn’t matter based on how awful Buffalo has looked recently.

The Sabres have lost eight straight with a long list of names out injured.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals)

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Edmonton Oilers

10:00am, Scotiabank Arena

TOR 4 - EDM 3 (OT)

The Leafs barely survived the Senators on Friday, making this matchup against the red-hot Oilers one to watch.

Toronto’s goaltending looks very vulnerable at the moment with Frederik Andersen still on the sidelines.

Jack Campbell has been one of the biggest surprise stories of the season for the Leafs, but I’d happily pull the trigger on Edmonton here after having their last three games against Montreal postponed.

Tip: Back the Oilers to Win

Saturday 27th March

Arizona Coyotes Vs San Jose Sharks

1:08pm, Gila River Arena

ARI 5 - SJS 2

Another short but sweet four-game slate, leaving very little value to choose from.

The only play that really stands out here is the Coyotes if Martin Jones starts between the pipes for San Jose.

The veteran net minder has allowed over three-goals on average this season, which should come as a welcome sign considering the ‘Yotes are missing Antti Raanta down the other end for the foreseeable future.

Tip: Back the Coyotes to Win @ $1.83

Thursday 25th March

Vancouver Canucks Vs Winnipeg Jets

1:38pm, Rogers Arena

VAN 1 - WIN 5

Not a whole lot happening tonight, which is why I’m looking to keep safe with the Jets.

This is a pretty even match up as far as goaltending goes, but the absence of Bo Horvat leaves Vancouver at a slight disadvantage.

Tip: Back the Jets to Win @ $1.68

Wednesday 24th March

Nashville Predators Vs Detroit Red Wings

11:08am, Bridgestone Arena

NSH 2 - DET 0

Only the five games to choose from today, but fortunately, there is some good value on offer for a Preds win.

After a rough start to the month, Nashville has rebounded strongly with a win over the Lightning, Panthers and Stars over their last four games.

They’ve got a slight edge in this Thomas Greiss vs Juuse Saros goalie matchup, with the former allowing close to 3.5 goals a game.

Tip: Back the Predators to Win @ $1.60

Arizona Coyotes Vs Colorado Avalanche

1:08pm, Gila River Arena

ARI 5 - COL 4 (SO)

The Avs have won eight of their last 10, but there is a slight edge on Arizona here if you’re game enough.

Jonas Johansson has been confirmed in net for Colorado after Philip Grubauer went last night.

So far, Johansson is 0-5-1 on the season with a 3.79 GAA.

I wouldn’t go as far as backing the ‘Yotes outright, but the line is still appealing.

Tip: Back the Coyotes to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.83

Tuesday 23rd March

Montreal Canadiens Vs Edmonton Oilers

10:08am, Bell Centre

PPD

I don’t think the market has really reacted to the news that Tyler Toffoli has been ruled out for Montreal.

The Habs are at a serious disadvantage with their star winger on the sidelines, which makes Edmonton a worthwhile play now that we know Mike Smith has been confirmed in net.

Tip: Back the Oilers to Win @ $1.90

Vancouver Canucks Vs Winnipeg Jets

12:08pm, Rogers Arena

VAN 0 - WIN 4

Pretty surprising to find the Nuckers’ at this price just based on the recent form of these two sides.

Vancouver has won seven of its last ten, while the Jets have cooled off a little winning only five during the same time frame.

We’ve also got Thatcher Demko in net looking to bounce-back from a rough outing against Montreal earlier in the week.

The Vancouver net-minder owns an impressive 2.66 goals against average on the season.

Tip: Back the Canucks to Win @ $2.02

Vegas Golden Knights Vs St Louis Blues

1:08pm, T-Mobile Arena

VGK 5 - STL 1

Again, some huge value on the Blues here.

I am a little wary of Vegas coming off a 3-1 loss to the Kings last night, but with Max Pacioretty and Alex Pietrangelo still out of the lineup, there’s a lot to like about St Louis.

If all else fails, this is also a tricky travel spot for the Golden Knights flying from LA back to Vegas on no rest.

Tip: Back the Blues to Win @ $2.10

Monday 22nd March

Dallas Stars Vs Nashville Predators

11:38am, American Airlines Center

DAL 3 - NAS 4 (SO)

Another tricky Monday slate with not a lot to choose from.

The Stars have opened short-priced favourites against the Predators and I’m having a tough time disagreeing with the market.

Nashville has won only three of its last 10 games, while Pekka Rinne continues to prove a liability in net allowing over three goals on average.

The price isn’t great, but if you’re to boost your multi odds, this is worth including.

Tip: Back the Stars to Win @ $1.55

Sunday 21st March

Buffalo Sabres Vs Boston Bruins

4:00am, KeyBank Center

PPD

I expect the odds to be pretty short, but it’s still worth playing on the Bruins here if we get the expected Jaroslav Halak v Jonas Johansson matchup.

The latter is 0-5-1 this season and has allowed close to four goals a game.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Win

Edmonton Oilers Vs Winnipeg Jets

1:00pm, Rogers Place

EDM 4 - WIN 2

Second game of a back-to-back for these two sides, which I think favours the Oilers if the Jets choose to start Conor Hellebuyck on Saturday.

Laurent Brossoit has filled in nicely in Hellebuyck’s absence this year, but I’d still take Mikko Koskinen if I was forced to choose between the two.

Tip: Back the Oilers to Win

Saturday 20th March

Washington Capitals Vs New York Rangers

10:08am, Capital One Arena

WAS 2 - NYR 1

We should be getting an Ilya Samsonov v Alexandar Georgiev matchup here, which favours the Caps a little more than the market suggests.

The Washington net-minder owns a sparkling 6-0-1 win/loss record this year and is coming off a dominant one-goal outing against the Islanders earlier in the week.

Tip: Back the Capitals to Win @ $1.77

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Calgary Flames

10:08am, Scotiabank Arena

TOR 3 - CAL 4

Good luck figuring these two teams out.

The Leafs have lost five of their last 10, while Calgary is coming off a forgettable third period performance against the Oilers on Thursday.

This is the first of a back-to-back, so it should be interesting to see who starts in net.

If Toronto sides with Michael Hutchinson, it’s advantage Calgary.

Tip: Back the Flames to Win @ $2.30

Friday 19th March

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Chicago Blackhawks

10:08am, Amalie Arena

TBL 4 - CHI 2

The Hawks have cost us over the last week or so, but there’s value here if Kevin Lankinen starts.

It’s a strange star, but Chicago has gone 8-0 this season after losing their previous game by more than two goals.

I don’t feel confident in the Hawks winning, but there’s good money to be made at the line still.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.87

Anaheim Ducks Vs Arizona Coyotes

1:08pm, Honda Center

ANA 3- ARI 2

Decent edge on the Coyotes here considering how bad both of Anaheim’s goalies have been of late.

The Ducks are siding with Ryan Miller, which doesn’t bode well considering he’s allowed over 3.5 goals per-game.

I’d feel a little better if Antti Raanta were in net for Arizona, but Adin Hill still puts the Coyotes in play.

Tip: Back the Coyotes to Win @ $1.77

Thursday 18th March

Winnipeg Jets Vs Montreal Canadiens

12:08pm, Bell MTS Place

WIN 4 - MTL 3 (OT)

Even money on offer between the Jets and Habs today, but I’m leaning towards Winnipeg with Connor Hellebuyck at the crease.

The veteran was outstanding last week against the Leafs where he extended his impressive win/loss record to 12-8-2.

Carey Price has steadied the ship since a slump a fortnight ago, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Montreal’s mind is elsewhere with back-to-back games against the Canucks coming up over the weekend.

Tip: Back the Jets to Win @ $1.90

Los Angeles Kings Vs St Louis Blues

1:08pm, STAPLES Center

LAK 4 - STL 1

Betting on the Kings is always a rollercoaster ride, but there is a slight edge here with the Blues likely missing centre Jacob De La Rose and winger Jaden Schwartz.

Cal Petersen has also been confirmed in net for LA, which has typically made the Kings a worthwhile play whenever he’s in net.

The youngster is coming off three-straight losses in OT, so he’s got to be due a win, right?

Tip: Back the Kings to Win @ $2.20

Wednesday 17th March

Washington Capitals Vs New York Islanders

10:08am, Capital One Arena

WAS 3 - NYI 1

Some good value on offer for the Caps following last night’s 6-0 shutout over the Sabres.

Washington has confirmed Ilya Samsonov will start between the pipes, which does even things up a bit with the Isles likely to start Semyon Varlamov.

Samsonov has been been a steady play all season behind a 5-1 record. He’s allowed less than three goals on average and is also coming off a hat-trick of wins over the Flyers.

Tip: Back the Capitals to Win @ $1.94

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs Boston Bruins

10:08am, PPG Paints Arena

PIT 1 - BOS 2

The Bruins are pretty tough to knock right now, but they are at a slight disadvantage here with Daniel Vladar set to make his rookie debut in net.

The 23-year-old posted some strong numbers in the AHL last year, but this is still a big test against a fairly healthy Pens side.

Tip: Back the Penguins to Win @ $1.87

Tuesday 16th March

Florida Panthers Vs Chicago Blackhawks

10:08am, BB&T Center

FLA 6 - CHI 3

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but we’re playing on the Blackhawks today for one simple reason: Kevin Lankinen.

The league’s most impressive young net-minder has been confirmed to start, which gives Chicago a decent edge with Sergei Bobrovsky down the opposite end for Florida.

Bobrovsky has allowed a combined eight goals across his last three starts, a slight worry against what has been a surprisingly decent Blackhawks side.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Win @ $2.40

Ottawa Senators Vs Vancouver Canucks

10:08am, Canadian Tire Center

OTT 2 - VAN 3 (OT)

Lots to like about this young Sens side following last week’s big win over the Leafs, but I’m happy to back against them here with Joey Daccord likely to start in net.

The 24-year-old has allowed over three goals on average this year to go with a sloppy 1-3 record overall.

Against a Canucks side with a rest advantage, none of that bodes particularly well.

Tip: Back the Canucks to Win @ $1.60

Sunday 14th March

Boston Bruins Vs New York Rangers

5:00am, TD Garden

BOS 0 - NYR 4

I expect the price to be reasonably short, but the Bruins are still worth including in your multi based on what we’ve seen from them of late.

Boston’s offence has been a joy to watch, as the Rangers found out the hard way in their 4-0 loss on Friday.

With Tuukaa Rask potentially back from an injury, the Bruins should win this comfortably.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Win

Florida Panthers Vs Chicago Blackhawks

10:00am, BB&T Center

FLA 4 - CHI 2

Worth playing on this red-hot Chicago side if Kevin Lankinen is confirmed to start.

The Blackhawks were exceptional on Friday in their 4-2 win over Dallas, largely thanks to another big night from one of the league’s most impressive young goalies.

The Panthers have been playing some strong hockey themselves of late, but Chicago should sense an opportunity here to close the gap between themselves and Florida in the standings.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Win

Saturday 13th March

St Louis Blues Vs Vegas Golden Knights

12:08pm, Enterprise Center

STL 4 - VGK 5 (OT)

Siding with Vegas here to bounce-back from a couple of tough losses to the Wild.

It’s worth waiting on confirmation, but I’m happy to pull the trigger on the Golden Knights if Marc Andre-Fleury starts between the pipes.

He’s been solid all season playing to a 12-5 record with a tidy 1.73 GAA.

Those numbers alone leave Vegas as a strong value play at the current quote.

Tip: Back the Golden Knights to Win @ $1.87

Edmonton Oilers Vs Ottawa Senators

1:08pm, Rogers Place

EDM 6 - OTT 2

The Oilers put on a clinic on Thursday in their 7-1 defeat over the Senators, but I do think this young Ottawa side is a decent bet to keep this game much closer if Edmonton decides to rest Mike Smith with a game against Vancouver ahead on Sunday.

Smith’s bkacup Mikko Koskinen is no slouch, but he has allowed over three-goals on average this year to go with a sloppy 8-9 record overall.

I’m not sure what price we’ll get on the Oilers at the line, but if it’s anything over $1.60, I’d take it.

Tip: Back the Senators to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.90

Friday 12th March

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Florida Panthers

11:08am, Nationwide Arena

COL 4 - FLA 5 (OT)

The Jackets always make me nervous, but this does look a good spot for Columbus with Elvis Merzlikins booked to start.

The 26-year-old has missed the last few weeks due to an injury, but his form beforehand was sensational.

In seven starts Merzlikins posted a 3-3-1 record with a 2.81 GAA.

Tip: Back the Blue Jackets to Win @ $2.05

Calgary Flames Vs Montreal Canadiens

1:08pm, Scotiabank Saddledome

CAL 2 - MTL 1

Real coin flip this one, but I’m siding with the Flames coming off three-day break.

The Canadiens put on a clinic last night in their 5-1 win over the Canucks, but this does look a much more difficult task against a well-rested Calgary side playing under new head coach Daryl Sutter.

Tip: Back the Flames to Win @ $1.90

Thursday 11th March

Minnesota Wild Vs Vegas Golden Knights

11:08am, Xcel Energy Center

MIN 4 - VGK 3

We’ve got a decent little edge here on the Wild with Mark Stone and Alex Pietrangelo both on the injury report for Vegas.

Both appear to be game-time decisions, but even if they do play, I’d still feel confident in Minnesota after their shutout win over the Golden Knights on Tuesday.

Tip: Back the Wild to Win @ $1.90

Vancouver Canucks Vs Montreal Canadiens

3:08pm, Rogers Arena

VAN 1 - MON 5

Hard to feel overly confident in Montreal right now, but they have looked considerably better since firing Claude Julien a couple of weeks ago.

Carey Price has been confirmed in net and he shouldn’t be short on motivation after losing in a shootout to Vancouver on Monday. After a rocky February, the veteran has also steadied the ship to win two of his three games this month.

Tip: Back the Canadiens to Win @ $1.67

Wednesday 10th March

New York Islanders Vs Boston Bruins

11:08am, Nassau Coliseum

NYI 2 - BOS 1 (SO)

Quite like the Islanders here with Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak scheduled to face his former team.

New York, meanwhile, will likely start Semyon Varlamov – good news for bettors considering he’s allowed just over two goals a game on average.

The Isles have also been red-hot during this home stand outscoring Buffalo 15-6, so they look good value with even money on offer.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Win @ $1.90

Washington Capitals Vs New Jersey Devils

11:08am, Capital One Arena

WAS 5 - NJ 4 (OT)

The Devils have been one of the best sides to bet on when playing on the road this year.

New Jersey has played to a 6-2-1 record away from home, so there is a bit to like about them at least keeping this game close with the Caps missing key winger Tom Wilson through suspension.

Tip: Back the Devils to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.68

Dallas Stars Vs Chicago Blackhawks

12:38pm, American Airlines Center

DAL 6 - CHI 1

Truth be told, I have absolutely zero confidence in the Stars right now following Monday’s shootout loss to Nashville, but they do look one of the better value plays on the day with Chicago starting Malcolm Subban over Kevin Lankinen.

John Klingberg is also off the injury report for Dallas, meaning there’s no real excuse for the Stars to blow another game against a much weaker opponent.

Tip: Back the Stars to Win @ $1.68

Tuesday 9th March

Colorado Avalanche Vs Arizona Coyotes

1:08pm, Ball Arena

COL 2 - ARI 3

I think the Avs are a little too short at this price with Nathan Mackinnon and Cale Makar both sidelined.

To be fair, Colorado has managed just fine without the two over the last week or so, but there’s still some value here on the Coyotes with a 4-3 record on the road.

Tip: Back the Coyotes to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.60

San Jose Sharks Vs St Louis Blues

1:08pm, SAP Center

STL 2 - SJS 3 (OT)

Some decent money to be made on the Blues here with rookie Ville Husso starting between the pipes.

The 26-year-old has played to a strong 5-2 record this season and also picked up a handy 7-6 win over the Sharks two weeks ago.

The Sharks, meanwhile, will start Devan Dubnyk, who has so far proven profitable to bet against after allowing close to four goals a game.

Tip: Back the Blues to Win @ $1.64

Monday 8th March

Dallas Stars Vs Nashville Predators

12:08pm, American Airlines Center

DAL 3 - NAS 4 (SO)

Happy to be with the Stars here following their outstanding 5-0 win over Columbus last night.

I’ve steered clear of Dallas for most of this season due to their up and down nature, but they do look good value to get the job done here with Nashville also playing on a back-to-back.

Pekka Rinne is also in net for Nashville, which favours the Stars considerably. The veteran has played to a 5-9 record this year with a 2.94 GAA.

Tip: Back the Stars to Win @ $1.64

Sunday 7th March

Vancouver Canucks Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

11:08am, Rogers Arena

VAN 4 - TOR 2

Not sure what price we’ll get, but you have to like the Leafs to bounce-back from a luckless 3-1 loss on Friday.

The Leafs had plenty of opportunities to level things up in the third period, only to be denied by some big saves from Thatcher Demko.

I doubt Toronto’s power play goes 0/2 again, and with Frederik Andersen back from a rest, the Leafs should be winning.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win

Los Angeles Kings Vs St Louis Blues

1:00pm, Staples Center

LOS 4 - STL 3 (OT)

Note: I only like this play if Calvin Petersen starts for the Kings.

This is the second game of a back-to-back for these two sides, but I wouldn’t be surprised if LA sticks with Jonathan Quick on Saturday and rolls with Petersen for Game 2.

If that is the case, there’s an edge here on the Kings, especially if the Blues roll out Jordan Binnington on no rest.

Tip: Back the Kings to Win

Saturday 6th March

Boston Bruins Vs Washington Capitals

11:08am, TD Garden

BOS 5 - WAS 1

Happy to take the Bruins to bounce-back here at the current quote.

Thursday’s game was thrilling to say the least, and although the Caps walked away winners in the shootout, I couldn’t have been more impressed with some of the saves Tuukaa Rask made.

Boston hasn’t lost back-to-back games at home all year, so the $1.72 is hard to ignore.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Win @ $1.72

Arizona Coyotes Vs Minnesota Wild

1:08pm, Gila River Arena

ARI 1 - MIN 5

The Coyotes burned us against the Kings on Thursday, but I’m happy to back against them again with the Wild in town.

Minnesota just got swept by a very strong Vegas team, but they should find this much more to their liking with Cam Talbot starting.

The veteran has been in career best form this year playing to a 3-1 record with just 2.5 goals allowed per-game.

The Coyotes, meanwhile, should turn to Antti Raanta, who so far has been a very profitable player to back against.

Tip: Back the Wild to Win @ $1.68

Friday 5th March

Montreal Canadiens Vs Winnipeg Jets

11:08am, Bell Centre

MON 3 - WPG 4 (OT)

Montreal has cost us on several occasions this year, but they do look the rightful favourites here against a Jets team that has played up and down on the road.

Jake Allen has been confirmed in the Habs’ net, which gives me a lot more confident in Montreal than a Carey Price start.

Allen has been exceptional this season playing to a 4-2-2 record with a 2.11 goal against average.

Tip: Back the Canadiens to Win @ $1.64

Vancouver Canucks Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

2:08pm, Rogers Place

VAN 3 - TOR 1

The value isn’t great, but how can you not throw the Leafs into your multi based on last night’s 6-1 thrashing over the Oilers?

The Leafs are absolutely flying right now in all facets of the game, and I think they can still get the job done with Jack Campbell likely starting in net.

The backup to Frederik Andersen recorded a shutout against Edmonton earlier in the week and is a perfect 3-0 on the season so far.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win @ $1.62

Thursday 4th March

Edmonton Oilers Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

12:08pm, Rogers Place

EDM 1 - TOR 6

Worth getting on this one as soon as you can with Auston Matthews likely to take his place back in the Leafs’ lineup.

Toronto has shutout Edmonton in back-to-back games now, and they look outstanding value with the favourite for the Hart Memorial Trophy back in the lineup.

Leafs starting goalie Frederik Andersen and key defenceman William Nylander have also been confirmed to start.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win @ $1.77

Los Angeles Kings Vs Arizona Coyotes

2:08pm, Staples Center

LAK 2 - ARI 3

The Kings have enjoyed a few days to refresh following Sunday’s heartbreaking loss to the Wild in OT.

Jonathan Quick is unconfirmed at time of publish, but if he gets the nod, I give the edge to Los Angeles.

Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta has allowed close to four goals on average this year, a worrying stat going up against this well-rested Kings outfit.

Tip: Back the Kings to Win @ $1.87

Wednesday 3rd March

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs Philadelphia Flyers

11:08am, PPG Paints Arena

PIT 5 - PHI 2

The edge goes to the Flyers here with Sidney Crosby scratched from the Pens’ lineup this morning.

His absence has seen Philly firm into favouritism, and I’m happy to take the current price with Carter Hart confirmed in net.

The Flyers are also welcoming Travis Konecy back to the wing, another big plus as they look to extend their winning streak to four.

Tip: Back the Flyers to Win @ $1.80

Montreal Canadiens Vs Ottawa Senators

11:08am, Bell Centre

MON 3 - OTT 1

It almost seems like the bookies have made a mistake here listing the Sens at $1.90 to cover +1.5.

Ottawa has won three of its four meetings against Montreal so far, while the Sens are also coming off a huge 5-1 victory over the Flames on Monday.

Carey Price has been confirmed between the pipes for Montreal, which again puts the Sens in play.

The future Hall of Famer has allowed over three goals a game this year and is in the midst of a massive slump.

Tip: Back the Senators to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.90

Tuesday 2nd March

Florida Panthers Vs Carolina Hurricanes

Tuesday March 2, 11:08am

BB&T Center

Big fan of the Panthers now that we know Chris Driedger has been confirmed in net.

I’ve said this a few times already this season, but Florida is always worth playing whenever the 26-year-old is between the pipes.

Now in his second year with the team, Dridger has allowed just over two goals on average alongside a tidy 7-2-1 record overall.

This ‘Canes side is no joke, but there’s good value here on a Panthers win.

Tip: Back the Panthers to Win @ $1.87

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Minnesota Wild

Tuesday March 2, 1:08pm

T-Mobile Arena

Big game this one between two of the hottest sides in the league.

I’m with the Wild to extend their winning streak to seven with Cam Talbot confirmed in net.

The veteran has been one of the best goalies in the division so far averaging just over two goals a game to go with a sparkling 4-2-0 record, which obviously bodes well against a well-rested Vegas side.

Marc-Andre Fleury is obviously no slouch, but I really can’t fault Minnesota’s red-hot offence right now.

Tip: Back the Wild to Win @ $2.10

Edmonton Oilers Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Tuesday March 2, 2:08pm

Rogers Place

Happy to fade the Leafs here if Michael Hutchinson makes the start in net.

Obviously it’s worth monitoring the injury report, but I have zero confidence in Hutchinson after a couple of shaky starts against Calgary last week.

With Auston Matthews also on the sidelines, this shapes up well for an Oilers win.

Tip: Back the Oilers to Win @ $1.87

Monday 1st March

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Detroit Red Wings

Monday March 1, 11:08am

United Center

The Hawks cost us yesterday in their 5-3 loss to Detroit, but I’m happy to jump back on the horse with Kevin Lankinen in net this time around.

As mentioned yesterday, the rookie has been sensational this year allowing just over 2.5 goals a game.

Detroit, meanwhile, is turning to backup Thomas Greiss, who has so far played to an ugly 1-10 record overall.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Win @ $1.50

Sunday 28th February

Edmonton Oilers Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Sunday February 28, 11:00am

Rogers Place

Happy to fade the Leafs in this spot with Michael Hutchinson likely to make another start in place of Frederik Andersen.

Toronto’s backup has looked pretty vulnerable over the last week, while his teammates haven’t made things any easier striking out time and time again on the powerplay.

After surviving to win 2-1 over the Flames in overtime on Thursday, this shapes up to be another tough test.

Tip: Back the Oilers to Win

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Detroit Red Wings

Sunday February 28, 12:00pm

United Center

Not sure what odds we’ll get, but I’m with the Blackhawks here if Kevin Lankinen starts.

The rookie has been an exceptional betting play this year playing to an 8-2 record with just over 2.5 goals allowed per-game.

The less said about Detroit the better.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Win

Saturday 27th February

New York Rangers Vs Boston Bruins

Saturday February 27, 11:08am

Madison Square Garden

This stands out as the only worthwhile play to me on what is otherwise a pretty tricky three-game slate.

The Bruins are playing on no rest after facing the Islanders on Friday, but I think they have an edge here with the Rangers likely to start Alexandar Georgiev in net.

The Bulgarian has allowed a combined 14 goals in his last four games, which includes an overtime loss to the Bruins earlier in the month.

Tuukka Rask should get the green light for Boston, pushing this one in favour of the Bruins.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Win

Friday 26th February

Florida Panthers Vs Dallas Stars

Friday February 26, 11:08am

BB&T Center

The Stars have been surprisingly awful this month winning only two of their eight games, but I’m with them to get another win on the board after shutting out the Panthers 3-0 last night.

Sergei Bobrovsky has been confirmed between the pipes for Florida, which is obviously a huge worry if you’re a Panthers fan.

Bobrovsky has allowed over three goals per-game in each of the last two seasons and is coming off a couple of rough games against Tampa and Detroit.

Tip: Back the Stars to Win @ $2.05

Buffalo Sabres Vs New Jersey Devils

Friday February 26, 11:08am

KeyBank Center

This should be a fun one between the bottom two sides in the East.

It’s worth monitoring the goalie matchup here, but the Devils look to have the edge if Buffalo sides with their backup Carter Hutton in favour of resting Linus Ullmark for later in the week.

Hutton hasn’t been awful this year, but his 1-4 win/loss record stands out.

The Devils, meanwhile, are turning to Mackenzie Blackwood, who has so far allowed less than 2.5 goals a game.

Tip: Back the Devils to Win @ $1.83

Thursday 25th February

Philadelphia Flyers Vs New York Rangers

Thursday February 25, 11:08am

Wells Fargo Center

Both sides are battered and bruised right now, so that’s why we’ve got almost even money on offer.

Even so, I’m with the Flyers all the way now that Brian Elliott has been confirmed in net.

The backup to Carter Hart has been exceptional this season playing to a 3-1 record with less than 2.5 goals allowed per-game.

Artemi Planarian has also joined Kaapo Kakko on the injury list for New York.

Tip: Back the Flyers to Win @ $1.77

St Louis Blues Vs Los Angeles Kings

Thursday February 25, 1:38pm

Enterprise Center

Another interesting matchup here for Game 2 between the Blues and Kings.

Jordan Binnington is back in net for St Louis after giving up three goals in Tuesday’s shutout loss, while the Kings have turned to Cal Petersen in favour of Jonathan Quick.

The third-year net minder has struggled in the win/loss column this year, but he does own an impressive 2.35 goals-against average.

With the Kings now shooting for six straight, this price is definitely overs.

Tip: Back the Kings to Win @ $2.25

Wednesday 24th February

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Chicago Blackhawks

Wednesday February 24, 11:08am

Nationwide Arena

Another day, another bet on Kevin Lankinen.

Chicago’s net minder has been outstanding this season playing to a 7-3-3 record with less than 2.5 goals allowed on average.

The Jackets, meanwhile, are turning to Joonas Korpisalo, who just suffered a 7-3 loss to the Hurricanes last week.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Win @ $1.98

Tuesday 23rd February

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Calgary Flames

Tuesday February 23, 11:08am

Scotiabank Arena

Backing against the Leafs has proven futile several times already this season, but there is good value here on the Flames with a couple of Toronto’s key pieces missing.

Key defender Jake Muzzin and Auston Matthews’ new favourite teammate Joe Thornton are both listed on the injury report as I type.

Both guys are integral to the Leafs’ spine, putting the Flames firmly in play head-to-head.

Tip: Back the Flames to Win @ $2.20

St Louis Blues Vs Los Angeles Kings

Tuesday February 23, 12:08pm

Enterprise Center

The Blues sit atop the West at 10-6-2, but their recent series against the Sharks was less than convincing.

The Kings, on the other hand, have won four straight thanks to goaltending of Jonathan Quick.

I’ve backed against the veteran several times this season and paid the price, so I’m happy to be with the Kings to at least keep this close against a St Louis side that has looked vulnerable at home so far.

Tip: Back the Kings to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.60

San Jose Sharks Vs Minnesota Wild

Tuesday February 23, 2:38pm

SAP Center

Decent price on offer here for the Wild as they shoot for three straight.

Minnesota dominated the Ducks last week, and I really can’t see the Sharks posing any more of a threat.

Devan Dubnyk has already been confirmed between the pipes for San Jose, which is a worry considering he’s allowed eight goals in his last three starts.

Tip: Back the Wild to Win @ $1.64

Monday 22nd February

Ottawa Senators Vs Montreal Canadiens

Monday February 22, 11:08am

Canadian Tire Centre

Not a lot going on today, which is standard for a Monday.

The Habs look the only realistic play facing the hapless Senators for a third time.

Montreal split their series against Ottawa one win apiece last week, but they shouldn’t be short on motivation here after losing a stinker to the Leafs last night.

Tip: Back the Canadiens to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.05

Sunday 21st February

Colorado Avalanche Vs Vegas Golden Knights

Sunday February 21, 7:00am

Edgewood Tahoe Resort

This is an outstanding Sunday slate of hockey, headlined by the outdoor game between Vegas and Colorado from Nevada.

Both teams are coming in off a three-day break, so that should mean we get to see Philipp Grubauer and Marc-Andre Fleury do battle for the second time in less than a week.

The two were simply outstanding last Monday in the Golden Knights’ 1-0 win, so I’m having a rare play on the total here out in the elements.

Tip: Under the Goal Total

Montreal Canadiens Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Sunday February 21, 11:00am

Centre Bell

Pretty keen on Montreal here coming off a six day break.

The Habs have the Senators again tomorrow, so that means we should see Carey Price in net against a much more difficult Leafs team.

Toronto has held Montreal’s number over the last few seasons, but after playing three games in the last five days, this is a tough ask.

Tip: Back the Canadiens to Win

Edmonton Oilers Vs Calgary Flames

Sunday February 21, 2:00pm

Rogers Place

With the Oilers here, depending of course on what the Flames do at goalie.

If David Markstrom starts Game 1 on Saturday, I’d expect the Oilers to start favourites here if they turn to David Rittich.

It’s worth monitoring, but considering the Flames have played a back-to-back only once all year, Edmonton looks enticing in this spot.

Tip: Back the Oilers to Win

Saturday 20th February

Detroit Red Wings Vs Florida Panthers

Saturday February 20, 11:38am

Little Caesars Arena

Only the four games to choose from today, but I do give the Red Wings a chance if the Panthers choose to start Sergei Bobrovsky and save Chris Driedger for Sunday’s back-to-back.

Bobrovsky has a strong 5-1 record to his name, but he’s allowing over three goals on average.

Detroit currently ranks 26th in the goals department, but there’s enough here to suggest they can at least keep it close.

Tip: Back the Red Wings to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.60

Friday 19th February

Boston Bruins Vs New Jersey Devils

Friday February 19, 11:08am

TD Garden

Quite like the Bruins to win big here with Jaroslav Halak between the pipes.

The veteran has won each of his last four starts and is also playing on a week’s rest after shutting out the Rangers last week.

The Devils, meanwhile, are still suffering with Ryan Murray on the sidelines.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.05

Arizona Coyotes Vs Los Angeles Kings

Friday February 19, 2:05pm

Gila River Arena

This might be the first time all year I’ve tipped the Coyotes, but they do look good value with Jonathan Quick likely starting for the Kings.

Quick burned us on Wednesday with a 4-0 shutout over the Wild, but I’m willing to trust Darcy Kuemper down the other end for Arizona.

While things haven’t gone his way in the win/loss column, the 30-year-old has been quietly solid allowing an average of only 2.26 goals against.

Tip: Back the Coyotes to Win @ $1.64

Thursday 18th February

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Ottawa Senators

Thursday February 18, 11:08am

Scotiabank Arena

The Leafs suffered one of their typically embarrassing losses to the Senators on Tuesday as they allowed a four-goal lead to turn into a heart-breaking 5-4 loss in OT.

The result was on-par with last year’s infamous Zamboni game against the Hurricanes, which actually inspired the Leafs to return two days later and win 5-4 against the Lightning in Tampa.

With that in mind, I’m tipping Toronto to respond in a big way against a team they should be beating comfortably.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $1.75

Calgary Flames Vs Vancouver Canucks

Thursday February 18, 2:08pm

Scotiabank Saddledome

This has been a very weird series between two teams that seemingly don’t know how to win.

I actually thought the Canucks were the better side on Tuesday in their 4-3 overtime loss as the outshot the Flames and looked much-improved on the power play.

Given the scrutiny surrounding Vancouver off the ice at the moment, I don’t feel overly confident in this pick, but a 2-2 series split feels pretty deserving for the ‘Nucks.

Tip: Back the Canucks to Win @ $2.20

Wednesday 17th February

Buffalo Sabres Vs New York Islanders

Wednesday February 17, 11:08am

KeyBank Center

The Sabres were the only letdown on what was otherwise a pretty profitable day yesterday, so I’m looking to make that money back on the Islanders in the second game of this back-to-back.

It looks as though we’ll see Ilya Sorokin in net again for New York, which is a huge plus considering he allowed only one goal on 21 shots last night.

New York won just about every statistical category against the Sabres yesterday, so the current price here is a steal.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Win @ $1.77

Los Angeles Kings Vs Minnesota Wild

Wednesday February 17, 2:08pm

STAPLES Center

These uncertain goalie match ups make life pretty difficult, but the Wild do look a good bet here providing Jonathan Quick starts for the Kings.

The veteran has been pretty awful this year allowing over four goals per-game, and he probably won’t hold fond memories of this Wild team after a 5-3 loss late last month.

With Minnesota coming in off a two week break due to the COVID protocol, the Wild look a reasonably safe bet.

Tip: Back the Wild to Win @ $1.67

Tuesday 16th February

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Florida Panthers

Tuesday February 16, 11:08am

Amalie Arena

Hard to know for sure who’s starting in net for Tampa Bay, but if it’s Curtis McElhinney I’d feel pretty good about fading the Lightning in this spot.

The Panthers pulled off a surprise 5-2 win over the Lightning on Friday, and the good news here is Chris Dreidger will be in net for Florida.

The youngster has played to an outstanding 3-1 record this year with less than two goals allowed on average. Backing against Tampa always makes me nervous, but the Panthers do look a decent play.

Tip: Back the Panthers to Win @ $2.25

Carolina Hurricanes Vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Tuesday February 16, 11:08am

PNC Arena

We’ve got short odds here on Carolina, but it does look a worthwhile play after what has been a pretty rough few days.

The ‘Canes come in having won back-to-back road games against Dallas, and I think they’ll be eager to kick-off this home stand in a big way.

The Jackets are likely starting Joonas Korpisalo in net, which is slightly worrying considering he allowed eight goals in two combined games against Carolina last week.

Tip: Back the Hurricanes to Win @ $1.55

Buffalo Sabres Vs New York Islanders

Tuesday February 16, 11:08am

KeyBank Center

Good value here on the Sabres with Ilya Sorokin likely between the pipes for the Islanders.

Sorokin has been ordinary to start the season playing to an 0-2 record whilst allowing over 3.5 goals per-game.

The Sabres, meanwhile, will likely turn to Linus Ullmark, who has so far played to a 3-1-2 record and a .914 save percentage.

Tip: Back the Sabres to Win @ $2.05

Monday 15th February

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Colorado Avalanche

Monday February 15, 11:10am

T-Mobile Arena

Massive game as far as the West standings are concerned, but I’m going to side with the market here and back Colorado outright.

The Avs have enjoyed close to two weeks off with back-to-back series against St Louis and Arizona cancelled due to the COVID protocol.

Vegas, on the other hand, is playing on no rest after beating the Sharks 3-1 last night.

This long layoff has afforded Colorado ample time to get healthy, so they do look good value here at the current quote.

Tip: Back the Avalanche to Win @ $1.87

Sunday 14th February

New York Islanders Vs Boston Bruins

Sunday February 14, 11:00am

Barclays Center

Taking New York here with with the Bruins likely turning to former Islander Jaroslav Halak in net.

This is the second game of a back-to-back for Boston, which is a huge ask considering key defender Matt Grzelcyk back on the sidelines.

The Islanders, meanwhile, will be eager to bounce-back after suffering a shootout loss to Pittsburgh on Friday before they hit the road again for another tricky four-game slate.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Win

Vancouver Canucks Vs Calgary Flames

Sunday February 14, 2:08pm

Rogers Arena

The Flames came up huge in the third period on Friday on their way to a 3-1 victory over the Canucks.

Vancouver actually out-shot Calgary, but their effort on the power play was very tough to watch.

This Flames team isn’t anything great, but they are definitely a step up on whatever you want to call this Canucks team at the moment.

Tip: Back the Flames to Win @ $1.72

Saturday 13th February

New York Rangers Vs Boston Bruins

Saturday February 13, 11:08am

Madison Square Garden

Another tricky two-game slate, but I do like the Rangers here at odds from a revenge angle.

New York was unlucky to lose to Boston in overtime on Thursday, but they might bounce-back here if the Bruins choose to rest Tuukka Rask with a game against the Islanders ahead on Sunday.

After returning for just one game, Matt Grzelcyk is also back on the shelf, so there’s a bit to like about New York here at home.

Tip: Back the Rangers to Win @ $2.35

Friday 12th February

Florida Panthers Vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Friday February 12, 11:08am

BB&T Center
 

It’s an obvious play, but the $1.60 is good odds all things considering.

The Lightning are 9-1-1 on the year and are also coming off back-to-back road wins in two consecutive nights against Nashville.

Andrei Vasilevskiy has been the main catalyst for Tampa’s continued success allowing less than two goals on average a game. That number is considerably different to Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, who’s allowed over three.

Tip: Back the Lightning to Win @ $1.60

Montreal Canadiens Vs Edmonton Oilers

Friday February 12, 12:08pm

Bell Centre
 

I don’t think Montreal played as poorly as the scoreline indicates against the Leafs last night, it was more a case of the game just getting away from them.

I fully expect them to bounce-back here, especially with Carey Price’s replacement Jake Allen in net.

Allen has played to a 4-1 record overall this year and allowed less than two goals on average, worrying signs for an Edmonton offence that has yet to find its stride.

Tip: Back the Canadiens to Win @ $1.64

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Friday February 12, 12:08pm

United Center
 

Good money here for the Blackhawks with promising young goalie Kevin Lankinen confirmed in net.

So far the 25-year-old has played to a 5-1-3 record on the season and averaged just 2.17 goals against.

Columbus, meanwhile, has won only two of their six games on the road this year.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Win @ $1.83

Thursday 11th February

New York Rangers Vs Boston Bruins

Thursday February 11, 11:08am

Madison Square Garden
 

Not a whole lot to choose from in this tricky two-game slate, but if you are looking to bet, take what you can get on the Bruins.

Tuukka Rask has been confirmed in net, while Boston will also welcome back winger Jake DeBrusk and defencemen Matt Grzelcyk into the lineup.

Throw in the fact the Bruins are also playing on five days of rest, and you have a pretty safe bet.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Win @ $1.55

Wednesday 10th February

Florida Panthers Vs Detroit Red Wings

Wednesday February 10, 11:08am

BB&T Center

Detroit handed Florida its first loss in regulation on Monday and I think there’s a case to be made for the Red Wings here with Sergei Bobrovsky starting for the Panthers.

After a brilliant final few years with Columbus, the veteran net-minder has been below average in two seasons with the Panthers allowing an average of over three goals.

I’ll play it safe with Detroit at the line, but a win wouldn’t surprise.

Tip: Back the Red Wings to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.73

Los Angeles Kings Vs San Jose Sharks

Wednesday February 10, 2:08pm

Staples Center

Expecting to see Jonathan Quick back in the net for the Kings, which puts this one well in favour of the Sharks at decent value.

Quick has been awful in six starts this season allowing an average of 4.05 goals per-game to go with a 2-2 win/loss record. The Sharks aren’t great, but they are marginally better when it comes to talent.

Tip: Back the Sharks to Win @ $1.77

Tuesday 9th February

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Vancouver Canucks

Tuesday February 9, 11:08am

Scotiabank Arena

The Canucks have been god-awful to start the season, but they do look good value here if you’re brave enough to take the Leafs on.

Toronto has only one day off before they head to Montreal on Thursday, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they give Freddie Andersen a rest and start Michael Hutchinson in net.

Tip: Back the Canucks to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.75

Nashville Predators Vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Tuesday February 9, 12:08pm

Bridgestone Arena

Good value both ways in this game, but I’m leaning towards the Predators with Curtis McElhinney in net for Tampa Bay.

Tonight marks McElhinney’s first start in nearly a year, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s a little rusty in the early stages.

The Preds seem likely to start Pekka Rinne, so this is one of the few times where I feel half-confident in Nashville.

Tip: Back the Predators to Win @ $2.30

Monday 8th February

Dallas Stars Vs Chicago Blackhawks

Monday February 8, 7:00am

American Airlines Center

Not sure what kind of odds we’ll get here, but considering this is basically one of the highest scoring teams against one of the worst defences in the league, I’m obviously taking the Stars to win big.

Dallas has scored three goals or more in all but two of their games so far this season. Chicago, meanwhile, hasn’t won a game on the road.

Tip: Back the Stars to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals)

Sunday 7th February

Calgary Flames Vs Edmonton Oilers

Sunday February 6, 2:00pm

Scotiabank Saddledome

The first Battle of Alberta. Who’s ready?

The Flames have opened slight favourites, but I’m looking to take them on following Friday’s awful 4-1 loss to the Jets.

Edmonton hasn’t been much better to be fair, but another slow start from Calgary could really cost them here with the Oilers coming off three days rest.

Connor McDavid leads the league in points and ranks fourth in shots, so if that continues, the Flames could be in real strife.

Tip: Back the Oilers to Win @ $1.98

Anaheim Ducks Vs San Jose Sharks

Sunday February 6, 3:00pm

Honda Center

Second game of a back-to-back between these two sides and it’s very surprising to find the Ducks as favourites again.

John Gibson went last night in goal, so that means Anaheim will likely turn to Ryan Miller for Game 2.

Neither of these two sides have looked particularly convincing this year, but I’ll take the value on the Sharks with a couple of days rest coming up.

Tip: Back the Sharks to Win

Saturday 6th February

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Detroit Red Wings

Saturday February 5, 11:00am

Amalie Arena

Another tricky slate with a bunch of short-priced favourites on offer, so you’re best off sticking with the obvious play – the Lightning to win big.

It was basically over between these two teams at the end of the first period on Thursday as the Lightning cruised to a 5-1 win.

Detroit is still without Tyler Bertuzzi and Jonathan Bernier, so it’s hard to see this one going any other way.

Tip: Back the Lightning to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals)

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Los Angeles Kings

Saturday February 5, 2:00pm

T-Mobile Arena

Another very obvious play, but I just can’t get away from the Golden Knights playing on nine days rest.

The Kings have been a frisky side so far this season, but I highly doubt they can hang with a team of this caliber across three periods.

The absence of Alex Pietrangelo is slightly significant, but it’s nowhere near enough to swing this in LA’s favour.

Tip: Back the Golden Knights to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals)

Friday 5th February

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Dallas Stars

Friday February 4, 11:08am

Nationwide Arena

Pretty incredible to find the Stars at this quote following their 6-3 win over the Jackets on Wednesday.

Dallas has a few key names still on the injury list, but I still think they’re miles better than a Columbus side playing without Riley Nash.

Joonas Korpisalo is back in net for the Jackets, but after being pulled on Tuesday after allowing five goals, I can’t imagine he’s feeling overly confident right now.

Tip: Back the Stars to Win @ $1.77

Florida Panthers Vs Nashville Predators

Friday February 4, 11:08am

BB&T Center

Interesting odds on offer here, but I’m with the Panthers all the way providing the Predators choose to start Juuse Sarros in favour of resting Pekka Rinne for tomorrow’s back-to-back.

The youngster gave up four goals to the Lightning on Tuesday and I don’t think he’ll fare any better here against a surprisingly good Panthers team.

Florida has won five from six to start the season and they’re definitely good value to keep rolling back on home ice.

Tip: Back the Panthers to Win @ $1.87

Thursday 4th February

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Detroit Red Wings

Thursday February 4, 9:42am

Amalie Arena

Not a whole lot happening today with only two games on offer, but I do like the Lightning to win big against this injury riddled Red Wings side.

Joining Henrik Zetterberg on the sidelines are Tyler Bertuzzi, Jonathan Bernier and Filip Zadina.

Tampa Bay hasn’t lost a game at home so far this year, so the $1.80 is good value considering.

Tip: Back the Lightning to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $1.80

Wednesday 3rd February

Columbus Blue Jackets Vs Dallas Stars

Wednesday February 3, 11:08am

Nationwide Arena

I’m not overly convinced that the Jackets are a good team and I’m happy to take them on here withe even money on offer.

Dallas won four straight at home to start the season before they ran into a lethal looking Hurricanes team in Carolina.

Even with Ben Bishop and Tyler Seguin on the sidelines, this looks a much more winnable series for the Stars.

Tip: Back the Stars to Win @ $1.90

Colorado Avalanche Vs Minnesota Wild

Wednesday February 3, 11:35am

Ball Arena

The Wild came through with the goods for us on Monday and I’m hopping back on the horse with Nathan Mackinnon ruled out for the Avs.

Colorado’s injury list is growing rapidly with Devon Toews, Erik Johnson and a handful of others joining Mackinnon on the sidelines.

The Wild have their own injury woes, but they do look a good bet to at least keep this game close.

Tip: Back the Wild to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.60

Tuesday 2nd February

New York Rangers Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Tuesday February 2, 11:08am

Madison Square Garden

Good little revenge spot for the Rangers after losing 5-4 to the Pens in OT on Sunday.

The Penguins’ injury list continues to grow with star defenceman Kris Letang joining Brian Dumoulin, Marcus Petterson and Evan Rodrigues on the sideline.

Pittsburgh has won all three of its games over the Rangers by only a goal this year, so that luck has to run out sooner or later. Today might be the day.

Tip: Back the Rangers to Win @ $1.94

Montreal Canadiens Vs Vancouver Canucks

Tuesday February 2, 11:08am

Bell Centre

Expecting the Canucks to start Thatcher Demko in goal, but even if they turn to Braden Holtby I’d still feel confident in backing the Habs after suffering their first regular-season loss on Sunday against the Flames.

Demko has impressed so far, but he was no match for this Montreal lineup last month allowing seven goals. Holtby, on the other hand, suffered a 5-2 loss to the Habs when they met last week.

Tip: Back the Canadiens to Win @ $1.62

Monday 1st February

Minnesota Wild Vs Colorado Avalanche

Monday February 1, 12:08pm

Xcel Energy Center

The Wild were hammered 5-1 in yesterday’s loss, but they’re worth a look here with Colorado starting Hunter Miska in net.

Monday marks Miska’s second career start in the NHL and he just might have his hands full against a Wild side that tends to bounce back well.

Tip: Back the Wild to Win @ $2.10

Edmonton Oilers Vs ”Ottawa

Monday February 1, 1:08pm

Rogers Place

With the Oilers all the way here after winning an overtime thriller against the Leafs yesterday.

Edmonton has won eight of its last nine games on a back-to-back, and providing Mikko Koskinen starts in net, they should be adding to that record tonight.

The Senators have been awful this year and their inexperienced goaltending doesn’t matchup well at all.

Tip: Back the Oilers to Win @ $1.53

Sunday 31st January

Buffalo Sabres Vs New Jersey Devils

Sunday January 30, 5:00am

KeyBank Center

This one all depends on Devils goalie Mackenzie Blackwood.

If he’s in the net, I’d advise staying away, but if he misses another game due to the COVID protocol, I think the Sabres are worth your money.

New Jersey just lost back-to-back games to the Flyers without their star keeper, so if there’s decent value on this game, pull the trigger.

Tip: Back the Sabres to Win

Montreal Canadiens Vs Calgary Flames

Sunday January 30, 11:00am

Bell Center

I tipped the Flames to win Game 1 of this matchup on Friday and I’ve since learned my lesson.

Brandon Gallagher, Shea Weber and Tyler Toffoli put on a show in Montreal’s 4-2 win and I really can’t see the Flames finding an answer with only a day between games.

Calgary’s first period woes keep getting worse, while the fact they gave up two powerplay goals and one shorthanded really doesn’t bode well going forward.

Tip: Back the Canadiens to Win

Saturday 30th January

Chicago Blackhawks Vs Columbus Blue Jackets

Saturday January 30, 12:00pm

United Center

Only the one game today, but it does look a winnable one for the Hawks in their return to the United Center.

Chicago is 2-0 this season with a pair of wins over Detroit, and they could easily extend that record against this injury riddled Blue Jackets team.

Patrik Laine remains questionable to play, while the Hawks should be hungry after losing in overtime and a shootout to the Preds earlier in the week.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Win @ $2.02

Friday 29th January

Boston Bruins Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Friday January 29, 11:08am

TD Garden

The Pens let us down on Wednesday in their 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins, but I’m back on the horse here with goalie John Marino confirmed in net.

The second-year Penguin has allowed a goal in seven games so far as he returns from an undisclosed injury.

Boston, meanwhile, is playing without Tuuka Rask, Jake DeBrusk and David Pastrnak.

Lots to like about the Pens at value here.

Tip: Back the Penguins to Win @ $2.05

Montreal Canadiens Vs Calgary Flames

Friday January 29, 11:08am

Bell Centre

Montreal hasn’t lost a game in regulation this season, but I’m backing against them here after a couple of soft wins over Vancouver.

After another slow start in the first period, the Flames lost a tough one on Wednesday to the Leafs, a game they really should be better for.

The good news is Calgary has looked unstoppable in the second period this season, so if they can come out firing nice and early, they might be in for an upset here.

Tip: Back the Flames to Win @ $2.02

Carolina Hurricanes Vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Friday January 29, 11:08am

PNC Arena

It’s been 11 days since the Hurricanes last took the ice, so this does look a challenging game for them against the red-hot Stanley Cup champs.

The Lightning have also enjoyed a handy four day break as they travel to Carolina for this brief road game.

Teuvo Teravainen is still out for the ‘Canes, so they look to be at a disadvantage here.

Tip: Back the Lightning to Win @ $1.68

Thursday 28th January

Nashville Predators Vs Chicago Blackhawks

Thursday January 28, 11:40am

Bridgestone Arena

We’ve got another tricky three-game slate today with very little to get excited about.

The Hawks look the only worthwhile play to me following yesterday’s 3-2 meltdown in OT.

Chicago turns to Kevin Lankinen for the second game of this back-to-back looking to add to his impressive 2-0-1 record to start the season. The youngster has allowed 2.63 average goals against, impressive numbers worthy of a very small play.

Tip: Back the Blackhawks to Cover the Line (+1.5 Goals) @ $1.62

Wednesday 27th January

Boston Bruins Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

Wednesday January 27, 11:00am

TD Garden

The Bruins have steadied the ship a little with back-to-back wins over Philly, but I can’t get them anywhere close to the current price against this 4-2 Penguins team.

Pittsburgh has won four straight coming in and they should fancy their chances here with key Bruins winger David Pastrnak out with a hip injury.

Tip: Back the Penguins to Win @ $2.10

Washington Capitals Vs New York Islanders

Wednesday January 27, 11:00am

Capital One Arena

Some good value here on the Caps at home with goalie Vitek Vanecek more than likely to start.

The 25-year-old has been steady all season in Henrik Lundqvist’s absence playing to a 2-0-2 record with a 2.87 goal against average.

The Islanders aren’t known for high-scoring games, so this looks another good spot if you’re searching for an underdog.

Tip: Back the Capitals to Win @ $2.05

Tuesday 26th January

Vancouver Canucks Vs Ottawa Senators

Tuesday January 26, 2:08pm

Rogers Arena

The Canucks have endured a rough start to the season losing five of their seven games, but this does look a good chance for them to make amends with a few key players now back from injury.

The Sens, meanwhile, have been bit by the same injury bug with promising youngster Tim Stutzle joining centre Cedric Paquette on the sidelines.

Considering Ottawa hasn’t won in Vancouver since 2017, I’m with the Canucks all the way.

Tip: Back the Canucks to Win @ $1.67

Monday 25th January

New Jersey Devils Vs New York Islanders

Monday January 25, 11:00am

Prudential Center

Scoring on the Islanders has proven just as difficult this year as it was last season, so I’m with the Isles here at the short price.

New York held the Devils to just one goal on Friday and they probably won’t find this game any easier with their backup keeper Scott Wedgewood in net.

Tip: Back the Islanders to Win @ $1.62

Sunday 24th January

Los Angeles Kings Vs St Louis Blues

Sunday January 24, 12:00pm

Enterprise Center

The Kings have proven themselves to be a handful this season and there was certainly a lot to like about their gutsy win over the Avalanche on Friday.

That said, it’s worth remembering that victory came with Phillip Grubauer on the bench, so I don’t feel quite as confident in another Kings victory against a much tougher goalie in Jordan Binnington.

The Blues netminder had a rough night against the Sharks earlier in the week, but he rebounded nicely to allow just one goal in Game 2. The Blues should also be keen to win these final two home games before they hit the road for a week.

Tip: Back the Blues to Win

Ottawa Senators Vs Winnipeg Jets

Sunday January 24, 2:00pm

Bell MTS Place

The Sens were no match for the Jets when they met on Friday, but they could be worth something small here depending on what Winnipeg chooses to do at goalie.

The Jets take on Edmonton on Monday, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they chose to rest Connor Hellebuyck for this one. Watch the betting.

Tip: Back the Senators to Win

Saturday 23rd January

Washington Capitals Vs Buffalo Sabres

Saturday January 23, 11:08am

Capital One Arena

Hard to know if this game will go ahead or not, but if it does, the Sabres should be winning. Washington has a host of big name players in quarantine right now and it’s hard to see them overcoming the absence of not only Alex Ovechkin, but also Ilya Samsonov and Evgeny Kuznetsov.

Buffalo on two days rest sounds good. 

Tip: Back the Sabres to Win @ $1.72

Vegas Golden Knights Vs Arizona Coyotes

Saturday January 23, 1:08pm

Gila River Arena

Fully expecting Vegas to come in even further after outscoring the Coyotes 9-4 in their last two games.

As expected, Vegas is airborne to start the season on both sides of the puck. Alex Pietrangelo got his first goal as a Golden Knight on Thursday, while Marc-Andre Fleury continues to wind back the clock in net.

The ‘Yotes are still without Oliver Ekman-Larsson, so this is one of the games I feel most confident in today.

Tip: Back the Golden Knights to Win @ $1.62

Anaheim Ducks Vs Colorado Avalanche

Saturday January 23, 2:08pm

Honda Center

Tough spot for the Avs playing on no rest after losing a hard-fought game to the Kings yesterday, but I really can’t back against them with Phillip Grubauer back in the net.

The Ducks offence is almost non-existent, while I really don’t have faith in John Gibson shutting down one of the league’s top scoring teams. Colorado should bounce back, even if they are a little short.

Tip: Back the Avalanche to Win @ $1.48

Friday 22nd January

Ottawa Senators Vs Winnipeg Jets

Friday January 22, 11:08am

Canadian Tire Centre

Tough game to get a read on after the Jets won 4-3 against the Sens in overtime on Wednesday, but I do think Ottawa are value here with Patrik Laine out for Winnipeg.

The Sens caught the Leafs by surprise in their second game of a back-to-back last weekend and I think this young team is much more dangerous than their current odds suggest.

Tip: Back the Senators to Win @ $2.02

Boston Bruins Vs Philadelphia Flyers

Friday January 22, 11:08am

TD Garden

Taking the Bruins to bounce-back from Tuesday’s shutout loss to the Islanders.

The Flyers have a long list of names on the injury list as they turn to a couple of debutants on defence.

Carter Hart was also yanked from the net on Tuesday after allowing four goals in the loss to the Sabres.

Tip: Back the Bruins to Win @ $1.64

Vancouver Canucks Vs Montreal Canadiens

Friday January 22, 1:38pm

Rogers Arena

The Canadiens lost to the Canucks yesterday despite a beautiful hat-trick from Tyler Toffoli. We’ve nearly got even money on offer again for Game 2, but I’m with Montreal to bounce-back just based on Vancouver’s crazy schedule so far.

The Canucks have played six games in nine days, while I highly doubt Carey Price will give up four goals for the second night in a row.

The Canucks are also without key defencemen Alex Edler, a big loss against what has so far been a very potent Montreal attack.

Tip: Back the Canadiens to Win @ $1.72

Thursday 21st January

Anaheim Ducks Vs Minnesota Wild

Thursday January 21, 1:35pm

Honda Center

Pretty surprised to find the Ducks at $2.10 heading into this rematch against the Wild.

John Gibson held Minnesota goalless in Anaheim’s 1-0 win on Tuesday – a nice little bounce-back after he gave up five to Vegas on opening night.

Minnesota really hasn’t been much chop at all this season gutting out two less-than convincing overtime wins over the Kings prior to Tuesday’s loss.

Betting on the underdogs has been rough so far, but I’ll happily back Gibson to repeat that performance.

Tip: Back the Ducks to Win @ $2.10

Vancouver Canucks Vs Montreal Canadiens

Thursday January 21, 2:05pm

Rogers Arena

The Canucks have opened the season 1-3, but I think they’re due for a bounce-back here after playing all four of those games on the road in Edmonton and Calgary.

Obviously home ice advantage is quite the same without fans, but I think it might be slightly meaningful in Vancouver’s case when you consider they posted the second-best home record (22-9-3) last season.

This is also the first game of a back-to-back against Montreal before a third game on Sunday.

Tip: Back the Canucks to Win @ $2.10

Wednesday 20th January

Philadelphia Flyers Vs Buffalo Sabres

Wednesday January 20, 11:08am

Wells Fargo Center

I’m wary of this Sabres side after yesterday’s 6-1 win, but I just can’t get past the fact the Flyers have lost back-to-back games only three times over the last calendar year.

Yesterday’s loss was one of those games that can get away from you early in a season, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Carter Hart start in net after he was yanked in the second period.

Philly to bounce-back looks a play.

Tip: Back the Flyers to Win @ $1.67

Nashville Predators Vs Carolina Hurricanes

Wednesday January 20, 12:08pm

Bridgestone Arena

Expecting to see Juuse Saros in net as the Preds continue to manage Pekka Rinne.

Saros played well in back-to-back starts against the Blue Jackets last week, but this young Hurricanes lineup is a very tough task.

Andrei Svechnikov, Vincent Trocheck and Sebastian Aho all scored in Carolina’s 4-2 victory yesterday and they look great value to repeat that performance.

Tip: Back the Predators to Win @ $1.98

Tuesday 19th January

St. Louis Blues Vs San Jose Sharks

Tuesday January 19, 12:05pm

Enterprise Center

The Blues were completely embarrassed by the Avalanche in Saturday’s 8-0 loss and I think they’ll be looking to take their frustrations out on this hapless Sharks team.

Plenty had San Jose pegged to finish with one of the worst records in the league this year, and after a couple of close games against the equally poor Coyotes, it’s certainly looking that way early.

San Jose is in the midst of a rebuild, while the Blues, on the other hand, shouldn’t be losing games by eight goals.

St Louis is a very proud team with plenty of experience on the roster, so they should be bouncing back in a big way.

Tip: Back the Blues to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.20

Edmonton Oilers Vs Montreal Canadiens

Tuesday January 19, 1:05pm

Rogers Place

It’s beeb a pretty ordinary start to the season so far for the Oilers after being torn apart by this same Habs team only two days ago.

Whenever these two sides get together it seems as though the scoreboard gets a pretty good workout, but I’m willing to take the Under on Edmonton based on the way Carey Price has been seeing the puck of late.

Despite the 5-4 scorelines, the future Hall of Famer was enormous in the opener against the Leafs, while he also did well to allow just one goal against Edmonton on Sunday.

Tip: Oilers Under 3.5 Goals @ $1.70

Monday 18th January

Florida Panthers Vs Chicago Blackhawks

Monday January 18, 11:05am

BB&T Center

This is a difficult game to feel overly confident on, so I think it’s worth playing it safe by taking the slight value on the Panthers head to head.

Florida, like a few other teams, gets to enjoy a late start to the season after losing to the Islanders last August during the playoffs.

Chicago, on the other hand, has suffered two blowout losses to the Lightning over the last week, while their long list of injuries continues to make life tough.

Tip: Back the Panthers to Win @ $1.67

Sunday 17th January

Calgary Flames Vs Vancouver Canucks

Sunday January 17, 2:00pm

Scotiabank Saddledome

I’m struggling to understand why the Flames are favourites here against Vancouver. Calgary gave up a two-goal lead against the Jets on Friday and goaltender Jacob Markstrom really didn’t look all that convincing in the net.

The Canucks, meanwhile, hard for a win over the Oilers on opening night thanks to slick shooting from Brock Boeser.

The jury is still out on the Flames defensively this year and I feel much more comfortable in the Canucks taking this one.

Tip: Back the Canucks to Win @ $2.00

Saturday 16th January

Ottawa Senators Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Saturday January 16, 11:05am

Canadian Tire Center

The Sens will open their season on Saturday the heavy underdogs against the Leafs.

The current market looks just about right given the season projections for these two sides, and I’m happy to back the Leafs once again after fighting back from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Habs on Thursday.

Toronto looked very dangerous on the power play and it was encouraging to see John Tavares, William Nylander, Auston Matthews and Morgan Reilly all in on the action.

None of that bode well for a Sens team that ranked bottom five in penalty kill percentage last year, so I’m with the Leafs to win this first game of a back-to-back comfortably.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.15

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Chicago Blackhawks

Saturday January 16, 11:05am

Amalie Arena

We’ve once again got great value on offer for the Lightning to cover -1.5.

Tampa Bay demolished Chicago 5-1 on Thursday after hammering Blackhawks goalie Malcolm Subban with 33 shots on goal.

That was a pretty harsh lesson for this rebuilding Hawks side and things aren’t about to get any easier with Jonathan Towes, Brent Seabrook and a handful of others still out injured.

Tip: Back the Lightning to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $1.87

Friday 15th January

Buffalo Sabres Vs Washington Capitals

Friday January 15, 11:05am

KeyBank Center

The Sabres are typically a team that starts the season white-hot, so it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising to watch them pull off an upset win against the Capitals.

Plenty of people have Buffalo pegged as a dark horse in the East, and when you look at their roster, it’s really not hard to see why.

The Sabres’ roster is stacked from top to bottom after adding star forward Taylor Hall during free agency, while it’s also safe to say we’re now entering the prime years of captain Jack Eichel’s career.

The Sabres tend to get everyone’s hopes up with a fast start and then dash them as they fall apart in the second half of the season.

Washington hasn’t won in Buffalo since 2018 though, so for the time being, this looks a good bet.

Tip: Back the Sabres to Win @ $2.10

Los Angeles Kings Vs Minnesota Wild

Friday January 15, 1:05pm

STAPLES Center

Not a whole lot is expected from the Kings this year as they continue to rebuild, but based on the way they closed out the 2020 season, the current quote about them on Friday does look over the odds.

The Kings won seven straight before the season ended, which included a blowout 7-3 victory over this same Minnesota team.

LA currently has a nice mix of youth and experience on the roster starting with Drew Doughty and ending with top prospect Quinton Byfield.

They’ve also won four of their last five games against the Wild at the Staples Center, so I’m with the Kings to open things up with a win.

Tip: Back the Kings to Win @ $2.05

Thursday 14th January

Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Montreal Canadiens

Thursday January 14, 11:05am

Scotiabank Arena

It’s always a big occasion when these two rivals get together, especially with all seven Canadian sides lumped into the North Division.

The Leafs were one of the best regular season teams last year before disaster struck yet again in the postseason with an embracing early exit to the Blue Jackets.

Toronto mad some big moves during the offseason to bolster the roster and also slash costs, namely signing key defenceman TJ Brodie from the Flames and two experienced veterans in Joe Thornton and Wayne Simmonds.

The Leafs are the favourites to win the North this year and I’m also with them to win this game.

Toronto has won four straight over Montreal dating back to 2018, while they also come into the season completely injury free.

With so much talent on the roster, the Leafs have plenty to prove this year and they should be hungry to get things started on a winning note.

Tip: Back the Leafs to Win @ $1.72

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Chicago Blackhawks

Thursday January 14, 12:05pm

Amalie Arena

The defending Stanley Cup champions were the team to beat last year and they are once again the odds-on favourites to win it all this season.

Tampa Bay will have to go about business without their star winger Nikita Kucherov, but they do look a great bet to open the season with a win against this young and injury depleted Blackhawks team.

Chicago will be out without Jonathan Toews, Brent Seabrook, Alex Nylander and promising youngster Kirby Dach for the foreseeable future.

That leaves the Hawks in serious trouble against arguably the best scoring team in the NHL, particularly when you consider Chicago allowed the eighth-most goals on the road last season.

Looking for upsets early on is always a smart plan, but the Hawks pretty unlikely here.

Tip: Back the Lightning to Cover the Line (-1.5 Goals) @ $2.02