April 18th, 2013

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Calgary gets one back for us as they come through as big underdogs. It was a wacky victory, but the Flames got it done winning 3-2 cashing us 3 units. Thursday I’ve got one play locked in that I thought I would get sent out.

2 UNIT = New York Islanders @ Toronto Maple Leafs – ISLANDERS TO WIN (+113)
(Note: I’m risking 2.00 units to win 2.26 units)

Tonight two teams that many didn’t see making the Eastern Conference playoffs will square off and both are sitting in a playoff spot.  The Leafs more comfortably with 53 points, while the Islanders are 3 points up on the 9th place Jets with 49 points.  A loss tonight for New York would give the Jets a chance to win and be within 1 point.  The Islanders are playing solid hockey right now winning 5 of their last 7 games, including their latest a 5-2 win over Florida.  New York has allowed just 12 goals against over those 7 games.  Toronto on the other hand has looked out of sorts in their last two games.  Although they picked up a win at home vs New Jersey the Leafs had just 13 shots on net, and were flirting with a record low with just 5 after two periods.  In their latest game they lost 5-1 to Washington.  These two teams have met twice this year with each team winning on the road.  The Islanders won 7-4 in Toronto, while Toronto won 5-4 in OT in New York.   The Islanders have won two straight in Toronto.  Tonight’s pick comes down to who is playing better hockey right now and that is the Islanders.  Although we know Randy Carlyle will be all over the Maple Leafs to get things going, the Islanders are much more desperate for another victory tonight.  I like getting the Islanders at +113 and will take that for tonight’s lone underdog play.

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