April 19th, 2013

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A nice Underdog Winner last night with the Islanders.  They heavily outplayed the Maple Leafs and came back from being down 2-0 early to win 5-2.  Tonight we go with another underdog…

2 UNIT = Anaheim Ducks @ Calgary Flames – FLAMES TO WIN (+150)
(Note: I’m risking 2.00 units to win 3.00 units)

These two teams have met twice this year, with Anaheim winning both games.  Their meeting in Calgary was a 5-4 Ducks victory.  Anaheim sits in 2nd in the Western Conference and are 5 points up on Los Angeles who is chasing them in the Pacific division.  They might be a little too comfortable right now as they’ve lost 3 straight games vs Colorado, Los Angeles and Columbus.  The Flames are coming off a 3-2 win at home vs Detroit and they’ve won 4 of their last 6 games.  Even though they aren’t in a playoff race the Flames are playing pretty energized hockey.  Tonight is the Flames last home game, and possibly Miikka Kiprusoff’s last game in the NHL as there are rumours of retirement for him.  Kipprusoff played great in his last start as he stopped 36 of Detroit’s 38 shots, and one of the shots that went in was a wacky bounce from outside of the blue line.  Calgary is 10-4 in their last 14 home games.  Note that the Ducks seem to come out flat vs teams with losing records as they are 3-8 in their last 11 vs a team with a losing record.  Getting Calgary at +150 at home is generous and I think they get it done again tonight in their last home game of 2013.

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