January 27th, 2013

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We went 2-1 last night for a profitable night.  Our under hit in the afternoon with a 4-0 Sharks win and the Blackhawks went to 5-0 with a win over Columbus.  My added pick on Phoenix as good sized underdogs didn’t come through in a 4-2 loss.  Overall a good night and we look to continue that into Sunday…

Normally I don’t do write ups on Sunday’s but today I will get some very small write ups out for my 3 picks this afternoon…

2 UNIT = Pittsburgh Penguins @ Ottawa Senators – SENATORS TO WIN (+106)
(Note: I’m risking 2.00 units to win 2.12 units)

The Penguins have lose two straight games to open the season 2-2.  Their losses came against Winnipeg and Toronto and the Penguins managed just 2 goals in each of those games.  They are in Ottawa to take on the Senators who are 3-1 on the season, with their lone loss on Friday in Tampa Bay.  The Senators have scored 3+ goals in each of their 4 games, and their expected starter Craig Anderson is 3-0 with a 0.67 GAA and .976 SV %. Marc-Andre Fleury is 1-1 with a 3.01 GAA and .882 SV%.  Ottawa took 3 of their 4 meetings with Pittsburgh last year including both games in Ottawa, and they’ve been the better team so far this year.

2 UNIT =  New Jersey Devils @ Montreal Canadiens – DEVILS TO WIN (-104)
(Note: I’m risking 2.00 units to win 1.92 units)

The defending Eastern Conference champs are 3-0 to start the year with wins over Washington, Philadelphia, and New York Islanders.  Montreal is 2-1 with two straight wins vs Florida and Washington and their loss coming to Toronto.  These two teams met 4 times last year with New Jersey winning the last three going 3-1.  The Devils are actually 12-2 in their last 14 games in Montreal and 39-14-3 in their last 56 meetings with the Canadiens.  Note that the Devils are 19-7 in their lsat 26 vs Eastern Conference opponents while the Canadiens are just 6-15 in their last 21 vs the East. This should be a good game with two hot goalies, but I like the Devils to stay undefeated.

2 UNIT = Philadelphia Flyers @ Tampa Bay Lightning – LIGHTNING TO WIN (-134)
(Note: I’m risking 2.00 units to win 1.49 units)

Philadelphia has won two straight games since starting 0-3 to move themselves to a respectable 2-3 to open the year.  They played last night and beat an injured Panthers team easily by a score of 7-1.  Tonight will be a different game as they head into Tampa Bay to take on a hot Lightning team.  The Lightning are 3-1 to start the year with 19 goals scored in 4 games.  They are 2-0 at home with wins over Washington and Ottawa where they scored 6 goals in each.  Tampa Bay took 3 of their 4 meetings last season, including  5-1 and 2-1 wins in Tampa Bay.  Note that Philadelphia is 2-6 in their last 8 on 0 days rest and are 3-7 in their last 10 in the third game of a 3 games in 4 days situation.  Tampa Bay is 6-2 in their last 8 vs the Flyers and I expect another big home win tonight for the Lightning.

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