When the team you take gets scored on by the others teams goalie you might as well pack it in (just kidding). But if you didn’t watch the game last night or see the replay of Martin Brodeur’s 3rd career goal check it out. Carolina heavily outplayed New Jersey in the first but were flat the rest of the way on their way to a 4-1 loss.
Tonight we’ve got one play with a smaller NHL board, but this weekend gives us lots of opportunities to find some good plays.
2 UNIT = Calgary Flames @ Columbus Blue Jackets – BLUE JACKETS TO WIN (-138)
(Note: I’m risking 2.00 units to win 1.45 units)
If you blinked you missed the Blue Jackets climb from last place in the West to 10th and just 2 points out of a playoff spot. The Blue Jackets have won two straight, 7 of their last 9 overall, and have points in 11 straight games. What has been impressive about the Blue Jackets is that they’ve either beaten or stayed tight with some good teams during their streak (losing to Chicago twice in overtime or shootout, getting 3 of 4 points vs Vancouver, shutting out Detroit at home, etc). The Blue Jackets are 12-12-6 on the year and 9-4-5 at home. Calgary is 11-13-4 on the season and just 3-8-2 on the road. The Flames are losers of two straight games including a 5-3 loss in Nashville last night. Calgary has lost 5 of their last 7 games and they’ve lost 8 straight road games. These two teams have met once this season, with Calgary winning 4-3 in overtime in Columbus. The Blue Jackets have come a long way since then. Calgary doesn’t have a good record over past season playing on the second of a back to back as they are 17-40 in their last 57 games on 0 days rest. I’m laying some chalk with Columbus at home to continue their impressive play and take care of Calgary.