NHL Picks for February 20th

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What a tough way to lose a Game of the Week (again).  We were on the New York Rangers to win in regulation time, and they should or could have easily won by 2 or 3 goals.  Outshooting the Blue Jackets 35-23 the Rangers missed on a lot of good scoring opportunities, including the puck that seemed to cross the line before the buzzer (was anyone else furious at that?).  Columbus ended up tying up the game with about a minute left before the Rangers won in overtime.

We did hit our pick on the Red Wings, but the GOW was a tough one to swallow.

Like always though, moving right along.  I also wanted to give a big props to my buddy Steve who nailed his 50 to 1 golf pick last night giving me a big payday.  He also nailed a 20 to 1 winner last weekend. He has helped me win a lot of money betting on golf (a sport I didn’t ever use to enjoy) over the past few years and I highly recommend you check him out at www.GolfBanker.com.

Tonight’s NHL pick is a ***2 UNIT PLAY***…

Washington Capitals @ Carolina Hurricanes – CAPITALS TO WIN (-117)
(Note: I’m risking 2.34 units to win 2 unit)

**this is a 2 unit play**

Not a full write up as today is a holiday, but I’ve got a few points here.  The Capitals will probably have a lot of money come in on them, but for good reasons.  The Capitals are fighting for a  playoff spot sitting just on the outside, and can actually move into a playoff spot with a win.  Washington has Mike Green back in the lineup, who can always make a difference back there.  The Hurricanes are without Cam Ward and Tuomo Ruutu, and may be without Chad Larose again tonight.  With Ward out Justin Peters will get the start.  Peters is 1-3 this season with a 3.65 GAA.  Washington has taken 3 of the 4 meetings between these two teams this season (going 1-1 in Carolina), and has taken 8 of their last 10 versus the Hurricanes which includes 5 of the last 6 in Carolina.  Although I don’t think this is a no-brainer pick with the way the Capitals have played all season long, I do think they come out hard tonight and get the Hurricanes who are coming off a road loss and 5 of their last 7 on the road.  The Caps should create enough offense to get a few by Peters and win tonight.

Enjoy the holiday for those in North America!

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