That’s more like it… back to back nights with Game of the Week WINNERS. The Capitals didn’t have many problems with a Maple Leafs team who can’t seem to score lately. Washington went up 1-0 fairly early and finished with a 2-0 victory.
Lets keep going here tonight with 4 NHL games on board. I have one play…
Anaheim Ducks @ Colorado Avalanche – AVALANCHE TO WIN (-120)
(Note: I’m risking 1.20 units to win 1 unit)
The Ducks come into tonight’s game losers of two straight road games. They lost 2-0 to Dallas on Saturday night and 3-1 in St Louis on Thursday. Their playoff chances are very slim now with their 29-30-10 record. The Ducks are just 11-16-8 on the road this season. Colorado is coming off a 3-2 home shootout win on Saturday afternoon, and are winners of 3 of their last 4. Overall the Avalanche have won 7 of their last 10 games which has kept them in the running for a Western Conference playoff spot. Colorado is 36-30-4 on the season and 20-15-1 at home. These two teams have met 3 times this season with the Avalanche winning 2 of the 3, including the latest meeting 4-1 in Colorado. This season the Ducks are averaging less than 2 goals per game on the road, and they are averaging just 2 goals per game over their last 5. They are also just 8-27 in their last 35 games as an underdog and 6-20 in their last 26 vs a team with a winning record. The Avalanche are 7-1 in their last 8 games as a favorite, and 6-2 in their last 8 home games. Take Colorado at home only laying a bit of chalk tonight.