Last night we took a tough loss as we saw a goal very early in the first period and then the goalies were perfect from then on out. Luongo stopped all 38 shots that the Kings threw at him and Quick stopped 24 of 25 shots the Canucks had on net. Lots of scoring chances both ways but the goalies played solid.
Moving right on with a GAME OF THE WEEK going tonight. I found a play I really like that I’ve sent out to clients. I also have a one unit play going below as well.
3 UNIT GAME OF THE WEEK = Clients Only (Click here to sign up)
Tampa Bay Lightning @ Boston Bruins – OVER 5.5 GOALS (-115)
(Note: I’m risking 1.15 units to win 1 unit)
**GOALIE UPDATE: Caron is not in net now after originally being announced the starter. The play is still a GO though with Roloson in net.**
Tampa Bay is starting Sebastien Caron in net tonight for his first NHL appearance since the 2006-2007 season when he appeared in a game for the Ducks. Caron has spent time in the Deutschen Eishockey Liga (DEL) league this season where he has 49 games played with a 2.57 GAA. Last season in the KHL he played 12 games and had a 3.66 GAA and .867 SV %. In his last real stint in the NHL Caron played 26 games with the Penguins in 2005-2006 and had a 3.98 GAA and .881 SV%. The Lightning are averaging 3.61 goals against per game on the road, and I don’t see that getting much better tonight with Caron in net and facing the Bruins. Boston is averaging 3.19 goals per game at home this season and have scored 3 or more in 4 of their last 5 games (which includes putting up 8 in their last home game). Also note that the Lightning are averaging almost 3 goals per game (2.90) over their last 10, while the Bruins are giving up an average of 3 goals per game over their last 10. The OVER is 6-1 in the Lightning’s last 7 road games, and 35-17 in their last 52 overall. The OVER is 6-2-1 in the Bruins last 9 overall and 5-0-1 in their last 6 vs a team with a losing record. Take the OVER tonight.