NHL Picks for March 2nd

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A tough night on the ice last night, as both favorites ended up losing by 2 goals at home.  There were some weird games on the schedule last night, including the Sabres shutting out San Jose 1-0 in a late game and the Jets blowing away the Panthers 7-0.  A friend of mine had a play on Montreal to win in regulation time, but Minnesota scored 3 times in the final 4 minutes including two with the goalie pulled and the final goal with 10 seconds left – talk about a tough one to take.

Today only play pops out at me, and we are going with a hot home favorite.

Chicago Blackhawks @ Ottawa Senators – SENATORS TO WIN (-130)
(Note: I’m risking 1.30 units to win 1 unit)

The Blackhawks had lost three straight before beating the slumping Toronto Maple Leafs at home on Wednesday.  The Blackhawks were down early, but ended up coming back to win 5-4.  Although Chicago is a solid 22-7-4 at home they are just 12-17-3 on the road this year.  In fact Chicago has won just 3 of their last 16 road games.  Overall Chicago has won just 5 of their last 12 games.  The Senators come into tonight’s home game winners of 6 of their last 7 games, which includes a Tuesday win in Boston where Robin Lehner recorded his first shutout.  Lehner is 3-0 on the season with a 1.33 GAA and .954 SV% – he will get the start tonight.  Ottawa is 17-12-3 at home on the season and 34-23-8 overall.  The Sens are 11-5 in their last 16 games as a favorite.  The Blackhawks turn to Ray Emery tonight as Corey Crawford was pulled again on Wednesday night.  Emery is 12-8-2 with a 2.72 GAA and .905 SV% this season.  Even with their 5 goal performance against the Maple Leafs the Blackhawks are scoring just 1.80 goals per game over their last 5.  The Senators are scoring 4 goals per game over their last 5.  Ottawa is on the rise, while the Blackhawks have been on a downslide lately.  I’ll ride the hot team playing at home, as I expect them to come out hard tonight to again prove they can beat some of the league’s best teams.  Senators win.

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  1. I like,

    OTT+OVR,

    NYR win,
    TB traded away some vet defensmen + a crap load of injuries + there is a flu bug going around in tampa and to finish Lundqvist is back in net tonight for the NYR.Oh yeah 20-8-4 thats NYR road record.

  2. John Anthony on

    Ottawa
    Devils
    Detroit – 1.5
    Tampa
    Dallas
    Calgary

    What do you guys think ?
    i think its gonna be exactly this.

  3. I have 5 plays going for tonight:

    Devils to Win (+120)
    Red Wings to Win (Regulation) (-160)
    Rangers to Win (-145)
    Stars to Win (-110)
    Ducks to Win

  4. Thanks Shrek.

    A 4-1 night. Our only loss came from the Rangers who were leading 2-0 and then went 3-2 down and then scored a goal t tie things up but Lightning in the end won it in the Overtime. I’ll back with a play or 2 for today and will post it in the March 3rd section.