The Kings were simply out played last night and the GOW was a loser. We won a unit back with the Blues, but that doesn’t make up for Los Angeles losing to Columbus. I’ve got my eye out on a big play for Saturday so make sure you watch your email this weekend. A small NHL board tonight, but I do have one play I’m going with.
Florida Panthers @ Pittsburgh Penguins – PENGUINS TO WIN IN REGULATION (-140)
(Note: I’m risking 1.40 units to win 1 unit)
The Panthers were in Philadelphia last night and lost 5-0, making them losers in 3 of their last 4 games. The Panthers beat Ottawa at home on Sunday, but previous losses included a 3-1 home loss to Nashville and a 7-0 loss in Winnipeg. Florida still sits a top of the Southeast division with their 31-23-12 record and 15-14-4 road record. The Penguins are looking for their 8th straight win tonight, after a Wednesday night victory over Toronto gave them 7 straight wins. Other wins have come against the Rangers, Lightning, Blue Jackets, Stars, Avs, and Coyotes. Take note that 6 of the 7 victories were in regulation. The Penguins are 40-21-5 on the season and a solid 22-8-2 at home. These two teams have met 3 times this season, with Pittsburgh winning 2 of the three which includes a 4-2 home victory (the road win was a 4-1 win). Florida has gone 0-6 in their last 6 games in Pittsburgh. Note that the Panthers have won just 5 of their last 17 road games, and only 8 of their last 26 games as an underdog. The Penguins have won 21 of their last 29 home games and 19 of their last 26 overall. Also note that Pittsburgh is 11-1 in their last 12 vs the weaker Southeast division. Pittsburgh should continue their run with Marc-Andre Fleury back in net tonight. I like the Pens to win in regulation.