I got back on course with a 2-0 on last night NHL program.
The very first win of the night came between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals who pushed the total above 6.5 using a 4-3 Capitals win.
The selection looked never during the Maple Leafs before the Capitals got within one to go in the period, really assembled an early 2-0 lead. That said, the Capitals scored three goals within 1:18 of every other in the next period to put the match at 4-2 with nearly a match to go. Because the score remained into the next, things began to get a little tense down the stretch, however a late John Tavares attack was what we had to notch the over at -125 odds.
Our triumph came in the day between the Buffalo Sabres and Anaheim Ducks. The Sabres entered this one undefeated with a 5-0-1 record on this season in law, but my hat wrapped to John Gibsons work and he rewarded me. Gibson turned aside 34 of 36 Sabres shots (.944 Sv5%), while the Ducks offense delivered Buffalo their defensive regression that I was anticipated using a five-goal outburst in a 5-2 Ducks win at -130 odds.
It was just what the doctor ordered to rally from a Tuesday that is horrible. Now, I have a trio of picks going with this NHL schedule tonight, and the first of which will be a titanic battle from the TD Garden at Boston.
Season Record: 5-5
*Odds courtesy of Bovada
Lightning vs. Bruins Betting Odds:
More than 6.0 (-115)
Under 6.0 (-105)
Lighting vs. Bruins NHL Select:
A couple of Atlantic Division Stanley Cup contenders bum heads yelling in Boston since the Bruins play host to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
One year ago, it wasnt the best of starts for the Lighting this year. Final Thursday, before putting the boots to the Maple Leafs 7-3 the Lightning started the year 1-1-1. Still, the Lightning followed up with a 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators that were diminished . The season continued with a win in Montreal on Tuesday as the wrap up their lengthy road trip tonight.
For any reason, the Lighting are not winning the possession battle . They also enter this one rated 29th with a 45.3percent Corsi For% at even strength this season while their 25.7 shots per game on the season ranks 30th, before only the 25.6 shots the Edmonton Oilers average this year. Early-season stats can be misleading and no manner indicative of future performance I think we can all agree this Lightning team isnt going to continue to be outplayed at strength much longer.
After all, theres been nothing wrong with the outcomes on offense as Tampa Bay ranks first with 3.83 goals each game this year and they have a +5 aim differential despite having a weaker-than-expected 3-2-1 markers to start the season. Their power play is also clicking along at a healthier 31.3% clip, however its been their penalty kill thats hurt them most with a 73.9% markers while shorthanded this year.
For the Bruins, its been a powerful beginning to the season as they sit with a record around six matches on the season with a +6 purpose differential as well. Boston is also a at home that year. Wins and are wins and they account for two points in the standings, but the Bruins program has not exactly been murderers row. They have wins on the Stars, Coyotes, Devils and Ducks thus much this season. While the Ducks are a despite a strong start, the initial 3 clubs have just 3 wins mixed on the season. They possess a road win in Vegas, but lost their lone game on the year against a rough Colorado team.
Theres little doubt that this Bruins team gets the upside to parade straight back to the Stanley Cup Final this time around. They arent lighting it up offensively with only 2.67 goals per game (21st), however theyve been stout on the back ending with their 1.67 goals against per game signifying the very best mark in the NHL right now. While the Ducks are tied to 22nd while we all know that the Bruins are a fantastic defensive baseball team, theyve faced the bottom few crimes in the league in the Stars, Coyotes and Devils. Needless to say, this Tampa offense will be a test for that which should remain one of the leagues better defenses because the season goes along.
Finding the nod in goal tonight for the Bruins will be Tuukka Rask who is off to a wonderful start this year with a perfect 3-0-0 mark to go together with a 1.33 GAA and .957 Sv% in wins on the Stars, Golden Knights along with Devils. But, Rask has already had his problems with the Lightning previously, most recently going 1-3-0 with a 3.55 GAA and .860 Svpercent against these in four starts a season ago. He owns a 2.64 GAA and .901 Svpercent in his career against Tampa Bay.
This is supposed to be one hell of a baseball game between two. The Lightning have played five straight on the road entering this yet, but I really do believe they pull the tonight . They are hungry and healthy to begin racking up wins on their trajectory to the Atlantic Divisions top. The Bruins dont have to plead for beating clubs, but out of a road game in Colorado they have not been examined this season. At +100I like the chances Im not sure we will see them for quite a while again as an underdog and we are getting on this Lightning team now. Its been a rocky beginning, but offer me the Lightning as road underdogs to pull the upset tonight.