I was at the Senators game on Tuesday, which is why I wasn’t able to get my picks up yesterday: lots of celebrating was done. I’m heading to MTL for game 5 in that series today as well so I likely won’t get any picks up tomorrow. That means tonight has to be a winning one.
Regular Season Record: 68-59 for +11.33 units.
Playoff Record: 7-6 for +1.78 units.
Ottawa Senators @ Montreal Canadiens
As I mentioned I was at the Sens game on Thursday and was amazed how they came back to win that game in overtime. Tonight they head to Montreal and you can be sure Paul Maclean will have the team ready to end this series tonight. Carey Price will likely not get the nod in net after it looked like he could have seriously hurt himself at the end of the third period in game 4. That said Peter Budaj had an 8-1-1 record in the regular season and will be much better if he starts than he was coming in cold for overtime the other night. I still like the Senators in this one though. They are only very slight dogs in this one, but Gionta and Price are out of the lineup and I don’t see the Sens not taking advantage of this like they did in Game 2.
Play: Senators +114 (5Dimes.eu)
New York Islanders @ Pittsburgh Penguins
The Penguins are finally going with Vokoun in net. In my opinion he is a much better goaltender than Fleury and this should keep the total number of goals in the game down. It is extremely rare to see over/unders of 6 goals, but the Penguins have made a habit of both scoring a lot and giving up plenty in the playoffs. That said when you find an over/under of 6 in the NHL it is hard to pass up the under. I’m banking on Vokoun keeping the Islanders to 2 or fewer goals tonight, so the Pens would have to score 5 plus for this bet to lose.
Play: Under 6 -105 (SportsInteraction.com)