I haven’t been able to get many posts up over the past week, but today’s a great day to get back at it because there are plenty of games going on tonight.
Season Record-: 52-99 for -46.18 units.
Toronto Maple Leafs @ Tampa Bay Lightning
The Maple Leafs have to win this game to keep any hope of making the playoffs alive. They currently have 3 games left and are 3 points out of the last playoff spot in the East. Even getting to 90 points, which would require 3 wins to close out the season is unlikely to get them in. That said I think this team will keep some remnants of hope alive with a win tonight in Tampa Bay. The Lightning have lost 2 in a row and I just don’t think they are really as good as they’ve played this season.
Play: Maple Leafs 2.68 (5Dimes)
Washington Capitals @ St. Louis Blues
The Caps still have some hope left to make the playoffs, but that will be dashed tonight in St. Louis. I personally consider Ovechkin the worst even strength player in the NHL and his plus-minus backs this up. He is a detriment to his team and I expect at least 1 or 2 goals against the Caps tonight to be a direct result of Ovechkin not playing defense. The Caps need to get rid of their franchise player if they hope to ever make noise in the playoffs. The Blues are still in a race for the Presidents trophy with Boston and Anaheim even after losing their last two games so I expect a full team effort for the win.
Play: Blues 1.48 (5Dimes)
Ottawa Senators @ New York Islanders
The Sens are not in a position to make the playoffs. This game could really go either way, but seeing as the Islanders are home underdogs I like them in this scenario.
Play: Islanders 2.15 (5Dimes)