It’s been quite a while since I was able to get a post up with my picks here at the site. Tonight is a huge slate of 8 games which is typical of a Tuesday night in the NHL and I have plays for three of these games, which I will get to below.
Boston Bruins @ Columbus Blue Jackets
The way Brad Marchand has been playing lately is pretty ridiculous for a guy that many still see as just a pest in this league. I just want to quickly point out that Marchand now has 28 goals on the season and that is in only 51 games. He’s a legit sniper in the NHL today and he should start to be treated as such. He is currently riding a 7 game goal scoring streak and has potted a cool 10 goals in his last 10 games. I’m expecting Marchand to continue his streak tonight against a Blue Jackets team that is susceptible to goals against, with the second most goals against to this point in the season.
I like the Bruins to pile up the goals in this one.
Play: Bruins 1.885 @ 5Dimes.eu
Philadelphia Flyers @ New Jersey Devils
The Devils continue to impress me with their strong team game. They’re riding a 3 game winning streak and are coming off a shutout victory of the LA Kings. Trust me, that’s not easy to do. Cory Schneider is back in net tonight and I expect him to shut down the Flyers offense that really only relies on one line these days.
Play: Devils 1.84 @ PinnacleSports.com
Anaheim Ducks @ Edmonton Oilers
Yes, the Ducks played yesterday, but I still think they’re the legitimate favourites on the road in Edmonton tonight. The Ducks were able to pump out 6 goals in Calgary yesterday and with the offense clicking the yshould be able to take advantage of a weak Oilers defense. Anaheim is 8-1-1 in their last ten and are now playing how we expected them to when the season began. They are securely in the playoffs now and will be a threat come playoff time.
Play: Ducks 1.90 @ PinnacleSports.com