It’s spooky season alright, the Rangers gave away a soft game tying goal to make that one a sweat, while the Wild got dragged into a shootout with the Hawks. We have another small slate ahead of us tonight, with a few divisional match ups and interesting lines to go with them.
Washington Capitals (+170) @ Carolina Hurricanes (-200)
The Capitals injury list is absurd right now, they’re missing a ton of key pieces on both ends of the ice. That doesn’t bode well for them facing one of the deepest teams in the league. The Hurricanes are good, very good, and are excellent at controlling the pace of play to their liking. Going off of that, they shoot the puck a ton. They’re among the top in the league when it comes to shots, and although it’s a small sample size they average 39 shots during their two home games. I mention this because -200 to win doesn’t excite me, but -115 for Caps goalie Darcy Kuemper to make 29.5 saves does. I expect the Canes to win, Kuemper may let a few by but given the high volume shooting the Canes have been known for the amount of injuries on the Caps I expect him to see a ton of shots tonight.
Darcy Kuemper Over 29.5 Saves (-115)
Detroit Red Wings (+130) @ Buffalo Sabres (-150)
Buffalo continue their home stand with a match up against the Red Wings. I like the Sabres tonight, they face a Red Wings team that has struggled to generate offense, and they have a traffic cone in net. Nedeljkovic has been terrible this year. He isn’t confirmed to be playing tonight but I assume he is in. Just 1 of his 3 games this year has he put up a SV% above a .870. Buffalo has been solid on home ice, they shoot the puck a ton with guys like Tage Thompson finding their stride, and their PP getting significantly better in the past few games. I don’t trust Ned in net for the Wings at all. I would say Sabres -1.5 but I also don’t trust their goalie either, he’s had a few rough games so I wouldn’t be shocked to see him let in a few soft ones.
Buffalo Sabres Money Line (-150)
LA Kings (+105) @ St. Louis Blues (-125)
The Blues have absolutely stunk lately, coming into this game on a 4 game skid. They’ve been injured, and while they’re still out a few guys, a couple others have returned to the line up. I like this game as a bounce back spot for them, they face a decent LA team with some worrisome goaltending. Johnathan Quick isn’t what he once was, struggling this year with 3.81 GAA and .878 SV%. Binnington will be in net for the Blues and he has been solid with a few very good games. As I said the Blues have struggled to score lately but LA averages over 4 goals against on the road, and takes a ton of penalties, I like this spot for them.
St. Louis Blues Money Line (-125)