Boston Bruins (-275) @ Vancouver Canucks (+230)
Boston continues to be a wagon and after trading for Dimitry Orlov they have one the deepest blue lines in the league. Even as the away team they should have no issues slowing down the Canucks explosive offense to cover the puck line tonight.
Bruins -1.5 is the play here but given how good they’ve been I had to SGP with an Alt over of 4.5 to get to +120. Vancouver is no stranger to high goal totals, ranking 10th in goals for and 31st in goals against. Given that, I still expect a fair amount of goals tonight even with Bostons stingy defense.
Boston Bruins -1.5 + Over 4.5 Alt Goal Total (+120)
Philadelphia Flyers (+250) @ New Jersey Devils (-300)
New Jersey is in a fantastic spot tonight as they host a Flyers team without Carter Hart. Nothing happened to Hart he just played last night so Sam Ersson is the expected starter.
Philly has played pretty well against the Devils so far this year, coming into tonight 2-1 on the year against them. A huge factor in those wins were Carter Hart who had to make 48 saves in their last meeting to help his team get the win. Ersson isn’t Hart, if he sees that kind of volume tonight this game could get out of hand quick, and I expect it to.
Being on a back to back without Hart I think we see the Devils come out fast and start the scoring very early.
New Jersey Devils -.5 First Period (+110)
Chicago Blackhawks (+165) @ San Jose Sharks (-195)
It would appear that the Patty Kane era is over in Chicago. The trade is finally coming it seems, as Kane was pulled from the line up in tonights game, likely playing his last game in a Blackhawks uniform.
Without him I just don’t see how this team can win. They’ve been playing well lately but he was a huge factor in that. The team knew it was coming but without him in the locker room there will certainly be a huge hole left in both their talent and leadership.