2 for Tuesday - 12-30-2008

Dec 30, 2008 4:59 PM

2 FOR TUESDAY Richard Saber...last wk: 1-1. ’08: 84-45 (65.1%)

CHICAGO at DETROIT (NHL)

The Hawks skake into Detroit on a nine-game winning streak, while the host Red Wings have dropped their last two. I hate to go against the hot team, but I will. RED WINGS.

BOSTON at PITTSBURGH (NHL)

Here we go again. The Bruins hit Pittsburgh on an eight-game winning streak. But these are the Penguins, the Stanley Cup runnerup to Detroit last year and happy Sidney Crosby ended his goal draught. PENGUINS....Bonus: Edmonton Oilers.

2 FOR TUESDAY Mark Mayer... last wk: 1-0-1. ’08: 75-56 (57.3%)

NEW JERSEY at ST. LOUIS (NHL)

The Devils have won their last two road games and allowed two goals or less in five straight starts. St. Louis is 2-8 in the last 10 and held to three goals or less in six of its last seven. DEVILS.

LA CLIPPERS at SACRAMENTO (NBA)

As bad as it gets. The Clips have lost their last three by 22, 22 and 34. The host Kings have dropped six straight, including a 108-63 debacle to Boston. If there’s any pride in Maloof’s bunch, they bounce back. KINGS....Bonus: Indiana Pacers.