Power Plays by Kevin Stott
Tuesday, March 4
Devils at Maple Leafs: Where’s Felix Potvin when you need him? NJ has beaten Toronto twice, 3-2, is hot (6-2-2 L10) and has a better goalie in Brodeur (2.17 GAA). Hope you guessed his name… DEVILS.
Kings at Blues: Legace has dethroned Kings (10-2-1, 2.54 GAA) although LA painted Manny, Blues black at Staples in last meeting (5-1). BLUES.
Wednesday, March 5
Hurricanes at Thrashers: Two combined for eight goals (5-3) on 2/22 with scoreless first period and just one PP goal. Imagine an early goal and two PP scores! OVER 6.
Ducks at Blackhawks: Still proving to be mighty, Ducks 3-0 (13-7) vs. upstart Chicago and may even hijack United Center’s Zamboni if in a foul mood. DUCKS.
Thursday, March 6
Lightning at Flyers: Lightning improving on road and lead series 2-1 winning only skate in the City of Brotherly Love. Flyers free falling so bark with this electric dog. LIGHTNING.
Preds at Canucks: ‘Ville and Preds’ Excellent Canadian vacation continues with a setback in British Columbia. CANUCKS.
Friday, March 7
Lightning at Devils: NJ catches TB in second night of road back-to-backer. Devils iced the ‘Ning in lone game in Newark. DEVILS.
Sharks at Blackhawks: This series is dominated by SJ, 10-0-1 in the last 11 meetings including three one-goal W’s this season. SHARKS. (BEST BET)
Saturday, March 8
Canadiens at Kings: Canadiens have fourth-most road wins (19) in NHL and giving max effort on ice lately. CANADIENS.
Devils at Leafs: See opening capsule. Rinse. Repeat. DEVILS.
Sunday, March 9
Sharks at Wild: When a great road team (20-8-2) collides with a great home team (17-14-4), goals are scarce. UNDER 5.
Canadiens at Ducks: Unday, Bloody Unday … Les Habs lace up for second road BTB and may be tired, but will give Ducks a battle royale in Disneyland. UNDER 5½.
Monday, March 10
Blues at Flames: Blues bad on road (10-14-5). Flames (6-3-1 L10). Expect a low-scoring affair.FLAMES.
Canucks at Kings: Surprise! LA 3-0 vs. Canucks (12-7 goals) and a live home dog here. KINGS.