Power Plays by Kevin Stott |
Tuesday, March 18
Thrashers at Flyers: Philly 3-0 in this series outscoring Atlanta, 11-3 so far. Thrashers really hitting skids (2-4-4 L10). FLYERS.
Sharks at Kings: Although Kings 3-2 in series, SJ 2-0 in LA, best in NHL on road (25-8-3) and muy caliente ahora (very hot now). SHARKS.
Wednesday, March 19
Hurricanes at Thrashers: This is a stone cold over … Games have had 8,7,9,8, and 9 goals, an average of 8.2 per game. OVER 6.
Blue Jackets at Red Wings: Even though series tied 2-2, Winged Wheels the call as they have reverted to early season form, won five of six. RED WINGS.
Thursday, March 20
Canadiens at Bruins: It’s been easy money for Montreal in this matchup, going a perfect 5-0 (25-8 goal differential) against Boston. CANADIENS. BEST BET.
Blues at Senators: Only meeting of year goes to better team… SENATORS.
Predators at Red Wings: Detroit 3-2 vs. Preds and feeling heat of SJ chasing them in West for best record. RED WINGS.
Kings at Coyotes: This has been all Phoenix with the ‘Yotes a perfect 5-0 (17-6) this season versus LA. COYOTES.
Friday, March 21
Rangers at Flyers: Blueshirts 4-1 (17-13 goals) vs. Philly and playing as well as they have all season (7-2-1 L10). RANGERS.
Ducks at Sharks: Anaheim 4-1 versus SJ, outscoring them 12-8 in the process with only last meeting (4-3 Ducks) going over the total. DUCKS, UNDER 5 ½.
Saturday, March 22
Bruins at Canadiens: Read Thursday’s capsule … Les Habs continue their domination of the B’s. CANADIENS. BEST BET.
Ducks at Coyotes: It makes no sense, but Phoenix 5-0 vs. Stanley Cup champs, all one-goal wins. Why not ride the horse in the direction he’s going? COYOTES.
Bonus picks: DALLAS STARS, DETROIT RED WINGS.
Sunday, March 23
Islanders at Flyers: Philly leads series 3-1 (13-9 goals) and face Islanders team last in East in goals (176) and in a swoon (2-9 L11). FLYERS.
Monday, March 24
Penguins at Islanders: Pens 3-1 versus Isles and homeboys scuffling (L5). PENGUINS.
Senators at Canadiens: All Ottawa in this battle of Ontario and Quebec as the Sens are 5-1 this season and have won 8 of last 9 meetings. SENATORS. BEST BET.