Oilers vs Coyotes Free Pick February 17, 2018

The Edmonton Oilers will visit the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Saturday, and I think there’s plenty of reasons to expect a high-scoring contest. Arizona has won four of its last five, scoring 20 goals in the process and the over is 6-1 in Coyotes last seven overall. Even better, they’re coming off …

Flames vs Blackhawks Free Pick February 6, 2018

The Calgary Flames snapped a six-game skid with a 4-3 OT win against Chicago home in the Saddledome on Saturday. Extremely disappointing for the Hawks as they held a 3-2 lead entering the third period, and I think the hosts will claim revenge when the teams clash at United Center tonight. The home team is …

Lightning vs Oilers Free Pick February 5, 2018

This contest will mark the end of a five-game homestand for the Edmonton Oilers and the finale of an eight-game road trip for the Tampa Bay Lightning, and I expect to see fireworks at Rogers Place Monday night. The visitors are 5-2-0 on the trip and they’ve had little trouble to find the net, scoring …

Stars vs Blue Jackets Free Pick January 18, 2017

The Columbus Blue Jackets are just 3-6 in their last nine games and coming off back-to-back defeats, the most recent an embarrassing 5-2 loss to the lowly Vancouver Canucks Friday night. I expect the Jackets to come out angry and motivated for this clash with the Dallas Stars Thursday night. Note that Columbus is 7-0 …

Flyers vs. Devils Free Pick January 13, 2017

The New Jersey Devils need a win, and they need it bad following five straight defeats. Each of the last four were on the road though, and they’ve been solid at home all season and 6-1 in their last seven games home in Prudential Center. Both teams are coming off their league-mandated five-day break in …

Kings vs. Flames Free Pick January 4, 2018

The Los Angeles Kings are coming off triumphs at Vancouver and Edmonton, and I think they’ll come out of their three-game trek through Western Canada with a perfect record after visiting the Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome Thursday night. Calgary snapped a three-game skid with a 4-3 OT win against Chicago on New Year’s Eve, but …

Bruins vs. Senators Free Pick December 30, 2017

I think we’re getting great value on the Ottawa Senators as a home dog when they host the Boston Bruins Saturday night. Boston had won five straight before taking a 4-3 shootout loss at Washington on Thursday. The Bruins could find it tough to muster the energy to bounce back on the road here with …

Flyers vs. Panthers Free Pick December 28, 2017

The under is 14-6-1 in the last 21 head-to-head meetings between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Florida Panthers, and I expect another low-scoring affair when they clash at BB&T Center Thursday night. Florida is coming off a 1-0 triumph over Ottawa. Under is 9-2 in Panthers last 11 after scoring two goals or less in …

Blue Jackets vs. Penguins Free Pick December 21, 2017

The Pittsburgh Penguins have won only one of their last five games, but I think they’ll get back on track here in the opener of a three-game homestand. “We need to find a way to put some wins together,” Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby told reporters. “You look at the division, how tight things are, these …

Jets vs. Predators Free Pick December 19, 2017

The Nashville Predators are one of the hottest teams in the league right now, and they look like a solid favorite when they host the Winnipeg Jets Tuesday night. Nashville is coming off a perfect three-game sweep through Western Canada, winning at Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary while outscoring its opponents by a combined 13-1. Netminder …