Ducks vs Golden Knights Free Pick February 19, 2018

The Vegas Golden Knights enter this game on a three-game winning streak, and they’re a NHL-best 22-4-2 at home, outscoring the opposition 103-64. Vegas also sits atop the NHL overall with 82 points, but the team has no intention of taking the foot off the gas pedal if you ask defenseman Brad Hunt. “We want …

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 …