Tuesday Stick Time: 1/30/18

We are back from All Star Weekend and have another full slate of games to get back into the swing of 5 on 5 hockey. The All-Star break also means we are more than half way through the season and the playoff picture is becoming clearer. As we push through to the end of the season, we’ll see the top teams to really start to pull away and get their playoff rosters set while others will look to sell and develop for next season. Now is a great time to look at some of the futures for the Stanley Cup.

I know I’m a homer but I really have a good feeling about the Bruins making it to the Cup (+750 to win the cup and +400 to win the East). In the West I like the Ducks as they are finally getting healthy and have been streaking, winning 5 of 7 going in to the break. They are clearly an underdog right now (+2200 to win the cup and +1100 to win the West) but we see teams with late surges carry that momentum all the way to the Cup Final. For a team that is out of the playoff picture, these are great odds and aren’t so far out that its a risk to even make the playoffs.

Puck Lines:

Islanders -1.5 (+170)

This is a very interesting line to me. Florida is starting Sateri (0-3 with a 4.6 GAA and a .880 save percentage. The Islanders are playing at home. Also, what makes me think the Islanders can win this by 2 is the fact that they are second highest ‘goals for’ in the league. Lastly, the total for this game is set at 6.5, which means Vegas is expecting a high scoring game. Combine the high goal line with the bad goaltending, and this is ripe for a big Isles win.

*Editors note: it was announced that the Isles will play 60 total games back in their old barn before their new home is built back on the Island. I would imagine a little bump in their play knowing their days at the wretched Barclays Center are numbered.

 

Pick em’:

Anaheim Ducks @ Boston Bruins

Money Line: ANA +120 | BOS -140

Totals: 5.5 (Over -105 | Under -115)

Starting Goalies: Gibson vs Khudobin

 

San Jose Sharks @ Pittsburgh Penguins

Money Line: SJS +155 | PIT -175

Totals: 5.5 (Over -110 | Under -110)

Starting Goalies: Jones vs Murray

 

Minnesota Wild @ Columbus Blue Jackets

Money Line: MIN +105 | CBJ -125

Totals: 5.5 (Over +110 | Under -130)

Starting Goalies: Dubnyk vs Bobrovsky

 

Ottawa Senators @ Carolina Hurricanes

Money Line: OTT +150 | CAR -170

Totals: 5.5 (Over -105 | Under -115)

Starting Goalies: Anderson vs Ward

 

New Jersey Devils @ Buffalo Sabres

Money Line: NJD -110 | BUF -110

Totals: 5.5 (Over +110 | Under -130)

Starting Goalies: Kinkaid vs Lehner

 

Florida Panthers @ New York Islanders

Money Line: FLA +145 | NYI -165

Totals: 6.5 (Over -110 | Under -110)

Starting Goalies: Sateri vs Halak

 

Chicago Blackhawks @ Nashville Predators

Money Line: CHI +150 | NAS -170

Totals: 5.5 (Over -125 | Under +105)

Starting Goalies: Forsberg vs Saros

 

Montreal Canadiens @ St. Louis Blues

Money Line: MON +160 | STL -180

Totals: 5.5 (Over +110 | Under -130)

Starting Goalies: Price vs Hutton

 

Tampa Bay Lightning @ Winnipeg Jets

Money Line: TBL -115 | WPG -105

Totals: 5.5 (Over +110 | Under -130)

Starting Goalies: Domingue vs Hutchinson

 

Los Angeles Kings @ Dallas Stars

Money Line: LAK +165 | DAL -190

Totals :5.5 (Over +110 | Under -130)

Starting Goalies: Kuemper  vs Bishop

 

Vegas Golden Knights @ Calgary Flames

Money Line: VEG -105 | CAL -115

Totals: 5.5 (Over -115 | Under -105)

Starting Goalies: Fleury vs Smith

 

Colorado Avalanche @ Vancouver Canucks

Money Line: COL -110 | VAN -110

Totals: 5.5 (Over -110 | Under -110)

Starting Goalies: Bernier vs Markstorm

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