Buffalo Sabres(6-13-4) vs Montreal Canadiens(8-12-3)
Buffalo is coming off a loss to Minnesota Wednesday night, and Montreal gets Carey Price back after being on the IR for several weeks. The Canadiens are coming into this night on a five-game losing streak, as Buffalo has not been great either. The good sign for Buffalo is that Jack Eichel is finally getting back into a rhythm with 3 goals, 2 assists in his last fourteen days. The Canadiens continue to see slow offensive production as the Sabres struggle to see offensive depth scoring. Other good news is that Rasmus Ristolanen is back off the IR and had two assists in his first game back. Canadiens at home has to be a win, plus with Carey Price back he needs to come back with a chip on his shoulder. I like Montreal. No lines out yet, but either way this game will be a push I think, maybe take the under that’ll be around 5.5. Montreal with the under.
New York Islanders(13-7-2) vs Ottawa Senators(8-7-6)
The Islanders are red hot right now and the Senators are cold as can be, after getting lit up for five goals last night and the Islanders coming off a massive come back win in overtime. The Islanders are flying high and their offense seems to be a sure four plus a night. The Senators are in a rut right now and their offensive success has been slow to come by during this skid. In the last five games, they have scored 7 goals and have dropped five of their last five games. While the Islanders have scored 22 goals in their last five games and have won four of their last five. Plus with Ottawa home, the Islanders may be the underdogs tonight, if so slam that game. Islanders easily tonight.
Vegas Golden Knights(14-6-1) vs Arizona Coyotes(6-16-3)
The Coyotes have picked up a win in four of their last five games! They welcome the red-hot Golden Knights but this Vegas team is cold on the road, good at home but have not seen success on the road. Arizona has some confidence going and even without Antti Raanta. This one is tough because Vegas looks to be the better team but Arizona is hot right now and home. Vegas could easily take this one on the road so don’t think as Arizona to be a sure-fire win tonight. If the Golden Knights are dogs, then yes go Vegas. Vegas for the win.
New Jersey Devils(13-5-4) vs Detroit Red Wings(10-9-4)
The Red Wings are coming off a tough overtime loss, where Jimmy Howard stood on his head, luckily the Red Wings got a point out of the night and get ready for a home game vs the Metropolitan leading Devils. The Devils are looking to be a deep team right now who are getting the solid goaltending they have needed. I would have to assume that the Devils may be the underdogs tonight due to Detroit being home but Detroit has been terrible at home this season losing six of their ten home games. The Devils have won seven of their eleven away games. If the Devils are dogs take them tonight for sure. Devils win on the road.
Minnesota Wild(11-8-3) vs St. Louis Blues(16-6-1)
The Blues are coming off a tough loss getting shutout 2-0 to the Predators, they won’t happen again tonight. But this will be a tight game, two central division teams, some divisional play always leaves for a great game. This is the first of four meetings between the two. We will probably see Jake Allen in net and Devan Dubynk for Minnesota if I had to assume this game’s over will probably hit and the Blues will come out with a win here tonight. At the same time, I could see this being a 2-1 game. Not too sure on the over/under, stay away but go Blues for the win.
Other games on tonight
Capitals vs Leafs: No idea.
Blackhawks vs Panthers: Would not be surprised to see Panthers take this one.
Lightning vs Penguins: Lightning drop two straight? Penguins drop four straight? Yeah, I’ll pass on this game.
Jets vs Sharks: Jets, riding high with them.
Flames vs Avalanche: The Av’s have been surprising this year, don’t look past them.
Ducks vs Kings: Ducks never disappoint and the Kings are ICE COLD.