NHL: Daily Picks
Time continues to fly as we’re already almost a month into the NHL season. A little over half of the league is in action tonight with 18 clubs taking the ice. Lets take a look!
1) Dallas Stars at Boston Bruins
Predicted Winner: Stars
After being shocked by the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night, the Stars will quickly put that behind them and take care of the red hot Bruins.
2) New Jersey Devils at New York Islanders
Predicted Winner: Devils
The Devils will improve to 5-1-0 on the road. For the Islanders captain John Tavares is expected to miss his 3rd straight game due to illness.
3) Washington Capitals at New York Rangers
Predicted Winner: Capitals
The Caps will stay perfect on the road as they’ll go into Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night and come away with a victory. This has all the makings to be a fantastic matchup between these two Metropolitan Division powerhouses.
4) Ottawa Senators at Montréal Canadiens
Predicted Winner: Senators
The Habs will suffer their first loss on home ice as the Senators will return the favor to the Habs after falling on home ice to Montréal Oct. 11th. Goaltender Mike Condon is expected to make his 3rd straight start for the Habs who have been without star goaltender Carey Price this week due to a lower-body injury. The Senators will be without leading scorer Mark Stone who will be serving the first game of a two-game suspension for his illegal hit to the head of Detroit Red Wings forward Landon Ferraro.
5) Tampa Bay Lighting at Detroit Red Wings
Predicted Winner: Lightning
Lighting star center Tyler Johnson finally scored his first goal of the season Sunday and he’ll continue to break out of his slump Tuesday night against the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. Both of these clubs are off to disappointing starts.
6) Los Angeles Kings at St. Louis Blues
Predicted Winner: Kings
After seeing their seven game winning streak come to a close Monday night at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks, the Kings will begin a new streak Tuesday night in St. Louis against the banged up Blues. Jonas Enroth is expected to get the start in net for the Kings. Goaltender Jake Allen has been playing great for the Blues and star forward Vladimir Tarasenko will return to the lineup after missing one game due to injury. These Western Conference rivals always have epic games when they matchup.
7) Calgary Flames at Colorado Avalanche
Predicted Winner: Avalanche
Both these clubs have been disappointing to start the season. The Flames will go with Kari Ramo in net after re-calling him from their American Hockey League affiliate in Stockton due to Jonas Hiller’s injury. For the Avalanche they have lost five of their last six games however they have been showing signs of improved play.
8) Philadelphia Flyers at Edmonton Oilers
Predicted Winner: Oilers
The Flyers are struggling to score goals and are (0-3-1) in their last 4 games. October rookie of the month Connor McDavid has 12 points in 12 games on the season. The Oilers are only (2-4-0) on home ice thus far but they’ll come out on top Tuesday night.
9) Columbus Blue Jackets at San Jose Sharks
Predicted Winner: Blue Jackets
The Blues Jackets have been showing signs of life under new head coach John Tortorella. The club begins it’s three-game California road trip in San Jose and are likely to go with struggling netminder Sergei Bobrovsky in net. This would be a huge confidence builder for Bobrovsky if he can be on his game against a talented Sharks team. The Sharks have cooled off after a quick start to the season. Goaltender Martin Jones has been fantastic and while the HP Pavilion is one of the toughest buildings for road clubs to play in, the Sharks are only (2-2-0) in their first four home games of the young season.