NHL Weekend Picks: Jan 10 - Jan 12

NHL Weekend Picks: Jan 10 - Jan 12

Tampa Bay continues to storm the league, going 9-1-0 in their last ten games. Though they still trail the Capitals for the top-spot in the league.

The misery continues for Claude Julien’s Canadiens, who are now on an 8-game losing skid. There are lots of great games to choose from this weekend, so we’ve picked some of the best matchups including the Saturday night game between the Bruins and Islanders.

Who will take the points at the Barclays Center?

 

Pittsburgh Penguins (3.15) @ Colorado Avalanche (1.97)

The Penguins travel to the Pepsi Center, Denver for an Eastern vs Western Conference game against the Colorado Avalanche. The Penguins are playing well and sit 7th in the NHL power rankings.

Pittsburgh has been playing well as a team and are now sitting third in the Metropolitan Division, sitting 26-12-5 outright.

The Penguins beat the Golden Knights in their last game, ending 4-3 with Evgeni Malkin picking up a goal. Malkin has been excellent this season, with 12 goals and 28 assists for the season.

The homeside enter this one looking to avoid a 3-game losing streak in this one, picking up losses to both New York teams in the Rangers and Islanders.

Colorado has dropped off a bit over the last couple of weeks. They stand at 3-6-1 overall for the season. The NHL betting odds clearly favour a Colorado win, due to the fact they still have an excellent roster and are quite capable of beating anyone.

Take Colorado Avalanche to win.

Colorado Avalanche To beat Pittsburgh Penguins
1.97
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Boston Bruins (2.31) @ New York Islanders (2.71)

Both teams come into this one looking to record a third consecutive win. The Islanders, who are 27-12-3 outright, took a narrow 1-0 shutout win over the Avalanche and a 4-3 OT win over a struggling Devils team.

Anders Lee grabbed another goal against the Devils, taking him to 13 goals and 12 assists for the season. Leading scorer Mathew Barzal (16 goals, 19 assists) set one up again, giving a decent overall performance.

The Bruins really turned up in their last two games, beating the Predators (6-2) and Jets (5-4). They go 26-8-11 for the season overall. However, prior to the wins over the Jets and Preds, the Bruins lost their previous three.

But the Bruins have Pastrnak firing on all cylinders. He’s put up 4 goals in his past 2 games, going 35 goals and 30 assists for the season overall.

This game is our NHL free pick of the games this weekend, these two teams have been playing well over the past couple of games and are in great standing in their respective divisions.

Expect the Boston Bruins to win here.

Boston Bruins To beat New York Islanders
2.31
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Toronto Maples Leafs (2.15) @ Florida Panthers (2.44)

We have an Atlantic Division match for our Sunday night hockey game, as the Toronto Maple Leafs make the long journey down to the Sunshine State.

The Maple Leafs, who are 24-15-6 outright, enter this one looking to snap three-game losing streak. They lost out to the Oilers and Jets, 6-4 and 4-3 respectively.

Toronto’s starman Auston Matthews continues to lead the line. He scored 3 in the last two losses and has 31 goals and 23 assists for the season.

The Panthers enter this one after beating the Canucks 5-2 at home. They go 23-16-5 for the season outright, going 6-4 in their last 10, including wins over the Sens, Stars and Hurricanes.

Evgenii Dadonov (19 goals, 16 assists), Noel Acciari and Mike Hoffman (16 goals, 17 assists) added to their tally for the season against the Canucks, with Acciari getting two bringing him to 17 goals and 3 assists for the season.

Although they have had it rough in their last couple of games, the Maple Leafs go 7-1-2 in their last ten and we fancy them to perform turn up on Sunday.

Expect the Maple Leafs to win on the road.

Toronto Maple Leafs To beat Florida Panthers
2.15
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