We are back today with two more NHL Picks after last nights two winning bets! Now we are focusing on a Central Division clash and an Eastern Conference match up to make us some more money!
Minnesota Wild @ Dallas Stars - (-114)
The Minnesota Wild travel to Dallas to face the Stars tonight in what will be a win for the away team. First off, comparing these two teams you will always need to start on the defensive side of the ice. Minnesota is tied for second in the NHL in goals against (106 goals) with a goal differential of +46. The Stars, have conceded 151 goals this season as they are 26th in the NHL and due to their stars not scoring as much as many believed they would, they have an awful differential in -22. A big question mark for the Stars is will Tyler Seguin play tonight which would be awful to cope with since they are already without Radek Faksa. The Stars also are just terrible in net this season as their rumored starting goalie for tonight is Antti Niemi who has a GAA of 3.16 and a save percentage of .902. This is pretty much the opposite of Devan Dubnyk as the Wild goalie has a GAA of 1.91, .935 save percentage and five shutouts. I don’t think defensively the Stars are good enough to win this game even at home which is why I am going with a 3-1 Wild win.
Washington Capitals @ Ottawa Senators - (-143)
The Washington Capitals are coming off a huge 6-1 win last night against the Carolina Hurricanes as we saw a lot more secondary scoring from the Caps. Now they go up to Canada and face the Senators. I usually have a rule where I would stay away from teams who play their backup goalie, but the Caps are one of the only exceptions to this rule. Their goalie was confirmed as Philipp Grubauer in this game who is quietly having a great season as he is 9-1-2, with a 2.05 GAA and two shutouts. The Senators are rumored to put Mike Condon in goal tonight who has been inconsistent at times this season. Condon has a record of 12-7-4 with a GAA of 2.48 with three shutouts. Condon though, doesn’t have good career stats against the Caps as in five starts he is 1-4 with a GAA of 2.45 with zero shutouts. With how good the Capitals defense has looked this season (1st in GA this season and third on the penalty kill) they will win this game as they are better in every aspect on the ice. 4-1 Capitals.
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