Hockey Today - Jan. 23

Hockey Today - Jan. 23

Wednesday's NHL Card
By Judd Hall

Wednesday is a light night as hockey is concerned, with just three games on the slate. One of the games could be a preview of the Western Conference Final, while another match showcases the hottest team in the NHL.

There’s plenty for us to cover, so let’s get to it.

Washington at Toronto


The Capitals are on top of the world right now, winning eight of their last 10 games. This stretch includes three solid victories over the Senators and a 6-5 shoot out win at Pittsburgh on Jan. 21. Even more impressive is the Caps have scored five goals in six of those contests, helping you understand why the ‘over’ went 7-2-1.

Toronto seems to always be in a state of flux, dropping five of their last eight tilts. Now comes word that general manager John Ferguson was let go in what looks to be the first of many moves in the front office. Ferguson’s death knell was a 3-2 defeat in New Jersey on Jan. 20. The ‘under’ has gone 4-2-2 in the Leafs’ last eight matches.

The Leafs are solid this year coming off of a loss and a couple of days rest, going 4-1-4 this season. Meanwhile, Washington is 12-8-3 when playing after one day off with the ‘over’ going 13-8.

Detroit at Anaheim

The Red Wings didn’t take long to get over their slump, winning two straight matches before taking on the Kings in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Detroit has seen the ‘over’ post a 3-1-1 mark in its past five contests.

Anaheim has been on a nice tear recently, winning six of its previous seven meetings. And the scores have been high, watching the ‘over’ go 5-2 during this recent span. The Ducks lost their last game on Jan. 20 in a 5-2 decision at Dallas.

Anaheim is 2-1-1 when following up a loss on two days rest. Meanwhile, Detroit is 3-2-2 when playing on back to back nights.

St. Louis at Vancouver

St. Louis has been singing the Blues recently after falling in five consecutive games. The culmination of the down swing has been a home-and-home sweep to the Predators, with the last game being a 6-3 defeat on Jan. 21. The Blues have seen the ‘over’ hit in their last fixtures.

The Canucks haven’t been much better, losing six of their last seven tilts, while seeing the ‘over’ go 4-1-2. Vancouver is averaging just two goals per game right now and that won’t cut it, no matter who you’re playing in the NHL.

Vancouver has won its last two meetings with the Blues. However, St. Louis still wins the recent series with a 6-1-3 mark, watching the ‘under’ go 7-2-1.

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Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

- The Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Air Canada Centre.

Alexander Ovechkin scored twice and added an assist Monday, as the Capitals rallied for a 6-5 win over the Penguins. The Capitals won the game as +120 underdogs, while the combined score sailed OVER the posted over/under(5.5).

Viktor Kozlov had two goals and Tomas Fleischmann added the other marker in regulation.

The Maple Leafs lost to New Jersey 3-2 as a +190 underdog last time out. The five goals scored caused this game to be a PUSH on the posted over/under total (5).

Darcy Tucker and Pavel Kubina scored for Toronto and Andrew Raycroft stopped 29-of-32 shots in the loss.

Current streak:
Washington has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Washington: 22-21-5
Toronto: 19-22-8

Washington most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Calgary are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing San Jose are 3-3-2
After playing New Jersey are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Toronto is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Toronto at Washington, Thursday, January 24

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Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks

- The Detroit Red Wings and the Anaheim Ducks will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Honda Center.

Chris Osgood kicked out 27 shots to lead the Red Wings to a 3-0 shutout of the Kings last time out, as -200 favorites. The three goals were UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).

Tomas Holmstrom, Mikael Samuelsson and Johan Franzen scored for the Red Wings.

The Ducks lost to Dallas 5-2 as a -120 favorite last time out. The seven goals scored went OVER the posted over/under total (5).

Ryan Getzlaf and Mathieu Schneider each scored for Anaheim, while Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 22-of-26 shots in the loss.

Current streak:
Detroit has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Detroit: 36-10-4
Anaheim: 27-18-6

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-6-1
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Anaheim most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Los Angeles are 8-2
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Detroit is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Anaheim
Detroit is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
Anaheim is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Anaheim is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Anaheim is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit
Anaheim is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit

Next up:
Detroit home to Phoenix, Wednesday, January 30
Anaheim at Los Angeles, Thursday, January 24

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St. Louis Blues vs. Vancouver Canucks

- The St. Louis Blues and the Vancouver Canucks will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at General Motors Place.

The Blues were doubled 6-3 by the Predators on Monday as a +125 road underdog. The nine goals sailed OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Brad Boyes, Dan Hinote and Keith Tkachuk scored for the Blues.

The Canucks were doubled 4-2 by the Wild last time out, as -145 favorites at home. The six goals made it OVER the posted over/under (5).

Alex Burrows and Taylor Pyatt scored for the Canucks, while Roberto Luongo stopped 22 shots in the loss.

Current streak:
St. Louis has lost 5 straight games.
Vancouver has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 22-18-6
Vancouver: 25-19-5

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-4-1
After playing Nashville are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Vancouver most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing San Jose are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 11 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Vancouver
Vancouver is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Vancouver is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Vancouver's last 11 games when playing St. Louis
Vancouver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at San Jose, Thursday, January 24
Vancouver home to Dallas, Tuesday, January 29

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Penguins rookie Kennedy out with mononucleosis
January 23, 2008

PITTSBURGH (AP) -Penguins rookie forward Tyler Kennedy is out indefinitely with mononucleosis and will miss Saturday's NHL YoungStars game in Atlanta.

Kennedy is the second Penguins player to be forced out of the All-Star weekend. Sidney Crosby, the leading vote-getter in the All-Star balloting, won't play for six to eight weeks because of a high ankle sprain.

Kennedy has missed the Penguins' last two games because of the illness. He has eight goals and four assists in 31 games and leads NHL rookies with four game-winning goals.

The Penguins are also without forward Gary Roberts (broken leg), goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (high ankle sprain) and defenseman Mark Eaton (knee). No return date for any of the injured players has been set.

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