NHL News and Notes Tuesday, October 28

NHL News and Notes Tuesday, October 28

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Nashville vs. Washington (-153, 5.5)

The Caps will be without Alexander Ovechkin when they host the Preds Tuesday night, which makes taking Nashville a tempting option. The star winger has returned home to Russia to visit his ailing grandfather and it’s not clear when he’ll return to the team.

But tread with caution. Nashville is the third-worst defensive team in the league with 3.88 goals against per game. The Predators also have a horrible penalty killing unit that has killed penalties at a tragic rate of 61 percent on the road this year.

Ovechkin or no Ovechkin, this Washington team can score with 3.5 goals per game. Alexander Semin ranks second in the league in points and look for him to fill the void with Ovechkin out.

Pick: Capitals


Carolina vs. Montreal (-180, 5.5)

The Habs had a five-game winning streak snapped Saturday night when the Ducks came to town and dropped an unexpected 6-4 loss on them. The score doesn’t tell the whole story for this game, though.

Anaheim goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere played a sensational game, kicking out 47 saves. He routinely frustrated Montreal on the power play and the Ducks capitalized on two extra-man attacks of their own.

The worst part for Montreal might be the six goals it allowed. The Canadiens normally take pride in their own end and they can’t be happy with Saturday’s porous effort. The most goals the Habs allowed in one game this season before facing Anaheim was three.

Carolina limps into Montreal after a pair of injuries over the weekend to center Brandon Sutter and defenseman Joni Pitkanen.

Pick: Montreal


Philadelphia vs. Atlanta (-120, 5.5)

The Flyers visit their favorite punching bag Tuesday night when they head to Atlanta. Philly has won the last 10 meetings with the Thrash including four last year.

Sooner or later you’d have to think a team gets tired of being bullied. This might be Atlanta’s chance to get some revenge. Even though the Flyers are coming off a pair of wins against the Devils, they are the second-worst defensive team in the NHL with over four goals against per game.

Sparkplug center Daniel Briere is out for up to four weeks with an abdominal injury and three Philly defensemen are also on the shelf.

Pick: Atlanta   

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Philadelphia Flyers vs. Atlanta Thrashers

Jeff Carter potted the overtime winner on Saturday as the Flyers knocked off the Devils by a final score of 3-2.

The Flyers had been listed at -110 at home in that contest, while the combined score fell UNDER the day's posted total (5.5).

Ilya Kovalchuk scored in Atlanta's 5-4 loss to the Bruins on Saturday night.

The Bruins grabbed the victory as -190 home favorites in that contest, while the combined score went OVER the night's posted total (5.5).

Current streak:
Philadelphia has won 2 straight games.
Atlanta has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 2-3-3
Atlanta: 2-4-2

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-7-1
Before playing NY Rangers are 2-8
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to NY Islanders, Thursday, October 30
Atlanta at NY Rangers, Thursday, October 30


Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals

Jordin Tootoo had the game-winning goal on Saturday night as the Predators beat the Kings by a final score of 5-4.

The Preds got the victory as -175 home favorites in that contest, while the combined score went OVER the night's posted total (5.5).

Alexander Semin had the OT winner on Saturday night as the Capitals knocked off the Stars by a final score of 6-5.

The Caps pulled out the victory as +110 road underdogs in that contest, while the combined score went OVER the night's posted total (5.5).

Team records:
Nashville: 4-4-0
Washington: 4-3-1

Nashville most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Washington most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Calgary are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 4-4-3
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nashville's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nashville's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games on the road
Nashville is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Nashville
Washington is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Washington's last 22 games at home

Next up:
Nashville home to Edmonton, Thursday, October 30
Washington at Buffalo, Saturday, November 1


Carolina Hurricanes vs. Montreal Canadiens

Chad Larose scored twice on Saturday night as the Hurricanes topped the Islanders by a final tally of 4-3.

The Hurricanes got the victory as -130 road favorites in that contest, while the combined score went OVER the night's posted total (5.5).

Alex Tanguay scored a pair of goals in Montreal's 6-4 loss to the Ducks on Saturday night.

The Ducks picked up the victory as +155 road underdogs in that contest, while the combined score went OVER the night's posted total (5.5).

Team records:
Carolina: 4-2-1
Montreal: 5-1-1

Carolina most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing NY Islanders are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Montreal most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Anaheim are 5-5-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Carolina is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Montreal
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Carolina's last 12 games when playing Montreal
Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 8 games when playing at home against Carolina
Montreal is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Carolina at St. Louis, Thursday, October 30
Montreal at Minnesota, Thursday, October 30


Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Mike Smith made 42 saves in Tampa Bay's 3-0 loss to the Sharks on Saturday night.

The Sharks rolled to the win as -135 road favorites in that contest, while the combined score fell UNDER the night's posted total (5.5).

The Maple Leafs scored a goal in each period on Saturday night as they edged the division-rival Senators by a final tally of 3-2.

The Leafs had been listed at -105 at home in that contest, while the combined score fell UNDER the night's posted total (5.5).

Current streak:
Toronto has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 1-3-3
Toronto: 3-2-3

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-6-1
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing San Jose are 7-7-1
After a loss are 3-7

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing San Jose are 3-3-2
After playing Ottawa are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Tampa Bay is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Buffalo, Thursday, October 30
Toronto at New Jersey, Wednesday, October 29


Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames

Ryan Smyth provided the shootout winner on Saturday night as the Avalanche beat the Sabres by a final score of 2-1.

The Avs pulled out the victory as -130 home favorites in that contest, while the combined score fell UNDER the night's posted total (5.5).

Jarome Iginla had a goal and two assists on Saturday night as the Flames topped the Coyotes by a final score of 4-1.

The Flames had been listed at -110 on the road in that contest, while the combined score fell UNDER the night's posted total (5.5).

Current streak:
Colorado has won 5 straight games.
Calgary has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Colorado: 5-3-0
Calgary: 4-3-1

Colorado most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 8-8-1
After playing Buffalo are 8-8-1
After a win are 8-2

Calgary most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-6-1
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing on the road against Calgary
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Colorado's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Calgary's last 8 games when playing Colorado
Calgary is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Colorado
Calgary is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado home to Columbus, Thursday, October 30
Calgary home to Boston, Thursday, October 30


Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks

Dennis Wideman's winner in overtime lifted the Bruins to a 1-0 defeat of the Oilers on Monday night.

Boston won as +125 road underdogs as the game played under the 5.5-goal total listed by sportsbooks.

Mason Raymond scored twice on Saturday night as the Canucks rolled to a 6-3 win over the Oilers.

The Canucks got the victory as -130 home favorites in that contest, while the combined score went OVER the night's posted total (5.5).

Current streak:
Boston has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 4-2-3
Vancouver: 4-4-0

Boston most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Edmonton are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Vancouver most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-2-1
Before playing San Jose are 5-5
After playing Edmonton are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Vancouver
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vancouver's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vancouver's last 6 games at home
Vancouver is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
Vancouver is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Calgary, Thursday, October 30
Vancouver at Los Angeles, Thursday, October 30


Pittsburgh Penguins vs. San Jose Sharks

Sidney Crosby scored his third goal of the year in Pittsburgh's 3-2 loss to the Rangers on Saturday night.

The Rangers pulled out the win as -135 home favorites in that contest, while the combined score fell UNDER the night's posted total (5.5).

Brian Boucher had the shutout on Saturday night as the Sharks topped the Lightning by a final score of 3-0.

The Sharks rolled to the win as -135 road favorites in that contest, while the combined score fell UNDER the night's posted total (5.5).

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 5-2-2
San Jose: 7-2-0

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing NY Rangers are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

San Jose most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 3-3-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-6-1
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 1-10-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing San Jose
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
San Jose is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
San Jose is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Phoenix, Thursday, October 30
San Jose home to Detroit, Thursday, October 30

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SCOREBOARD

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Carolina at Montreal (7:30 p.m. EDT). The Canadiens (5-1-1) and Hurricanes (4-2-1) try to build on their strong starts.

STATS

St. Louis’ Keith Tkachuk and Buffalo’s Thomas Vanek are tied for the NHL goal lead at eight, both in eight games. Tkachuk has six power-play goals. … Washington’s Alexander Semin and Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin are tied for the scoring lead with 14 points. Semin has seven goals and seven assists in eight games. Malkin has three goals and 11 assists in nine games.

STATUS

Detroit left wing Johan Franzen will be out for three to four weeks because of a sprained left knee. The Red Wings recalled left wing Ville Leino from Grand Rapids of the AHL on Sunday. … Columbus recalled goalie Dan LaCosta on an emergency basis from Syracuse of the AHL and sent down defenseman Kris Russell. … Carolina center Brandon Sutter was discharged from a New York hospital Sunday after sustaining a concussion a night earlier against the Islanders.

SCOUTING

Andre Deveaux scored a career-high three goals to help the Toronto Marlies (Maple Leafs) beat the Houston Aeros (Wild) 5-4 on Sunday night in the AHL. The 6-foot-4 Deveaux has five goals in seven games this season.

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Hot teams
-- Hurricanes are 3-2 in their first five road games. Canadiens won five of their last six games.
-- Leafs won last two games, allowing four goals, after losing previous five contests.
-- Flames won their last three games, allowing five goals. Colorado won its last five games, scoring 20 goals.
-- Bruins won last two games, allowing four goals; three of their last four road games went OT/SO.
-- Penguins won three of their last four games. Sharks won seven of their first nine games; they're 4-0 at home, outscoring foes 17-5.

Cold teams
-- Predators lost three of their four road games. Washington lost three of its last four games.
-- Thrashers lost six of their last seven games.
-- Lightning are 1-6 with three losses in OT/SO.

Series Records
-- Road team won last two Nashville-Washington games.
-- Flyers won their last ten games against the Thrashers.
-- Visiting team won last six Carolina-Montreal games.
-- Maple Leafs are 7-2 in last nine games against Tampa Bay.
-- Flames won four of last six games against Colorado.
-- Sharks won last two games against Pittsburgh, 3-2/2-1so.

Totals
-- Last five Nashville games all went over the total.
-- Under is 8-1 in last nine Atlanta-Philadelphia games.
-- Under is 6-2 in Carolina's last eight visits to Montreal.
-- Under is 6-3-2 in last eleven Tampa Bay-Toronto games.
-- Under is 5-2 in last seven Calgary-Colorado games.
-- Six of nine Boston games went over the total.
-- Under is 7-1 in last eight Pittsburgh games.

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Tips and Trends

NASHVILLE (4-4-0-0, 8 pts.) at WASHINGTON (4-3-0-1, 9 pts.) - 10/28/2008, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
NASHVILLE is 20-11 ATS (+4.0 Units) after allowing 4 goals or more over the last 2 seasons.
WASHINGTON is 85-126 ATS (+211.4 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.
 
Head-to-Head Series History
WASHINGTON is 1-0 (+1.2 Units) against the spread versus NASHVILLE over the last 3 seasons 
WASHINGTON is 1-0-0 straight up against NASHVILLE over the last 3 seasons 
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.0 Units)

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PHILADELPHIA (2-3-0-3, 7 pts.) at ATLANTA (2-4-0-2, 6 pts.) - 10/28/2008, 7:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
PHILADELPHIA is 29-50 ATS (+80.0 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
ATLANTA is 24-45 ATS (+75.1 Units) after allowing 4 goals or more over the last 3 seasons.
 
Head-to-Head Series History
PHILADELPHIA is 8-0 (+11.3 Units) against the spread versus ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons 
PHILADELPHIA is 8-0-0 straight up against ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons 
7 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+6.0 Units)
 
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CAROLINA (4-2-0-1, 9 pts.) at MONTREAL (6-1-0-1, 13 pts.) - 10/28/2008, 7:35 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.
 
Head-to-Head Series History
CAROLINA is 5-3 (+0.7 Units) against the spread versus MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons 
CAROLINA is 5-3-0 straight up against MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons 
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.4 Units)

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TAMPA BAY (1-3-0-3, 5 pts.) at TORONTO (3-2-0-3, 9 pts.) - 10/28/2008, 7:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
TAMPA BAY is 1-6 ATS (-6.5 Units) in all games this season.
TAMPA BAY is 50-104 ATS (+184.6 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 since 1996.
TAMPA BAY is 1-6 ATS (-6.5 Units) first half of the season this season.
TAMPA BAY is 16-34 ATS (-25.6 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 2 seasons.
TAMPA BAY is 9-20 ATS (-15.0 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 8-15 ATS (-11.0 Units) in home games first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
TORONTO is 12-19 ATS (-12.2 Units) in home games on Tuesday nights over the last 3 seasons.
TORONTO is 14-24 ATS (-15.4 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
TORONTO is 6-15 ATS (-15.4 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
 
Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 6-2 (+4.5 Units) against the spread versus TAMPA BAY over the last 3 seasons 
TORONTO is 6-2-0 straight up against TAMPA BAY over the last 3 seasons 
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.9 Units)

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COLORADO (5-3-0-0, 10 pts.) at CALGARY (4-3-0-1, 9 pts.) - 10/28/2008, 9:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
CALGARY is 11-15 ATS (-14.8 Units) in home games first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
 
Head-to-Head Series History
COLORADO is 10-7 (+4.2 Units) against the spread versus CALGARY over the last 3 seasons 
COLORADO is 10-7-0 straight up against CALGARY over the last 3 seasons 
10 of 17 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.6 Units)

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BOSTON (4-2-0-3, 11 pts.) at VANCOUVER (4-4-0-0, 8 pts.) - 10/28/2008, 10:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
VANCOUVER is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 2 seasons.
VANCOUVER is 42-24 ATS (+13.7 Units) after a division game over the last 3 seasons.
BOSTON is 21-17 ATS (+45.7 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 2 seasons.
 
Head-to-Head Series History
BOSTON is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against the spread versus VANCOUVER over the last 3 seasons 
BOSTON is 1-0-0 straight up against VANCOUVER over the last 3 seasons 
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.0 Units)

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PITTSBURGH (5-2-0-2, 12 pts.) at SAN JOSE (7-2-0-0, 14 pts.) - 10/28/2008, 10:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
SAN JOSE is 101-83 ATS (+196.2 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season since 1996.
PITTSBURGH is 66-45 ATS (+13.1 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) on Tuesday nights over the last 2 seasons.
PITTSBURGH is 18-5 ATS (+11.9 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 2 seasons.
SAN JOSE is 51-59 ATS (-43.1 Units) in home games when playing with 2 days rest since 1996.
 
Head-to-Head Series History
SAN JOSE is 2-0 (+2.0 Units) against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons 
SAN JOSE is 2-0-0 straight up against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons 
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.1 Units)


Nashville at Washington, 7:05 ET
Nashville: 20-11 SU after allowing 4+ goals
Washington: 78-122 SU in non-conference games

Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:05 ET
Philadelphia: 8-0 SU vs Atlanta
Atlanta: 8-16 SU at home off a road loss

Carolina at Montreal, 7:35 ET
Carolina: 4-15 SU after a win by 1 goal
Montreal: 48-28 SU when playing only their 2nd game in 5 days

Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:35 ET
Tampa Bay: 1-6 SU this season
Toronto: 4-0 against Tampa Bay at home

Colorado at Calgary, 9:35 ET
Colorado: 0-7 SU AWAY off 2+ consecutive home wins
Calgary: 18-10 SU after playing 2 consecutive road games

Boston at Vancouver, 10:05 ET
Boston: 19-13 SU after covering 2 of their last 3
Vancouver: 6-17 SU after failing to cover 3 of their last 4

Pittsburgh at San Jose, 10:35 ET
Pittsburgh: 8-1 SU off a loss by 1 goal to a division rival
San Jose: 50-54 SU at home when playing with 2 days rest


7:00 PM NASHVILLE vs. WASHINGTON
Nashville is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nashville's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Nashville

7:00 PM PHILADELPHIA vs. ATLANTA
Philadelphia is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia

7:30 PM CAROLINA vs. MONTREAL
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 9 games
Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Montreal
Montreal is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal's last 12 games when playing Carolina

7:30 PM TAMPA BAY vs. TORONTO
Tampa Bay is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

9:00 PM COLORADO vs. CALGARY
Colorado is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Calgary
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Calgary
Calgary is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Calgary is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

10:00 PM BOSTON vs. VANCOUVER
Boston is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
Vancouver is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Boston
Vancouver is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games

10:30 PM PITTSBURGH vs. SAN JOSE
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 16 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
San Jose is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

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Tuesday NHL Preview
By Ron Raymond

Nashville vs. Washington

Ron's Comment: Both teams are hovering at the .500 mark and let's not forget, the Capitals were a bad hockey team the first half of the season and now that the new head coach novelty has worn off, the Capitals have yet to really impress this season. Furthermore, Ovechkin is back in Russia attending personal issues, so no great 8 in the line up tonight for the Caps.

Prediction: Nashville 3 Washington 2


Philadelphia vs. Atlanta

Ron's Comment: Wow, talk about your trap game! Here's the thing about supporting the Philadelphia Flyers this evening vs. the 2-6 Thrashers. In fact, both teams are 2-6 SU on the season, but the Flyers have played teams with a winning record in each of their first 8 games of the season, so their strength of schedule is much tougher then Atlanta's. Furthermore, the Flyers are coming off 2 big emotional wins over the Devils, therefore, this is a huge letdown spot here for the Flyers against the lowly Thrashers. To make matters worst, Nittymaki is a perfect 9-0 vs. Atlanta while Lehtonen is 0-6 SU! My only concern for Philadelphia is their letdown factor, because they will be playing in an empty building, but they'll be facing a team who is riding a 3 game losing streak and ready for a win.

Prediction: Philadelphia 4 Atlanta 3


Carolina vs. Montreal

Ron's Comment: Montreal looked horrible Saturday night vs. the Ducks and this will be their 2nd game in 8 days, so there's a chance for another stinker performance from Carbo's guys. The Canes are 12-3-0 SU in their last 15 visits to the Bell Centre and Cam Ward is coming off an amazing performance vs. the Islanders. The Canes have won 9 straight games vs. the Habs at the Bell Centre, will it be 10 tonight? I think so?

Prediction: Carolina 3 Montreal 1


Tampa Bay vs. Toronto

Ron's Comment: The Leafs are coming off a nice home win over the Senators and this could be a letdown spot for Wilson's Leafs. However, Barry Melrose and the Lightning are in town and they have nobody on the point that can move the puck out of their zone or start the offensive rush out of their zone on a consistent basis. You can ask any hockey player, that first pass out of your zone is the key to starting some offensive chemistry. Tampa Bay are sound in nets with Smith, but without that QB on the point, the Lightning are in a hurt of problems. Plus, Toronto is 12-2-1 SU vs. the lightning at the ACC in their last 15 head to head meetings.

Prediction: Toronto 4 Tampa Bay 2


Colorado vs. Calgary

Ron's Comment: The Flames are coming off a nice road trip winning both their games in Nashville and Phoenix and are riding a 3 game winning streak. Colorado is coming off a shootout win over Buffalo and has a 5 game winning streak going. However, my database has pulled out a great trend favoring the home team tonight in this spot; when you have a home favorite playing during the month of October on 2 days rest, playing on a Tuesday and coming off a game that went under the total; the Home Team is 24-6-1 SU in this role since 1996. Remember, trends are your friend!

Prediction: Calgary 4 Colorado 2


Boston vs. Vancouver

Ron's Comment: Tim Thomas stole a win for the Bruins in Edmonton last night and with a quick jet over to Vancouver and considering the body clock for this eastern team going again full speed 24hrs later, might be a bit too much for these bruins. The Bruins are facing Luongo tonight and he owns a 10-8-3 SU record vs. the B's with 4 shutouts. The Canucks are coming off an impressive 6-3 win over Edmonton on Saturday night, a game filled with fights and high intensity, so look for a low key outing this evening. The Canucks are 8-3-2 SU as a home team vs. a Non Conference Opponent on 2 days rest and coming off a Northwest division opponent.

Prediction: Vancouver 3 Boston 2


Pittsburgh vs. San Jose

Ron's Comment: The Sharks are in a bad betting spot here vs. the Penguins, as they are coming off a week long road trip, they have the Stanley Cup Champions waiting on deck and might be at the game itself and they have to face the Eastern Conference champions from last season. The good part about the Sharks, they are content at 7-2 SU on the season, so there's really no pressure on them to win this game, but every hockey players shows up to win each night. Nabokov is 6-1 SU vs. the Penguins in his career and it looks like Dany Sabourin will get the nod tonight. The Penguins are 8-2-0 SU as a road underdog during the month of October the last 2 years. Bad spot for San Jose, play the Penguins.

Prediction: Pittsburgh 4 San Jose 3

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