Saturday's Opening NHL Lines

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(The Spread) – Saturday offers a full slate of NHL action, including a matchup between “The Original Six.”

The marquee matchup of the day will take place at Joe Lewis Arena as the Detroit Red Wings (27-15-1) host the Chicago Blackhawks (26-13-5) at 12:30PM ET on NBC. The Hawks are 5-0 in their last five trips to Detroit and 5-2 in their last seven games overall versus the Red Wings. The under is also 7-2 in the last nine meetings between these two teams and 6-2 in the last eight meetings in Detroit. The Wings opened as –150 money line favorites over the Hawks, who are +130 on the ML.

At 3:00PM ET the Dallas Stars (24-17-1) will host the Colorado Avalanche (23-20-2) on the NHL Network. The Aves are just 3-8 in their last 11 trips to Dallas and 1-4 in their last five games overall versus the Stars. The over is 20-8-1 in the last 29 meetings between these two teams in Dallas but the under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings overall. The Stars opened as –150 money line favorites while the Aves are currently sitting at +130 on the ML.

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In the late game on the NHL Network the Toronto Maple Leafs (22-15-5) will host the New York Rangers (27-10-4) at 7:00PM ET. The under is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Toronto but according to latest NHL trends the over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall. The road team is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and the Rangers are 5-1 in their last six road games. New York opened as a –130 money line favorite while Toronto is currently sitting as a +110 money line underdog.

There’s a solid matchup in Nashville tonight between the Predators (+100) and Flyers, who have opened as –120 money line favorites. The home team is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams while the under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings overall.

For a complete list of opening lines for all of today’s NHL games, see below.

2012 NHL Opening Lines & Totals for Saturday, January 14

51 Chicago Blackhawks +130 (5.5)

52 Detroit Red Wings –150

53 Colorado Avalanche +130 (5.5)

54 Dallas Stars –150

55 New Jersey Devils –105 (5.5)

56 Winnipeg –115

57 Boston Bruins –225 (5.5)

58 Carolina Hurricanes +185

59 New York Rangers –130 (5.5)

60 Toronto Maple Leafs +110

61 Ottawa Senators +100 (5.5)

62 Montreal Canadians –120

63 Buffalo Sabres +110 (5.5)

64 New York Islanders –130

65 San Jose Sharks –200 (5.5)

66 Columbus Blue Jackets +170

67 Minnesota Wild +170 (5)

68 St. Louis Blues –200

69 Philadelphia Flyers –120 (5.5)

70 Nashville Predators +100

71 Los Angeles Kings N/A

72 Calgary Flames N/A

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