Crosby's squad enters annual gala as favorite

Crosby's squad enters annual gala as favorite 

Last year, the NHL All-Star Game introduced a new 3-on-3 format dividing the event into three 20-minute contests. Will this year’s reprisal prove to be just as thrilling?

The festivities in Los Angeles kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET. Online sports book Bovada.lv gives the Metropolitan Division odds of +175 to capture the mini-tournament. The Central Division (+250), Pacific Division (+300) and Atlantic Division (+375) are less favorable options.

Bet on the Action

Wayne Gretzky now serves as the bench boss on the Metro side, after original coach John Tortorella had to bow out to care for one of his dogs’ health. The Great One inherits an absolutely stacked roster, with Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin leading the way. Evgeni Malkin, however, will miss the exhibition due to injury.

While you watch today's game, check out Break Away online slot.

The league’s leading scorer, Connor McDavid, serves as the captain for the Pacific Division. He’s joined by luminaries like Jeff Carter, Joe Pavelski and Drew Doughty. The first two selections in the 2016 draft, Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine, are also preparing for their national coming-out parties.

NHL Quick Links: Free Matchup Reports | Injuries | Odds Comparison | Scoreboard | Betting Trends

Picking the Metropolitan bunch almost seems like a copout, but no other division packs nearly as much firepower. We like Crosby’s crew to outlast the Pacific corps in the final.

 

SUNDAY NHL FREE PICK: METROPOLITAN DIVISION +175

Recent NHL Discussions

How many more are like this on Wed, Mar 2021 by Surfer
Saturday Sharp Action NHL on Sat, Jan 2021 by Jimmythegreek
NHL STARS on Wed, Sep 2020 by iceman17
Chicago Blackhawks on Sat, Aug 2020 by Surfer
Loading...

NHL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Habs vs. Lightning Game 5 Prediction After failing to do so on Monday night, the Lightning will attempt to finish off the Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final, this time on their home ice when the...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Habs Game 4 Prediction The Lightning will go for a sweep of the Canadiens on Monday night in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will Montreal salvage at least one win the...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Canadiens Game 3 Prediction Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals will take place from Montreal on Friday night where the Canadiens will host the Lightning at 8:00 p.m. ET. Down 2-0 in the...
Thumbnail Canadiens vs. Lightning Game 2 Prediction The Lightning whipped the Canadines in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, while the over also cashed in the series opener. With Game 2 on deck for...
Thumbnail Canadiens vs. Lightning Game 1 Pick Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final will be held Monday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL, where the Lightning will host the Canadiens at 8:00 p.m. ET. With the...

NHL Headlines