Category Archives: NHL

Sabres vs Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres :

NHL Hockey: Monday, April 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)

live Streaming

The Sabres haven’t had much to play for over the last two months or so as they prepare for another long offseason and important entry draft but they have been playing much better of late and have put up some excellent efforts against the Maple Leafs this season. Buffalo snapped Toronto’s lengthy winning streak at the ACC a couple weeks back and they will be out for an encore here as the Buds try to improve their position in the Atlantic division and with Robin Lehner getting the nod here against Curtis McElhinney they could very well pull it off. Buffalo comes into tonight’s game with a 3-10 mark in their last 13 games playing on one day’s rest and are a miserable 4-13 in their last 21 games in Toronto so they are going to have to put forth a strong effort to turn the tide against the Leafs in this spot.

The Maple Leafs meanwhile have had another strong season and are going back to the Eastern Conference playoffs and while they are likely slated into the third seed in the Atlantic division there is still an outside shot they can catch the Lightning for second place. Toronto has one of the league’s best records on home ice with a 27-10-2 but they are coming off a loss at the ACC against a very good Winnipeg Jets side and will be looking for a chance to redeem themselves with just three games left in the regular season.

The Sabres are 1-4 in their last five after allowing five or more goals in their previous game and are 14-37 in their last 51 games following a win while the Leafs are 19-7 in their last 26 home games and are 13-4 in their last 17 games at home against the Sabres. Toronto is going to the playoffs and Buffalo is in the mix for the top draft pick and while the Sabres are coming off a huge win against the Preds I see them reverting back to reality in this spot.

The Maple Leafs look to avoid a losing streak after being defeated in their last game. The Toronto Maple Leafs played against the Winnipeg Jets in their last game and lost by two at home, 3-1. In 58 minutes Curtis McElhinney collected 26 saves on 29 shot attempts, an 89.7% save percentage. He had 3 power play saves, 1 shorthanded save and 22 even saves. Patrick Marleau had one goal on three shots in 18:13 minutes.

Toronto ranks #3 in the Atlantic division, #4 in the Eastern conference and #7 in the NHL, with 101 points on the season. The Maple Leafs rank well in face-offs taken (#1), win percentage when scoring first (#2) and power play percentage (#3). The team needs work on power play opportunities (#29), shots allowed (#28) and win percentage when opponent scores first (#21).

Penguins vs Capitals | NHL ICE HOCKEY Games 2018

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals :

NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm (PPG Paints Arena)

live Streaming

Click Here To Watch Penguins vs Capitals Live

The Washington Capitals look for a big road victory after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 45 goals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has 52 assists and John Carlson has 224 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 148 goals on 1,586 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has allowed 68 goals on 887 shots. The Washington Capitals have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 14 games.

The Pittsburgh Penguins look for another victory after winning nine of their last 14 games. The Pittsburgh Penguins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 25.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Evgeni Malkin leads Pittsburgh with 42 goals, Sidney Crosby has 57 assists and Phil Kessel has 251 shots on goal. Defensively, the Pittsburgh Penguins are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Matt Murray has given up 124 goals on 1,333 shots faced and Tristan Jarry has allowed 63 goals on 687 shots. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed three or less goals in five of their last 10 games.

The Capitals are 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games, 8-2 in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-1 in their last 6 road games. The Penguins are 9-2 in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest, 62-20 in their last 82 home games and 39-19 in their last 58 Sunday games. The Capitals are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Pittsburgh and the over is 5-2-4 in the last 11 meetings in Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have won six of the last 10 meetings against the Washington Capitals, which includes a 7-4 victory the last time these two met a little over a month ago. The Capitals also have little to no success winning in Pittsburgh, and it doesn’t help the Penguins remain one of the best home teams in the league. In a battle between two of the better teams in the East and both playing well, I’m siding with the home team based on the trends.

Lightning vs Predators | NHL ICE HOCKEY

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Nashville Predators  :

NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Amalie Arena)

live Streaming

Click Here To Watch Lightning vs Predators Live

The Nashville Predators might have snuck in to the postseason a year ago but the team is closing in on the Central title and are not sneaking up on anybody. Nashville defeated San Jose 5-3 on Thursday where Logan Couture, Brenden Dillon and Mikkel Boedker scored for the Sharks and Martin Jones allowed four goals on 31 shots.

The balanced Predators saw Kyle Turris, Viktor Arvidsson, Craig Smith, Ryan Ellis and Nick Bonino all reach the scoring column. Filip Forsberg gave Nashville three assists and Juuse Saros made an impressive 39 saves to get the victory.

The Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t been themselves the past few weeks as the team tries to wrap up the Atlantic crown. Tampa Bay comes in off of a 7-3 rout of the Rangers where Brady Skjel, Filip Chytil and Chris Kreider scored for New York and Ondrej Pavelec allowed six goals on 49 shots.

Cedric Paquette and Brayden Point topped the Lightning with a pair of goals each while Alex Killhorn, JT Miller and Dan Girardi joined the scoring spree. Three players gave Tampa Bay two assists each and Louis Dominigue recorded 28 sops to get the win.

Predators are 7-1 in their last 8 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation and over is 5-1 in Predators last 6 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation and Predators are 9-2 in their last 11 road games. Lightning are 7-0 in their last 7 Sunday games and over is 13-3 in Lightning last 16 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation and Lightning are 17-4 in their last 21 vs. Central. Over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay and over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings and Predators are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.

NHL Live Stream | Free ICE HOCKEY Games 2018

A chance to clinch their first Central Division title exists tonight for the Nashville Predators as they try for another perfect homestand with the Buffalo Sabres in town. The Preds beat former Assistant Coach Phil Housley and the Sabres by a 4-0 final back on March 19.

Click Here To Watch NHL Live Free

live Streaming

Wins over Minnesota and San Jose have already come this week, with the Preds reaching 111 points in the standings, the highest single-season total in franchise history. Now, the Predators have a chance to win the Central Division this evening, needing a regulation loss from Winnipeg in Toronto, along with a victory tonight over the Sabres.

Eeli Tolvanen, who arrived in Nashville on Thursday and signed a three-year, entry-level contract, will make his NHL debut tonight.

Juuse Saros made 39 saves and five different Preds found the back of the net in a 5-3 victory against the Sharks at Bridgestone Arena. Kyle Turris, Viktor Arvidsson, Craig Smith, Ryan Ellis and Nick Bonino all tallied for Nashville as the Predators won their second straight after going winless in their previous three outings.

Arvidsson leads the club with 29 goals and 60 points, followed by Filip Forsberg with 58 points and P.K. Subban with 55. Kevin Fiala has 23 goals on the season, Smith has 22 and Forsberg has 21 markers.

The Buffalo Sabres converted on the power play four different times and Sam Reinhart recorded a hat trick as the Nashville Predators fell, 7-4, to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena.

The loss ends Nashville’s two-game winning streak, and coupled with other action in the League on Saturday, the Predators will have to wait for their potential Central Division and conference-clinching scenarios.

Nashville held a 4-3 lead late in the second period when Scott Hartnell hit rookie Victor Antipin behind the Sabres’ net. Antipin immediately fell to the ice following the collision and needed a stretcher to exit the playing surface. Hartnell was given a boarding major and game misconduct at 14:09 of the second and the Sabres scored three goals on the subsequent man advantage to take a 6-4 lead into the second intermission.

“It was on the forecheck. I saw the guy reverse the puck. I just tried to rub him out. I think his chin hit the glass,” Hartnell said. “You see the guy laying there – your stomach gets all turned upside down. You see the stretcher and all that kind of stuff and it made it feel worse, so, it was an unfortunate play and I hope Victor’s all right.”

Bruins vs Flyers | Live Streaming NHL ICE HOCKEY

Boston Bruins vs Philadelphia Flyers  :

NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

live Streaming

Click Here To Watch Bruins vs Flyers Live

The Boston Bruins look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23 percent of their power play opportunities. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 34 goals, David Pastrnak has 44 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 203 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 113 goals on 1,385 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has allowed 70 goals on 824 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed two or less goals in five of their last six games

The Philadelphia Flyers look for a statement victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 31 goals, Jakub Voracek has 66 assists and Claude Giroux has 181 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 75.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 109 goals on 1,189 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 45 goals on 530 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 11 games.

The Bruins are 21-10 in their last 31 road games, 2-6 in their last 8 Sunday games and 43-17 in their last 60 overall. The Flyers are 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games, 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win and 3-8 in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bruins are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Philadelphia, 21-6 in the last 27 meetings and the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Boston Bruins have been money on the road all season long and have owned the Flyers as far as you can go back, but they’re on the end of a back to back, and this is an extremely early game. I usually like to side with the home team with start times this soon, as it’s a lot easier to get out of your own bed and what not for games like this. It also feels like a statement game for the Flyers, as they’ve been hit or miss down the stretch and need a confidence boosting win heading into the playoffs. Give me the Flyers on their home ice.

Bruins vs Panthers

Boston Bruins vs Florida Panthers :

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm (TD Garden)

live Streaming

Click Here To Watch Now Bruins vs Panthers Live >>>>>>

The Florida Panthers have made a strong run to keep their postseason hopes alive but back to back defeats leave the team three points behind New Jersey for the last playoff spot in the East. Florida comes off of a 3-2 OT loss at Ottawa where Aaron Ekblad and Evgenii Dadonov scored in the second with James Reimer allowing three goals on 30 shots.

The Senators received regulation tallies off the sticks of Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Magnus Paajarvi before Pageau scored his second at 4:44 of the extra session. Craig Anderson improved to 22-23-6 with two goals allowed on 26 shots.

The Boston Bruins have been playing well this past week with wins in three of four after upending Tampa Bay 4-2 on Thursday night. The high powered Lightning offense saw JT Miller and Vctor Hedman light the lamp with Andrei Vasilevskiy getting the loss with three goals allowed on 29 shots.

Tim Schaller, David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand provided the scoring for the Bruins. Bergeron and Torey Krug added a pair of helpers for Boston and Tuukka Rask improved to 33-11-5 with a 26 save performance.

Panthers are 4-0 in their last 4 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game and over is 4-0-1 in Panthers last 5 Saturday games and Panthers are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games. Over is 6-1 in Bruins last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and over is 5-1-1 in Bruins last 7 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game and Bruins are 21-5 in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest. Panthers are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Boston and Panthers are 6-24 in the last 30 meetings and under is 20-8-6 in the last 34 meetings.

The Panthers are very dangerous because they are desperate but I’m still going with the Bruins pending goalies

Leafs vs Jets | Live Online NHL

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets :

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)

live Streaming

Click Here To Watch Now Leafs vs Jets Live >>>>

The Winnipeg Jets were playing well with six consecutive victories before going flat at both ends of the ice in a 6-2 defeat at the Chicago Blackhawks. Bryan Little and Mark Scheifele scored for Winnipeg and Eric Comrie allowed six goals on 42 shots.

Tomas Jurco paced the Blackhawks offense with a pair of second period goals with Patrick Kane, Brandon Saad, Erik Gustafsson and Alex Debrincat also lighting the lamp. Dylan Skura gave Chicago two assists and Collin Delia stopped 25 shots before Scott Foster stopped 7-7 in relief.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been racking up wins in the final weeks of the regular season with victories in seven of nine after a 4-3 decision versus Florida. The Panthers received two goals from Jonathan Huberdeau with Evgenii Dadonov adding a third period maker while Roberto Luongo allowed four goals on 35 shots.

Mitch Marner, Auston Matthews and Patick Marleau scored first period goals for Toronto with James van Riemsdyk netting the winner in the third. Frederik Andersen improved to 36-20-5 for the Leafs with a 30 save performance.

Jets are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Atlantic and Jets are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and Jets are 0-4 in their last 4 road games. Maple Leafs are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and over is 5-0 in Maple Leafs last 5 vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and under is 5-0 in Maple Leafs last 5 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation. Over is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings in Toronto and over is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings and Jets are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

Scoring has been the name of the game when these teams take the ice n this matchup and that has me looking at the over

Knights vs Sharks | Live NHL

Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks :

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

live Streaming

Click Here To Watch Now Knights vs Sharks Live >>>>

The San Jose Sharks look to keep the puck rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 32 goals, Brent Burns has 52 assists and Joe Pavelski has 213 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 67 goals on 771 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 132 goals on 1,595 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 10 games.

The Vegas Golden Knights look for another big victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Vegas Golden Knights are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power play opportunities. William Karlsson leads Vegas with 40 goals, David Perron has 50 assists and Jonathan Marchessault has 257 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vegas Golden Knights are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 92 goals on 1,327 shots faced and Malcolm Subban has allowed 43 goals on 519 shots. The Vegas Golden Knights have allowed three or less goals in each of their last seven games.

The Sharks are 7-1 in their last 8 Saturday games, 9-2 in their last 11 vs. Western Conference and 8-2 in their last 10 overall. The Golden Knights are 8-2 in their last 10 Saturday games, 27-11 in their last 38 home games and 31-15 in their last 46 vs. Western Conference. The under is 4-1 in Golden Knights last 5 home games and the over is 8-2 in Sharks last 10 overall.

Usually I blindly back the Vegas Golden Knights, and it’s paid off and more, even though the prices aren’t nearly as good as they were earlier in the season. And Vegas should be the favorite with the way it plays at home. However, this line is a bit nuts based on the fact the Golden Knights are in a good spot in terms of the postseason and are fresh off a tough overtime game last night. The San Jose Sharks are rested and one of the hottest teams in the league that’s had no problem winning on the road. We’re getting plus money with the Sharks. Follow the value. Give me San Jose.

Louis Blues vs Knights

St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights:
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

live Streaming

Click Here To Watch Now Louis Blues vs Knights Live

A couple of the least-penalized teams in the National Hockey League, the St. Louis Blues and the Vegas Golden Knights collide at T-Mobile Arena in a Western Conference matchup. Fox Sports Midwest will air the action, which gets underway at 10:30 p.m. ET on Friday, March 30.

The Blues have been one of the hottest teams in the league over the last two weeks as they are 8-2 in their last 10 contests and have won six in a row overall which has them right in the thick of things in the wild card hunt and they could very well unseat the Wild for third in the Central division. St. Louis has had an up and down season but they are peaking at the right moment and could very well make some noise as they are very stingy in the defensive zone, have some very talented pieces in the offensive zone, and a goaltending tandem in Jake Allen and Carter Hutton who have stepped up to keep St. Louis’ playoff hopes intact. St. Louis is 5-1 in their last six against the West but will have their work cut out for them against the Knights who have been one of the best home ice teams in the league this season.

The Golden Knights meanwhile have been the story of the league this season as they not only secured a playoff spot but could very well lock up top spot in the Western Conference with a strong finish to the season. The Golden Knights have defended home ice like nobody else this season and with a 9-1 stretch in their last 10 games against a team with a winning road record and are 26-11 in their last 37 games at home but the Blues are desperate and need to get a victory here to ensure they are still in the mix come playoff time. Jake Allen is expected to get the start in goal for the Blues as he will face off against three-time Cup champion Marc-Andre Fleury who is having an incredible season in the Vegas crease.

The Blues are 4-1 in their last five against a team with a winning record and have hit the under in 12 of their last 15 Friday games while the Knights are 1-4 in their last five Friday games and have hit the under in their last four home games. St. Louis and Vegas will go toe to toe here and it should come down to the wire which will keep this one under the total.

Kings vs Ducks

Los Angeles Kings vs Anaheim Ducks:
NHL Hockey: Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)

live Streaming

Click Here To Watch Now Kings vs Ducks Live

The Los Angeles Kings look for another victory after winning four of their last six games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with 34 goals, Drew Doughty has 46 assists and Dustin Brown has 204 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 84.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 136 goals on 1,761 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed nine goals on 123 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or less goals in each of their last eight games.

The Anaheim Ducks look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Rickard Rakell leads Anaheim with 31 goals, Ryan Getzlaf has 46 assists and Corey Perry has 156 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their opponents power plays. John Gibson has given up 137 goals on 1,833 shots faced and Ryan Miller has allowed 47 goals on 634 shots. The Anaheim Ducks have allowed three or more goals in five of their last 10 games.

The Kings are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Pacific. The Ducks are 6-1 in their last 7 home games, 33-16 in their last 49 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The Kings are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Anaheim, the home team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the over is 7-2-3 in the last 12 meetings in Anaheim.

The Los Angeles Kings are coming off a tough game against the Arizona Coyotes and now play a rested Anaheim squad that’s caught fire at home and usually get the best of the Kings when playing at the Honda Center. The Kings also haven’t been as good on the road recently, as six of their last eight wins have come at home, and they’ve split their last 12 on the road. I’m siding with the rested Anaheim Ducks on their home ice.