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NHL Free Picks December 31st 2019

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NHL Free Picks For December 31, 2019

We have a bunch of games on the schedule tonight, here is our NHL Free Picks.

New York Islanders

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Washington Capitals

Washington Capitals

Analysis:

We have a Metropolitan Division matchup including the two top groups in the division when the New York Islanders meet the Washington Capitals for game two of their four-game season arrangement. The Islanders lost game one of this arrangement and participate in this challenge wanting to expand a one-game series of wins. Washington crushed the Islanders by a score of 2-1 and enters this matchup

Islanders Defeat Minnesota

The Islanders have won only two of its last five games and snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 street prevail upon the Minnesota Wild. The Islanders aren’t posting any wounds for their matchup with the Capitals. Focus Matthew Barzal drives the Islanders with 33 focuses, a group high 16 objectives including three strategic maneuver objectives with a group high 17 helps this season.

The New York strategic maneuver unit is twelfth in the NHL with a 20.2 percent achievement rate while the punishment slaughter unit is seventeenth in the National Hockey League with a 80.5 percent punishment murder rate this season.

Thomas Greiss is likely keeping an eye on the twine on Tuesday and he’s 11-7-0 this season with a 2.58 GAA nearby a 91 percent spare rate. Greiss permitted three objectives over the initial 11 minutes of his last start against Chicago.

Washington has won three of its last five games and sits on the Metropolitan Division with a noteworthy lead over the Islanders. The Capitals do have wounds however nothing major to report for this matchup. John Carlson drives Washington with 50 focuses with a group high 37 helps and Alex Ovechkin drives the Capitals with 24 objectives including nine strategic maneuver objectives.

PICK:   Washington Capitals (-175)

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Boston Bruins

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New Jersey Devils

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Analysis:

The Boston Bruins are positioned third in the NHL with a record of day in and day out 9. The Bruins enter this game with a record of only 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. Boston has done well out and about this season, going 10-6-1 when voyaging. Boston will have a strong test here today around evening time against a NJ Devils group that is prepared for recovery. NJ enters this game positioned 30th in the NHL with a record of 13-19-6 this season. The Devils are 5-8-6 at home, entering this game with a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10. Any group can win on some random night in this association, so let us check the patterns and see who has the bit of leeway today around evening time.

Boston Bruins Review

The Boston Bruins have an offense positioned seventh in objectives scored per game when out and about with a normal of 3.35. Brad Marchandleads this group on offense, piling on 54 focuses so far this season. Marchand has been one of the most gainful skaters in the NHL, using his speed and strength to make plays even close defensemen. Marchand should keep being a star if Boston needs to end their losing ways starting late and beat this Sabers squad.

The Bruins will have Tuukka Rask between the channels today around evening time, as they rank sixth in objectives permitted per game when out and about. Rask has had a strong season however should be shockingly better than expected to lead his group to a success. New Jersey has been playing extreme with the possibility to be hard to beat at home, however in the event that there is a group that can do it, it is the Boston Bruins.

PICK:   New Jersey Devils +1.5 (-160)

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Vegas golden knights

Las Vegas golden knights

Analysis:

The Anaheim Ducks travel to sin city to take on the Vegas Golden Knights. The Golden Knights enter this matchup positioned tenth in the NHL, posting a record of 21-15-6 on the year. Vegas has gone 6-3-1 in their last 10 games, and have a home record 11-7-3 up until now. Then again, the Anaheim Ducks are positioned 27th in the NHL, going 16-18-5 this season. The Ducks have gone 4-5-1 in their last 10 games, likewise going 6-11-2 this season when out and about. Anaheim will be inspired to refocus and end 2019 on a high note. Vegas needs the focuses too to keep their spot close to the highest point of the NHL standings.

Anaheim Ducks Review

The Anaheim Ducks have not had the season fans and players had sought after, yet here is an opportunity for this group to get inspired. Falling off of a misfortune, it would truly support confidence to thump on a hot group, for example, the Golden Knights. Search for John Gibson to have another extraordinary trip, as he has a fabulous time to watch this year helping the Ducks rank 21st in objectives permitted per game when out and about. Gibson should be great here this evening for Anaheim to win.

The Ducks will require a flash on offense in this game, as they rank only 28th in scoring when away from home with 2.32 objectives per game. Cam Fowler has had a decent month, as Fowler positions fourth in the Ducks in focuses with 20 out of 39 games. Fowler has been extending the ice with profound goes to the Anaheim wingers and will hope to proceed with that system here today around evening time.

Vegas Golden Knights Review

The Vegas Golden Knights are an inauspicious 11-7-3 when at home this year. The Golden Knights are sixteenth in the NHL with 3.24 objectives scored per game when at home. Their offense is going to need to step it up in the event that they need to begin making a season finisher push. Reilly Smith has been an astonishing star on this unremarkable offense. Smith has scored 14 objectives and 17 aids 42 games. They will require more creation in this one to pull off the success.

PICK:   Anaheim Ducks +1.5 (-140)

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Toronto Maple leafs

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Minnesota Wild

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Analysis:

The Toronto Maple Leafs head to Minnesota on New Year’s Eve to wrap up their ordinary season arrangement with the Minnesota Wild. Back in October, the Maple Leafs outlived the Wild 4-2 as – 245 home top choices, scoring all their four objectives in the subsequent period to beat an early deficiency. It was their third prevail upon Minnesota in the last five experiences.

Toronto lost to the New York Rangers on Saturday, snapping its six-match dominate streak. The Maple Leafs are sitting at the second spot of the Atlantic Division following a run of good outcomes. On the opposite side, the Minnesota Wild have been basically all in or all out of late, winning five of their past ten games generally. The Wild are fifth in the Central Division, just three focuses behind the third-put Dallas Stars.

The Maple Leafs’ hot streak reached a conclusion after another poor protective presentation

The Maple Leafs are falling off a 5-4 additional time misfortune to the Rangers this past Saturday, demonstrating a great deal of guarded issues again. They permitted 22 objectives in the course of the last six excursions and dominated five matches in that range because of a staggering hostile execution. Nonetheless, that didn’t help against the Rangers who scored four objectives in the initial two time frames and figured out how to net a game-victor just 52 seconds into extra time. Focus Auston Matthews had a major night, scoring a few objectives alongside a help, while Frederik Andersen turned 33 shots aside with a .868 spare rate.

Auston Matthews (G26, A20) is the Maple Leafs’ best player this season. He’s scored five objectives and three helps in the course of the last four excursions. Another middle Mitch Marner (G10, A26) is the group’s best help creator, and he’s counted four objectives and six helps in the course of the last five challenges. Winger William Nylander (G16, A17) has been awesome recently, as well, with five objectives and four dishes in the past five appearances. The Maple Leafs are the third-most proficient group in the association with 3.53 objectives per game, while their strategic maneuver rate is the seventh-best in the NHL (23.9%).

Be that as it may, the Maple Leafs are 23rd in the association in objectives against (3.23) and 26th in punishment murdering (76.1%). Frederik Andersen is their first decision between the channels and has a 19-8-4 record with a 2.72 GAA and a .914 spare rate. Michael Hutchinson has showed up just multiple times this term and has a 2-5-1 record with a 4.03 GAA and a .883 spare rate. All things considered, Hutchinson has earned those two successes over the most recent ten days.

PICK:   Minnesota Wild  (+110)

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Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes

Analysis:

The Montreal Canadiens head to Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday for a game against the Carolina Hurricanes in a skirmish of two groups from the Eastern Conference. In their last game, Montreal was crushed by the Florida Panthers by the score of 6-5. The Canadiens got objectives from Tomas Tatar, Jeff Petry, Max Domi, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Shea Weber yet it wasn’t sufficient to haul out a triumph against the Panthers. Montreal goalie Carey Price assumed the shortfall in net as he permitted 6 objectives on 34 Florida shots in the game.

After the misfortune against Florida, Montreal is 18-15-6 which places them in a fifth spot in the Atlantic Division. The Canadiens are driven in focuses by Tomas Tatar as he has recorded 35 focuses on the season. Tatar additionally drives Montreal in objectives this season with 16. The helps head for Montreal is Phillip Danault who has recorded 20 on the year. Goalie Carey Price is as of now 16-13-3, with 1 shutout on the season and has an objectives against normal of 3.03. Montreal enters their game against Carolina with 3 players recorded on their damage report as Joel Armia, Jonathan Drouin and Paul Byron are all on harmed hold.

The Carolina Hurricanes invite the Montreal Canadiens to town on Tuesday subsequent to dominating their last match by the score of 6-4 against the Washington Capitals. Carolina got objectives from Lucas Wallmark, Dougie Hamilton, Martin Necas, Andrei Svechnikov and 2 objectives from Warren Foegele. Sea tempests goalie Petr Mrazek recorded the success in net as he made saves money on 25 of 29 Capitals shots that he confronted.

After the success against Washington, Carolina is presently 23-14-2 on the year and are at present in fifth spot in the Metropolitan Division. Andrei Svechnikov drives Carolina in focuses with 38 so far this season. Sebastian Aho drives the Hurricanes in objectives with 22, with 4 coming while on the strategic maneuver. Teuvo Teravainen drives Carolina in helps on the season with 31, with 13 coming while on the strategic maneuver. Goalie Petr Mrazek is at present 15-8-2 with 2 shutouts and an objectives against normal of 2.74. Reinforcement goalie James Reimer is 8-6-0 with 2 shutouts and an objectives against normal of 2.69. The Hurricanes enter Friday’s down on a sound note as they don’t have anybody as of now recorded on their damage report.

The Montreal Canadiens have scored 3.28 objectives per game on the year while permitting 3.26 objectives per game. The Carolina Hurricanes have scored 3.36 objectives per game on the season while permitting 2.85 objectives per game. The two groups are 2-3 in their last 5 games. The Hurricanes won the primary gathering of these two groups this season by the score of 4-3 of every a shootout.

PICK:   Carolina Hurricanes (-170)

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Tampa Bay Lightning

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Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Sabers

Analysis:

The Buffalo Sabers will be attempting to snap their three-game losing streak when they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

Lightning Going For Fourth Consecutive Win

The Lightning have played well in the course of the most recent week, winning their last three games. They will attempt to prop the force up with a success over the Sabers, which will give them their fourth win in succession and seventh sequential win over the Sabers.

Tampa Bay has played well repulsively, averaging 3.5 objectives per game. They are averaging four objectives for every game in their last three games and should continue playing admirably on the off chance that they need to get the success.

Brayden Point drives the Lightning with 15 objectives. He scored a strategic maneuver objective in their success over Detroit and has two objectives and four aids their last five games. Victor Hedman drives the group with 28 helps, while Nikita Kucherov drives the group with 40 focuses.

The Lightning have played well protectively, holding rivals to 3.1 objectives per game. They surrendered one objective in their last game and will require another strong cautious exertion to get the success.

PICK:   Buffalo Sabres +1.5 (-165)

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San Jose Sharks

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Detroit Red Wings

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Analysis:

The San Jose Sharks head to Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday for a game against the Red Wings in a matchup of groups from the Eastern and Western Conference. In their last game, the Sharks were triumphant, beating the Philadelphia Flyers by the score of 6-1. The Sharks got objectives from Mario Ferraro, Joel Kellman, Patrick Marleau and 3 objectives from Timo Meier on their way to the success. Martin Jones recorded the success in net for the Sharks as he made saves money on 26 of 27 Flyers shots on the night.

After the success against Philadelphia, San Jose is presently 17-20-3 on the season and are as of now in seventh spot in the Pacific Division. Logan Couture has been the pioneer obnoxiously for the Sharks all season as he drives the group in focuses with 33. Tomas Hertl drives San Jose in objectives with 14, with 2 going ahead the strategic maneuver. San Jose is driven in helps by Erik Karlsson who has recorded 24 on the season. Goalie Martin Jones has a record of 13-14-1 with an objectives against normal of 3.21. The Sharks other goalie is Aaron Dell who has a record of 4-6-2 with an objectives against normal of 3.15. San Jose comes into Tuesday’s down with 1 player recorded on their damage report as Melker Karlsson is recorded as everyday.

The Detroit Red Wings invite the San Jose Sharks to town on Tuesday subsequent to losing their last game against the Tampa Bay Lightning by the score of 2-1. The Red Wings got their solitary objective from Robby Fabbri at 17:54 of the second time frame with helps from Filip Hronek and Andreas Athanasiou. Detroit goalie Jonathan Bernier assumed the shortfall in net for Detroit as he permitted 2 objectives on 37 of Tampa Bay’s shots on the night.

PICK:   San Jose Sharks (-140)

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Winnipeg Jets

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Colorado Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche

Analysis:

The Jets have lost three out of a column where their barrier has been not exactly excellent. They are falling off a home-and-away arrangement with the Blues where they were outscored 9-5. They are directly in the center of the Western Conference standings and on the season they are 11-7-1 out and about. In Winnipeg’s just game confronting the Avs this season, they were closed out on home ice losing 4-0, so they search for a little restitution in this game.

The Avalanche have lost two of every a column and four of their last five games. On the season the club is driven by an offense that leads the NHL scoring a normal of 3.59 objectives per game. Regardless of their ongoing funk Colorado is still in second spot in the Western Conference and they are eight focuses back of the St. Louis Blues.

Not the Best Defense

In their three-game slip, the Jets resistance has been not exactly excellent, without a doubt, surrendering 15 objectives. In their keep going game, they were out and about and lost to the St. Louis Blues 4-1. In the game they were outshot by two (28-26), Nick Shore scored the solitary objective, and Connor Hellebuyck (17-11-3 2.55 GAA) halted 24 of 27 shots. Winnipeg has lost four of its last five games confronting groups from the Central Division.

Hellebuyck is planned to get the beginning in objective against the Avs and the Jets have lost four of his last five beginnings including his last two where he surrendered eight objectives. Imprint Scheifele drives the Jets in focuses and helps and is tied for the leader with 17 objectives. He has an objective and three aids his last four games and Kyle Conner additionally has 17 objectives and he has three objectives and an aid his last four games. The Jets have four players that have at any rate 41 focuses and the group has been not too bad on the two sides of the ice on the season.

PICK:   Winnipeg Jets +1.5 (-170)

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St Louis Blues

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Arizona Coyotes

Arizona Coyotes

Analysis:

The protecting Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues put their eight-game series of wins on hold when they start a three-game excursion Tuesday against the Arizona Coyotes. St. Louis, which drives the Central Division by eight, has outscored its adversaries 33-16 during the pursue a finishing a home-and-home breadth of Winnipeg 4-1 on Sunday, conjuring recollections of their scramble to the title.

Arizona has lost three straight after a 4-2 mishap to Dallas on Sunday and fell into third spot in the Pacific Division, where four focuses separate the main five groups.

David Perron (group high 40 focuses) has recorded four objectives and six helps during a six-game point streak. Pietrangelo on Sunday recorded his 326th vocation help, moving past Hall of Famer Al MacInnis for the most by a defensemen in club history, and has three objectives and seven focuses in his last four challenges. Jordan Binnington (19-6-4, 2.39 objectives against normal, .921 spare rate) has won six straight games.

Conor Garland scored his group high thirteenth objective of the period Sunday and furthermore recorded a help for his fifth multi-point round of the period. Taylor Hall on Sunday scored his first home objective in an Arizona sweater, and has two objectives and two aids six games since being obtained from New Jersey. Derek Stepan is in the blackout convention in the wake of enduring a high shot from Dallas’ Jamie Oleksiak.

PICK:   St. Louis Blues (-115)

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Calgary Flames

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Analysis:

The Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary Flames meet Tuesday in NHL activity at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Chicago Blackhawks hope to remain hot in the wake of winning five of their last seven games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.8 objectives per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their strategic maneuver openings. Patrick Kane drives Chicago with 20 objectives, Erik Gustafsson has 11 helps and Alex DeBrincat has 112 shots on objective. Protectively, the Chicago Blackhawks are permitting 3.2 objectives per game and are murdering 81.7 percent of their rivals strategic maneuvers. Corey Crawford has surrendered 61 objectives on 643 shots confronted and Robin Lehner has permitted 59 objectives on 796 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have permitted three or less objectives in five of their last seven games.

The Calgary Flames need a success subsequent to losing five of their last seven games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.7 objectives per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their strategic maneuver openings. Elias Lindholm drives Calgary with 16 objectives, Johnny Gaudreau has 20 helps and Sean Monahan has 103 shots on objective. Protectively, the Calgary Flames are permitting 2.9 objectives per game and are slaughtering 85 percent of their rivals strategic maneuvers. David Rittich has surrendered 83 objectives on 962 shots confronted and Cam Talbot has permitted 30 objectives on 352 shots. The Calgary Flames have permitted at least three objectives in five of their last seven games.

The Blackhawks are 20-41 in their keep going 61 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-7 in their last 8 Tuesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 generally speaking. The Flames are 5-2 in their last 7 versus Western Conference, 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 generally speaking. The over is 4-1 in Blackhawks keep going 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 3-1-1 in Flames last 5 generally speaking. The Blackhawks are 0-6 in the last 6 gatherings. The most loved is 7-1 in the last 8 gatherings. The over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 gatherings in Calgary and 5-2-1 in the last 8 gatherings.

PICK:   Chicago Blackhawks +1.5 (-150)

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Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Kings logo

Analysis:

The Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings meet Tuesday in NHL activity at the Staples Center.

The Philadelphia Flyers search for another success in the wake of winning five of their last six games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.1 objectives per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their strategic maneuver openings. James van Riemsdyk drives Philadelphia with 12 objectives, Travis Konecny has 23 helps and Jakub Voracek has 66 shots on objective. Protectively, the Philadelphia Flyers are permitting 2.8 objectives per game and are slaughtering 83.3 percent of their adversaries strategic maneuvers. Brian Elliott has surrendered 46 objectives on 490 shots confronted and Carter Hart has permitted 57 objectives on 635 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have permitted one objective in four of their last six games.

The Los Angeles Kings need a success subsequent to losing four of their last five games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.5 objectives per game and are scoring on 12.6 percent of their strategic maneuver openings. Anze Kopitar drives Los Angeles with 15 objectives, Drew Doughty has 19 helps and Dustin Brown has 94 shots on objective. Protectively, the Los Angeles Kings are permitting 3.1 objectives per game and are murdering 73.8 percent of their rivals strategic maneuvers. Jonathan Quick has surrendered 82 objectives on 766 shots confronted and Jack Campbell has permitted 40 objectives on 379 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have permitted at least three objectives in six of their last eight games.

The Flyers are 5-0 in their keep going 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 24-9 in their last 33 games as a most loved and 5-2 in their last 7 games as a street top pick. The Kings are 4-1 in their keep going 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 18-42 in their last 60 games as a dark horse and 1-4 in their last 5 generally. The over is 3-1-1 in Flyers last 5 generally speaking. The under is 5-0 in Kings last 5 home games. The Flyers are 6-2 in the last 8 gatherings in Los Angeles and 1-4 in the last 5 gatherings. The street group is 13-3 in the last 16 gatherings. The longshot is 10-4 in the last 14 gatherings. The under is 17-6-3 in the last 26 gatherings.

PICK:   Philadelphia Flyers (-120)

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New York Rangers Logo

New York Rangers

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Edmington Oilers

Edmonton Oilers

Analysis:

The Rangers have won two out of a column and three of their last four games. The group has had the offense on the season, however the safeguard has been the fundamental issue and New York just positions 23rd in the alliance in GAA. While not in the storm cellar of the Eastern Conference they would not make the end of the season games if the season finished today. The club has lost 12 of its last 15 games confronting groups from the Pacific Division.

The Oilers have lost two of every a column and four of their last five games. Their offense has battled starting late and on the season they just position twentieth in the alliance in objectives per game. Edmonton is much the same as New York in the Western Conference not in the base however nearer to it than the top. Right off the bat in the season in the Big Apple, the Oilers beat the Rangers 4-1.

Five Again?

In winning three of their last four games the Rangers scored five objectives in every one of them and in the one-misfortune they surrendered five objectives. In their last game, they lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 in OT where they were outscored 2-0 in the third time frame. In the misfortune Ryan Strome had two objectives and two helps, Artemi Panarin had three helps, and Alexandar Georgiev (10-7-1 2.99 GAA) surrendered four objectives on 48 shots.

Henrik Lundqvist (9-8-3 3.11 GAA) is scheduled to get the beginning against the Oilers and the group has won two of his last three beginnings and has surrendered eight objectives in his last two beginnings. Panarin drives the group in focuses, objectives, and helps and keeping in mind that just a single objective in his last five games he has seven aids that length. Mika Zibanejad has 15 objectives on the season and has been hot starting late with three objectives in his last two games and four objectives and three aids his last five games. This season the Rangers are 9-7-2 out and about.

Offense has Fallen Flat

In the four misfortunes in the last five games for the Oilers, their offense has battled just totaling six objectives. In their last game, they endured a terrible misfortune tumbling to the Calgary Flames 5-1. In the misfortune, Connor McDavid scored the solitary objective in the principal time frame and Mikko Koskinen (13-8-2 2.76 GAA) had a game to overlook surrendering four objectives on just 24 shots.

Mike Smith (7-9-2 3.12 GAA) is set to get the beginning against the Rangers and the group has lost his last five beginnings. In his keep going appearance, he entered help and in his last two beginnings he had been lit up for 10 objectives. McDavid drives the NHL in focuses and positions fifth in objectives and he has two objectives and two aids his last five games. Leon Draisaitl additionally positions tied for fifth in the association in objectives (22) and has one objective and two aids his last five games. Edmonton is 9-8-3 at home on the season and keeping in mind that they are battling starting late they have won nine of their last 11 games against groups from the Metropolitan Division.

PICK:   New York Rangers (+125)

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