I don?t see either team particularly interested in defense Wednesday, and once again the Islanders will be involved in an Over game. Their contests have clipped the total 66 percent of the time this season.
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Nashville is quickly rounding into form, the Preds are a markedly better team since the acquisition of Kyle Turris and with consistently good goalkeeping from Pekka Rinne they are a threat to win every night. Vancouver is in a poorer state -- the loss of Bo Horvat and Derek Dorsett are taking a toll on a roster that is far less talented on paper than Nashville. Take the Preds to win at a great value price.
What do we do with the Red Wings? Low-scoring, susceptible to major defensive blown tires, scorers who aren?t scoring and a geriatric special teams appearance. They face an invigorated Boston team who are just plugging along and who look far better now that David Krejci, Charlie McAvoy and David Pastrnak are firing on all cylinders. Until Detroit shows signs of turning its nightmare season around I continue to take a stand against. Take Boston, to win.
The Senators have fallen on the hardest of times, while the Sabres keep trying valiantly to find a win. Buffalo has continually let goalie Robin Lehner down recently, but Tuesday will be his night to chalk up a win.
The last time these two teams met, the Avalanche defeated the Capitals 6-2 in Denver, with star forward Gabriel Landeskog recording a hat trick. Washington slipped a little against the Islanders on Monday in Brooklyn in a lackluster effort. I expect much better out of Alex Ovechkin and company Tuesday, but the best play is on the Over here.
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