We move on from yesterdays loss and look forward to the games to be played this afternoon and tonight.
Pittsburgh Penguins – Boston Bruins (March 17th | 17:35)
The Penguins take on the Bruins today in the Consol Energy Center for an early match. Last time they met, the Penguins came back from being 0-2 down to win 3-2 after a solid 3rd period performance. In this game the Penguins also outshot the Bruins with 18 shots. The Penguins have won eight games in a row and are looking for number nine this afternoon. You can never underestimate the Bruins who have also been quite good recently with four wins in their last five games. Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin started yesterdays game against the Capitals, so that means the Penguins will likely see No. 1 netminder Tuukka Rask today. We think this game will be much like last time they met, a tight affair where the Penguins come out on top. Lets hope Sidney Crosby gets his game going alongside his teammates
Evgeni Malkin, upper-body.
Chris Kelly, broken leg.
Marc Savard, post-concussion syndrome.
Our pick: Pittsburgh Penguins ML (Included OT and Penalties)
Odds: 1.71 @B365
Washington Capitals – Buffalo Sabres (March 18th | 00:05)
Tonights second pick will be the Caps against the Sabres. Two disappointing teams so far this season. Hopefully the home-ice advantage will be a factor here today. We all know the class that the Caps posses, but unfortunately they havent managed to show it so far this season. With players like Bäckström and Ovechkin, they should get better results. The same has to be said about their opponents with players like Pominville and Vanek. This is a huge game for the winning side with the teams located on 13th (Sabres) and 14th (Caps) in the Eastern Conference. With this in mind, we think the Caps will come out on top in todays game. Lets hope that Ovechkin can show some good old class.
Our pick: Washington Capitals ML (Included OT and Penalties)
Odds: 1.74 @ B365