The week in the National Hockey League begins with a homecoming of sorts on Monday night, as Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils visit Montreal. Brodeur has played his best against the Canadians and if there’s one visiting player the Montreal fans don’t mind seeing play well against their team it’s their native son, Brodeur. Brodeur is 44-18-1 lifetime against the Habs and merits a small shot at +150.
On Tuesday, the Phoenix Coyotes visit the Edmonton Oilers and neither team is playing well defensively. Both teams can put the puck in the net, so it’s another spot to ride the Coyotes over trend until the oddsmakers catch up and start posting 6 on their games.
We see a similar situation on Wednesday, as the Coyotes visit Calgary and will look to go over 5.5 once again, as Calgary has been just as bad at stopping pucks.
On Thursday, it’s a showdown between two of the heavyweights in the league when the San Jose Sharks visit the Pittsburgh Penguins. Both teams will be up for the game and it could be a decent spot to grab San Jose as small underdogs.
On Friday, the Anaheim Ducks travel to Chicago to face the Blackhawks in what should be a decent game. Anahein’s Jonas Hiller has had some success against Chicago over the years, going 9-4-2, making the Ducks worth a small stab as a medium-sized underdog.
On Saturday, it’s a rematch between the Penguins and the Boston Bruins, once against taking place in Boston. The Bruins defeated Pittsburgh 4-3 in overtime on Nov. 25 in a game that neither goaltender played particularly well. Marc-Andre Fleury allowed four goals on 20 shots, while Boston’s Tuukka Rask surrendered three goals on 31 shots. Expect both teams to put forth a better defensive effort and can see this one going under.
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