Welcome to the Tuesday NHL Line Change where I will be sharing my top 3 puck lines picks of the night along with a few player props that I wouldn’t mind throwing some money at. There are 9 games around the NHL tonight and plenty of opportunity to make some money.
San Jose Sharks @ Boston Bruins
The Sharks have had a slow start to the season and are ending their 5 game road tip tonight in Boston. When it comes to the goaltending tonight, this is a battle between David and Goliath. The two Sharks goalies, Martin Jones and Aaron Dell, are sitting with .892 and .891 save percentages on the season, which is good enough for 44th and 45th in the league. On the other side we have Tuukka Rask just dominating every team he plays and leading the league with a .952 save % and 2 shoutouts. He has only allowed 9 goals on 6 starts and is 5-0-1.
The Bruins have arguably the best top line the NHL right now and Pastrnak leads in both goals and points. As a team they are averaging over 3 goals per game and are getting to shoot against Martin Jones, one of the worst goalies in the league this season. Look for this to be an absolute WWE Smackdown and the Bruins to win by 3 or more goals tonight. I also like Marchand to record 3 or more points at +550 and Pastrnak to score the first goal at +750
Bruins Alt. Puck Line -2.5 – +215
Edmonton Oilers @ Detroit Red Wings
The Red wings are 0-7-1 in their last 8 games and just don’t look to be getting much better. They struggle offensively and if you can’t score, you can’t win.
The Oilers have found their missing puzzle piece in James Neal who has 10 goals on the season and is giving Edmonton the hope they need to finally give McDavid a cup run… at least for now. The Oilers lead the Pacific Division and are coming off an absolute beat down from the Florida Panthers Sunday night where they lost 6-2. They will need to show that they can bounce back from difficult losses to prove they are the Real Deal this season, and the Red Wings are the perfect opportunity to do that. For Player Props, I like James Neal scoring a goal at +150.
Oilers Puck Line -1.5 – +200
Chicago Blackhawks @ Nashville Predators
The Blackhawks are heading out to Nashville for this Central Division matchup. There is not much to say about this game outside of the fact that Chicago is a terrible team right now and Nashville is looking to take over the top spot in the Central. The Blackhawks are converting on the Power Play and just 9.7% on the season which is truly awful, and I just don’t see the Preds losing on home ice, or even letting this be a close game. If you wanted to take a stab at a shutout prop for the games this evening, go ahead and take the Preds to not allow a goal in the first 60 minutes at +2200.
Predators Puck Line -1.5 – +133
Drink of the Game(s)
It has snowed over a foot here in the Denver area these past couple of days and it continues to fall as temperatures look to drop into the negatives tonight. I will be warming up with some Hot Cocoa and Peppermint Schnapps to take in the action.