As the Ducks attempt to overcome a 2-0 deficit their only hope in doing so is to win a low-scoring, grind it out style of hockey according to NHL analyst Dana Lane.
We took our first loss in a long time last night when the Washington Capitals, once again, couldn’t solve the Pittsburgh Penguins, allowing six goals over the last two periods as the game flew over the ‘total’. Oh, well, on to a new streak.
Tonight, we see another plus money opportunity in game three from Rogers Place where the Anaheim Ducks, who should show some desperation, bring a 2-0 deficit on the road. The game can be seen on NBCSN, CBC, and TVA (French Canadian Channel).
For trend players here are a few that found to assist us in picking another winner. The ‘under’ is 31-15-5 in the Oilers last 51 games following a win while in their last 56 home games the ‘under’ has cashed out at a 34-16-6 clip. Head to head the ‘under’ is 4-1-1 in their last six meetings in Edmonton and 5-2-2 in their last 9 meetings overall.
Seems like a couple solid trends to get behind today.
We could just tell you that Cam Talbot’s save percentage is .934 in the playoffs and leave the column at that but I’m sure you want a little more.
Truth is, with Talbot and John Gibson in their respective nets, you have to look at the ‘under’ first, especially when the bookmakers offer plus money.
Even though the Oilers own a 2-0 lead in many ways they are lucky to have it. I thought the Ducks did an excellent job of containing Edmonton allowing just 18 shots in game two. Anaheim has had more success getting pucks to the net than Edmonton, 40 in game two (76 overall), but it’s been Cam Talbot that has been the equalizer, allowing just 4 goals. Talbot has a 6-2-0 record. He leads or shares the lead in the Stanley Cup playoffs for wins (6), minutes played (474), shutouts (2), and ranks second in saves (225).
This has the makings of a low scoring result, if it doesn’t the Ducks are done for the playoffs. Grab the Under as your NHL pick to end your week with the cashed ticket.