Pick The Winner (4/2)

Here we go again with another edition of Pick The Winner for Monday, April 2nd.

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A slow day in the NHL with only 1 game on the board, but I do have a play going.

Edmonton Oilers @ Los Angeles Kings – KINGS -1.5 [Puck Line] (+127)
(Note: I’m risking 1 unit to win 1.27 units)

These two teams met again after their Friday night meeting in Edmonton. The Kings outshot the Oilers 32-14 on their way to a 4-1 win (which was a game of the week pick). The Kings have moved into 3rd place in the Western Conference as division leaders, but they know they need to continue to win to ensure they make the playoffs. Los Angeles is just 2 points up on 9th place Dallas. The Kings are 21-14-4 on home ice this season, and have won 8 of their last 11 games. The Oilers have managed just 15 and 14 shots in their last two games, being out shot at a 2:1 rate. Edmonton is just 14-21-4 at home this season, and are just 6-18 in their last 24 games following a win. Nikolai Khabibulin is an expected starter (not confirmed) and he gave up the 4 goals on Friday night to the Kings.

After the night off on Saturday Quick should be back in net for the Kings. Quick has allowed just 5 goals against over his last 5 starts to improve his season record to 34-21-11 with a 1.92 GAA and .930 SV%. The Kings have won 6 of their last 7 home games, and I look for their hot play to continue tonight. Note that 5 of those 6 home wins came by 2+ goals against much stronger opponents (San Jose, Nashville, Detroit, Anaheim, and Chicago). I think the Kings win pretty easily here again against the Oilers – take the Kings on the puck line at a generous price.

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Good luck everyone and may this winner pan out for you.

About Chris Wassel

Simply I am a hockey writer who is a jack of all trades. Whether it is draft, fantasy, NHL, KHL, AHL, etc...I probably can write about it. The challenge in hockey is to be able to step out of your comfort zone and write like you are still there. Hopefully you enjoy the humor in the writing on the site and tell your friends. Thanks for reading!

Pick The Winner…

BallHype: hype it up!

Okay it did not go so well last night at 3-3 so at 258-144 we walk into tonight’s action a bit humbled. However, we still will make picks. We go on undeterred and with our heads held high, even if they have to be brought down a few notches every so often. Tonight we have the OCHO….eight glorious games to test our mettle as well as our patience.

Time to see what we are made of ladies and gentlemen and here are our fearless picks……

  • New Jersey
  • NY Rangers
  • Carolina
  • Toronto
  • Ottawa
  • Florida
  • Chicago
  • Vancouver


Let’s see how it goes tonight…now maybe a free pick from an “expert”. Those are always fun.



Pick time…..

About Chris Wassel

Simply I am a hockey writer who is a jack of all trades. Whether it is draft, fantasy, NHL, KHL, AHL, etc...I probably can write about it. The challenge in hockey is to be able to step out of your comfort zone and write like you are still there. Hopefully you enjoy the humor in the writing on the site and tell your friends. Thanks for reading!

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