NHL free picks: Flames vs. Maple Leafs, Lightning vs. Wild

The red-hot Tampa Bay Lightning will look for another win against the struggling Minnesota Wild on national television Thursday night. Also on the docket is an intriguing matchup between the Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs, which offers a solid wager in the totals market.

Contenders and pretenders at the NHL midway point

We’re beyond the midway mark of the NHL season, which makes it the perfect time to examine the hopes and dreams of some select clubs and determine if they're contenders or pretenders.

NHL free picks: Blues vs. Penguins and Avalanche vs. Maple Leafs

The Penguins will try to even the score with the Blues at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday night following an embarrassing 5-2 loss to that foe at the Enterprise Center on Saturday night. Meanwhile, over in Toronto, Maple Leafs backup goalie Michael Hutchinson is in line for the start at the Scotiabank Arena, making the visiting Avalanche appealing as slight underdogs.

Stanley Cup odds: Is it time to buy low on the Maple Leafs?

In this week’s Stanley Cup odds update, we take a look at two early season favorites on the decline to determine whether they can turn the ship around at better odds than they had just three weeks ago.

Lightning favored to win Eastern Conference, but Leafs are close

The NHL Eastern Conference is chockfull of talented teams that have a chance to make some noise and contend for the Stanley Cup. Join us as we examine the latest odds and predict who will be holding the Prince of Wales Trophy at the end of the 2019-20 season.

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Tuesday NHL Preview

A couple Game 7s are on the docket Tuesday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs battle the Boston Bruins and the Vegas Golden Knights take on the San Jose Sharks. Toronto Maple Leafs (+120) at Boston Bruins (-140), 4 p.m., NBCSN When the season started, the Maple Leafs weren't known as a defense-first team, and they didn't change anyone's mind during the season. They finishing 20th in goals allowed (3.04), 28th in shots allowed (33.4), and tied for 16th in penalty-kill [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Friday Night NHL Preview

The Maple Leafs hope to shake the Drake curse in Boston, while the Bruins try to tighten up their performance and will look to take the lead over Toronto. Calgary's top players are nowhere to be found, as the Avalanche starts to melt the Flames' hope of winning the series. I wish Toronto fans would be more accountable for their team. The Canadian internet lit up, playing the Drake blame game, after the Maple Leafs’ 6-4 loss to the Bruins [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Wednesday Night NHL Preview

The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue Wednesday, as Boston battles Toronto, Nashville takes on Dallas, and the Flames hit enemy ice against the Avalanche. (3) Boston Bruins +105 at (5) Toronto Maple Leafs -125 (7 p.m. ET) In what is shaping up as the most competitive first-round series, the Bruins could either tie it up 2-2 in Game 4, or Toronto could take a commanding 3-1 lead. The Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 3-2 in Game 3. Toronto can pretty much [...]

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Monday NHL Matchups

The Stanley Cup playoffs roll along with four fantastic matchups Monday. Boston resumes its first-round series with Toronto, while Nashville and Dallas throw down in Big D, and the Calgary-Colorado and Washington-Carolina series continue. Check out the odds, analysis, and free picks for Monday night’s NHL games. (3) Boston Bruins +100 at (5) Toronto Maple Leafs -115 (7 p.m. ET) The first couple games in this series were opposites of each other. In Game 1, Toronto dominated Boston 4-1. The [...]

NHL Playoff Weekend Match-Up Picks & Brief Analysis

Find Quick Analysis on Key Match-ups for the NHL Playoffs Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs, TD Garden Arena, Sunday 8pm EST The Toronto Maple Leafs did two things in their Thursday night game against the Bruins that they have not done in near decades: They won the first game in their playoff series and they scored on a penalty shot. The Leafs have not won the first game since way back in 2004, and the last time they scored [...]