Tonights NHL Picks December 5th 2014

2-0 last night for a gain of 5.12 units with an underdog winner on the Canucks as they blanked Pittsburgh 3-0, as well as another plus-money winner on the over in Calgary.
Three games on the board tonight, only two of the lines have been released. We have one pick going so far, and if we add anything else we will send out another email.
Anaheim Ducks @ Minnesota Wild: WILD 1.74
Risk: 2 Units | Win: 1.48 Units
The Minnesota Wild advanced to 14-9-0-1 on the season on Wednesday with a victory over the Montreal Canadiens. The Wild have won seven of their past 10 games, and although they rank just 14th overall in scoring with 2.75 goals per game, Minnesota has scored 2.90 goals per game over their past 10 games. The Minnesota defense is one of the tightest in the NHL, currently ranked 7th overall allowing just 2.29 goals against per game, and are allowing a mere 2.09 goals per game when playing at Home. Also note that the Wild have scored an average of 3.27 goals per game when playing at Home this season, and have gone 8-2-0-1 at Home, while the Ducks are 7-3-1-1 on the road. The Anaheim defense ranks 13th overall allowing 2.56 goals against per game, and have allowed 3.40 goals against per game over their last 10 games, while they were able to score just 2.70 G/GP in their last 10 games. The Ducks are plagued with injuries right now (primarily in the defense department) which includes two goaltenders (Jason LaBarbera, John Gibson) in addition to Beauchemin, Lovejoy, Brewer, Dany Heatly and Sheldon Souray. The Wild are healthy aside from Matt Cooke and Ryan Suter. Note though that Suter is questionable for tonight and may in fact play in tonight’s game. He’s out with the mumps and missed the game against the Habs, but the Wild still came out ahead 2-1. Frederik Andersen is probable for the Ducks tonight. Anderson allowed four goals against the Flyers on Wednesday (.886 SV%), and was pulled against San Jose on Nov.29th after allowing 5 goals on 19 shots. Anderson has gone12-4-4 this season, with a 2.43 GAA and a .915 SV%. LaBarbera relieved Frederik in that game and stopped all 15 shots against him, but, as we know, LaBarbera will not be there to bail him out tonight. Darcy Kuemper will likely make the start for the Wild tonight and is 11-7-0 season-to-date with a 2.28 GAA and a .912 SV%. The Minnesota penalty kill ranks 2nd overall at 88.9% while the Ducks have gone just 16.9% (21st) on the man advantage this season. When the Wild play at Home their penalty kill numbers are near perfect at 94.1%. The Ducks are allowing more goals than they are scoring right now and are riddled with injuries against an almost healthy Wild club that is playing at Home. The Wild should be able to fend off the Ducks tonight in Minnesota.