Tonights NHL Picks October 10th 2014

A free pick underdog winner for you last night as the Devils spoiled the Flyers home opener defeating them by a score of 6-4. We picked up 2.32 units last night.

One game on the board tonight:

New York Islanders @ Carolina Hurricanes: ISLANDERS 1.86
Risk: 2 Units | Win: 1.72 Units


The New York Islanders have solved their goaltending troubles, now equipped with Jaroslav Halak and Chad Johnson. Halak spent time with both the Blues and Capitals last season,  while Johnson was the relief for Tukka Rask in Boston. Both goaltenders put up a solid performance last season, Halak finished his run with the Blues with a .917 SV% and a 2.23 GAA, and had an impressive .930 SV% and 2.31 GAA with the Capitals in 2013/14. Chad Johnson also played exceptionally well (especially for a backup) going 17-4-3-2 with the Bruins, finishing the season with a .925 SV% and a 2.10 GAA. The Hurricanes on the other hand are going to go with Cam Ward in goal this evening. Cam had a 10-12-6 run with the Canes last season and finished with a .898 SV% and a 3.06 GAA. Cam is confirmed in goal for Carolina tonight. John Tavares will be back in the line-up for the Islanders tonight after missing the final stretch of the 2013/2014  season with a knee injury, his last game played was back on Feb 8th. Tavares put up 66 points in 59 games played last season for the Isles. Mikhail Grabovski  (35 points in 58 GP for Capitals last season) and Nikolay Kulemin (20 points in 70 GP for Leafs) are also a nice addition to the Islanders offense. Jordan Stall (40 points last season) will miss possibly the next four months with a broken leg. The Canes are also without winger Jeff Skinner as he is out for the foreseeable future with a concussion. Skinner had 54 points in 71 games for the Canes last season. The Hurricanes are missing Skinner, Stall, and have Cam Ward in net for the opener tonight.  The future for the Islanders looks bright right now, I think they will kick off their season with a victory over the Hurricanes tonight in Carolina.