Tonights NHL Picks October 20th 2014

A tough day yesterday going 0-2. The Wild outplayed the Kings and deserved the win yesterday afternoon pounding Jonathan Quick with 41 shots on goal. How many scoring opporunities did you count in the third period alone? It was no suprise that Quick was awarded the first star of the game, as he is the reason the Kings came out on top. Quick finished with a .976 save percentage.
The Blues also outshot their opponents 28 to 25 however they failed to capitalize on either of their two power plays, while allowing goals on 2 of 3 Anaheim attempts.

One game on the board tonight:

Tampa Bay Lightning @ Edmonton Oilers: LIGHTNING in regulation 2.06

Risk: 2 Units | Win: 2.12 Units
The Edmonton Oilers are still looking for their first win of the season, currently sitting at 0-4-1 (0-2-0 Home, 0-2-1 Away). The Oilers are the only team in the League without a win. As of today, the Edmonton Oilers are the worst defensive team in the NHL, allowing a staggering 4.80 goals against per game.  The Edmonton offense is amongst the five worst, currently 25th overall with 2.20 goals per game. The Lightning on the other hand are 4th overall for scoring with 3.40 goals per game, Stamkos and Hedman both have 7 points on the season in just 5 games. Sidney Crosby currently leads the League with 9 points. The Tampa Bay defense is allowing just 1.80 goals against per game, currently ranked 7th overall. Only 8 teams are allowing less than two goals against per game right now.  The Bolts power play unit is 4th overall right now at 29.2 % while the Oilers rank 14th with their 20.0 PP%. The Lightning are 6th overall on the penalty kill at 89.5%, while the Oilers are yet again amongst the five worst, 25th overall with a 73.7 PK%. Things won’t get any easier for Edmonton tonight against the hot Tampa Bay Lightning. I don’t expect the Oilers to find their first win of the season against Tampa Bay tonight. Look for the Lightning to wrap things up in regulation time.