Tonights NHL Picks October 24th 2014

A 1-1 night that should have been a 2-0 night last night as the Penguins blew a 3-1 lead allowing Detroit to come back and score two unanswered in the last couple minutes of play. The Red Wings sent the game to overtime where they found the back of the net to win 4-3.
The Blue Jackets came through for us and we still picked up 1.16 units on the night thanks to the big payout on the Jackets.
Five games tonight, we have two pick plus a system pick:
Tampa Bay Lightning @ Winnipeg Jets: LIGHTNING 1.88
Risk: 2 Units | Win: 1.76 Units
The Lightning will be back in action tonight after making it past the Flames on Tuesday (2-1) and losing to the Oilers the night before by a score of 3-2.  Tampa Bay is the 11th highest scoring team in the NHL as of today, with an average of 3.00 goals per game. The Jets on the other hand are one of the lowest scoring teams in the league, currently 26th overall in the scoring department with just 1.83 goals per game. When it comes to defense, the Bolts also have a significant advantage, allowing just 1.86 goals against per game played (6th overall), while the Jets rank 14th allowing an average of 2.67 goals against per game.  The Winnipeg Jets have yet to score a power play goal, (0.00%) and are taking almost twice as many penalties per game as the Lightning are, with 17.5 penalty minutes per game, compared to 9.9 PIM/GP by the Bolts. The Tampa Bay power play is currently 5th overall at 26.9% The Jets penalty kill unit is doing well for itself, currently with a 92.3 PK% (4th), the Lightning are not far behind, currently 7th overall on the penalty kill with an 87.0 PK%. We will likely see Ben Bishop in goal for the Lightning tonight with his 3-1-1 record, 1.97 GAA and .921 SV%. Ondrej Pavelec is probable for the Jets and is 2-3-0 with a 2.32 GAA and a .913 SV%. The Lightning have the edge in this contest, and as long as they don’t take the Jets lightly they should be able to secure a victory tonight.
Dallas Stars @ New Jersey Devils: OVER 5.5 goals 2.21
Risk: 2 Units | Win: 2.42 Units (Members Only Pick)
System Picks (Members Only):
Vancouver Canucks @ Colorado Avalanche: CANUCKS 2.11
Risk: 2 Units | Win: 2.22 Units