Tonight’s NHL Picks- October 9th 2014

Here we go, day 2! With 12 games on the board tonight we have one free pick for you. Our members have two picks total for tonight’s action. If you would like to become a member you can sign up using the link below.

Free Pick:
New Jersey Devils @ Philadelphia Flyers: DEVILS 2.16
RIsk: 2 Units | Win: 2.32 Units


The Flyers opened their season last night with a disappointing loss as they fell to the Bruins by a score of 2-1. The Flyers managed just 20 shots on Rask, while the Bruins were able to reach Mason with 33 of their own. Mason put up a strong performance in goal for the Flyers  last night, stopping 31 of 33 shots, to finish the game with a .939 SV%. The Devils  have named Cory Schneider as their starter this season, this young man has proven he has what it takes to be named number 1. Cory is confirmed in goal tonight for the Devils and finished last season with a .921 save percentage and a 1.97 goals against average. The Flyers will likely go with Ray Emery in goal tonight, as Mason faced the Bruins last night.  Emery went 9-12-4 last season with a .903 SV% and a 2.96 GAA. Philadelphia is playing on no rest after suffering a tough loss to the Bruins last night. The Devils have fresh legs and will have an arguably better goaltender between the pipes tonight. This game could go either way tonight, take the Devils as underdogs to upset the Flyers in their Home opener.

Florida Panthers @ Tampa Bay Lightning: LIGHTNING in regulation 1.84
Risk: 3 Units | Win: 2.52 Units (Members Only Pick)

The Tampa Bay Lightning will open up their season tonight at Home against the Florida Panthers. The Panthers are now under Head Coach Gerard Gallant (assistant coach for Montreal Canadiens last season, former head coach of the CHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs) and will have Roberto Luongo as their starting goaltender this season. The Panthers had a disappointing preseason, finishing with an 0-4-2 record, and wrapped up last season 15th overall in the Eastern Conference. I feel that under Gallant and with Luongo in goal, the Panthers may be able to put together a better-performing team than last season, but naturally it will take some time to rebuild. Gallant is very passionate about the game, you probably remember seeing him quite vocal on the Habs bench last season. Gallant also lead the CHL’s Saint John Sea Dogs to a Memorial Cup trophy back in 2011. The Lightning dominated much of the preseason with a 5-1 record and with a healthy roster, they don’t show any signs of slowing down soon. The Lightning should have no problem defeating the Panthers tonight, let’s take them in regulation time for a better payout.