Montreal Canadiens – Dallas Stars
Pick : Dallas Stars (1X2)
Offensively, Stars are alot stronger team, averaging almost 4 goals per game at this point of season.
Defensively, Stars are even better, allowing only 1.5 goals per game.
Stars having their moment in defencive side and offensive side and at this point i dont see why bottom 10 offense team Canadiens could break Stars hot defence and goaltending.
Stars Goalie Jake Oettinger is on a run with .966 sv%
Columbus Blue Jackets – Pittsburgh Penguins
Pick : Pittsburgh Penguins (1X2)
Penguins have outscored their last 5 enemies with an outstanding 27-8 scores. In that stretch they scored avg. 5 goals a night.
Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry is on a streak also and allowing only 1.6 goals per game.
Blue Jackets are on a different path and struggles with defensive side of the game.
Goaltending also has not been so good lately when Elvis Merzlikins is allowing 3.6 goals a night and has a .877 sv%.
While Penguins are on a streak, im betting on them.
Vancouver Canucks – Buffalo Sabres
Pick : Vancouver Canucks
Canucks on the home opener getting the spark on their game after playing 5 last games on road.
Canucks has been struggling on the road, but forced their opponents in last 2 games to the overtime.
Im seeing potential for a bounce back when playing first time on the home this season and it lights up the team.
Vegas Golden Knights – Colorado Avalanche
Pick : o5.5
Avs have had major problems keeping the puck out of own net. Their penalty kill is last in the league with 57.9% plus Alexandar Georgiev is not on the moment with just .893 sv%.
On the other hand Avs powerplay is best in the league.
Over might not be the easiest one on this but should be expected when both teams are scoring over 3 goals a night on average.