Tonight, January the 25th, sees 3 match ups on the NHL schedule, with opportunities to start of the week on a good note. Tonight’s games include the Pittsburgh Penguins visiting Broadway to take on the New York Rangers, the Calgary Flames are set to play host to the visiting St. Louis Blues, and it’s a battle of future Olympic rival goaltenders as Ryan Miller and the Buffalo Sabres travel to Vancouver to take on Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks. Don’t miss out on this week’s exciting NHL action from coast to coast, and be sure to get your FREE NHL predictions and picks below.
NHL Predictions and Free Picks January 25th:
Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers – The Penguins come into tonight’s game looking to win their 7th straight overall against the Rangers. The Penguins have scored 16 times in 3 games vs. the Rangers this season, and will welcome back their #1 goaltender in Marc-Andre Fleury after the French netminder sat out 4 games with a broken finger. The Rangers haven’t scored a goal in their last 2 games, losing 2-0 to Philadelphia, then 6-0 to Montreal on Saturday night. Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two, and I look for that trend to continue with a good goaltending match up tonight from Madison Square Garden.
Free Pick – UNDER 5.5 goals (-110)
St. Louis Blues @ Calgary Flames – This is the 4th and final meeting of the season between the Flames and Blues, as St. Louis had taken the last 2 games, both by a single goal. The Flames have lost 6 straight, and begin action tonight tied with Detroit for the 8th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Goal scoring has been a big problem for the Flames as of late, and both teams average very near 2.5 goals per game on offense. UNDER is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings, and 12-3-2 in the last 17 meetings in Calgary. Take the UNDER tonight with two cold offenses meeting in Calgary.
Free Pick – UNDER 5 goals (+120)
Buffalo Sabres @ Vancouver Canucks – The Sabres end a 7-game road trip tonight in Vancouver, a trip that has seen the Sabres go 2-2-2. The Canucks come into tonight’s game riding a 4-game win streak, thanks to a convincing 5-1 win over the high-flying Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. The Canucks offense has been potent lately, but also for the majority of the season as the Nucks average 3.2 goals per game on offense, compared to Buffalo’s 2.8. Although it looks as if there may be a goaltenders duel tonight, both teams haven’t had too much problems finding the back of the net this season. I am leaning towards the OVER as an underdog tonight from Vancouver.
Free Pick – OVER 5.5 goals (+110)