Tonight, January the 27th, sees 7 games on the NHL schedule after what was an exciting night last night across the NHL board. Tonight’s featured games include the last place Carolina Hurricanes traveling to Broadway to do battle with the New York Rangers, the Minnesota Wild are set to play host to the Detroit Red Wings, and the Calgary Flames look to snap a long losing skid tonight in Dallas against the Stars. Other game son the NHL schedule include the New Jersey Devils traveling to Buffalo, the Washington Capitals host the Anaheim Ducks, the Montreal Canadiens visit Tampa Bay, and the St. Louis Blues continue a Western swing tonight as they visit the Vancouver Canucks. Don’t miss out on the continued excitement this week in the NHL, and be sure to get your FREE NHL predictions and picks below.
NHL Predictions and Free Picks January 27th:
Carolina Hurricanes @ New York Rangers – This is the 4th and final meeting between these two this season, with the home team yet to win a game in the series. The Rangers have lost 3 straight, while the Hurricanes have won two of three, thanks to a convincing 5-1 home win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday. The Rangers look to re-discover their offense as they have only managed to find the back of the net twice in their last 3 contests. OVER is 4-1 in the Hurricanes last 5, and 4-1-1 in the Rangers last 6 overall. OVER is also 4-1-1 in the Hurricanes last 6 vs. the Eastern Conference, and 4-1 in the Rangers last 5 vs. the Eastern Conference. Look for a high total tonight from the Big Apple.
Free Pick – OVER 5 at -135
Detroit Red Wings @ Minnesota Wild – Detroit comes into tonight’s game after dropping a heartbreaker on home ice last night, a 5-4 OT loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. Detroit squandered a 4-2 lead in the final 90 seconds of the game to push their record to 4-3-3 in the last 10 games overall. Minnesota is 5-4-1 during that ten-game span and they also stormed back in the 3rd period to force overtime in their last meeting vs. Detroit on Jan 21st. The Red Wings are 22-6-3 in their last 31 meetings against the Wild, and 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Minnesota. I like the Red Wings tonight as a road underdog.
Free Pick – RED WINGS to win at -105
Calgary Flames @ Dallas Stars – The Calgary Flames have not won a game thus far in 2010, going 0-7 in the new year. These two have split their previous 2 meetings this season, with each team stealing one on the road. The Flames continue to struggle to find their offense, while their goaltending has remained solid, only giving up 24 goals in their last 10 games, 9 of which were losses. Calgary seems to play well in Dallas, as the Flames are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas. The road team is also 8-2 in the last 10 games between these two. Calgary needs 2 points as much as anyone in the NHL, and I like them to come out hard tonight as a road underdog.
Free Pick – FLAMES to win at -105