Tonight, January the 22nd, sees just 3 games on the NHL slate after a wild 13-game schedule last night. Tonight’s games include the Montreal Canadiens traveling to the swamp in New Jersey to take on Martin Broduer and the Devils, the Nashville Predators continue a road trip as they invade Colorado to battle the Avalanche, and the Dallas Stars continue their Western swing tonight as they enter Oil Country to do battle with Edmonton. Minimal games does not mean minimal opportunity, especially when it comes to the NHL. Be sure to keep up with the continued excitement the NHL has to offer and get your FREE NHL predictions and picks below.
NHL Predictions and Free Picks January 22nd:
Montreal Canadiens @ New Jersey Devils – The New Jersey Devils come into tonight’s action with a home record of 17-7-0 this season, and they dominate the Canadiens in the swamp. After dropping the first two meetings this season, the Canadiens are 9-30-3 in their last 42 games overall against the Devils, and 2-19-2 in their last 23 games in New Jersey. The Devils are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games, and are 33-13 in their last 46 games overall. The favorite is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in this series, which leads be to believe the home team will win once again tonight.
Free Pick – DEVILS to win at -190
Nashville Predators @ Colorado Avalanche – Two fairly hot teams collide tonight in Colorado as the Avalanche have won 4 straight, and 7 of their last 10 games overall. The Predators sit at 6-4 in their last 10, however they have won 5 of their last 6 road games, due to a loss last night in Phoenix. Nashville has beaten the Avalanche both previous meetings this season, once at home and once on the road. These are not prolific scoring teams this season, and goaltending has been good to both teams as they both average just over 2.5 goals against per game. Under is 5-2 in the Avalanche last 7 overall, and 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings with the Predators. I look for good goaltending in a close game tonight from Colorado.
Free Pick – UNDER 5.5 at -135
Dallas Stars @ Edmonton Oilers – Something has to give tonight in Edmonton as the Oilers are 1-14-2 in their last 17 home games, while the Stars are just 17-36 in their last 53 road games. Dallas is 3-7 in their last 10 games, while the Oilers are 1-7-2 in that ten-game span. However, the Stars are a good road team when it comes to playing in Edmonton. While the Stars are 47-16-3 in the last 66 meetings with Edmonton, but are also 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Oil Country. Dallas is also 9-4 in their last 13 Friday games, so take the Stars to win tonight in Edmonton.
Free Pick – STARS to win at -115