NHL Picks and Predictions for April 16th

We have posted a 5-2 record so far in the playoffs and what better day to improve that than a Saturday. We have 4 games that are spread out perfectly so you can pretty much watch them all. I have been working on two picks for tonight and like them a lot. Lets get some more winners!

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NHL Picks For Tonight:

Buffalo Sabres vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Ryan Miller stole game 1 for the Sabres and he will look to do the same this afternoon in Philly. Miller is one of the top goalies in the world and the Flyers know they will need more traffic in front of him if they want to avoid heading to Buffalo down 2-0. Philly also knows they need to play much better hockey at home. The Flyers have only given their fans 1 win in their last 8 home games. For a team that led the Eastern Conference for most of this year that play at home simply is not good enough. Buffalo has won 6 out of the last 8 meetings with Philly and is a cool 14-6 on the road over their last 20 games. Today I look for Captain Mike Richards to have a big game as he is a proven winner and knows the Flyers need a win. We are taking the Flyers as home favorites and sending this series back to Buffalo knotted at 1’s.

PICK = Philadelphia Flyers (-160)

Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins

I am sure many of you were questioning why I would take the Canadiens on the road the other night against the Big Bad Bruins. I told you that Jacques Martin would employ a defensive system that works and Montreal would win the game as a team. The Habs did just that, not allowing Boston to get too many second chance opportunities in close. The Habs made it to the Eastern Conference Finals last year through stellar goaltending, solid defence (from defenceman and forwards) and blocked shots. When I watched the first game it looked like an exact replica of what they did last year. The Bruins on the other hand did an awful job of dictating the way the game was going to be played. Montreal’s speed allowed them to get out of any difficult situations the Bruins attempted to put them in. Both goals were caused thanks to Boston turnovers (Kaberle and Lucic) and the Habs quickly turned the puck the other way. Montreal is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings with Boston and has gone 16-5 in their last 21 games played on Saturday. Call me crazy but we are going with the Habs again tonight. As a huge underdog they will look for timely goals and utilize the systems they have in place to drive the Bruins and their fans crazy. Look for the Bruins to come out with a high flying intensity but the Habs to capitalize on the power play opportunities that ensue.

PICK = Montreal Canadiens (+181)

Hope everyone enjoys a great Saturday of hockey!

Stephen

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