NHL Handicapping : LA Kings Front and Center
NHL handicapping is off to a strong start for those that have tailed the Montreal Canadiens. Not only are they exceeding expectations but a difference in philosophy could translate to prolonged seasonal success. Here at HRWager, we will examine made his debut for the Rangers. All of this upcoming right now here at the HRWager blog.
Dominance has been the recent trend as the Kings have taken six straight against Colorado. Besides being what is good for what ails you, let us look at what we can take from the 2-1 LA win.
Tyler Toffoli continues to pour it on in the early going. He has always been a threat short handed and demonstrated that trait with a break away goal just a scant twenty three seconds after Colorado had tied the game 1-1. His line provided most of the offensive punch generating eleven shots on goal for this one.
Imagine where the Kings could be at if they could convert on the power play. They win the battles in the face off circle against most. 59% was their number against Colorado. Alas this did not help them on the power play as the bagel for four chances makes their lives much harder than it needs to be. 2-3 is not where this team should be at as they can not face Colorado every game this season.
New York is hoping that they can limit the scope of how many games Henrik Lundqvist has to play between the pipes in the regular season. The number they hope to go for is sixty games. For this to happen, Antti Raanta must prove to be the valuable asset that Cam Talbot was. Cam was the suitable back up but he has moved on. Now the 26 year old Antti posted a below two goals against with a .936 save percentage for the Blackhawks. This was not enough to save his spot as Scott Darling now has the back up duties in the Windy City. Raanta posted a shutout against the Sharks last night. Stopping all twenty two shots, he was never really tested despite the open ice opportunities that the Rangers sought. A 4-0 win was more than most could hope for. Look for the Rangers to maintain a high level this season when Lundqvist needs to be spelled on the odd occasion this year.
Finally, Canada will see backbone from Montreal. Too many times when Montreal got a one goal lead, they would sit in a shell and have Price be peppered. Yes, one should rely on their best player but now they are doing things smartly. When they get the lead, they punch the accelerator to expand on it. This gives backers and bettor of the Habs equal chances to win and additional equity for the puckline to come through. Do your home work and examine the situations for the PL on Montreal instead of the ML. You should be rewarded when you decided it prudent to pull the trigger on Montreal. Good fortune in this NHL season and we will be back tomorrow for more betting coverage here on HRWager.