NHL Game Day – 2/15/17

Toronto Maple Leafs (63 pts) @ Columbus Blue Jackets (75 pts)

Picks:

Brendan: Blue Jackets win 4-2.

Tyler: Toronto is on a back-to-back after demolishing the Islanders, however they should have no such luck against the Jackets. Blue Jackets win 4-1. 

Matt: We recently saw the Blue Jackets fall at home to the Rangers, and the Maple Leafs are coming off of a huge 7-1 win over the Islanders. For that reason, I’d imagine Toronto is feeling good right about now, especially with it’s excellent special teams on both sides of the puck and strong offense. Columbus is a very good team as well, but I take the Leafs. Maple Leafs win 4-3.

 

St. Louis Blues (63 pts) @ Detroit Red Wings (54 pts)

Picks:

Brendan: Red Wings win 3-2.

Tyler: Under Mike Yeo, the Blues are 5-1, and Detroit is in a slump. Blues win 3-1.

Matt: Third-place St. Louis has gone 5-1-0 since firing head coach Ken Hitchcock, and the Red Wings’ below-average offense and ineffective defense isn’t going to do them any favors. The Wings have some good young players, but I’m going to be boring here and simply take the better team. Blues win 4-2.

 

Philadelphia Flyers (61 pts) @ Calgary Flames (59 pts)

Picks:

Brendan: Flames win 2-1.

Tyler: The Flyers defeated the Flames the last time they faced each other, but the Flames are looking to rebound from their blowout loss to the Coyotes. Flames win 3-1.

Matt: Both of these teams are in fifth place in their divisions and both have goal differentials well into the negative. Calgary just took a whooping from the Coyotes, so I think they’ll be looking for a bounceback game against a Philadelphia team that’s near the bottom of the league in goals against and PK percentage. Flames win 3-2.

 

Florida Panthers (58 pts) @ San Jose Sharks (73 pts)

Picks:

Brendan: Sharks win 4-3.

Tyler: Every time I have picked the Sharks they lose so… Sharks win 3-1.

Matt: The Sharks are third in the league in goals against, and the Panthers are third-to-last in the league in goals for. Over the past couple of months, the Sharks have mostly beaten teams they’re supposed to beat, so I take them in this one. Sharks win 2-1.

 

Pick-Em Leaderboard:

  1. Aaron: 6-3 (.667)
  2. Matt: 23-12-1 (.639)
  3. Richard: 10-6 (.625)
  4. Tyler: 29-16-5 (.580)
  5. Brendan: 43-28-11 (.524)
  6. Madalyn: 22-18-5 (.489)

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