Monkey’s Saturday NHL Game Picks – Jan. 03, 2009

Dale McCarthy

2009-01-02

 bruins

 

The Digital Monkey is back with his picks for January 3rd!

 

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009


Buffalo Sabres @ Boston Bruins

Boston has been lights out at home this season and Buffalo is just above .500 on the road this season.  Evreyone keeps waiting for the Bruins to fall back to earth and it may eventually happen, but you’ll go broke betting on it.

-Bet-
2 bananas on BOS to win
1 banana on the UNDER (5.5)
Proline: H+

Florida Panthers @ Pittsburgh Penguins
The Penguins have not performed up to expectations thus far and while injuries have almost assuredly played a part I think the biggest issue is the lack of production from players not named Malkin or Crosby.  The Penguins will need more from their 3rd and 4th lines if they hope to go deep this year.  Against the Panthers, Malkin and Crosby will probably be enough.  

-Bet-
2 bananas on PIT to win
1 banana on the OVER (5.5)
Proline: H+

Calgary Flames @ Nashville Predators

The Predators are having difficulty scoring goals and while that’s never a good thing, it’s certainly a bigger problem when you’re facing a goalie of Kiprusoff’s caliber.   Nashville has been good at home but they’ll probably need Ellis or Rinne to put in a very solid game.

-Bet-
1 bananas on CAL
1 banana on the UNDER (5.5)
Proline: V+

Ottawa Senators @ Toronto Maple Leafs

With the play of the Leafs and Senators the Battle of Ontario has deteriorated into something more like the Mild Disagreement of Ontario.  While the Leafs weren’t expected to be much better than they are the Senators have been a huge disappointment.  Just when it seems they may have turned things around they play a game where any Timbit team across Canada would give them a run for their money.  I keep expecting the big line to wake up from their funk and blow the bulb in the red light behind the opponent’s net but it’s just not happening.  I’m not sure if I like Ottawa because Toronto will probably have either Cujo or Pogge in net or if I’m a sucker for punishment.

-Bet-
1 banana on OTT to win
1 banana on the OVER (5.5)
Proline: