Saturday’s NHL Picks – February 19th

Dobber Sports

2011-02-19

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Trying to pick six certain winners isn't as easy as it looks. Quite a few third period letdowns led to only one correct prediction two Saturdays ago.  Caribou didn't hit .500 so she's getting sent down as Thunder has been clawing to get back into the action. Only nine games on the schedule this Saturday as a warm up to Hockey Day in the US and the Heritage Classic out at McMahon Stadium on Sunday.  Hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

 

Atlanta @ Edmonton

By the Numbers – Frozen Pool

 

The Thrashers are reeling, their 3-8-4 record in their last 15 games has pushed them out of a playoff spot. Despite out-ranking the Oil in every statistical category, the Oilers are on a winning streak, yes it's only two but it's their first winning streak since the end of November and early December when they won 4 in a row. They'll be looking to salvage a .500 split on the end of this six game homestand.

 

Thunder's Pick: V

My Pick: H – Edmonton

 

Los Angeles @ NY Islanders

By the Numbers – Frozen Pool

 

This is the isles eighth game of a ten game road trip that has been quite successful as the team has gone 5-0-3 on the trip so far. Jon Quick hasn't lost in regulation since January 20th going 7-0-1 to solidify his starting job as rumblings of Bernier possibly nudging his way in for more starts began to surface. It's clear that the Kings are hoping to rest Quick more for this years' playoffs than last season as he hasn't started in a single back-to-back situation this season compared to six last year. The Isles had their 4 game win streak snapped against the Bruins, and with Lawson's poor outing look for Montoya to perhaps get his first start of the year.

 

Thunder's Pick: V

My Pick: V – Los Angeles

 

Ottawa @ Toronto

By the Numbers – Frozen Pool

 

With a 6-2-1 record in the month of February, rumblings of a potential playoff push are running rampant. As long as they don't give up another lottery pick to the Bruins I think Leaf fans will be thrilled. The Sens have only one win i