Saturday’s Picks – November 12

Anthony Lancione





Good afternoon poolies! Firstly, off the bat, I just wanted to give a thumbs up to my colleague Marty who last week managed to nab 5 of his 6 winners, despite evening out in ProLine terms. If you followed his winners moneyline through offshore wagering, you were pretty happy. Anyhow, on my front, I remain on the verge of hitting at a rate of 60% thus far in 2011-12, and feel confident I can spike that back up further this week.



  • Stats as of Friday morning
  • Winning % this Season= 58%
  • Previous Week Record= 3-3
  • For ProLine Purposes= 2-4
  • (* -1 for ProLine where I had the Bolts to win by more than 1 goal; but they took it by exactly 1).


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So with the 35th Crosby-less weekend of ordinary times in the books, let's get right to the meat and potatoes!


New Jersey @ Washington (7:00pm ET)

By the Numbers – Frozen Pools


Even though Washington sits in 6th spot in the East, they nonetheless hold title to Least Points Dropped per games played in the conference. The Caps are also tied with the Stars for top home record in the league at 5-1. Washington's star trio of Ovechkin, Backstrom and Semin have been simmering a bit lately, as all three are starting to find their groove. This trend should only continue.  The Devils have won three straight off the heels of Marty Brodeur's return to action, (minus his stellar return against Toronto)! It seems the hall of famer in back in charge of crease in Jersey.


Speaking of crease battles, it appears Neuvirth has been making a case again recently to challenge for Vokoun's top dog status. See for the latest projected starter!



Washington – Home Win – H(ProLine)


Ottawa @ Toronto (7:00pm ET)

By the Numbers – Frozen Pools


After finishing October on a scorching note, winning an NHL best- 6 straight, the surprising Senators seem intent on starting their November on an equally terrible run, having dropped four in a row, encounting! However, they were projected by many pundits to finish dead last or next to last in the NHL for a reason. I still have them easily missing the playoffs without a shadow of doubt.  The Leafs similarly were brought back to reality this week after a cup of coffee atop the NHL standings heading into their meetings vs. the visiting defending cup champs & upstart Panthers. Both games were ugly, but with a rebounded W against the Blues, the Leafs continue to defy the odds and remain tied with the Pens in first in the East!



Toronto – Home Win – H(ProLine)<