Saturday’s Picks – December 31st

Anthony Lancione





Happy Holidays Folks!

It's been an enjoyable week of hockey during the Christmas break to say the least. From an eventful NHL schedule to the World Juniors and of course, HBO's 24/7 the lead-up to this weekend's Winter Classic, I'm loving it, and I'm sure many of you are as well!


Anyhow, onto a quick recap of my last card. I followed up my perfect week with nearly another, as I headed into the late games undefeated. However, I ended up missing the final two results by a single goal, yet remain with an above 80% run dating back to late November. Here's to keeping the hot streak alive.


  • Stats as of Friday morning
  • Winning % on the season= 60%
  • Previous Week Record= 4-2
  • For ProLine Purposes= 4-2


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Pittsburgh @ New Jersey (3:00pm ET)

By the Numbers – Frozen Pools

Although the Pens come into this one 2 nights after losing the latest Battle of Pennsylvania, they still remain on a scoring binge with 21 markers in their past five games, having won 4 of 5. Evgeni Malkin in is the primary reason for this surge to be sure, as he rides into the Garden State on a 9 game scoring streak,  with a stupid 19 points to show over that stretch. No Crosby, No Letang. No problem! The Devils meanwhile have sneakily played themselves into top 8 territory in the east, sitting one spot behind the very Penguins they are hosting..albeit with far, far less fanfare. Expected starter Marty Brodeur has been better of late, but this one still goes to the Pens.



Pittsburgh –  Visitor Win – V(ProLine)


Carolina @ Tampa Bay (5:00pm ET)

By the Numbers – Frozen Pools


The last Stanley cup winner before the lockout host the first champs of the new NHL in Florida tonight gents, with both teams situated in positions in the sta