Saturday’s Picks – January 07, 2012

Dobber Sports



Canucks Bruins


Well it was a terrific ending to 2011, with a 5-1 week, just those pesky Islanders getting in the way of a perfect Saturday night.  Luckily I left that game off of my pro-line ticket. Thunder on the other hand had a week she'd like to forget only picking the Avs and Isles as winners, over Washington and Minnesota respectively, which is still gutsy in my book. Here's a look at the matchups I like for this upcoming Saturday.  I stayed away from the Bruins Canucks rematch, even though the B's have won 9 of their last 10 while scoring 49 goals in the process. Lots of early NHL action as Bettman is worried about Wild Card weekend in the NFL (Go Niners!!! Oh wait, that's next weekend).  Let's get it on:


Senators @ Flyers

By the Numbers – Frozen Pool


The Senators continue to surprise in the Eastern Conference as they have managed six wins while picking up points in seven of their last eight games. The Sens lost the only meeting these two sides have had this season, 7-2 back in October.  Despite their recent surge the team is still 29th in the league in GAA only .02 out of last place. On the other hand the Flyers are hoping that with the HBO distraction gone Bryzgalov will get his game back on track. The Flyers had no issues scoring five goals against the visiting red hot Blackhawks Thursday night, and the league's second highest scoring team should have no issues filling the net against the Sens.  Hopefully Bryzgalov can make the last save in what should be a high scoring affair.


My Pick: H

Thunder's Pick: V


Oilers @ Stars

By the Numbers – Frozen Pool




Jamie Benn loves playing the Oilers. I can't believe Holmqvist was still in the NHL 3 years ago.


RNH's injury time frame has change from 7-10 days, to 3-4 weeks. His absence however, doesn't seem to have slowed down Jordan Eberle yet as he leads the Oilers with 42 points. It hasn't been enough as the team has lost eight of their last ten games and have fallen into the basement of the Northwest Division. The Stars meanwhile have been getting healthy recently and look to find consistency in their game again.  Handing Boston one of their three lo