Wow! Apparently a visit to the windy city and the Blackhawks streak rubbed off on our friend Anthony who ran the tables last weekend, and now that puts him at 11 correct predictions out of 12 in the last two weeks. I almost feel bad for stepping in this week. Good last week for T-biz and I, picking 4 winners apiece. On the season I'm losing to my dog 56-44%… ouch. Well we've been getting better every week so let's keep the momentum going into this Saturday. Based on the McLaren-Dziurzynski (very easy to spell for us Poles) scrap on Wednesday night, I wonder how much longer Saturday will be alright for fighting.
On a side note, Angus did you really put Anthony's name and mine on a backdrop picture of Nazem Kadri? Boo and hiss.
*written before the conclusion of Thursday night's games.
Capitals @ Islanders
By the Numbers – Frozen Pool
The Capitals enter this tilt having won five of their last six games, including that huge come from behind win at home against the B's on Tuesday night, and following that up by scoring four times in the opening eight minutes in Florida. Looks like the lines are settling themselves in Washington and Oates' system is starting to work for the Capitals. Despite his 3.00 GAA, Holtby is tied for the league lead in shutouts this season, while Mike Ribeiro leads the team in scoring with 25 points in 21 games.
On Long Island it's Tavares, Moulson, and everyone else with free agent acquisition Brad Boyes has rode their coattails for 18 points so far this year. Despite their worst ranked NHL defence the Isles only site one game under .500 and three points behind 2nd place in their division.
Thunder's Pick: V
Blues @ Sharks
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