Saturday Picks – March 23rd, 2013

Dobber Sports

2013-03-22

 

Anze Kopitar USA Today

 

Marty Kwiaton gives his thoughts on some of Saturday’s key matchups in the NHL.

 

After muffing the first two games on Saturday two weeks ago, the rest of the picks went my way to give us four winners the rest of the way, bringing me back up to 50% (finally). Anthony came back down to earth a little last week picking "only" four winners but was bang on in the Jets shootout victory over the Leafs. Let's get right to it as the NHL continues to fill the schedule with early games on Saturday.

 

 

Lightning @ Senators

By the Numbers – Frozen Pool

 

The Sens continue to put up points without their top players in the line-up as everyone from top to bottom is buying into the system. Heading into action on Saturday the Sens are 6-1-1 in their last 8 games at home with only 11 goals allowed during that span. With an assist Thursday night Gonchar was able to extend his pt. streak to nine games (14 pts), the longest current active streak in the league. The Bolts meanwhile continue their trip through Canada after losing not only the game in Toronto but starting goalie Anders Lindback indefinitely. Tampa Bay is 28th in the league with a .133 winning percentage when they allow the first goal, only Nashville and Florida are worse.

 

My Pick: H

Thunder's Pick: H

 

Canucks @ Kings

By the Numbers – Frozen Pool

 

The Los Angeles Kings continue to do a lot of their damage at home posting a 12-3-1 record. They were riding a five game home winning streak outscoring opponents 21-7, until they ran into Kari Lehtonen Thursday night. To bounce back into the win column they will look to jump on the Canucks early as they're 12-1-1 when scoring f