Anthony Lancione shares his thoughts on Saturday’s best NHL matchups.
Good day poolies! After another strong slate of selections in my last column, I'm now at a 15-3 record in my past 3 Saturday six-packs! I hope you've been following my lead and padding your pockets a little to boot. This week, I hope for more of the same as we ride the hot streak into April.
Stats as of Friday morning
Winning % on the season= 72%
Previous Week Record= 4-2!
NY Islanders @ Pittsburgh (1:00pm ET)
By the Numbers – Frozen Pools
The much anticipated debut of Jarome Iginla in Pittsburgh, donning a different NHL jersey for the first time in 16 years, will certainly be the centre of attraction this evening (Update:Providing Canadian Immigration offices process the necessary paperwork on time given the Easter holiday closures).
The future Hall-of-Famer will join the NHL's deepest offensive juggernaut (sorry Hawks fans), although where in the Pens lineup he will be situated immediately remains to be seen. Bylsma's embarrassment of riches offers him a few options on how to divvy the lines. At some point Iggy and Sid will be linked together, but don't expect it just yet as long as the winning streak is alive. Malkin will look to build on his decent return performance from injury and get back to prime game shape, while Fleury's status is still a mystery. Make sure to check in with www.goaliepost.com for the latest. The Islanders have little to no chance here. Go for some extra juice with the pens to win by more than one.
Pittsburgh – Home Win Plus– H+(ProLine)