Saturday Picks – March 29, 2014

Dobber Sports

2014-03-28

MarekZidlicky



The Devils should beat the Isles on Saturday, if they can avoid a shootout



We're getting so close that you can almost taste it. Playoff hockey, a time of the year where every team cranks it up another notch, and the regular season games seem to pale in comparison. I'm going to keep this short and sweet, as I'm hopped up on some good pain meds after surgery on Thursday. So if some of these picks seem a little erratic, they seemed like great reasoning and logic at the time of writing. Hope everyone enjoys all the action on Saturday with 12 games on the schedule. Let's get on to the action:

 

Sharks @ Avalanche

By the Numbers – Frozen Pool

 

The last four games between these two teams have been decided by a single goal, with each team winning two apiece. Each of those four winners was the home team and the Avalanche boast the league's best record in one-goal games this season at 25-4-6. The Avs join the Penguins and Blackhawks as the only teams with five 50 point scorers on the season, and if not for injuries to Alex Tanguay and PA Parenteau the number may have been at seven by the end of the year. Of those three