Saturday’s NHL Picks: March 4, 2017

Adam Mark

2017-03-04

 

Jeff Carter and the Kings should have an easy time against the Canucks on Saturday.

That’s more like it! I was able to get a respectable record last week going 4-2 on Saturday. It’s going to take a few more of those to get my Dobber record back on track, however. My current week has been phenomenal, going 11-0 since I last left you, leaving my personal record at 136-81 (63%). Here’s hoping that I can keep the streak going for a while longer to help you guys with your picks for the day. I’m taking all home teams this time around, most of which are favourites. On to the games!

Record: 27 – 21 (56%)

New Jersey @ Boston (7 pm ET)

I don’t see this being much of a challenge for the Bruins. sure the scoresheet may end up saying otherwise, but in regards to a victory Boston should have this one in the bag. Throw in how they’ve been playing at home, and New Jersey is going to have their work cut out for them. Drew Stafford will be making his Bruins debut, but I wouldn’t expect too much from him. Instead, turn to Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron if you’re looking for some production. 

Pick: Boston – Home Team Victory – H

Confidence Level: 4/5

Columbus @ Ottawa (7 pm ET)

Going with the underdogs on this one in the Senators. There’s just something about the way they’ve been playing, plus the addition of Alex Burrows and Viktor Stalberg rounds out the team nicely. I’m looking at Ottawa as a nice dark horse for the cup this year. Yes I know that Sergei Bobrovsky is coming off a shutout victory over the Wild and has been performing well lately (.969 SV% over his last 3 games), but still my gut is leaning towards Ottawa. I’ll definitely be watching this game of the bunch in the afternoon.

Pick: Ottawa – Home Team Victory – H

Confidence Level: 3/5

Colorado @ Winnipeg (7 pm ET)

Given how Colorado has looked (pretty much all season), and with the Jets still in the playoff hunt, I’m expecting to see Winnipeg firing on all cylinders come puck drop. Mathieu Perreault has found some life, posting six points in his last three games and Bl