Quality teams hit the ice on Tuesday, and we have NHL picks and predictions for three of the best games.
Action starts with the Penguins vs. Rangers, and continues later in the afternoon with Bruins vs. Capitals and Predators vs. Lightning.
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NHL Betting Tips
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers @ Madison Square Garden
Pittsburgh has made a positive start to the season after going 5-3-1 from its first nine games. The Penguins come off two tough losses to Boston, but facing the Rangers is an easier task.
The Rangers had lost four consecutive games before beating Buffalo 3-2, but two of those losses came against Pittsburgh. They lost 4-3 and 3-2, in what was two competitive games.
New York shouldn’t be too deterred by those losses, as there wasn’t between them. However, with a 2-4-2 record, it will need to get a move on.
The Penguins go with Tristan Jarry in the goal, and he hasn’t had the best start to the season. Jarry is 2-3, with a goal average of 3.92.
Sidney Crosby is doing it all for the Penguins, and he scored an incredible goal last week. The 15-year veteran has three goals and four assists on the season, but he has a plus/minus of –4.
Artemi Panarin heads the stat line for the Rangers with three goals and five assists. He has been in fine form, and the left wing is capable of producing on Tuesday.
Pittsburgh is the slight favourite on the road, but they should get the job done.
Bet: Pittsburgh Penguins to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals @ Capital One Arena
The winning run of Boston came to an end last week against Washington, which looks to win consecutive against the Bruins.
Washington won 4-3 in a tight game, scoring its third consecutive win and three of its last four. The Capitals have started the season nicely with a 6-0-3 record, including a 4-0-1 record at home.
Scoring goals has been the catalyst for the Capitals, which averages 3.5 goals per game. They scored six goals when beating the Islanders last week, so anything similar sees them win on Tuesday.
Boston rattled off four consecutive wins against Philadelphia and Pittsburgh before losing on Sunday. They shouldn’t be put off by the loss, as Patrice Bergeron is a man on fire.
The veteran owns five goals and six assists from eight games, and he doesn’t appear to be slowing down. Despite being in the league for 16 years, he continues to deliver for the Bruins.
The Bruins are helped out in goal with Tuukka Rask, who has three wins and one loss. He is always steady in goal, so Washington could find it hard to score.
However, the Capitals have Vitek Vanecek, who has yet to give up a loss from five games. His 5-0 record includes a 91 percent save rate, which ranks highly in the NHL.
It should be another close game, but Boston could exact its revenge.
Bet: Boston Bruins to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
Nashville Predators vs. Tampa Bay Lightning @ Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay is going well with a 4-1-1 record, and it looks to remain undefeated on home ice. The Lightning came home from a three-game road trip to beat Nashville on Sunday, and they could repeat the dose.
They lost two of their three games on the road, including a 5-2 loss to Columbus, but the 4-3 win over Nashville was a good way to start a home stand.
Nashville has lost three of its last five games, and it looked outclassed when facing Dallas. The Stars were 10-2 over two games, so the Predators need to work on both offence and defence.
They scored only 2.1 goals per game, which is one goal less per game than Tampa Bay. That isn’t easy to overcome, and we’re not sure they will on Tuesday.
The odds haven’t been released yet, but we expect the Lighting to start as firm favourites. They should outscore Nashville, and score their fifth win of the season.
Bet: Tampa Bay Lighting to win – Bet @ Sportsbet
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