Buffalo overcame Boston at home two nights ago but still start as outsiders in the early game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins. On the same day Pittsburgh edged out Winnipeg and are back hot on the heels of New Jersey, with James Neal finding the net regularly once again. Buffalo's defence has had its wobbles this season but they have really contributed at the other end in the last few games so look for the likes of Tyler Myers and Christian Ehrhoff to be a little adventurous at times. Because of their profile the Pens rarely get good odds and I think Buffalo can top them here at 2.90. With the offensive talent out there have a look at over 5.5 total goals at 1.80.
The Bruins and Winnipeg Jets also meet today looking to bounce back from those losses. Winnipeg must come out strong here as the Bruins have gone on to win every game they have scored first in. Their terrible penalty kill needs to step up but for tonight at least their opponents have hardly been prolific with the man advantage. Boston should rally here though as they have too much for the Jets at 2.15. The -1.5 handicap too on the visitors is also a good option at 3.00.
Vancouver's unbeaten February was ended by Dallas in a really tough game on Friday. They still look ominous for the rest of the West though and can put it right against St Louis. Vitally for the Blues they've managed to stop the rot with a couple of wins and all of a sudden look a threat again. Of the Western teams only Chicago remain more favoured to lift the Stanley Cup and with the season settling down this is a game to look forward too. The form book dictates that if the Canucks stay out of the penalty box they will win the game, as their 5 on 5 record far outweighs that of the Blues, whose league-best powerplay has hauled them out of trouble on numerous occasions. At 2.15 I'll go with the home fans to leave home happy after a win for Vancouver.