St Louis Blues at Boston Bruins
It's always easy to look forward to a game between a couple of the Stanley Cup favourites even if St Louis are the only ones looking like real contenders at the moment.
Sneaking an unimpressive win over Carolina at the weekend was vital for Boston after being rocked for 6-1 and 5-1 humblings away at major rivals Toronto and Montreal respectively.
Before that the Bruins taken advantage of a favourable schedule to put together a decent run around the turn of the month but versus anyone performing well they've usually come up short.
Goalie Tuukka Rask put on a strong showing to get them through that Carolina though still isn't hitting his Vezina Trophy-winning heights, the Finn backstopped the best defence in the league last year and only have to look to the road locker room to see where the bar is being set this year.
No club has played fewer times on the road than the Blues and they are coming off a five game homestand, their only outright road loss came in Anaheim which can hardly be criticised.
It's rare that you'll get a price of 2.50 on the Bruins at home yet I'll still pass on it for St Louis in their current mood for 2.55.
Washington Capitals at Arizona Coyotes
Two teams from opposing conferences that happen to be level on points yet differing levels of optimism.
Arizona took a 6-5 victory away from Washington earlier in the month and have found some semblance of form to distance themselves from the bottom spot in the West that they briefly occupied.
Right now the Caps living off their hot start that seems a long time ago, 8 of their 17 points were garnered in the five games of the season. In his first full NHL season the lavishly talented Evgeni Kuznetsov has been a bit of disappointment and overshadowed by rookie compatriot Andrei Burakovsky.
Against a struggling opponent this is a good opportunity for the Coyotes to win three straight and odds of 2.40 are good value on them doing just that.
Best Bet: Arizona Coyotes to win at 2.40