NHL Betting: Devils to make things hellish for the Flyers


Things are still great in Montreal. The Canadiens are back on home ice after a very productive road trip that solidified their stance as one of the East's top teams. 

Ottawa are their opponents at Bell Centre tonight and all previous meetings with the Senators this season have gone the way of the home team, I'd expect Montreal to continue that trend at 1.92. 

Ottawa seem to guarantee plenty of shots both for and against, but not necessarily plenty of goals. Under 5.5 at 1.54 looks a secure option with the Canadiens also a strong defensive team.

New Jersey conclusively dumped Philadelphia out of last season's play-offs and the Devils have continued in that vein against the Flyers with a pair of victories over them in 2013. 

Philly are still struggling because they have been unable to put more than two wins together before throwing in another bad performance. They clearly enjoy facing the Flyers, so take the New Jersey win here at 2.25, possibly even with the -1.5 handicap for 3.30. 

New Jersey's penalty kill is an interesting one to watch out for. They haven't defended particularly well when a man down, but because of an aggressive approach have managed to notch up the most shorthanded goals of any team.

Calgary's current three game losing streak can be explained by extremely tough fixtures on the road against Anaheim and LA, but it's vital they get back in the win column at home to the Detroit Red Wings tonight. 

It's actually been four consecutive wins for the Flames at the Saddledome, all against good teams and averaging four goals in the process. 

Detroit are tied for the fewest road games played so far and have picked up just 8 of their 29 points this season away from Joe Louis Arena. Back Calgary to complete a trio of home wins across tonight's board at 2.50.

Best Bet: New Jersey Devils to win at 2.25

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