NHL Betting: Mighty Ducks to clip the Red Wings


New Jersey still head the East before tonight's games and a win against Atlantic rivals Philadelphia would further solidify their position in the division. 

Alexei Ponikarovsky has been added back in to the fold too after a trade with Winnipeg, but the Devils owe a lot to David Clarkson. He has had a phenomenal start to 2013, comfortably leading the team in goals. 

Philly still aren't their true selves, despite some patchy improvement and have already been beaten by New Jersey this year. Go with the Devils at 2.05. A loss to Carolina aside they've been a reliable option.

Anaheim showed they were the real deal topping the runaway Blackhawks via a shootout in Chicago. They now move on to Detroit, where they will be looking to do the same to the Red Wings, who let a clear lead slip against St Louis. 

Both teams have thrived during 5 on 5 play rather than special teams, with the penalty kill being a particular deficiency. There's great value with the Ducks considering their form, priced at 2.70 in regulation and 2.06 including overtime.

On Monday from seemingly nowhere the Columbus Blue Jackets clicked and routed the San Jose Sharks 6-2. Despite that result they still sought to replace General Manager Scott Howson with Jarmo Kekalainen, who becomes the first European full time GM in NHL history. 

Unfortunately for them, those two points didn't keep them off the bottom of the league for long. They sit tied on 10 points with their opponents tonight, the Los Angeles Kings. 

Coming off a five game road trip, LA have hardly been reliable this season and seeing as Columbus have a little bit of renewed impetus, take the Blue Kackets at 3.90.

Best Bet: Anaheim Ducks to win at 2.06 including overtime/shootout