NHL Betting: Neal To Seal The Deal For Pittsburgh Tonight


Nobody has started the season better than the Pittsburgh Penguins, beating two strong division rivals on the road.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be satisfied as well, but it's a tough ask for them to go and win at the Consol Energy Center tonight.

Evgeni Malkin's partnership with James Neal has clicked again; especially on the powerplay, combining for 3 goals in 2 games. Neal is well priced to score in this one at 2.50. It's that kind of firepower that should see the Pens to a comfortable victory at 1.72, the handicap is also worth a look too.

Still yet to register a win are the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames, and they've had the benefit of only playing at home so far.

Cory Schneider has been confirmed to start between the pipes for Vancouver tonight, a chance to prove he's worth of being their starter after a horrible effort on opening night. It's a bit early to say teams will be desperate for a result, but it'd certainly be an important morale boost, that should make for a competitive game.

The last three times these clubs have met it's finished 3-2 to the home side, it's 16.00 if you fancy the Canucks by that exact scoreline here. I'll keep faith with them to get it done by any score, at 1.52 including overtime.

Columbus have won one, lost one via shootouts so far, setting them up for a good scrap with the winless Phoenix Coyotes. The Jackets offseason trade for goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky looks a good one right now, he's been excellent in that short time. In contrast the 'Yotes have been uncharacteristically poor on the back end so far, allowing 10 goals over 2 games.

It could be worth taking a chance on Columbus here as they are way back at 3.20, with nothing to lose coming in they could exploit Phoenix's early season shakes.

Best Bet: James Neal to score at least one goal at 2.50