NHL Betting: Penguins to waddle off with a victory

There’s a rumble between the East's top two first up tonight, as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens face off. 

Even without Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and James Neal, the Penguins have won four in a row and should take the conference title. 

Montreal have helped their cause with two terrible showings in losing by four goals to Toronto and Philadelphia. Carey Price was hauled from the net in both games. 

Some pride is at stake for the Canadiens then, especially as another loss would mean the Penguins sweep the season series. With just one defeat in their last 14 home games, go with the Penguins here at 2.10.

It's sure to be an emotional night in Boston as the Bruins take to the ice for the first time since events on Monday. 

One point against the Buffalo Sabres will take them into the post-season. It might not be as routine as you'd expect. They have two wins apiece in 2013 and the Sabres scored seven at TD Garden back in January. 

Buffalo are very much alive too. Four points is the gap they need to close, despite almost always being outshot by opponents, no team makes their goalie work harder. Back Boston to pick up a poignant victory with the -1.5 handicap at 2.20.

Columbus had to face up to the challenge of playing six of their final seven games out on the road if they were to have any chance of making the play-offs and it's so far so good for the Blue Jackets. 

They will try to make it five straight in Anaheim tonight. The Ducks are another club experiencing a slight post-qualification comedown. 

They've lost some offensive spark recently and coach Bruce Boudreau needs to settle on his go to goalie, with Viktor Fasth and Jonas Hiller still splitting the starts. I like the Blue Jackets chances of getting something here and it wouldn't be for the first time this year. Take Columbus including overtime at 2.38.

Best Bet: Pittsburgh Penguins to win at 2.10

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