NHL Betting: Sabres will slice down Jets

We're right in to the business end of the NHL season. All teams are now in to their final ten games of the regular season and there are still many uncertainties, particularly in the East.

The New York Islanders might just be in line for their first play-off appearance since 2007. They've moved up in to the top eight after taking 15 points from a possible 18. 

Knocking off the Philadelphia Flyers would be another big step, as it also might spell the end of the Flyers' own chances. When they met last month the Islanders squeezed through in a shoot-out, inflicting some revenge for a thrashing earlier in the season. New York are good value at 2.30. Philly have just one win in seven on the road.

The Winnipeg Jets halted a five game slide with a win over Philadelphia last time out, although it's not too late to salvage their season, that stretch has already cost them their division lead. 

They face a Buffalo Sabres team clawing back in to the picture thanks to three victories on the back of stellar performances by goalie Ryan Miller. Take the Sabres at 3.25. I'm not sure Winnipeg are worthy of being such big favourites considering Buffalo's revival.

To the West, where it seems plausible that the top eight will remain the same, come April 27th. 

None of the chasing pack seem entirely convincing, though it's far from over. At the moment, Dallas look the most likely to close the gap. They could really do with taking down the Los Angeles Kings tonight. 

The Stars picked up two massive results against San Jose and Anaheim, so will have the belief they can beat all three Californian clubs in the space of five days. Despite that I still fancy LA at 2.20. They shut the Stars down in a similar situation barely over a week ago.

Best Bet: Back the Buffalo Sabres to beat the Winnipeg Jets at 3.25

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