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One of our expert hockey handicappers gives his best picks for today's games

In Tuesday’s NHL action, Sidney Crosby had one goal and three assists for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild. Evgeni Malkin added two goals and one assist, and Bryan Rust chipped in one goal and one assist for the Penguins.

For the New York Islanders, Brock Nelson had two goals, and Leo Komarov contributed one goal and one assist in an 8-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Noah Dobson chipped in one goal for the Islanders.

Here are Today’s NHL Picks:


Chicago Blackhawks @ Montreal Canadiens

  • Since the 2017-18 NHL season, the Chicago Blackhawks have a 58-38 against the spread record as an away team in night games.
  • The Blackhawks have a 4-2 against the spread record against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre since 2012-13. (Stats courtesy of Statschecker)

The Chicago Blackhawks enter this matchup on a two-game winning streak.

On Saturday night, Dominik Kubalik had two goals and Jonathan Toews contributed one goal and one assist in a 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Most recently against the Ottawa Senators, Kubalik had two goals and Toews chipped in one goal and two assists in a 3-2 overtime victory.

The underdog has won each of the last five games between these two teams.

The Blackhawks will look to stay hot in Montreal. Take Chicago plus the 1 goal in this matchup.

2u – Blackhawks (+1) @ -105

Philadelphia Flyers @ St. Louis Blues

  • Since the 2015-16 NHL season, the St. Louis Blues have a 70-145 against the spread record at the Enterprise Center.
  • The Blues also have a 4-8 against the spread record against the Philadelphia Flyers since the 2012-13 NHL season. (Stats courtesy of Statschecker)

The Philadelphia Flyers will have their work cut out when they visit the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.

The Flyers, however, are coming off a huge win over the Boston Bruins on Monday night.

Travis Sanheim had two goals and Sean Couturier contributed one goal and two assists in a 6-5 shootout win over the Bruins. Goaltender Carter Hart made 31 saves.

The Blues will look to extend a 10-game home winning streak.

Philadelphia, on the other hand, is 9-13-2 on the road this season.

The Flyers are 2-4-1 in their last seven games, but they will look to build momentum off their big win against the Bruins, in which they rallied from three goals behind to pull out the win.

The Blues beat the Flyers 3-0 in Philadelphia and then won 7-3 in St. Louis.

With that said, the Flyers plus 1 goals is the pick here. Roll with Philadelphia.

1u – Flyers (+1) @ -108

By Dan Canova

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Expert handicapper known for his deep knowledge of all things NBA and his ability to pick winners.


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