The Penguins could not hold a third period 4-2 lead as they slipped to a 4-4 draw in the sixty minutes and but then went on to win on penalties so another successful bet.
NHL Pick Thursday 19th December
Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers
San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings
Thursday 19th December, stomach 00:00 & 03:30 (GMT)
Flyers & Kings Win Double at 3.06 (Sky Bet)
Throwing a couple of teams into the mix today and going with a win double on the Philadelphia Flyers and the Los Angeles Kings.
The Philadelphia Flyers have now won their last seven games on home ice and have scored twenty-seven goals in those seven games whilst giving up just eleven goals so really solid form at home and visiting them are the Blue Jackets who have won two of their last four on the road but their record on the road this season is not great with just four wins from sixteen games.
The head-2-head reads in the flyers favour too with them having won the last four and undefeated in five, and when the last met in Philly the hosts went on to a 9-2 success. The flyers are bang in form at home and have held the upperhand in recent years so for me another home success looks on the cards.
The Kings have been in decent form of late which sees them sitting third in the Eastern Conference, click just one defeat in their last eight games, have won their last three at home and their last two they have had shutouts with a couple of 3-0 victories. The visiting Sharks won in St Louis when last on the road which brought to an end a four match losing sequence and overall they have won just twice in their last seven games.
The head-2-head record points to the Kings who when on home ice against the Sharks are unbeaten in sixty minutes in their last eleven matches and that includes eight victories for the home side and to cut it down further the Kings have won eight of the last ten so for me they can take that record to nine from eleven.
A couple of in form sides here this evening who hold solid head-2-head records against there opponents who I will be playing in a double for which Sky Bet offer the best odds of 3.06.
Here are my match-up numbers:
|Matchup||Home Form||Away Form||H-2-H||Overall|
|Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres||1-3-1||3-0-2||1-1-3||4-4-7|
|Minnesota Wild at Pittsburgh Penguins||4-1-0||0-2-3||1-1-3||8-4-3|
|Phoenix Coyotes at Toronto Maple Leafs||1-1-3||2-1-2||2-1-2||5-3-7|
|*Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers||5-0-0||2-0-3||4-1-0||12-1-2|
|Calgary Flames at Detroit Red Wings||0-0-5||1-3-1||2-1-2||3-4-8|
|Florida Panthers at Ottawa Senators||1-3-1||3-1-1||4-1-0||6-5-4|
|Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning||2-2-1||4-0-1||3-1-1||6-3-6|
|Montreal Canadiens at St Louis Blues||3-0-2||1-3-1||3-1-1||7-4-4|
|Vancouver Canucks at Dallas Stars||2-2-1||3-1-1||1-1-3||4-4-7|
|Edmunton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche||1-2-2||0-1-4||2-1-2||7-4-4|
|*San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings||3-1-1||1-0-4||4-1-0||11-2-2|
|*NHL Pick Thursday 19th December|