The NHL is ready to start its new year with the first games of 2023 tonight. There are only three contests in the lineup before a full slate tomorrow, but the three offer some interesting options for bettors. All six teams have had their break, and it’s time to get back to business.
Leg One: Boston Bruins over the Pittsburgh Penguins (-189)
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ offense has been doing a good job this season, but the defense has had some complications. They’re allowing over three goals a game, which is part of the reason they’ve dropped their last four games.
The Boston Bruins, coming off a recent loss, are on top of the Atlantic for a good reason. They’ve pulled down several big wins against strong teams and will continue to thrive. Until the Penguins figure out their defense, they’ll continue to give up the puck, and the Bruins won’t have any trouble today.
Leg Two: Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche over 6 (-110)
The Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights meet tonight in Denver. The Avalanche sit close to the middle of the Central Division, while the Golden Knights are in control of the Pacific. Colorado has suffered a rough patch but has already logged a win against Vegas this season.
This will be a close contest, and the Avalanche will have some difficulty. However, they’re still capable of finding the back of the net. Their last three losses have seen totals of eight goals, and this is possible again tonight.
Leg Three: Philadelphia Flyers over the Anaheim Ducks (-125)
The Philadelphia Flyers are on the road for the last of a string of five as they face the Anaheim Ducks. It hasn’t been easy, with Philly picking up a couple of losses before finding their groove with two wins.
The Flyers will carry that momentum into their match against the Ducks, which took a 6-1 beating from the Nashville Predators last Friday. Anaheim is having trouble against Metropolitan teams, going 4-10 in their last 14. Even when they win, they cannot do it easily, and they’ll struggle tonight.
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