NHL Hockey Tips (Saturday 14th October)

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Montreal Canadiens (+110) v Toronto Maple Leafs (+208) – Draw (+305) 

Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Lefa is always a big deal, with the Habs–Leafs rivalry being the oldest in the NHL.

Having started their campaign with a victory, the Canadiens come into this game on the back of three straight defeats, whilst the Maple Leafs started with three straight wins.  They were brought back down to earth when the New Jersey Devils came away from the Air Canada Centre with a 6-3 win on Wednesday though.

The form book points to a win for the visitors, but the Canadiens won the Atlantic Division last season and, on paper, potentially look an even stronger team this time.  They should get their act together sooner rather than later though and this is the sort of game that could lift them.

Pick: Montreal Canadiens

Edmonton Oilers (-109) v Ottawa Senators (+250) – Draw (+315)

It’s not been the most convincing start to the season for the Edmonton Oilers, one of the teams seen as potential Stanley Cup winners, with one win from their opening three games.

Ahead of Friday’s trip to the Calgary Flames, all three of the Ottawa Senators games to date have ended in shoot-outs, with them losing the first two at home before winning at the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday.

Having the likes of Connor McDavid in their ranks makes the Oilers look a class above the Senators and it would be a surprise were they not to return to winning ways here.

Pick: Edmonton Oilers

Vancouver Canucks (+140) v Calgary Flames (+163) – Draw (+298)

Having started their campaign with a win against the Edmonton Oilers, it’s now been two straight defeats for the Vancouver Canucks and the signs are that another season of struggle could be on the cards.

By contrast, going into Friday’s home match against the Ottawa Senators, the Calgary Flames have won three on the spin since their opening defeat at the Oilers.  That included the midweek win at the Los Angeles Kings in which 45 year old Czech legend Jaromir Jagr came on for his Flames debut.

Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau and company should be capoable of seeing the Flames home in this one.

Pick: Calgary Flames

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