Carolina Hurricanes did a great game last night but they could not win it after all. It was so matched and we believed that they are capable of making the miracle and equalize but at the end Philadelphia Flyers won with 3-4. Today the NHL teams are resting and we have to stick to the European Hockey.
There are not so many games today but we can say that from the Russian KHL there is one good game which we will choose it for our daily prediction. The game is between Cherepovets and Medvescak Zagreb. Usually both teams are very matched right now but maybe Medvescak are one idea better at the moment. Moreover, their last game was played on 27th this month, while yesterday Cherepovets did a home game against Slovan Bratislava (lost with 3-1). Now second home game in a row for them, we are not quite sure that they will be fresh enough to play it on full powers.
Medvescak Zagreb are a good team but they are in a serie of 2 losses in a row. But both losses were from quality teams like CSKA Moscow and SKA St. Petersburg. Now in their next game against Cherepovets they must take the win. They will be more fresh and prepared for this game.
Pittsburgh Penguins did a great game last night as we expected from them to win that game against the team of New York Islanders. Anaheim Ducks played really amazing 2 nights ago and they have won with 6-1 against Nashville Predators.
On the other side last night Columbus Blue Jackets had a tough game against San Jose Sharks and now just a day later they need to play against the very strong home team of Anaheim Ducks. For us in this game, the team of Columbus has no chance even to make it to the over time. Anaheim Ducks after the unfortunately loss from San Jose Sharks after over time are playing amazing and they proved that in the game against Nashville Predators.
It is going to be an interesting game. Anaheim Ducks is the more ambitious team and they are playing always on the edge. They want to win this game and believe us they will not go for losing it. They will try to use the speed they got from the game with the Predators and here we see a routine win in the regular time for the Ducks.
Again a small chance in our game from the NHL. From all the games we chose the game where the favourites did not take their games. Even Anaheim Ducks which team lost us the pick 2 days go won their game with 6-1.
Now we will go one more time for the home team, which is clear favourites for winning and we hope that we are going to write down finally a win. The game is between Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders. Yesterday, New York Islanders did a game against Montreal Canadiens and we thought that they are going to win that game as they were the better team and the team which had more chances .. but they have lost it. Now just a day later they are going to play against the Champions from Pittsburgh and we believe that they will make another defeat.
The odds for Pittsburgh Penguins to win this game in the regular time are pretty good. We cannot say that there would be tiredness for the players of New York Islanders because the season has just started but Penguins are definitely the better team and they must win this game, moreover after the bad start of the season, Pittsburgh must finally start winning and making one good winning serie.
Anaheim Ducks lost very dramatically the game against San Jose Sharks, we are very sorry but this is what we are saying bad luck. Anyway, everything is behind us and today we are going to make another tip from the NHL.
The game we chose is between New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens. Canadiens are playing amazing hockey recently. They did lots of wins against quality teams. From the first 6 games in the NHL from the regular season they have 5 wins and just 1 loss which came after penalties against Ottawa Senators. New York Islanders started the season bad but they did 2 home wins in a row in the past 2 games and now they teams proved that they are not that weak as the bookies pointed them before the beginning of the season.
This is game is going to be very matched and balanced as both teams are similar as skills. Anyway, we believe that New York Islanders are very good at home and they can write down for their account third win in a row at home and will finally defeat the team of Montreal which is in a four wins in a row.
We cannot believe that yesterday Lokomotiv Yaroslavl lost their away game from Kunlun with 3-1 in the regular time. This was very surprising for us and we regret a lot that we did not post the prediction for Montreal Canadiens which team won in the NHL.
Today we are returning to the NHL and the first prediction for the new week from the National Hockey League of America will be between the teams of San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks. Interesting fact is that this is going to be the third game this month between these two teams as the first two games were won by Anaheim Ducks in the regular time. Now we believe that they will make third win in a row in the NHL but this time we will make the pick one idea more sure as we will put Overtime Included as an option.
The Ducks started the season pretty bad. They began the new year with 4 losses in a row, but then they achieved 2 wins in a row and now they are back on the winning road with one good performance. The ambitions are high as the last season they reached playoffs but did nothing there. San Jose Sharks are serious team but we believe Anaheim Ducks will take this game routinely.
Dinamo Minsk did an excellent game last day against Sochi, but they had a huge chance as there was a player of Sochi who was suspended for 10 minutes due to one silly thing. But at all we are happy for the win because we started bad serie again which we stopped early this time.
The next game we are going to predict will be again from the Russian KHL, because just like yesterday there are not good games for us from the American NHL. Actually, there is one good game, we liked a lot Montreal Canadiens against Philadelphia Flyers but we will pass this time and we will prediction for NHL tomorrow, when there are good games. Today’s games in Russia are just two but one of them is the game between Kunlun and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl as this game is what we are going to predict.
It is a good game and we think that the better team - Lokomotiv Yaroslavl are going to take it easily. They are in a serie of 4 wins in a row as all wins except one came with difference of 2+ goals. There is also a game where they have won with 1-8 against Barys Astana away. On these odds we will go for Lokomotiv Yaroslavl to take the game in the regular time as we will take the risk.