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NHL Picks: May 13

By Marc Tersigni

The Washington Capitals are in the midst of a nose-dive. How they blew that 3-0 lead on Wednesday night is beyond me. I don't necessarily ascribe to the notion that momentum can continue from game to game; but I don’t see how the Capitals can come back in this series. Realistically, they should have the series won, but instead they now face a must win in Game 6 at home.

The battle of the goaltenders has been pretty even thus far, with a slight lean to Washington. Samsonov has a 2.63 GAA while boosting a pretty solid .923 Save percentage. Brobovsky hasn't been the same guy since coming to Florida, so my confidence in him remains a little shaky. His .902 save percentage is nothing to brag about, and his 2.78 GAA is not good enough, especially in the postseason. If these numbers are any indication, we can expect goals on Friday night, and plenty of them.

The Panther are the better team, the more complete team. Carter Verhaeghe is playing out of his mind right now. In the 5 games this series, he has managed to score 5 goals and add 5 helpers. He was the only reason the Panthers came back in Game 5. He literally scored, or assisted on every one of the Panthers 5 goals. If he can contribute again in Game 6 I like the Panthers, and I like them big.

My Pick - Panthers -1.5 (+139). You can currently find this line on Coolbet

Other games to look at:

Crosby is out, and the Rangers are favoured in Pittsburgh. I still believe the Penguins should be a small favourite, even without their captain. I believe this line is a tad off.

Penguins ML (+106) at BetRegal


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