by OddsShark (@OddsShark)
Wild at Panthers | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Panthers -115 Favorites
The Minnesota Wild are just 2-6 the last eight times they have played the second game of a back-to-back situation, and they faced the league-leading Lightning in Tampa Bay on Thursday night. Florida, which was in Boston to battle the Bruins on Thursday night, has been slightly better with a 4-4 mark in its last eight games under that scenario. But Florida is well out of the picture in the Eastern Conference playoff race, while Minnesota is right in the fight for a Wild Card berth in the Western Conference heading into the final stretch of the season.
Devils at Capitals | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Capitals -275 Favorites
No teams are hotter right now than last year’s Stanley Cup finalists, including the defending champion Capitals with a five-game winning streak. Washington is coming off a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers as a -130 road favorite on Wednesday, with the OVER cashing for the fourth time in six games. The Devils have been nearly as bad as the Capitals have been good recently with a four-game skid. Their latest loss came with them closing as +200 underdogs to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 2-1 defeat. The UNDER is on a 4-1 run for New Jersey.
Jets at Hurricanes | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Hurricanes -130 Favorites
The Jets still have a solid shot to win the Central Division despite trailing the Nashville Predators by one point, as they have three games in hand to try and make up the difference. They are 5-7-2 in their last 14 games and have surrendered four goals or more in seven of their last eight losses, with the OVER cashing in three straight overall and six of eight. The Hurricanes saw their five-game winning streak come to an end in a 4-3 loss to the Boston Bruins as +110 road underdogs on Tuesday, but the OVER has still cashed in their last four.
Canadiens at Ducks | OddsShark Matchup Report
Opening NHL Odds: Pick’em -110
The Ducks are coming off a brutal 5-4 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, giving up two goals 12 seconds apart in the last 1:04 of the game. They were going for their third consecutive victory but melted down in the final moments as All-Star goaltender John Gibson allowed all five goals on 33 shots. This is a pick’em matchup though because the Canadiens will be playing on back-to-back nights after visiting the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. Montreal will be playing the finale of a three-game road trip through the state of California and has gone 4-3 in the second game of a back-to-back since the calendar year turned to 2019.