The Guide to Tuesday

Doubling down on the Canes in another great spot.

Carolina Hurricanes v. Detroit Red Wings (@PNC Arena; Raleigh, NC)

There has not been a team that has played 3 games in 3 nights in the past 14 YEARS of the NHL, and this is the exact situation we see the Red Wings in tonight.  This write up is going to be brief because a-lot of the reasons to take the Canes tonight are the same as last night.  Re-touching on last nights game the red wings wound up potting 3 of their 4 goals on breakaways and the other one came on the powerplay.  The overly eager Canes will tighten it up on D tonight and not allow that, they were lucky to move closer to playoff contention with that point but will not allow another 2 to slip away tonight.  They were able to outshoot the Wings 42-27 last night and will absolutely lay it on an even more tired Red Wings team tonight, as previously mentioned they are playing their 3rd game in 3 nights but this will also be their 4th game in 5 nights.  Wings looked sluggish last night but ran into some luck, double down on this canes side tonight.

PICK: Carolina Hurricanes to win in regulation. (-120)

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Carolina Hurricanes

USA v. Panama (Estadio Rommel Fernández, Panama City, Panama)

After watching the USA romp a Honduras team 6-0 in new coach Bruce Arena’s first competition of his second stint as head coach of the US side it is apparent that the US has gained some momentum in the change. With Dempsey back and putting up a break out 3 goal game since the heart issue we have a ton of attacking power to look forward to with the accompanying magic of Christian Pulisic.  Pulisic has been a wizard in the midfield linking perfectly timed and touched passes.  With Dempsey and Altidore up front as a perfect balance of power and finesse backed by the extremely solid midfield of Nagbe, Pulisic, Jones and Bradley there should be no reason why the USA’s talents can shine here in what will be a statement game for the American side. Feel great about the Red, White and Blue here as they are much more solid than this Panama side and backed by the great Tim Howard.

PICK: USA to win. (+130)

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The Guide to Monday

Keeping the streak alive tonight with the Canes.

Carolina Hurricanes v. Detroit Red Wings (@PNC Arena; Raleigh, NC)

Coming into this game the Hurricanes have proven red hot (7-0-3) in their last 10 and riding a 3 game win streak.  Not only have they been hot lately, but all season they have dominated teams at home (21-10-4).  With Detroit playing their 3rd game in 4 days and barely squeaking out a 3-2 win last night racking up 13 giveaways and only 19 SOG v. Minnesota (who has been struggling tremendously lately and Dubnyk has looked awful). In the Wings last 10 theyve been (5-4-1) and have a (15-16-6) road record on the season.  Carolina still has playoff hopes and NEEDS wins like these at home to keep that hope alive and well.  Also, tired teams take more penalties, which is a great thing when facing a Detroit team who is letting up an astronomical (3.24 GA/G) away from the Joe.  Now for goaltending – Lack allowed one goal on 27 shots in the Hurricanes’ win in New Jersey on Saturday. Lack has been great recently, winning four straight starts with a 1.25 GAA and .954 SV%. He will look to extend his winning streak to five tonight vs. the Red Wings (Via. Chip Alexander – newsobserver.com). The Red Wings goalie rotation will continue with Mrazek going tonight in Carolina. He has lost his last two starts despite stopping 58 of 62 shots (.935 SV%) (Via. Ansar Khan – MLive.com).

PICK: Carolina Hurricanes to win in regulation. (-115)

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