The NHL regular season is now roughly three-quarters of the way done, with the divisional and playoff races now really starting to tighten up. Only a few teams have really set themselves apart from the pack, but as good as that group has been, we are reaching the stage of the season where collapses tend to happen. Can the top teams continue to play at a high level, or are they going to be forced to back into the playoffs when all is said and done? We have a few weeks to go before that all plays out, and we have some big games on tap for this week with playoff implications. Let’s take a look at some of the best match-ups and picks for the coming week and get ready to cash in with your NHL Betting Picks.

Tampa Bay Lightning Vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Tampa Bay has been leading the way in the Eastern Conference for a while now, whilst also holding the top spot in the Atlantic Division. They will start this week on the road with a divisional match-up against the Toronto Maple Leafs, a team that is suddenly hot again. Toronto has won 8 of their last 10 but will be facing a Tampa team that has won 7 games during that same period. Toronto is great at home, while Tampa has one of the best road records in the league. Something has to give in this one.

Game Information:

What: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
When: Mon. Feb 12, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
TV: NHL Network, TVAS, TSN4, SUN
NHL Odds: Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5

Predicted Score: Tampa Bay Lightning 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 3

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Calgary Flames Vs Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins have gone 8-2-0 in their last 10 games as they try to close the gap on the Lightning at the top of the Atlantic Division. The Bruins are a stellar 18-7-4 at home this season but will be up against a Calgary Flames team that is becoming known as a bit of a road warrior. The Flames are 16-6-5 on the road, although they may be without the services of goalie Mike Smith who was injured late in a win over the Islanders on the weekend. If Smith is out, this one swings in the favor of the Bruins.

Game Information:

What: Boston Bruins vs. Calgary Flames
When: Tue. Feb 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA

Predicted Score: Calgary Flames 2 Boston Bruins 4

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Chicago Blackhawks Vs Vegas Golden Knights

We have all finally reached the point where we have stopped waiting for the collapse of the expansion Golden Knights, as this looks like a team that is for real. They have a sparkling 19-4-2 record when hitting the ice in Sin City and will be favorites to win against a Chicago Blackhawks team heading in the wrong direction after losing 5 in a row. I see the home team winning this one quit comfortably.

Game Information:

What: Vegas Golden Knights vs Chicago Blackhawks
When: Tue. Feb 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Predicted Score: Chicago Blackhawks 2 Vegas Golden Knights 5

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St. Louis Blues Vs Dallas Stars

The best divisional race in the NHL is probably going on in the Central Division, where just 5 points separate 1st from 4th. The St. Luis Blues are currently in the #3 spot in the division, just a single game up on the Stars. Both teams have similar records this season, as well as in the past 10 games, but the edge here may have to go with the Stars, as they are 20-9-1 at home. That said, the Blues have not been too shabby on the road this season, coming into this one with a 15-9-3 road record. I would not be surprised to see this one go to OT or a shootout.

Game Information:

What: Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues
When: Fri. Feb 16, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
TV: NHL Network, FS-SW, FS-MW

Predicted Score: St. Louis Blues 3 Dallas Stars 2

Dallas Stars vs. St. Louis Blues NHL Betting Picks

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