• Maroon, Ducks hold off Coyotes

    Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Patrick Maroon netted the game-winning goal and the Anaheim Ducks held on for a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday. Kyle Palmieri tallied the other marker, Ryan Kesler supplied two assists and Maroon also added a helper for the Ducks, who were coming off a 4-3 shutout win over Vancouver on Thursday. Frederik Andersen turned aside 26 shots in the win. Keith Yandle lit the lamp and Mike Smith made 28 saves for the Coyotes, who defeated the Sharks 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday. After a scoreless first, Palmieri opened the scoring with…

  • Rangers blank Canadiens

    New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Henrik Lundqvist posted 21 stops for his fourth shutout of the season as the New York Rangers thumped the Montreal Canadiens, 5-0, on Sunday. Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist while Derek Stepan, Dominic Moore, Rick Nash and Carl Hagelin all scored for the Rangers, who have shut out their last two opponents. “We are a fast team,” Lundqvist said. “We just need to start from the right end and that’s what we’ve been doing the last couple of weeks here.” Dustin Tokarski allowed all five goals on 34 shots for the…

  • Allen helps Blues down Jets

    Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) – Jake Allen made 28 saves to lead St. Louis to a 4-2 win over Winnipeg Sunday. Ryan Reaves scored the eventual game-winner at even strength 2:25 into the third period. Jaden Schwartz and David Backes added power play goals in the second period, each time erasing one-goal leads held by Winnipeg. Bryan Little got the scoring started at the 9:04 mark in the first period to give the Jets a 1-0 lead, and Jim Slater’s goal for the Jets at the 9:53 mark of the second period broke a 1-1 deadlock. Paul Stastny potted an empty…

  • Chicago Blackhawks (12-7-1) at Vancouver Canucks (13-6-1), 9:30 p.m. (ET)

    (SportsNetwork.com) – Vancouver forward Daniel Sedin is scheduled to appear in his 1,000th career NHL game on Sunday night when the Canucks play host to the Chicago Blackhawks. Sedin has logged 311 goals, 514 assists and 825 points since being drafted second overall by the Canucks in 1999. His twin brother Henrik Sedin, taken one pick after Daniel, reached the 1,000-game milestone last season, posting 198 goals, 664 assists and 862 points in 1,030 games. Daniel and Henrik Sedin are tied for the club lead with 20 points, with Henrik logging five goals and 15 assists and Daniel Sedin posting…

  • St. Louis Blues (13-6-1) at Winnipeg Jets (10-8-3), 4:30 p.m. (ET)

    (SportsNetwork.com) – Winnipeg goaltender Ondrej Pavelec noted that his club lost to a good team last time out. Things don’t get any easier for the Jets on Sunday afternoon as they take on the visiting St. Louis Blues. The Jets were bested 4-3 by the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday despite taking a one-goal lead into the third period. The Red Wings, though, struck twice and outshot the Jets 14-9 in the final frame. Dustin Byfuglien and Adam Lowry both snapped 14-game goal droughts in defeat, while Mathieu Perreault also scored as Winnipeg fell to 1-2-1 in its past four…

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An Odd Reality in the NHL Chicago Visiting Vancouver Tonight!

Nov 23, 2014

During the first half of the NHL season, we typically get a few Twilight Zone games.  The linesmakers do not know what to think  of the game.  This necessitates them throwing out a cautious number hoping that by doing so they will not get one sided action.  In reality, the odds are not a true representation of the strength of the game but a preventative measure.  Tonight we have one of those circumstances as Chicago (12-7-1) visits Vancouver (13-6-1) for some late night weekend profit starting at 9:30PM. America’s Bookie and Their Take on the Blackhawks Devotion to defense is…

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Hockey Handicapping and Metrics Made Easy Part One : Fenwick and Corsi

Nov 18, 2014

In a world of touts and bad comedy teams, Fenwick and Corsi sounds like the last stop on a Vaudeville tour.  However, make no mistake that these two names are actually terms that can raise your hockey handicapping ability.  They are technically metrics and attempt to quantify on ice dominance.  They are nice easy numbers that relate to on ice puck possession that teams have on even strength.  The first part of this series will give you their definitions and from there we will apply it our our hockey wagering patterns. No More Minding the Stopwatch Possession and how long…

Maroon, Ducks hold off Coyotes

Nov 24, 2014
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Patrick Maroon netted the game-winning goal and the Anaheim Ducks held on for a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday. Kyle Palmieri tallied the other marker, Ryan Kesler supplied two assists and Maroon also added a helper for the Ducks, who were coming off…

Rangers blank Canadiens

Nov 24, 2014
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Henrik Lundqvist posted 21 stops for his fourth shutout of the season as the New York Rangers thumped the Montreal Canadiens, 5-0, on Sunday. Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist while Derek Stepan, Dominic Moore, Rick Nash and Carl Hagelin all scored…

Allen helps Blues down Jets

Nov 24, 2014
Winnipeg, MB (SportsNetwork.com) – Jake Allen made 28 saves to lead St. Louis to a 4-2 win over Winnipeg Sunday. Ryan Reaves scored the eventual game-winner at even strength 2:25 into the third period. Jaden Schwartz and David Backes added power play goals in the second period, each time erasing…

Chicago Blackhawks (12-7-1) at Vancouver Canucks (13-6-1), 9:30 p.m. (ET)

Nov 23, 2014
(SportsNetwork.com) – Vancouver forward Daniel Sedin is scheduled to appear in his 1,000th career NHL game on Sunday night when the Canucks play host to the Chicago Blackhawks. Sedin has logged 311 goals, 514 assists and 825 points since being drafted second overall by the Canucks in 1999. His twin…

St. Louis Blues (13-6-1) at Winnipeg Jets (10-8-3), 4:30 p.m. (ET)

Nov 23, 2014
(SportsNetwork.com) – Winnipeg goaltender Ondrej Pavelec noted that his club lost to a good team last time out. Things don’t get any easier for the Jets on Sunday afternoon as they take on the visiting St. Louis Blues. The Jets were bested 4-3 by the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday…

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NHL Metrics

Hockey Handicapping and Metrics Made Easy Part One : Fenwick and Corsi

In a world of touts and bad comedy teams, Fenwick and Corsi sounds like the last stop on a Vaudeville tour.  However, make no mistake that these two names are actually terms that can raise your hockey handicapping ability.  They are technically metrics and attempt to quantify on ice dominance.  They are nice easy numbers that relate to on ice puck possession that teams have on even strength.  The first part of this series will give you their definitions and from there we will apply it our our hockey wagering patterns. No More Minding the Stopwatch Possession and how long…

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Introduction to Betting on Hockey

Anyone who has been involved with sports betting for any length of time has probably heard the story about the down-and-out gambler who went on a horrible losing streak in football, then shifted his attention to basketball, with the same degree of non-success. He just could not pick a winner, and this was nothing out of the ordinary, as he simply did not have a firm grasp of handicapping principles. With a certain desperation, he had a conversation with a friend as he explained his woes. The friend, trying to be helpful, suggested that maybe the desperate loser could take…

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Money Lines and Puck Lines in Hockey

There are a few different ways to bet on hockey, and we will go over them. The one that will be easiest for the general public to understand is the MONEY LINE, which essentially allows the bettor to place a wager on the outright winner of a game, with a price on the favorite and a price on the underdog. You will find these prices expressed in odds that are referred to as “American,” and not fractional. So as the hockey bettor, you are analyzing the “value” that appears in the line on either side, as you perceive it. Here…

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Futures Wagering in Hockey

What is a “futures” bet? Well, it is a wager that is placed on a future event, whether there are two wagering options or two hundred. In hockey there are a number of different things that can be the subject of a futures wager. And they need to be explored. Maybe the most common is a futures bet on who is going to win the Stanley Cup. That would include all 30 teams in the NHL, at least at the outset of the season. All of them will carry with them a price on winning the league championship. You can…