NHL  |  Apr 27, 2017
Penguins vs. Capitals
OVER
5½ -109
  at  5DIMES
in 58m

Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach Thursday NHL Free Pick OVER 5.5 goals in Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins @ 7:30 ET - Welcome to the 2nd round of the post-season. After a layoff for the teams between the end of the 1st round and the beginning of the 2nd round, the impact certainly showed as 15 goals were scored in the 2 games yesterday! Speaking of 15 goals, the last time these two powerhouses met, the Pens and Caps combined for 15 goals on January 16th! There have been only 2 unders in the last 12 meetings between these teams. The over is also 7-0, 100% PERFECT this season when the Penguins enter a game off of 3 or more days of rest! Pittsburgh's games against divisional opponents went 23-11 to the over in the regular season! The Capitals scored 3 goals or more in the first 4 games of their series with the Maple Leafs and the Penguins scored 4 goals or more in the final 4 games of their series with the Blue Jackets. Given the potency and firepower of both of these hockey clubs (and given the way yesterday's 2nd round featured tons of goals) I look for a wild one in DC to get this series underway. Look for a barnburner here. Free Pick on OVER 5.5 goals in Washington Thursday. Best of luck, Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach

NHL  |  Apr 27, 2017
Rangers vs. Senators
Senators
+102
  at  BETONLINE
in 28m


The Senators aren't getting a lot of respect here in the post-season, as most people are picking the Rangers to win this second round series. It's tough to bet against Ottawa though, especially considering the play of goaltender Craig Anderson. He had the second best save percentage in the NHL this season, and he's been dominating here in the playoffs. Defenseman Erik Karlsson has also been on top of his game for the Senators, who ranked 22nd in the league in scoring during the regular season. The Sens aren't a flashy team, and they don't have a lot of star power up front. They got this far with solid goaltending and a rock solid blue line. They play a tough, gritty style that just might be effective here against the Rangers. New York had little trouble scoring during the regular season, but they scored just 11 goals on Carey Price in six games in their first round series versus Montreal. The Habs carried the play for most of the series, but struggled to score on Henrik Lundqvist. With Ottawa playing on home ice in Game 1, I think the price is right to back the Sens.

Take OTT.

GL,

Jesse Schule

NHL  |  Apr 27, 2017
Penguins vs. Capitals
Penguins
+130
  at  5DIMES
in 58m

The defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins know how important it is for them to steal a game in Washington vs the Capitals to get an advantage in this series. With that said, look for a top tier effort from a Pens team that knows how to win big games.

 PITTSBURGH is 11-2 ATS L/13 off a home win against a division rival this season.WASHINGTON is 1-6 ATS when playing with 3 or more days rest this season.

Play on the Pittsburgh Penguins to win on the moneyline ( Game 1)

NHL  |  Apr 27, 2017
Penguins vs. Capitals
Capitals
-135
  at  5DIMES
in 58m

Capitals -135

Right before the series started the Capitals got a huge boost in Vegas to win the series. I think that bodes well for them here in game one. They are playing at home and both teams have had some rest, so the home crowd will give the Caps that added boost for the first 10 minutes of the game. 

Pick= Capitals -135