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    Saturday, January 6


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    ST LOUIS (26-15-0-2, 54 pts.) at PHILADELPHIA (17-15-0-8, 42 pts.) - 1/6/2018, 1:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    PHILADELPHIA is 14-4 ATS (+8.8 Units) in home games after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
    ST LOUIS is 174-167 ATS (+358.3 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 since 1996.
    ST LOUIS is 21-11 ATS (+32.4 Units) in road games second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    ST LOUIS is 37-20 ATS (+11.9 Units) on Saturday games over the last 3 seasons.
    ST LOUIS is 17-8 ATS (+8.9 Units) in road games in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
    ST LOUIS is 9-3 ATS (+12.2 Units) in road games revenging a home loss versus opponent over the last 2 seasons.
    PHILADELPHIA is 3-9 ATS (-8.5 Units) in home games in non-conference games this season.
    PHILADELPHIA is 246-261 ATS (-83.5 Units) after a win by 2 goals or more since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    PHILADELPHIA is 3-2 (+2.2 Units) against the spread versus ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
    PHILADELPHIA is 3-2-0 straight up against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.2 Units)

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    EDMONTON (18-20-0-3, 39 pts.) at DALLAS (23-16-0-3, 49 pts.) - 1/6/2018, 3:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    EDMONTON is 18-23 ATS (-10.8 Units) in all games this season.
    EDMONTON is 7-16 ATS (-10.3 Units) revenging a loss versus opponent this season.
    DALLAS is 35-11 ATS (+20.5 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons.
    DALLAS is 13-23 ATS (-13.5 Units) after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    DALLAS is 4-4-0 straight up against EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.7 Units)

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    VANCOUVER (16-19-0-5, 37 pts.) at TORONTO (24-16-0-2, 50 pts.) - 1/6/2018, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    VANCOUVER is 2-10 ATS (+14.2 Units) after a division game this season.
    VANCOUVER is 5-20 ATS (+31.7 Units) after playing 3 consecutive home games over the last 2 seasons.
    VANCOUVER is 25-15 ATS (+41.4 Units) in road games when playing with 3 or more days rest since 1996.
    VANCOUVER is 196-216 ATS (+478.4 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
    TORONTO is 188-198 ATS (-23.3 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 since 1996.
    TORONTO is 48-61 ATS (-37.9 Units) in home games in January games since 1996.
    TORONTO is 87-102 ATS (-49.7 Units) in home games after a non-conference game since 1996.
    TORONTO is 368-392 ATS (+822.0 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    TORONTO is 3-2 (+0.5 Units) against the spread versus VANCOUVER over the last 3 seasons
    TORONTO is 3-2-0 straight up against VANCOUVER over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.0 Units)

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    TAMPA BAY (29-8-0-3, 61 pts.) at OTTAWA (12-17-0-9, 33 pts.) - 1/6/2018, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    TAMPA BAY is 3-7 ATS (-8.5 Units) after a division game this season.
    TAMPA BAY is 371-415 ATS (-125.4 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.
    TAMPA BAY is 171-207 ATS (-73.5 Units) when playing against a team with a losing record in the first half of the season since 1996.
    OTTAWA is 40-35 ATS (+78.5 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
    TAMPA BAY is 29-11 ATS (+11.4 Units) in all games this season.
    TAMPA BAY is 24-10 ATS (+12.8 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 2 seasons.
    OTTAWA is 12-26 ATS (-34.3 Units) in all games this season.
    OTTAWA is 4-10 ATS (+14.1 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    TAMPA BAY is 7-2 (+4.4 Units) against the spread versus OTTAWA over the last 3 seasons
    TAMPA BAY is 7-2-0 straight up against OTTAWA over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.8 Units)

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    CAROLINA (19-13-0-8, 46 pts.) at BOSTON (22-10-0-6, 50 pts.) - 1/6/2018, 7:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    CAROLINA is 13-26 ATS (+39.3 Units) after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
    CAROLINA is 30-55 ATS (-29.1 Units) after shutting out their opponent in their previous game since 1996.
    CAROLINA is 8-27 ATS (+46.7 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
    CAROLINA is 7-21 ATS (+35.2 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    BOSTON is 22-25 ATS (-20.2 Units) in home games second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
    BOSTON is 46-57 ATS (-47.0 Units) in home games after playing 3 consecutive road games since 1996.
    BOSTON is 208-171 ATS (-53.5 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a losing record since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CAROLINA is 4-2 (+3.6 Units) against the spread versus BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
    CAROLINA is 4-2-0 straight up against BOSTON over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.3 Units)

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    NY RANGERS (21-14-0-5, 47 pts.) at ARIZONA (10-27-0-5, 25 pts.) - 1/6/2018, 8:05 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    NY RANGERS is 5-0 (+5.0 Units) against the spread versus ARIZONA over the last 3 seasons
    NY RANGERS is 5-0-0 straight up against ARIZONA over the last 3 seasons
    2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.1 Units)

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    MINNESOTA (22-16-0-3, 47 pts.) at COLORADO (21-16-0-3, 45 pts.) - 1/6/2018, 9:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    MINNESOTA is 49-56 ATS (-29.6 Units) second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
    MINNESOTA is 12-19 ATS (-11.4 Units) on Saturday games over the last 2 seasons.
    COLORADO is 21-19 ATS (+0.3 Units) in all games this season.
    COLORADO is 8-2 ATS (+10.0 Units) in home games after a non-conference game this season.
    COLORADO is 184-159 ATS (+22.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season since 1996.
    MINNESOTA is 25-10 ATS (+14.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    COLORADO is 9-22 ATS (+38.4 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    MINNESOTA is 8-3 (+3.7 Units) against the spread versus COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
    MINNESOTA is 8-3-0 straight up against COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.6 Units)

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    ANAHEIM (19-14-0-9, 47 pts.) at CALGARY (20-16-0-4, 44 pts.) - 1/6/2018, 10:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    ANAHEIM is 532-426 ATS (+38.5 Units) second half of the season since 1996.
    CALGARY is 6-14 ATS (-11.6 Units) in home games after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    ANAHEIM is 14-2 (+12.3 Units) against the spread versus CALGARY over the last 3 seasons
    ANAHEIM is 14-2-0 straight up against CALGARY over the last 3 seasons
    7 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.0 Units)

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    NASHVILLE (23-11-0-6, 52 pts.) at LOS ANGELES (24-12-0-5, 53 pts.) - 1/6/2018, 10:35 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    LOS ANGELES is 7-1 ATS (+5.8 Units) after playing 3 consecutive road games this season.
    NASHVILLE is 48-30 ATS (+15.9 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
    NASHVILLE is 162-166 ATS (+357.0 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season since 1996.
    LOS ANGELES is 65-75 ATS (-44.5 Units) in home games in January games since 1996.
    LOS ANGELES is 47-50 ATS (-27.6 Units) second half of the season over the last 3 seasons.
    LOS ANGELES is 4-12 ATS (-10.3 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
    LOS ANGELES is 4-12 ATS (-8.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record in the first half of the season this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    LOS ANGELES is 5-2 (+2.7 Units) against the spread versus NASHVILLE over the last 3 seasons
    LOS ANGELES is 5-2-0 straight up against NASHVILLE over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.7 Units)
    Remember the 3 G's Gambling, Golf, Girls not in any particular order.....

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    Saturday, January 6


    Blues/Flyers split their last ten games; St Louis lost three of its last four games in this building. Six of last nine series games stayed under the total. St Louis won its last three games, allowing five goals; they lost four of last five road games. Under is 12-1 in their last 13 games. Philly lost four of last six games overall- they’re 5-2 in last seven home games. Over is 5-2 in Flyers’ last seven games.

    Oilers won three of last four games with Dallas; they lost three of last four visits here. Home see won seven of last nine series games, with last four going over total. Edmonton lost four of its last five games; they’re 5-2 in last seven road games. Under is 7-3 in Oilers’ last ten games. Dallas Stars won five of their last seven games overall; they’re 5-1 in last six home games. Over is 11-5 in their last six teen games.

    Home side won nine of last ten Vancouver-Toronto games; Canucks lost their last four games int his building, with last three going over the total. Canucks lost six of their last seven games overall, seven of last eight road games. Over is 9-2 in their last 11 games. Toronto lost three of last four games overall- they won four of last five home games. Over is 5-3 in their last eight games.

    Tampa Bay won seven of its last nine games with Ottawa; they won last three games in this arena. Three of last four series games went over the total. Lightning won 12 of last 15 games overall, five of last seven road games. Five of their last six games stayed under total. Ottawa lost six of last eight games overall; they’re 4-2 in last six home games. Over is 5-3 in their last eight games.

    Carolina won four of last five games with Boston; seven of last eight series games went OT/SO. Hurricanes are 2-3 in last five visits to Boston. Under is 6-1-2 in last nine series games. Carolina won eight of last 11 games; they’re 4-2 in their last six road games. Four of Hurricanes’ last five games stayed under total. Boston won won 16 of last 21 games overall- they won last four home games. Under is 4-2-1 in their last seven games.

    Rangers won their last eight games with Arizona; they won last three games in this building. Over is 5-1-2 in last eight series games. Rangers lost four of last six games; they’re 0-4 in last four road games. Six of last eight Ranger games stayed under the total. Arizona split its last six games after an 0-7 skid; Coyotes lost five of last seven home games. Under is 11-5 in their last 16 games.

    Minnesota won its last four games with Colorado; they split last four games in Denver. Under is 6-3-1 in last ten series games. Minnesota won four of its last five games overall; they lost last three home games, outscored 10-2. Six of their last eight games went over total. Colorado won its last four games, allowing total of six goals; they won five of last six home games. Over is 9-6-1 in their last sixteen games.

    Ducks won eight of their last nine games with Calgary; they won their last four games in Saddledome. Last three series games stayed under the total. Anaheim won five of its last seven games overall, three of last four road games. Under is 10-3 in their last 13 games. Calgary won five of its last seven games overall, three of last four at home. Under is 11-3 in their last 14 games.

    Kings won five of last seven games with Nashville; seven of last ten series games went OT/SO. Predators split their last six games in LA (over 3-2-1). Nashville lost six of its last eight games overall, four of last five road tilts. Four of their last five games stayed under total. Los Angeles lost three of last five games overall; they’re 5-1 in last six home games. Five of their last seven games stayed under total.
    Remember the 3 G's Gambling, Golf, Girls not in any particular order.....

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    ST. LOUIS @ PHILADELPHIA
    The total has gone UNDER in 12 of St. Louis's last 13 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
    Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    Philadelphia is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against St. Louis

    EDMONTON @ DALLAS
    Edmonton is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games when playing Dallas
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
    Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Edmonton

    CAROLINA @ BOSTON
    Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
    Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
    Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

    TAMPA BAY @ OTTAWA
    Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Ottawa
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
    Ottawa is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games

    VANCOUVER @ TORONTO
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vancouver's last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Vancouver's last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing at home against Vancouver
    Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Vancouver

    NY RANGERS @ ARIZONA
    NY Rangers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Arizona's last 25 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arizona's last 13 games at home

    MINNESOTA @ COLORADO
    Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
    Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    Colorado is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
    Colorado is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

    ANAHEIM @ CALGARY
    Anaheim is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Calgary
    Anaheim is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Calgary
    The total has gone OVER in 9 of Calgary's last 12 games when playing at home against Anaheim
    The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Calgary's last 10 games

    NASHVILLE @ LOS ANGELES
    Nashville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games
    Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Los Angeles's last 11 games at home
    Remember the 3 G's Gambling, Golf, Girls not in any particular order.....

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    SATURDAY, JANUARY 6
    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


    STL at PHI 01:00 PM
    PHI -105
    O 5.5

    EDM at DAL 03:00 PM
    EDM +130
    O 5.5


    CAR at BOS 07:00 PM
    CAR +145
    U 5.5


    VAN at TOR 07:00 PM
    TOR -230
    O 5.5

    TB at OTT 07:00 PM
    OTT +190
    O 5.5


    MIN at COL 09:00 PM
    MIN -125
    U 5.5

    ANA at CAL 10:00 PM
    ANA -105
    O 5.5

    NAS at LA 10:30 PM
    LA -125
    U 5.5
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    SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY JANUARY 7, 2018
    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    1:00 PM Buffalo Sabres Philadelphia Flyers Wells Fargo Center
    1:00 PM New Jersey Devils New York Islanders Barclays Center
    3:00 PM Edmonton Oilers Chicago Blackhawks United Center
    3:00 PM San Jose Sharks Winnipeg Jets Bell MTS Place
    3:00 PM St. Louis Blues Washington Capitals Verizon Center
    5:00 PM Florida Panthers Columbus Blue Jackets Nationwide Arena
    7:00 PM Tampa Bay Lightning Detroit Red Wings Little Caesars Arena
    7:00 PM Vancouver Canucks Montreal Canadiens Bell Centre
    7:30 PM Boston Bruins Pittsburgh Penguins PPG Paints Arena
    9:30 PM New York Rangers Vegas Golden Knights T-Mobile Arena

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    NHLJanuary's ( Best Bets & Opinions ) Based on 5 Units


    DATE W-L-T % UNITS

    01/06/2018 6-10-0 37.50% -20.75
    01/05/2018 8-2-0 80.00% +29.75
    01/04/2018 8-14-0 36.36% -32.25
    01/03/2018 2-2-0 50.00% +0.50
    01/02/2018 17-4-1 80.95% +64.75
    01/01/2018 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00


    Totals..............43-32-1......57.33%.....+49.75


    NHLJanuary's ( Best Bets Dogs and Totals Only ) Based on 5 Units

    01/06/2018....................1 - 2....................+7.50.......................3 - 4.....................-7.00
    01/05/2018....................4 - 1....................+10.25.....................4 - 0.....................+20.00
    01/04/2018....................1 - 5....................-17.25......................1 - 6......................-28.00
    01/03/2018....................1 - 1....................+1.00.......................1 - 1......................-0.50
    01/02/2018....................3 - 1....................+10.25.....................4 - 0......................+20.00
    01/01/2018....................0 - 0..................... 0.00.......................1 - 0......................+5.00


    Totals............................10 - 10.................-+11.75.....................14 - 11......................+9.50
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    Armadillo: Sunday's six-pack

    Odds to win the 2018 Masters:

    15-2— Jordan Spieth

    10-1— Dustin Johnson

    12-1— Rory McIlroy

    15-1— Thomas, Fowler, Woods

    18-1— Day, Rahm, Rose

    25-1— Koepka, Matsuyama


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    Armadillo: Sunday's List of 13: Wrapping up a sports Saturday

    13) Titans 22, Chiefs 21— Kansas City is first NFL team to lose a playoff game after leading by 18+ points at halftime- they’re 1-11 in their last 12 playoff games, losing last six home playoff tilts. QB Alex Smith will likely be elsewhere next season.

    12) Falcons 26, Rams 13— Any NFL team that is -2 or worse in turnovers stands less than a 20% chance of winning that game; against playoff-caliber teams, a lot lower %age. Rams turned ball over twice on special teams, had zero takeaways— cannot win that way.

    11) Colorado 80, Arizona 77— On Selection Sunday the Buffaloes could be leaning heavily on this week, when they upset Arizona and ASU in Boulder. Colorado led here by 16 at the half- they start three freshmen. PG Wright had 16 points, 10 assists, 7 turnovers.

    Quote of the Day, part 2, from Arizona coach Sean Miller:
    “You always want your team to play for you as the coach, and our guys, they really struggle playing for me — they really do. I can’t get them to play hard. We do it for a while. I know we’ve had a win streak and we also have a good team. We have a lot of talent. With our team, it’s really hard to get our guys to run as fast as they can. That’s not them. That’s me. I have a hard time reaching our guys. I can’t reach them, I really can’t.”

    That doesn’t sound good.

    10) Florida 77, Missouri 75— Mizzou was up a hoop when they fouled a Florida 3-point shooter with 0:21 left- the kid made 2 of 3 shots, tying the game. Mizzou then held for last shot, but a casual pass on the wing was stolen by Chiozza and he beat the buzzer with a walk-off layup, an awful loss for the homestanding Tigers.

    9) NC State 96, Duke 85— Kevin Keatts gets his first ACC win in Wolfpack’s ACC home opener; all five State starters scored in double figures. Wolfpack bench outscored Duke’s 25-4.

    Virginia 61, North Carolina 49— Tar Heels shot 25.8% inside arc, turned ball over 19 times (-8); they lost 53-43 here LY, and then won the national title five weeks later.

    8) Bad Beat of the Night: Iowa State (+7.5) lost by 9 at Oklahoma State, 96-87 in overtime.

    7) West Virginia 89, Oklahoma 76– Trae Young scored 28, but no other Sooner had more than 12– Young had 8 turnovers, only 5 assists.

    6) Providence 81, Xavier 72— Friars even their Big East mark at 2-2; they were crushed 44-28 on boards, but Xavier was just 5-18 on arc.

    5) LSU 69, Texas A&M 68- Kid on LSU nailed a 30-footer for the walk-off road win for Bayou Bengals, who are 10-4. Texas Aggies were 11-1, looked like best team in country in November, but thanks to injuries, suspensions, are now 0-3 in the SEC.

    4) Tennessee 76, Kentucky 65— Wildcats were up 37-29 at half, but lost for 4th time in last five visits to Knoxville. Volunteers get their first win in three SEC games.

    3) Wyoming 79, Boise State 78 OT— Broncos were up 16 at halftime, lose in OT, their first loss in four Mountain West games. Wyoming is 11-5 now.

    2) Western Kentucky 112, Marshall 87— Freshman Anderson scored 16 points in 19:00 off the bench in his first college game after becoming eligible Friday.

    1) Jacksonville State 64, Belmont 60— Upset in the Ohio Valley Conference; Murray State/Austin Peay are tied for first now.
    Remember the 3 G's Gambling, Golf, Girls not in any particular order.....

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    Pro Hockey Trend Report

    NEW JERSEY (22-11-0-7, 51 pts.) at NY ISLANDERS (20-18-0-4, 44 pts.) - 1/7/2018, 1:05 PM

    Top Trends for this game.
    NY ISLANDERS are 27-14 ATS (+12.5 Units) after a division game over the last 2 seasons.
    NEW JERSEY is 22-18 ATS (+42.3 Units) in all games this season.
    NY ISLANDERS are 82-121 ATS (-49.2 Units) in home games after scoring 1 goal or less in their previous game since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    NY ISLANDERS is 6-2 (+3.6 Units) against the spread versus NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
    NY ISLANDERS is 6-2-0 straight up against NEW JERSEY over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.8 Units)

    BUFFALO (10-22-0-9, 29 pts.) at PHILADELPHIA (18-15-0-8, 44 pts.) - 1/7/2018, 1:05 PM

    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    BUFFALO is 4-4 (+0.8 Units) against the spread versus PHILADELPHIA over the last 3 seasons
    PHILADELPHIA is 4-4-0 straight up against BUFFALO over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.5 Units)

    ST LOUIS (26-16-0-2, 54 pts.) at WASHINGTON (25-13-0-3, 53 pts.) - 1/7/2018, 3:05 PM

    Top Trends for this game.
    WASHINGTON is 149-81 ATS (+61.2 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
    WASHINGTON is 12-3 ATS (+8.3 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 this season.
    WASHINGTON is 27-7 ATS (+15.5 Units) in home games after scoring 4 goals or more in their previous game over the last 2 seasons.
    WASHINGTON is 42-23 ATS (+3.1 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
    ST LOUIS is 174-168 ATS (+359.3 Units) in a road game where where the total is 5.5 since 1996.
    ST LOUIS is 21-12 ATS (+33.4 Units) in road games second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
    ST LOUIS is 16-5 ATS (+10.4 Units) when playing on back-to-back days over the last 2 seasons.
    ST LOUIS is 113-93 ATS (+207.7 Units) in road games after a non-conference game since 1996.
    ST LOUIS is 17-9 ATS (+7.9 Units) in road games in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
    ST LOUIS is 34-27 ATS (+65.8 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.
    WASHINGTON is 2-10 ATS (-13.8 Units) when playing with 3 or more days rest over the last 2 seasons.
    WASHINGTON is 187-219 ATS (-75.5 Units) in non-conference games since 1996.
    WASHINGTON is 39-50 ATS (-40.0 Units) in home games after 3 or more consecutive overs since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    WASHINGTON is 3-1 (+1.8 Units) against the spread versus ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
    WASHINGTON is 3-1-0 straight up against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.7 Units)

    SAN JOSE (21-12-0-6, 48 pts.) at WINNIPEG (24-11-0-7, 55 pts.) - 1/7/2018, 3:05 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    SAN JOSE is 2-10 ATS (-9.6 Units) in road games after playing 3 consecutive road games over the last 2 seasons.
    WINNIPEG is 11-1 ATS (+9.8 Units) in a home game where where the total is 5.5 this season.
    SAN JOSE is 211-218 ATS (+468.1 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SAN JOSE is 5-2 (+1.5 Units) against the spread versus WINNIPEG over the last 3 seasons
    SAN JOSE is 5-2-0 straight up against WINNIPEG over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.6 Units)

    EDMONTON (18-21-0-3, 39 pts.) at CHICAGO (19-15-0-6, 44 pts.) - 1/7/2018, 3:05 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CHICAGO is 5-3 (+2.4 Units) against the spread versus EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
    CHICAGO is 5-3-0 straight up against EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.3 Units)

    FLORIDA (17-18-0-5, 39 pts.) at COLUMBUS (23-16-0-3, 49 pts.) - 1/7/2018, 5:05 PM

    Top Trends for this game.
    FLORIDA is 52-70 ATS (-23.8 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    COLUMBUS is 53-35 ATS (+17.2 Units) in home games in January games since 1996.
    COLUMBUS is 22-8 ATS (+13.2 Units) when playing with 2 days rest over the last 2 seasons.
    COLUMBUS is 26-14 ATS (+10.0 Units) after a non-conference game over the last 2 seasons.
    FLORIDA is 31-20 ATS (+52.6 Units) revenging a home loss versus opponent over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    FLORIDA is 4-3 (+1.3 Units) against the spread versus COLUMBUS over the last 3 seasons
    FLORIDA is 4-3-0 straight up against COLUMBUS over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.6 Units)

    VANCOUVER (16-19-0-6, 38 pts.) at MONTREAL (17-20-0-4, 38 pts.) - 1/7/2018, 7:05 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    MONTREAL is 4-1 (+2.8 Units) against the spread versus VANCOUVER over the last 3 seasons
    MONTREAL is 4-1-0 straight up against VANCOUVER over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.5 Units)

    TAMPA BAY (29-9-0-3, 61 pts.) at DETROIT (17-16-0-7, 41 pts.) - 1/7/2018, 7:05 PM

    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    TAMPA BAY is 13-3 (+9.8 Units) against the spread versus DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
    TAMPA BAY is 13-3-0 straight up against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
    8 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.3 Units)

    BOSTON (23-10-0-6, 52 pts.) at PITTSBURGH (21-19-0-3, 45 pts.) - 1/7/2018, 7:35 PM

    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    BOSTON is 5-2 (+3.1 Units) against the spread versus PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
    BOSTON is 5-2-0 straight up against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
    6 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+5.1 Units)

    NY RANGERS (22-14-0-5, 49 pts.) at VEGAS (28-10-0-2, 58 pts.) - 1/7/2018, 9:35 PM

    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    NY RANGERS is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against the spread versus VEGAS over the last 3 seasons
    NY RANGERS is 1-0-0 straight up against VEGAS over the last 3 seasons
    1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.0 Units)
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    SUNDAY, JANUARY 7
    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


    BUF at PHI 01:00 PM
    BUF +170
    O 5.5


    NJ at NYI 01:00 PM
    NYI -110
    U 6.0

    EDM at CHI 03:00 PM
    CHI -150
    O 5.5

    STL at WAS 03:00 PM
    WAS -150
    O 5.5

    SJ at WIN 03:00 PM
    SJ +125
    U 5.5


    FLA at CLB 05:00 PM
    FLA +155
    U 5.5

    VAN at MON 07:00 PM
    MON -180
    O 5.5

    TB at DET 07:00 PM
    TB -155
    U 5.5

    BOS at PIT 07:30 PM
    BOS -110
    O 5.5

    NYR at VEG 09:30 PM
    NYR +160
    O 5.5
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    Ovechkin, Backstrom power Capitals past Blues, 4-3 in OT
    January 7, 2018


    DETROIT (AP) Dan Girardi had a goal and an assist in the first period before blocking a shot above the shoulders in the second period and leaving the Tampa Bay Lightning's 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Sunday night.

    Girardi turned his head to the left when Detroit's Martin Frk took a shot on a power play and the puck appeared to hit the defenseman in the neck. He lay face down on the ice while a doctor evaluated him on the ice and was eventually able to sit up. Girardi later skated slowly off the ice with teammates at his side and walked toward the dressing room. The team confirmed in the second intermission that Girardi would not return to play, adding initial reports were he was OK.

    Girardi assisted on Tyler Johnson's goal that put Tampa Bay up 2-0. Yanni Gourde and Nikita Kucherov restored two-goal leads in the second and third periods. Gourde added a second goal of the night late in the game, putting the Lightning ahead 5-2.

    Louis Domingue stopped 34 shots for the NHL-leading Lightning. They avoided losing three straight for the first time this season.

    Detroit had won a season-high four straight. Gustav Nyquist and Justin Abdelkader scored in the second and third period to pull the Red Wings within a goal. Detroit's Petr Mrazek made 19 saves, filling in for Jimmy Howard, who was out with a lower-body injury.

    PENGUINS 6, BRUINS 5, OT

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Evgeni Malkin got his second goal of the game at 2:51 of overtime to rally Pittsburgh past Boston.

    Phil Kessel set up Malkin, who one-timed a shot over Tuukka Rask's pad during a 2-on-1.

    Malkin and Kessel scored power-play goals in regulation, Kris Letang, Jamie Oleksiak and Riley Sheahan also connected, and Sidney Crosby had three assists. The Penguins got consecutive victories for the first time since Dec. 1-2 when topped Buffalo twice.

    Matt Murray stopped all six shots he faced in relief of Tristan Jarry, who made 14 saves on 19 shots before he was pulled after the Bruins' fifth goal.

    Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, David Backes, Noel Acciari and Ryan Spponer scored in regulation for Boston. The Bruins lost, but earned a point for the 11th straight game (8-0-3).

    CAPITALS 4, BLUES 3, OT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Nicklas Backstrom scored at 4:17 of overtime and Alex Ovechkin had a power-play goal and an assist to help Washington beat St. Louis.

    Recognizing a change of possession in Washington's end late in overtime, Backstrom headed down ice, received a long pass from T.J. Oshie and beat goalie Carter Hutton for his ninth goal of the season.

    Ovechkin tied it at 2 on the power play 8 eight minutes into the third with his 27th goal, and Lars Eller gave the Capitals the lead with 9:11 left. The lead did not last long, with Carl Gunnarson credited with a goal after his shot into pack of players evaded goaltender Braden Holtby with 4:09 remaining.

    Holtby made 30 saves. The Capitals have won four in a row overall and nine consecutive home games.

    Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist for the Blues, and Alexander Steen also scored. They have lost two in a row and six of their last seven road games.

    BLACKHAWKS 4, OILERS 1

    CHICAGO (AP) - Anton Forsberg made 32 saves, and Nick Schmaltz and Alex DeBrincat scored in the first period in Chicago's victory over slumping Edmonton.

    Brandon Saad and Jordan Oesterle also scored to help the Blackhawks win at home for the first time since Dec. 17. Jonathan Toews extended his point streak to four games.

    It was Forsberg's first win since Nov. 11 and just the second of his first season in Chicago. Forsberg had been the backup all year, but his role had come into question after Jeff Glass came up the minors and played well with starter Corey Crawford sidelined by an upper-body injury.

    Darnell Nurse scored for the Edmonton. The Oilers have dropped six of seven.

    ISLANDERS 5, DEVILS 4, SO

    NEW YORK (AP) - Jaroslav Halak made 42 saves and Brock Nelson scored the only goal in the shootout and New York beat New Jersey to snap a five-game losing streak.

    Nelson beat Cory Schneider in the fifth round of the shootout after the Islanders overcame a 4-2 to force overtime. The Devils lost their fifth straight.

    Cal Clutterbuck and rookie Sebastian Aho it with third-period goals after Miles Wood and Taylor Hall gave the Devils a 4-2 lead early in the period.

    Anders Lee and Anthony Beauvillier also scored for New York, Travis Zajac scored twice for New jersey

    FLYERS 4, SABRES 1


    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Sean Couturier scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and added an empty-netter to help Philadelphia beat Buffalo for its third straight victory.

    Couturier has four goals in two games and 42 points, three more than his previous career best.

    Michal Neuvirth stopped 30 shots, Shayne Gostisbehere and Ivan Provorov also scored, and Jakub Vorack had two assists to give him an NHL-high 43.

    Ryan O'Reilly scored for Buffalo. The Sabres finished a seven-game trip 1-4-2.

    BLUE JACKETS 3, PANTHERS 2, SO


    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Josh Anderson scored the deciding goal in the eighth round of the shootout, lifting Columbus past Florida.

    Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky stopped Jared McCann's attempt to secure the victory.

    Nick Foligno and rookie Pierre-Luc Dubois scored power-play goals for Columbus. Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov scored for Florida, with Barkov tying it with 1:34 left in the third period.

    CANADIENS 5, CANUCKS 2

    MONTREAL (AP) - Brendan Gallagher broke a tie midway through the third period, and Carey Price made 34 saves in Montreal's victory over Vancouver.

    Karl Alzner, Alex Galchenyuk, Paul Byron and Max Pacioretty also scored for Montreal. The Canadiens were coming off a shootout victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday night that snapped a five-game losing streak. Daniel Sedin and Michael Del Zotto scored for Vancouver.

    JETS 4, SHARKS 1

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) - Mathieu Perreault scored twice, Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves and Winnipeg beat San Jose to extend its home winning streak to five games.

    Matt Hendricks and Marko Dano also scored to help the Central Division-leading Jets improve to 16-3-1 at home and 25-11-7 overall. Logan Couture had a power-play goal for San Jose.
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    SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY JANUARY 8, 2018
    Time (ET) Away Home Site
    7:00 PM Columbus Blue Jackets Toronto Maple Leafs Air Canada Centre

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    NHLJanuary's ( Best Bets & Opinions ) Based on 5 Units

    DATE W-L-T % UNITS

    01/07/2018 10-10-0 50.00% -3.00
    01/06/2018 6-10-0 37.50% -20.75
    01/05/2018 8-2-0 80.00% +29.75
    01/04/2018 8-14-0 36.36% -32.25
    01/03/2018 2-2-0 50.00% +0.50
    01/02/2018 17-4-1 80.95% +64.75
    01/01/2018 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00

    Totals..............53-42-1......55.78%.....+46.75


    NHLJanuary's ( Best Bets Dogs and Totals Only ) Based on 5 Units

    01/07/2018....................1 - 4.....................-3.00.......................3 - 3......................-1.50
    01/06/2018....................1 - 2....................+7.50.......................3 - 4......................-7.00
    01/05/2018....................4 - 1....................+10.25.....................4 - 0.....................+20.00
    01/04/2018....................1 - 5....................-17.25......................1 - 6......................-28.00
    01/03/2018....................1 - 1....................+1.00.......................1 - 1......................-0.50
    01/02/2018....................3 - 1....................+10.25.....................4 - 0......................+20.00
    01/01/2018....................0 - 0..................... 0.00.......................1 - 0......................+5.00

    Totals............................11 - 14.................-+8.75.....................17 - 14......................+8.00
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    Armadillo: Monday's six-pack

    More odds to win the 2018 Masters:

    35-1— Casey-Mickelson-Garcia

    40-1— Bubba Watson

    45-1— Scott-Stenson-Kuchar-Cantlay

    50-1— Reed-Fleetwood-Schauffele

    55-1— Oosthuizen-Leishman-Pieters

    60-1— Charley Hoffman


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    Armadillo: Monday's List of 13: Wrapping up a sports weekend……..

    13) Lamont Simpson is a college basketball ref who is a very busy man. Here is a sampling of the 35 games he has worked over the first 59 days of the season:

    Nov 10-14: Works five consecutive nights, doing Duke-Illinois-Indiana-VCU games.
    Nov 20-22: Tough duty; three days at the Maui Classic.
    Nov 23-26: More tough duty: Wooden Legacy tourney in Fullerton; this is three games in four days, at least.
    Nov 28-Dec 1: Four straight nights, including games at Purdue-Pitt-Nebraska
    Dec 20-23: Four straight nights; three Big 14 games and a Oklahoma game
    Jan 2-7: Mr Simpson worked the last six nights: four Big 14 games, two MAC games

    These basketball refs have to be in really good shape, working six nights in a row (Kevin Durant would need some time off in there), but they’re banking $1,000+ per game, minus expenses.

    12) Ohio State 80, Michigan State 64— I’m watching the Saints playoff game, and I flip over during a commercial and see: Ohio State 63, Michigan State 40 and I wonder why I spend so much time trying to analyze college basketball? Wildly erratic teams, all over the map.

    Chris Holtmann upset #1 Villanova last year, when he was coaching at Butler; he upsets the #1 Spartans here, for Ohio State. So you ask: Who was the last coach to upset the #1 team in consecutive years, while coaching at different schools?

    11) Odd Fact of the Day: The last coach to upset #1 teams in consecutive seasons while coaching different schools was Thad Matta, who upset St Joe’s in 2004 when he was at Xavier, then upset Illinois the next year, his first year at Ohio State. CBS came up with that nugget.

    10) Eight of the top 17 college basketball teams lost this weekend.

    9) Philadelphia 76ers are 17-12 when Joel Embiid plays, 2-7 when he does not.

    8) Lakers lost nine of their last ten games, they’re eight games out of a playoff spot in the West and then comes news that the Celtics have their #1 pick in next June’s draft. Oy.

    7) Oregon State basketball coach Wayne Tinkle is the youngest of 11 children; got to be tough with that many older siblings.

    6) Back in 2003, people voted for the Georgia high school football player of the year; they chose a QB from a private school over a WR who went to a public school and then to Georgia Tech.

    The QB wound up being a WR at Miami OH; he is Sean McVay, coach of the Rams. The WR wound up being a damn good NFL receiver, Calvin Johnson. Poor decision by those voters.

    5) Why are ESPN/CBS running ads for the Masters on January 7th? Anyone who cares knows when the Masters is and who televises it. It is three months from now. Enough already.

    4) Eagles are +3 at home against Atlanta next week- they’re first #1 seed (since 2001) to be a home underdog to a #6 seed in this round of the playoffs.

    3) Who the hell fills out an NBA All-Star ballot and doesn’t vote for Lebron James?

    2) Jaguars 10, Bills 3— Social media was harsh when discussing Blake Bortles Sunday, but fact of the matter is this: He led the Jaguars to a divisional title and they won a playoff game. Lot of guys making way more money than Bortles who haven’t won a playoff game yet.

    1) Saints 31, Panthers 26— New Orleans won its 8th straight home game and heads to Minnesota for the next round of the playoffs. Saints beat Carolina three times this year- they’re first team in NFL history to go 3-0 against a team in one season, scoring 30+ points in all three games.

    Early playoff lines for next weekend:
    AFC: Steelers -13.5 vs Jacksonville…..Patriots -6.5 vs Tennessee
    NFC: Falcons -3 @ Philadelphia……..Saints +5 @ Minnesota
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    Monday, January 8


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    COLUMBUS (24-16-0-3, 51 pts.) at TORONTO (25-16-0-2, 52 pts.) - 1/8/2018, 7:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    COLUMBUS is 5-2 (+3.0 Units) against the spread versus TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
    COLUMBUS is 5-2-0 straight up against TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.9 Units)

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    NHL
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    Monday, January 8


    Columbus won five of last six games with Toronto; they won last three visits here by combined score of 11-4. Four of last five series games went over total. Blue Jackets lost four of last six games overall, are 1-5 in their last six road tilts. Six of last eight Columbus games stayed under the total. Maple Leafs are 4-3 in their last seven games, winning last two in SO’s; Toronto won three of its last four home games- their last three games stayed under total.




    NHL

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    Trend Report
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    COLUMBUS @ TORONTO
    Columbus is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto
    Columbus is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
    Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home


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    NHL
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    Monday, January 8


    Columbus @ Toronto

    Game 1-2
    January 8, 2018 @ 7:05 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Columbus
    11.988
    Toronto
    11.013
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Columbus
    by 1
    7
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Toronto
    -175
    5 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Columbus
    (+155); Over
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    Preview: Blue Jackets (24-16) at Maple Leafs (25-16)
    Date: January 08, 2018 7:00 PM EDT


    TORONTO -- Going by recent trends, the possibility of a shootout at the Air Canada Centre looms when the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Columbus Blue Jackets play there Monday night.

    Both teams are coming into the game off shootout wins.

    The Maple Leafs have won their past two games in shootouts, including a 3-2 verdict over the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. They also beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 in a shootout on Thursday.

    The Blue Jackets defeated the Florida Panthers 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday. Josh Anderson got the decisive goal in the eighth round.

    The Blue Jackets, however, did not require a shootout on Dec. 20 in Columbus when they beat the Maple Leafs 4-2.

    Both teams will take wins any way they can find them lately.

    The Maple Leafs (25-16-2) are 5-4-1 in their past 10 games despite two wins in a row as they play the fourth game of a six-game homestand.

    The Blue Jackets (24-16-3) are 4-4-2 in their past 10 games despite winning two of their past three.

    The Blue Jackets failed to close the deal against the Panthers in regulation when Aleksander Barkov tied the score for Florida at 18:26 of the third.

    Both goaltenders were busy, with Sergei Bobrovsky making 42 saves for Columbus and James Reimer stopping 46 shots for Florida.

    There were positives for the Blue Jackets besides the two points they earned, including Nick Foligno ending a 10-game stretch without a goal when he scored in the first period.

    Brandon Dubinsky (fractured orbital bone), Cam Atkinson (foot) and Alexander Wennberg (back) are injured and Columbus has been struggling to score at times, particularly on the power play.

    "The first period we played with energy," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. "The second period we were treading water a bit. In the third, I thought we played really well but couldn't get that third goal."

    Columbus was a little unlucky on the tying goal with the puck deflecting off Foligno's skate to Barkov.

    "Sometimes it happens," Bobrovsky said. "The most important thing is we get the two points. Those bounces, we can't control that. It could happen in the first period. It happened in the third."

    The Blue Jackets are last in the league in scoring on the power play, but center Pierre-Luc Dubois notched a goal with a man advantage in the second period Sunday.

    "You can see when our power play is working what it can do for us," Dubois said. "If you get two or three five-on-five goals, like we usually do, then you add one or two on the power play, we're a really dangerous team.

    "Our power play hasn't been working for us this year, but the past couple of games we're getting closer and closer."

    Toronto center Tyler Bozak has scored the clinching goal in both Maple Leafs' shootout wins last week.

    "I think shootouts have always been pretty comfortable and I've done pretty well in them, so it's fun to go in those, especially when you've got a chance to win it for the guys," Bozak said after the game on Saturday.

    Bozak also scored the tying goal in the third period Saturday to bring the Maple Leafs back from a 2-0 disadvantage.

    "I thought we had a pretty bad first half of the game," Bozak said. "I thought they kind of took it to us. They played pretty well, then we kind of turned it on a bit.

    "I think our power play probably should have had a couple of goals, which was unfortunate, but it's nice to be able to come back like that and get the two points. There's going to be a lot of close games here the rest of the way."

    Toronto defenseman Travis Dermott made his NHL debut Saturday and picked up an assist on the tying goal.

    "I thought he was confident, moved the puck, skated good," Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. "He looks like he's got good hockey sense. It looked like the situation didn't intimidate him at all.

    "We're just going to watch him like all guys. Everyone comes to the National Hockey League and their first game, everything is great. Then the next game and the next game, over a period of time, we'll see if he's a regular NHL player. If he can help us, he'll play."
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    CLB at TOR 07:00 PM

    CLB +160

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    Panarin scores in OT, Blue Jackets rally to beat Maple Leafs
    January 8, 2018


    TORONTO (AP) Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had a hard time holding back his smile after a come-from-behind victory over Toronto.

    Artemi Panarin scored 3:11 into overtime to help the Blue Jackets overcome a two-goal deficit and beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Monday night.

    Bobrovsky made 35 saves, including a handful of big ones to keep his team within 2-0 before a third-period rally. Columbus scored twice in the final 4:35 of the third period to set up Panarin's OT goal, when he took a pass off his skate and kicked it to his stick for the winner.

    ''Those kind of wins make good atmosphere in the locker-room, lots of energy, lots of happiness,'' Bobrovsky said.

    Nick Foligno and Pierre-Luc Dubois scored in the third for Columbus. Foligno scored after goalie Frederik Andersen lost a bouncing puck before it found its way behind him, then Dubois tied it with 2:47 left, snapping a wrist shot blocker side on Andersen from the slot.

    ''We knew if we scored one somehow that it changes momentum,'' Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella. ''The saves (Andersen) made during the game and that one goes in ... it's a funny game.''

    James van Riemsdyk and William Nylander scored for the Maple Leafs. Andersen stopped 30 shots.

    ''At least 50 minutes or so we played great, I think we could have put it away in the third and we didn't. Then they get a good bounce and, yeah, it's tied up,'' Andersen said.

    Andersen kept the Leafs in it long enough for van Riemsdyk to open the scoring at 11:09 of the second period, deflecting Roman Polak's point shot past Bobrovsky for his 18th goal.

    Nylander doubled the lead on the power play with 3:58 to go in the second, shooting a wrist shot over the glove of a screened Bobrovsky for his ninth.

    Blue Jackets forward Sonny Milano left the game in the second period with an upper-body injury and didn't return after being on the receiving end of a check from Andreas Borgman.

    The Leafs started the third the way they finished the second and could have put the game away if it wasn't for Bobrovsky, who turned away Connor Brown and Nazem Kadri on point-blank chances.

    ''Some nights when you're ahead you get on your heels and the other team takes it to you. That wasn't the case at all. It was the opposite way around. But they scored on their opportunities that we gave them,'' Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said.

    NOTES: Shots were 36-27 Toronto heading into overtime. ... Borgman replaced Connor Carrick in the lineup after being a healthy scratch in Toronto's 3-2 shootout win Saturday against Vancouver.

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