Around the rink: Monday's NHL betting notes

Feb 25, 2013 |
Check out our betting notes on all five NHL games on tap Monday:

Toronto Maple Leafs at Philadelphia Flyers (-141, 5.5)

Probable starting goaltenders: Ben Scrivens (TOR), Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI)

The Flyers, who have won three of their last four contests, will look to avenge a disheartening 5-2 loss to Toronto on Feb. 11. Toronto was off to a blistering start away from the Air Canada Centre, but has dropped three of its last four to see its mark dip to 7-4-0. Flyers F Jakub Voracek has collected four goals and eight assists in his last five contests. The 12-point effort in the five-game stretch is the first by a member of the Flyers since Peter Forsberg in 2005. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings.

Montreal Canadiens at Ottawa Senators (+118, 5)

Probable starting goaltenders: Carey Price (MTL), Ben Bishop (OTT)

A recent injury to starting goaltender Craig Anderson hasn’t slowed the Ottawa Senators, who are on a season-high four-game winning streak. The Senators clawed out a 3-2 shootout victory and defeated Toronto by the same score at home on Saturday to trail Montreal by two points for the Northeast Division lead. The Canadiens have points in their last seven games - with the only blemish being a 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Senators defeated the Canadiens 5-1 at home on Jan. 30, but lost 2-1 in Montreal four days later. The home team is 5-0 in the last five meetings.

Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators (-158, 5)

Probable starting goaltenders: Cristopher Nilstorp (DAL), Pekka Rinne (NSH)

The Predators are having trouble finding the back of the net. Nashville failed to score over the weekend, dropping a 1-0 decision to the Vancouver Canucks at home on Friday and falling 4-0 on the road to the Detroit Red Wings the following night. Dallas has scored three or more goals in nine consecutive games since being blanked by the Phoenix Coyotes on Feb. 2, going 6-3-0 in those contests. The under is 11-2-3 in the Predators’ last 16 home games.

Edmonton Oilers at Chicago Blackhawks (-177, 5.5)

Probable starting goaltenders: Nikolai Khabibulin (EDM), Ray Emery (CHI)

Chicago has gone 24 consecutive games without a regulation loss, dating back to last season. Blackhawks G Ray Emery is 7-0-0 this season and has won four straight starts. Edmonton has benefited from the recent resurgence of veteran G  Nikolai Khabibulin. In four games this season, Khabibulin is 2-2-0 with a 1.89 goals-against average and .942 save percentage. Keep in mind Oilers F Taylor Hall (suspension) won't be available for this one. The under is 9-1-1 in the Blackhawks’ last 11 home games.

Anaheim Ducks at Los Angeles Kings (-140, 5)

Probable starting goaltenders: Viktor Fasth (ANH), Jonathan Quick (LAK)

The Anaheim Ducks attempt to extend their winning streak to seven games when they visit the Kings. Los Angeles is looking to avenge a 7-4 loss at Anaheim on Feb. 2, a game in which it erased three deficits but never led. The Kings have won three in a row and five of six, allowing one goal in each of the victories. Los Angeles is 6-0 in its last six Monday games.

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