Around the rink: Sunday's NHL betting notes

Mar 31, 2013 |
Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Sunday’s NHL action:

Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings (+102, 5)

Probable starting goaltenders: Corey Crawford (CHI), Jimmy Howard (DET)

Chicago extended its winning streak against Detroit to five games on the strength of a 2-1 overtime victory on Jan. 27 and a shootout triumph by the same score on March 3. The Blackhawks placed Marian Hossa on injured reserve after the former Red Wing missed his last four contests with an upper-body injury. Hossa won't be alone as Patrick Sharp - who has been sidelined for nine contests with an upper-body injury – has been ruled out for Sunday's game. The under is 5-0 in the Red Wings’ last five vs. Central foes.

Anaheim Ducks at Columbus Blue Jackets (+123, 5.5)

Probable starting goaltenders: Jonas Hiller (ANA), Sergei Bobrovsky (CBJ)

Columbus has points in its last 11 games at Nationwide Arena (8-0-3) and sits one point behind St. Louis for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Ducks still hold a comfortable lead atop the Pacific Division, but have one victory in their last five games after snapping a skid with a 2-1 win at Chicago on Friday. Anaheim has scored seven goals over its last five games and is 1-for-21 on the power play in its last 10. The under is 5-1-1 in the last seven meetings in Columbus.

Los Angeles Kings at Dallas Stars (+101, 5)

Probable starting goaltenders: Jonathan Bernier (LAK), Kari Lehtonen (DAL)

Los Angeles has won eight of its last 10 visits to Dallas but just one of its last six overall games against the Stars. The road team has won five in a row and is 6-0-1 in the last seven meetings between the division rivals. The over is 6-0 in the Kings’ last six road games.

Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers (-129, 5.5)

Probable starting goaltenders: Michal Neuvirth (WSH), Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI)

The Capitals have been making themselves at home on the road, winning their last four contests by a 15-6 margin. Philadelphia snapped a four-game winless streak (0-2-2) with a 3-1 triumph over Boston on Saturday afternoon. The Flyers have converted on their last five power-play opportunities and the under is 4-0 in the last four meetings.

Boston Bruins at Buffalo Sabres (+139, 5.5)

Probable starting goaltenders: Anton Khudobin (BOS), Ryan Miller (BUF)

The Bruins have lost two straight and five of six away from home, and are just 2-4-1 overall in their last seven contests. Buffalo looks to end its three-game winless streak and notch its third win in four meetings with Boston. Each of Buffalo's last six contests and 14 of its last 16 were one-goal decisions.  The Sabres are 0-7 in their last seven Sunday games.

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