It has been a while since we put ‘pen’ to pad, but it is time.
We love #PlayoffHockey. Something about watching live has an intensity like no other sport. Maybe that year going to all those Blueshirt games at MSG forged a loyalty unlike we have with any other sport. Eddie Giacomin in goal. Brad Smith was the only one sporting a helmet back then and the safety net was a distant concern. Something about our bet tonight is about player safety and how it will affect the outcome of the game. It seems like all those memories have Chestnuts, Sarbretts and a pretzel with mustard on the menu.
We think that the game tonight when the Washington Capitals visit the PPG Paints Arena and play a game (must-win for the home team) hosted by the 2-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins presents a good opportunity to win a bet.
Really, we can cut it there.
In reality, we see a very strong home team playing in front of a top-tier hockey town fans. Generational fans must have you.
Probably could stop there too.
Add in Crosby, Malkin, Murray, Kessel, Guentzel, Dumoulin and we could keep going, but we’ll stop there with Dumoulin.
Again, we could stop there, but we won’t. Maybe a decent article is all part of the path to the plan. Who know we just keep pressing, in games and in life.
Speaking of pressing and Dumoulin. We have one last bit of thought to pass along. Granted that our bets are all ready in place, so like on Twitter @VegasSports this is just to provide our thoughts on a solid sports gambling opportunity that we feel is valid enough to provide the public.
To address pressing, we bet the Pens -165 last night and again at -170 once we saw the early moves.
Now, back to the emotional shot-in-arm given to the 2-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Dumoulin (and Malkin) participated in the morning skate and plan on playing tonight in front of the generational, raucous home crowd. Dumoulin got pasted by the now-suspended Tom Wilson in Game 2. It was nasty. Although it wasn’t as nasty as Wilson’s shot that broke the jaw of Aston-Reese. Nobody wants to deal with a broken jaw.
The set-up is in place. The bet size is decent (guess the bet is more than decent size since we pressed). Washington has some playmakers, but tonight they will not have the freedom on ice when Wilson was clearing paths.