NHL Free Picks Feb 27-March 5

NHL Free Picks Feb 27-March 5

Some fantastic matchups are on tap in the NHL this week. The NY Rangers travel to the TD Garden to battle Boston on Thursday. Could the Rangers beat the tough Bruins this Thursday? Then, on Saturday, Nashville hosts Western power Chicago. Will it be the Predators or the Blackhawks who come out on top? On Sunday, St. Louis battles the Colorado Avalanche in Denver. Who wins Sunday’s NHL game on NBC Sports Net?

NHL Free Picks Feb 27th – March 5th

NY Rangers at Boston
When:  Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
TV: NBCSN

Analysis: The Bruins go into this week hot. Starting the week, Boston has won 6 out of their last 7 games. That’s fantastic in NHL where it’s difficult to play at a high-level night in and night out.

The last time Boston took on the Rangers, they got sloshed 2 to 5. But, that game was back on Nov. 5, 2016. A lot of time has passed since the Bruins played the Rangers. I think the Boston team that shows up on Thursday takes down NYR, a team that lost to Columbus 2 to 5 to start the week.

My money is on the Bruins to exact revenge over NYR this Thursday.

Pick: Boston

Chicago at Nashville
When:  Saturday, March 4 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
TV: CSNC/FSSM

Analysis: As of Dec. 26, Nashville has a terrific 19-7-5-2 home record. The Predators battle Buffalo and Montreal this week before hosting the Blackhawks on Saturday. Things could get tough for Chicago in this match up.

The Preds go into the week having won their last 3 home games. One of the wins was a stunning 5 to 2 beat down of Washington on Feb. 25. I know the last time they battled Chicago, Nashville folded 2 to 5. I believe things are going to be different on March 4.

At home, Nashville’s almost impossible to take down. I’m not going against the Predators in their Saturday match up with the Blackhawks.

Pick: Nashville

St. Louis at Colorado
When:  Sunday, March 5 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
TV: NBCSN

Analysis: On Sunday, the St. Louis Blues head to Denver to battle the Avalanche. On paper, the Blues should have no trouble putting a beat down on Colorado. Colorado averages 2 goals per game while giving up 3.3 goals per game. St. Louis averages 2.8 goals while giving up 2.9 goals per.

The last time St. Louis battled Colorado the Blues dominated 5 to 1. It’s difficult to see Colorado scoring more than a single goal in this match up. This is especially true since the Avalanche take on Philadelphia and Ottawa on the road before battling St. Louis this Sunday.

St. Louis on the puck line is my play.

Pick: St. Louis

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