Lightning

 

A tough decision can be made easier with these charts showing you the best five and worst five schedules for upcoming seven-day periods. Some of you used them last year but for the benefit of new readers here is a refresher. The number next to the team indicates the 'multiplier' to use on a player's point-per-game pace to give you an idea how many points to expect for that week.

 

It seems like forever ago that I brought up the Lightning’s current 12 game home stand, but they’re actually only three game into it, boasting a 3-0 record, and have only given up one goal so far. Friday is another Southeast showdown with the Caps, but then they have three winnable games against St.Louis, Buffalo and Carolina, before facing the Flyers and Wings. As a Wings’ fan, I can’t wait for that last one.

 

As if weren’t doing this already because of their recent struggles, stay away from any Thrashers over the next while. They only play seven games in the next 21 days, five of which are on the road. The Ducks, Rangers, Sens, Lightning and Bruins all play only eight over that span.

 

On the flip side, if you’re someone who is pumped about all of the returning Wings, they have a league high 11 games over the next 21 days.  The lottery duo of Edmonton and Long Island also play 11 games over that span.

 

The big home stretches to take note of are obviously the Lightning, as well as Nashville (seven of their next nine at home), Vancouver (seven of their next ten) and the smoking hot Flames (also seven of their next nine).

 


Friday February 4 to Thursday February 10, 2010
Best Bets
Buffalo 4.31 - @PIT, TOR, @TB, @FLA
Toronto 4.24 - @BUF, ATL, @NYI, NJ
New Jersey 4.15 - FLA, @MON, CAR, @TOR
Columbus 4.10 - @DET, EDM, @PIT, SJ
Edmonton 4.11 - @STL, @CBJ, @NAS, CHI
Steer Clear
Boston 1.86 - SJ, MON
Dallas 1.90 - @PHI, PHX
Philadelphia 1.90 - DAL, CAR
Los Angeles 2.00 - @CGY, @PIT
NY Rangers 2.06 - @MON, @DET
Saturday February 5 to Friday February 11, 2010
Best Bets
Toronto 4.24 - @BUF, ATL, @NYI, NJ
Colorado 4.24 - ANA, @PHX, @MIN, @CBJ
San Jose 4.20 - @BOS, @WAS, @CBJ, @NJ
Pittsburgh 4.18 - @WAS, CBJ, LA, @NYI
New Jersey 4.11 - @MON, CAR, @TOR, SJ
Steer Clear
Washington 1.81 - PIT, SJ
Florida 1.90 - STL, BUF
Philadelphia 1.90 - DAL, CAR
Tampa Bay 1.90 - STL, BUF
Vancouver 1.92 - OTT, ANA
Sunday February 6 to Saturday February 12, 2010
Best Bets
Chicago 4.43 - @CGY, @EDM, @DAL, @PHX
St. Louis 4.27 - @TB, @FLA, MIN, @MIN
Colorado 4.20 - @PHX, @MIN, @CBJ, @NAS
Toronto 4.19 - ATL, @NYI, NJ, @MON
Pittsburgh 4.18 - @WAS, CBJ, LA, @NYI
Steer Clear
Philadelphia 0.95 - CAR
Boston 1.86 - MON, DET
Dallas 1.90 - PHX, CHI
Florida 1.90 - STL, BUF
Anaheim 2.00 - @VAN, @CGY
Monday February 7 to Sunday February 13, 2010
Best Bets
San Jose 4.46 - @WAS, @CBJ, @NJ, @FLA


Chicago 4.43 - @CGY, @EDM, @DAL, @PHX
Carolina 4.32 - @NJ, @PHI, @TB, @ATL
Colorado 4.20 - @PHX, @MIN, @CBJ, @NAS
Toronto 4.19 - ATL, @NYI, NJ, @MON
Steer Clear
Philadelphia 1.84 - CAR, LA
Washington 1.84 - SJ, LA
Tampa Bay 1.90 - BUF, CAR
Florida 2.85 - STL, BUF, SJ
Vancouver 2.87 - OTT, ANA, CGY
Tuesday February 8 to Monday February 14, 2010
Best Bets
San Jose 4.46 - @WAS, @CBJ, @NJ, @FLA
Carolina 4.32 - @NJ, @PHI, @TB, @ATL
Pittsburgh 4.11 - CBJ, LA, @NYI, @NYR
Colorado 4.10 - @MIN, @CBJ, @NAS, CGY
Calgary 4.02 - OTT, ANA, @VAN, @COL
Steer Clear
Atlanta 1.84 - NYR, CAR
Philadelphia 1.84 - CAR, LA
Tampa Bay 1.90 - BUF, CAR
NY Rangers 1.94 - @ATL, PIT
Nashville 2.10 - @DET, COL
Wednesday February 9 to Tuesday February 15, 2010
Best Bets
San Jose 4.36 - @CBJ, @NJ, @FLA, @NAS
Dallas 4.23 - PHX, CHI, CBJ, @EDM

Colorado 4.10 - @MIN, @CBJ, @NAS, CGY
Calgary 4.02 - OTT, ANA, @VAN, @COL
Vancouver 4.00 - ANA, CGY, @STL, @MIN
Steer Clear
Tampa Bay 1.81 - CAR, PHI
Atlanta 1.84 - NYR, CAR
Florida 1.90 - BUF, SJ
NY Rangers 1.94 - @ATL, PIT
Washington 1.94 - LA, @PHX
Thursday February 10 to Wednesday February 16, 2010
Best Bets
Dallas 4.33 - CHI, CBJ, @EDM, @CGY
Carolina 4.32 - @PHI, @TB, @ATL, @NJ
Buffalo 4.27 - @FLA, NYI, @MON, TOR
Pittsburgh 4.22 - LA, @NYI, @NYR, @COL

Philadelphia 4.12 - CAR, LA, @TB, @FLA
Steer Clear
Detroit 1.60 - @BOS, BOS
Tampa Bay 1.81 - CAR, PHI
Atlanta 1.84 - NYR, CAR
Phoenix 1.90 - CHI, WAS
NY Rangers 1.94 - @ATL, PIT
Friday February 11 to Thursday February 17, 2010
Best Bets
Dallas 4.33 - CHI, CBJ, @EDM, @CGY
Boston 4.28 - DET, @DET, TOR, @NYI
San Jose 4.15 - @NJ, @FLA, @NAS, WAS
Los Angeles 4.13 - @WAS, @PHI, @CBJ, @NYR
Washington 4.04 - LA, @PHX, @ANA, @SJ
Steer Clear
Florida 1.81 - SJ, PHI
New Jersey 1.90 - SJ, CAR
Ottawa 2.36 - @EDM, NYI
Tampa Bay 2.76 - CAR, PHI, DET
Detroit 2.77 - @BOS, BOS, @TB
Saturday February 12 to Friday February 18, 2010
Best Bets
Boston 4.40 - @DET, TOR, @NYI, @OTT
Carolina 4.23 - @TB, @ATL, @NJ, PHI
Philadelphia 4.22 - LA, @NYI, @NYR, @COL
Los Angeles 4.13 - @WAS, @PHI, @CBJ, @NYR
Buffalo 4.12 - NYI, @MON, TOR, STL
Steer Clear
New Jersey 1.84 - CAR, NYR
Atlanta 2.00 - CAR, @PHX
Pittsburgh 2.14 - @NYR, @COL
Colorado 2.75 - @NAS, CGY, PIT
Nashville 2.76 - SJ, PHI, DET
Sunday February 13 to Saturday February 19, 2010
Best Bets
Boston 4.40 - @DET, TOR, @NYI, @OTT
Anaheim 4.33 - @EDM, WAS, @MIN, @STL
Dallas 4.33 - CBJ, @EDM, @CGY, @VAN
Los Angeles 4.27 - @PHI, @CBJ, @NYR, @NYI
Philadelphia 4.22 - LA, @NYI, @NYR, @COL
Steer Clear
Chicago 2.00 - MIN, CBJ
Calgary 2.11 - @COL, DAL
Pittsburgh 2.14 - @NYR, @COL
Montreal 2.23 - BUF, @EDM
Nashville 2.76 - SJ, PHI, DET


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