Cokin’s Corner, Monday 12/9/19

  • December 9, 2019

Short schedule tonight, but I’ve landed on a pair of games in the NHL. Here’s one of them that will serve as tonight’s free play.

Take: ISLANDERS +160

Tampa Bay continues to be priced as an elite team. But the fact is they have simply not been all that good this season. The roster is still loaded and on some nights TB looks unstoppable. But there have also been plenty of down games, and that’s why their record is what it is. The Lightning are just 5-8 this season off a win, which displays their inconsistency. Tampa will also have backup McElhinney in goal tonight. Varlamov in goal for the Isles and he’s in very good current form. The visitors aren’t playing at the same level they were during their very long hot streak, but this is a good team that still isn’t getting much respect in the market. I like the upset possibilities tonight and will go with the Islanders.