Niklas Wikegård – the former coach leading ice hockey voice in Swedish TV – is Mr Hockey at Expekt.com!
Every Monday he picks his best NHL bets that night – here is his choices this Monday:
Hi NHL fans!
Nashville Predators are current nr 1 in NHL – that is so thrilling. Rookie goal-keeper Anders Lindbäck has really got a flying start between the posts winning three out of four matches and it will be interesting to see how long Nashville lasts.
This NHL Monday night I go for a double with home wins for Montreal Canadiens and Columbus Blue Jackets. Yes – I think Philadelphia will struggle against The Jackets.
Columbus Blue Jackets – Philadelphia Flyers 1
Montreal Canadiens – Phoenix Coyotes 1
Columbus is a bit underestimated and they don´t have the big stars as we see in many other teams. But they are building for the future and beat champions Chicago 3-2 on Saturday. Their odds have really good value against a Flyers side that is not really on top as a team yet.
Montreal Canadiens is all about speed and putting the opponent under pressure. Phoenix will be without injured captain Shane Doan and I don´t think they will stand the pressure in Montreal.
- Niklas Wikegård, Expekt