Originally written on The Hockey Program  |  Last updated 10/26/14

Kevin from NHLPredictions drops his pick in for a TGIF in the NHL.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Another underdog winner last night with the Panthers taking care of the Jets in Winnipeg last night.

Today is Remembrance Day here in Canada (Veterans Day in the US)... Make sure you take a minute to remember the soldiers that served for us.

Today's pick below...

Dallas Stars @ Pittsburgh Penguins - STARS TO WIN (+119)

(Note: I'm risking 1 unit to win 1.19 units)

A battle of the East and West's tops teams at the moment. The Dallas Stars come into tonight's game with an 11-3 record, good for 1st in the Western Conference. The Penguins are 9-3-3, putting them on top of the Eastern Conference. The Dallas Stars are on their third game of their four game road trip, and they have won four straight coming into tonight, including 5-2 wins over Carolina and Washington to begin the mini road trip. The Stars have enjoyed 2 days off to prepare for the Penguins. Pittsburgh is coming off of a 3 game road trip in which they lost 2 of the 3 games. The Penguins haven't played at home since October 27th. Take note that the Penguins are 1-4 in their last 5 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days. They are also on 5 days of rest, and are just 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days of rest.

Tonight's starter for the Stars will be Kari Lehtonen who is 11-1 on the season with a 2.13 GAA and .936 SV%. Every game Lehtonen is in-between the pipes the Stars have a good chance at winning. Take note that Lehtonen is 7-3-2 in his career against Pittsburgh, and he is 5-0 on the road this season. Marc-Andre Fleury should be in net for the Pens, and he is 8-2-1 on the season with a 1.95 GAA and .931 SV%. The Stars are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, and 4.60 goals per game over their last 5 games. Dating back to last season the Stars are 15-7 in their last 22 vs Eastern Conference opponents, and are 5-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog. The Penguins are just 3-8 in their last 11 home games vs a team with a road winning % of greater than .600. Dallas has been in some high tempo games lately and have been playing great, while the Penguins were on a somewhat long road trip and a layoff at home. This isn't a good situation for the Penguins to be in playing against the Western Conference's top team, and I think the Stars can take advantage tonight. The Stars are another very live underdog tonight and we will take them to win.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Good luck everyone as we will have our picks via Twitter tonight.

 

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Panthers coach replaces break-in victims’ Christmas presents

Bruce Arians benches Logan Thomas on Christmas Day

Richard Sherman: Marshawn Lynch having MVP season

Curt Schilling tweeted advice to Johnny Manziel

Aaron Rodgers buys TVs for Packers teammates

Harbaugh smiled when asked about Michigan's bday tweet

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jackie Robinson West Little League accused of cheating

Police: Fire that burned down McClain's home 'suspicious'

Furniture store will refund purchases if OSU wins title

What each NFC team in the hunt should ask for from Santa

Is SI ashamed to mention Jameis Winston on its cover?

Kobe Bryant disappointed Lakers didn't get Rajon Rondo

WATCH: Kenny Smith pushes Shaq into a Christmas tree

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Is the NFL playoff system heading south?

WATCH: Quincy Acy ejected for throwing punch at John Wall

Billy Beane did not want to trade Josh Donaldson

Peyton Manning plans to be back with Broncos next year

WATCH: Blazers announcer botches Damian Lillard call

WATCH: P.K. Subban disguises himself, surprises kids for Xmas

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Packers game is a career defining moment for Stafford

A look inside Jason Grilli's contract with the Braves

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Q&A with Rich Eisen; TNF, DirecTV and living in LA

Dan Le Batard sums up Miami's relationship with LeBron

Is the NFL playoff system heading south?

WATCH: Announcer botches call

Police: McClain fire 'suspicious'

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

Bahamas Bowl ends on crazy Hail Mary

49ers OT Davis takes shot at coordinator

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Top storyline for each Week 17 game

40 great Christmas-related sports names

Nick Mangold and dealing with feelings as a sports fan

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.