Still, under the leadership of interim coach, Andrew Brunette, the Panthers have a 10-2-3 record but have lost their last four (two in OT).
This explains why the sportsbooks see the Maple Leafs and Lightning as genuine threats in the betting to win the Atlantic Division.
They take on a New York Islanders (5-5-2) side currently rock bottom of the Metropolitan Division and on a three-match losing streak. Last night they lost again, this time 4-1 away to Tampa Bay Lightning.
So far this season the Islanders have had a torrid time, and I expect that to continue tonight.
The Panthers are -155 on the Moneyline, and I’m happy to go with them to win at those odds.
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One of the biggest clashes of the night is in California, where both the Ducks and the Capitals will be looking for the win to keep up the pressure on the leaders at the top of their respective divisions.
Match – Anaheim Ducks v Washington Capitals
Venue – Honda Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Date – Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
Time – 10pm ET
The Anaheim Ducks are second in the Pacific Division, just one point behind leaders Edmonton Oilers, and one ahead of third-place Calgary Flames.
For good measure, they also have the Vegas Golden Knights hunting them down as well. The Ducks have a 9-4-3 record, with a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks, their most recent result.
They will be looking to extend their seven-match winning streak when they host the Washington Capitals tonight.
The Capitals are not doing too badly themselves either. They are on a four-match winning streak and sit second in the Metropolitan Division with a 9-2-4 record.
In their last match, the Capitals made light work of Pittsburg, smashing the Penguins 6-1 on Sunday night.
The Ducks aren’t expected to be serious contenders in the long run though.