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NHL Games Today: Monday March 20th 2023

By Harry Bazley

Nhl Games today

Today’s NHL schedule gets underway with a 7 PM ET puck drop for the first game, followed by four more matchups providing enough action to truly fill your boots.

In this article, we'll be giving a brief overview of the 5 games, with a few tips and tricks for all you bettors out there. Check out the odds for all the upcoming NHL matchups here.

Florida Panthers @ Detroit Red Wings

Starting things off for Monday Night NHL, the Red Wings will be hosting the Panthers in Detroit. The bookies are predicting Florida to steal a win away from home with odds of -180, but with their recent form, things could go either way.

The Red Wings are only slight underdogs, so they could be a good bet to get a little more bang for your buck... And who doesn't love an underdog?

Ottawa Senators @ Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins are only just home favourites in this matchup at -162. They'll host the Senators in Pittsburgh as they look to fend off the pressure and break their 3 game losing streak.

Speaking of losing streaks, the Penguins are walking on thin ice at the moment - with 5 losses to their name in the last 9 days. They'll be hoping to find the form they had in February and take home a win after a few tough games.

Chicago Blackhawks @ Colorado Avalanche

Colorado have spent too long in the win column in my opinion... but they're set to thrash the Blackhawks tonight. Despite beating them in their last matchup, Chicago are the heaviest underdogs of the night at +370 in the sportsbooks.

The Avalanche won't give you much return on your investment, but if you're looking for a low-risk wager, you won't find better than -450 tonight.

San Jose Sharks @ Edmonton Oilers

In another mismatch, the Sharks will take on the Oilers in Edmonton at 21:30 EDT.

The Oil have won 7 of their last 9 matchups and thrashed San Jose 7-1 back in January. My money's on Edmonton tonight, and it seems the bookies would agree - putting them at -330 in the odds.

On the other hand, if you're a high-risk punter, the Sharks have proven to be a reliable loser this year. But they can pull out a few shock wins here and there… The odds look great if you fancy them to take the win.

In the last 18 weeks, the Sharks have lost 16 matchups, but one of the two victories was an impressive 4-0 blowout against Seattle... Could they surprise the fans again or is all hope lost in San Jose?

Calgary Flames @ Los Angeles Kings

The final game is the closest matchup of the night, in what's set to be an epic showdown between two sides fighting for a top spot in the Pacific Division.

LA currently sit 2nd in the table, while the Flames have some catching up to do, 9 losses behind.

These two last faced off in December, where LA took a 4-3 win heading into Christmas, but Calgary have shown they can do the same - when their matchup in November ended with a surprise goal to give the Flames a 6-5 victory.

It's always close with these two and the bookies seem to agree. The Flames sit at -104, while LA are at -110 in the odds. It doesn't get much closer than this folks...