Here are three situations that NHL bettors should be monitoring:
Devils set for tough stretch, possibly without their two best players
After playing back-to-back games against Ottawa and Montreal, the Devils will head to St. Louis to play the Blues before going home to New Jersey to host the Penguins and Lightning. Dougie Hamilton did not accompany the team on the trip, and it seems unlikely he’ll join his teammates in St. Louis. Jack Hughes, meanwhile, was placed in COVID-19 protocol following the All-Star Game and is out for an undetermined length of time. The Devils are a bad hockey team, and right now they’re relying on Jon Gillies, Nico Daws and Akira Schmid to get the job done. If you don’t know who any of those goaltenders are, don’t feel bad. Not many do. Without Hughes and Hamilton, the Devils are easy pickings for teams such as St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay.