This piece was originally published on March 28, 2018. It has been updated for the Blues-Avalanche game on April 7.

I know little about hockey — I’ve written exactly one NHL piece in my life — but I used to live in Colorado at 10,000 feet above sea level, so I can tell you that the affects of elevation are real.

I realize that if you haven’t read the title to this post, that last sentence makes about as much sense as Jim Carrey’s “It’s OK, I’m a limo driver” declaration in Dumb and Dumber — but it’s OK. I’m a sports writer.

For the past few months I’ve been using the excellent tools at Bet Labs to research NHL in an attempt to learn more about the sport. Today (Saturday, Apr. 7) I have the opportunity to bet on a historically highly profitable (and somewhat infrequent) trend, and I’m going to share it with you for a few reasons.

  1. I have a content quota to fill. These pieces might seem as if they write themselves, but they don’t.
  2. I want you to make money, and I want you to know that I come up with ideas that (might) make money.
  3. Hockey season is almost over, and you have only one more opportunity to bet a trend that presents itself just four to 10 times per year. There’s no time like the present.


Baseball is in full swing and the NFL draft is just around the corner — but let’s crush some hockey.

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