Free NHL Picks Today for Friday, February 26th, 2021

Free NHL Picks Today for Friday, February 26th, 2021
Fri 26th February 2021

With 3 games on for today’s action, you are set! Not only that but we have 3 FREE NHL picks for every single game. And we are on fire lately, so you don’t want to miss this…

Find all of our free NHL picks for the scheduled games below.

Boston Bruins @ New York Rangers – 7:00 PM ET

The Bruins defeated Philadelphia on Sunday, 7-3. They are playing the New York Islanders on Thursday evening, but this preview was written prior to the conclusion of that contest. Boston is 11-3-2 with a +15 goal differential.

It will likely be Jaroslav Halak in net on Friday. Halak has started six games with a 1.66 GAA and a .928 save percentage. Brad Marchand leads the team in goals with nine and points with 20.

New York lost to Philadelphia on Wednesday, 4-3. That snapped a two-game winning streak for the Rangers and they are 6-8-3 this season. New York has not been very good at home at 3-5-2.

They will start Igor Shesterkin who gave up four goals on 39 shots to the Flyers. Shesterkin has a 2.40 GAA and a .919 save percentage in 12 appearances. Chris Kreider scored all three goals-against Philadelphia and now has a team-leading eight, but only one assist.

NHL Pick – Boston Bruins (-176)
Spread Pick – Boston Bruins -1.5 (+325)
Total Goals Pick – Under 5.5 (-110)

Los Angeles Kings @ Minnesota Wild – 8:00 PM ET

The red-hot Los Angeles Kings take their six-game winning streak to Minnesota to take on the Wild on Friday. Los Angeles defeated St. Louis on Wednesday, 2-1. Calvin Petersen stopped 35 of 36 shots. It is expected to be Jonathan Quick on Friday.

Quick has a 2.82 GAA and a .903 save percentage in nine starts, but he has allowed just two goals over his last three starts. Dustin Brown scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season in the victory over St. Louis. Los Angeles is now 9-6-3.

Minnesota is red-hot as well, winning their last four contests. That includes a 6-2 thrashing of Colorado on Wednesday. Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 30 of 32 shots. He has started the last four games for Minnesota and has allowed six total goals.

Kahkonen has a 2.37 GAA and a .917 save percentage in 11 games. Nicco Sturm scored his first two goals of the season in the victory and Kirill Kaprizov added two assists, giving him a team-leading 15 points. Minnesota is 10-6-0.

NHL Pick – Minnesota wild (-174)
Spread Pick – Los Angeles Kings +1.5 (-182)
Total Goals Pick – Under 5.5 (-120)

Colorado Avalanche @ Arizona Coyotes – 9:00 PM ET

Colorado lost to Minnesota on Wednesday, 6-2. Philipp Grubauer had his worst start of the season, allowing five goals on 24 shots. Grubauer has started 14 games with a 2.01 GAA and a .923 save percentage.

J.T. Compher scored his second goal of the season in the loss to Minnesota. He continues a disappointing downward trajectory going from 16 goals in 2018-19. Colorado is 9-6-1.

Arizona defeated Anaheim in a shootout on Wednesday, 4-3. Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist in the victory. Darcy Kuemper started the game but came out after allowing three goals on 21 shots.

Kuemper now has a 2.41 GAA and a .913 save percentage in 16 appearances. Kessel in four straight games and is third on Arizona with 14 points. The Coyotes are 9-7-3.

NHL Pick – Colorado Avalanche (-182)
Spread Pick – Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (+366)
Total Goals Pick – Under 5.5 (-125)

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*Odds and spreads correct at time of publication, courtesy of Bet365.

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