The Colorado Avalanche, hanging on by a thread in the Western Conference hockey betting battle for a spot in the NHL playoff action, dispatched with the visiting San Jose Sharks in arguably the team’s biggest win in the hockey odds season thus far.
That win helped the home team Avalanche 43-29-8) to clinch the eighth and final seed in the Western Conference NHL betting playoffs. The Avalanche and the hockey betting odds in the post season seemed an improbably pairing for much of the hockey betting season but the team has outplayed its collective NHL betting opponents to secure the last spot in this year’s NHL post season odds action.
The Pacific Conference leading Sharks got off to a very strong start in this hockey betting matchup but they just couldn’t close the deal. San Jose struck first when Douglas Murray took a Joe Thorton assist and buried it in the net with eight minutes gone in the first period. The Sharks quickly added another off of Jamie McGinn’s stick to take a 2-0 lead in still in the opeing period of this NHL hockey betting matchup.
The Avalanche countered with a Kyle Quincey goal in the 1st and then added a pair of Peter Mueller goals in the 2nd to take the lead and the NHL betting fans something to talk about. In the 3rd the Sharks dumped in two more goals, the Avalanche dumped in another and the score at the end of hockey betting regulation was tied.
John Michael Liles played the role of hero for the home town crowd as he scored 2:59 into OT, giving the team the win in the hockey betting odds and all but locked up a spot in the NHL playoff betting action.