If you’re a Stanley Cup odds fan and your pulse isn’t racing for this NHL betting matchups then you’re not human. With a berth to the Eastern Conference Finals on the line these teams are going to play their guts out as neither wants to see their Stanley Cup betting dreams die prematurely. Both of these teams have had their moments in this series and on any given night during this NHL playoff betting matchup each team has had the upper hand.
The Habs have a goal keeper extraordinaire in Jaroslav Halak and he has been the great equalizer for Montreal. He’s the reason why this squad knocked off the #1 seed Washington Capitals in Round One of the Stanley Cup betting playoffs and he’s the reason why the team has pushed a Game 7 against the defending NHL betting champs.
But the Stanley Cup odds makers like the Pens’ chances in this game and you’ve got to agree. As good as Halak has been it’s all but impossible to imagine Pittsburgh dropping a game this important on their home ice. The biggest factor heading into this hockey betting matchup in favor of the Pens is the team’s playoff experience. Don’t forget this is a team that has won the Stanley Cup betting odds before and knows what it takes to win a tough Game 7 of an important NHL playoff betting series.
Granted the Habs recently won a Game 7 and have some idea about the pressures of hockey playoff betting, but the difference between a Round One series and the chance to play for a Conference Final berth is monumental.
In what will be the biggest and most anticipated game of the 2010 Stanley Cup playoff betting so far, the Penguins will emerge triumphant in front of the home town crowd. The team has the experience and more importantly, it looks as if NHL betting MVP Sidney Crosby has finally found his game again and should be a big factor in the Penguins Game 7 win on Wednesday.