But they can still meet up in the NHL playoff betting competition and that series alone could even outshine the final Stanley Cup betting pairing.
Obviously the Pens are one of the top teams in hockey betting this season and there is little question that the Caps have been the best hockey team in sports betting throughout the regular NHL betting season capturing an league high 121 points during the regular season –that’s 8 points clear of the next best record in hockey betting.
But beyond the teams’ impressive collective records in the NHL standings is the fact that these two teams are led by the two best players in the Stanley Cup odds battle. You could even go further and say the two best players on the planet as Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are simply in the their own universe when it comes to dominating hockey opponents and they are the primary reasons why their teams are still left in the race for the Stanley Cup odds title.
So when you take the two biggest superstars in hockey betting, pair with some of the top players in the world (Alexander Semin, Nikolas Backstrom, Ygevny Malkin) the result is an NHL wagering matchup made in heaven –even if it won’t be the pairing in the Stanley Cup betting action.
If both teams win their opening round of the NHL playoff betting –which seems highly probable- these two teams will meet in the second round of the post season and it should be playoff series that outshines even the eventual Stanley Cup odds matchup. And what more could hockey betting fans ask for?