It is a key game since the Canadians have to win this game if they expect to win the Stanley Cup betting series.
2010 Stanley Cup odds have favored the home team in this series and that is the case again on Saturday. Even though the Canadians are the home team the Flyers have some players who really enjoy playing in Montreal. Danny Briere and Simon Gagne are French-Canadian and they will be excited to play in Montreal. "Obviously, I grew up a Montreal Canadiens fan," said Briere, "To come back in this building is always a little easier motivation, I guess. The history of the team … we have all of our family and friends watching from even closer now. It makes it easier to find that motivation."
The Flyers and Canadians met in the playoffs in 2008 and the Flyers won in five games. Gagne did not play in that series. "I'm looking forward to it," said Gagne, "In my case, it's my first time playing against the Montreal Canadiens in the playoffs.” Gagne has been playing great since returning to the Philadelphia lineup. When he is scoring goals the Flyers have been very difficult to beat and he is scoring quite a bit in the playoffs.
The Flyers are capable of winning in 2010 Stanley Cup odds on the road. They proved that in the last series against Boston. The Canadians have not been the best home team this season so they can be beaten in Montreal. The Canadiens are only 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games. Montreal should be a stronger team at home with their fans and in the playoffs they have been better. They will need to be great at home if they are to win this series in 2010 Stanley Cup odds.
If you are looking at the total then you have a few things to consider in Stanley Cup betting. On paper it should be a low scoring game with the goaltenders playing so well. The problem with taking the game under is that the Flyers do have a tendency to go over in the Conference Finals. And five of the last seven meetings between the two teams in Montreal have gone over the total.