Hockey Betting and NHL Betting

San Jose Sharks Tie Series with St. Louis Blues 1-1

Sharks tie series 1-1The San Jose Sharks put aside any concerns fans betting on hockey might have had about them not being able to outscore – or just score, for that matter – the St. Louis Blues last night at the Scottrade Center. The Sharks shut out the Blues 4-0 and tied the NHL Western Conference Finals 1-1 in game 2 of the series. San Jose’s lethal power play made a much-welcomed return – though both teams failed to make the most of such plays in the first period. The Sharks' fourth line gave them the advantage early. Tommy Wingels, Dainius Zubrus, and Justin Braun combined on a cycle play to find the former in the slot for his second goal of the postseason and a 1-0 lead. The play was nearly off-sides, but the St. Louis learned from a lost challenge in Game 1 and let the play stand.

Penguins Leveling Series is Great News for Online Betting

Penguins take game 2, tie seriesBlowout series are no fun, well unless your team is the one of the winning end of said blowout, but for online betting purposes a lengthy series is best. With that said the Penguins leveling the Eastern Conference Finals makes us anticipate more hockey to be played.

After Tampa Bay swept the Islanders and took game 1 of the series, as the underdogs for the first game, it seemed that they were well on their way to a big upset. But Game 1 cost the Lighting Big Ben Bishop, who went out with a knee injury. Despite that blow, Tampa managed to take the first game from the Steel City, 3-1.

Blues Goalkeeper Brian Elliot Breakout Star of Game 1

St. Louis Blues goalkeeper Brian Elliot emerged as the breakout star of game It was not too long ago that St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock astounded people betting on hockey by commenting that he need to “sleep on” which goalkeeper to start. Well, he must have had that dream where you're in bed, and they fly in through the window, because not only has Blues goalie Brian Elliot retained his place in the starting lineup, but is arguably the team’s star. The Ontarian may not be the first name mentioned in conversations about the top NHL goaltenders – or the second, or even the third for that matter – but he has provided his teammates with the assurance that, say, a solid sports betting wager gives you.

Betting on Hockey: San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues

San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues Betting PreviewIt’s a little known fact of nature, but some sharks have to be constantly moving forward or else they die – that’s why they keep swimming even in their sleep. This must be true when it comes to betting on hockey, because the San Jose Sharks as well, who beat the Nashville Predators 5-0 last night to win a notoriously even series – in which each team won all their home games – 4-3. Now the Sharks will go on to face the St. Louis Blues, who also went to seven games against the Dallas Stars – whom they defeated 6-1 in that 7th game – in the NHL playoffs Western Conference Finals.

Betting on Hockey: NHL Conference Finals in the Near Future

NHL Conference Finals  Betting AnalysisBetting on hockey is reaching a critical point. The NHL has announced the dates, starting times and television information for the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals. The Eastern Conference Final will feature the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Tampa Bay Lightning and will start on Friday at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. On the other side, the Western Conference Final will feature the St. Louis Blues against either the San Jose Sharks or Nashville Predators and will start Sunday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. 

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