Hockey Betting and NHL Betting

Will the St. Louis Blues finally score again in game 4?

St Louis urged to winNow there’s an online betting proposition for you. The St. Louis Blues have failed to score a goal since the second period of game 1 their NHL Stanley Cup Western Conference Final series versus the San Jose Sharks – put in cold, hard numbers, that’s 150 minutes and 45 seconds. To put it in perspective, they have not scored for almost the entire running time of Apocalypse Now. Last night, the Sharks shut out the Blues for the second time in a row, for a final score of 3-0 and 2-1 lead in the series. San Jose goalkeeper Martin Jones made 22 saves. Tomas Hertl scored goals in the first and third periods for the Sharks, assisted on both occasions by Joe Thornton. Joonas Donskoi contributed the remaining goal in the second period after a sharp pass from Logan Couture.

The Blues are Going to Need a Bigger Boat for Game 3

St. Louis Blues NHL Conference FinalsIt is agreed among sports betting pundits that the San Jose Sharks have outplayed the St. Louis Blues on both games of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference Finals. The difference between game 1 (which the Blues won 2-1) and game (which the Sharks won 4-0) is that in the former San Jose outshot but did not outscore St. Louis, while they did both in the latter. To the surprise of no one betting on hockey, even Blues coach Ken Hitchcock admitted that “we didn’t play very well” after game 2.

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.

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