Canadiens forgot that the entire sports betting universe wanted to see the Penguins and the Capitals square off in the mother of all NHL playoff betting games.
Not only have the upstart Canadiens knocked off the #1 seed Caps in one of the biggest NHL betting upsets in recent memory, but they’re now threatening to do the same to defending Stanley Cup betting champ Penguins.
What makes this story even more amazing is that the Habs are team that wasn’t even on the sports betting radar prior to Game One of their series with the Caps. They obviously won that game and went on win the opening round series of the 2010 Stanley Cup odds action against the Caps in seven games.
It was terrific David vs. Goliath story and the rare occasion on the road to the Stanley Cup betting action that David comes out on top. But there was no way that they could also knock off the Pittsburgh Penguins in an NHL betting series, was there?
One series win in the 2010 Stanley Cup odds action was lucky, but there was no way that the teams luck could keep going, especially against the defending Stanley Cup odds champion.
But here we are, heading into Game 5 at Pittsburgh, with the series tied at 2-2 and a Game 6 back in Montreal guaranteed.
All of a sudden that first round NHL playoff betting win is beginning to luck a lot less lucky and the Habs are beginning to look a lot more substantial to hockey betting fans and any potential opponent they might face in the next round of the 2010 Stanley Cup odds competition.
The Pens looked like they had the Habs number after going up 2-1 in Montreal but this team is nothing if not resilient. The story behind Montreal’s Cinderella run in the 2010 Stanley Cup betting action is of course the mind blowing play of goalie Jaroslav Halak.
But credit in this series is also due to the entire defense as they kept NHL betting MVP Sidney Crosby without a goal so far throughout the entire hockey betting series. It they can keep it up for two more games, who knows the future holds for this team?