Hockey Betting and NHL Betting Lines

NHL Betting Pillar of Cloud Guides Pens to Stanley Cup

NHL Odds Stanley CupThe Predators (or was it the Ducks?) may have been the NHL betting favourites for a Stanley Cup of coffee, but that was before the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminated the Capitals – who really should change their names to Washington Generals when playing the Pens – in seven games in the second round of the playoffs. Like a Golden Eagle preying on a turtle, Pittsburgh allowed the Caps (and their fans who bet on hockey) to get their hopes sky high only to dash them against the rocks. The current reigning and defending champions will face the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference Finals.

No easy NHL Betting way to pick between Preds and Ducks

Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks Odds on Game 1The Nashville Predators and the Anaheim Ducks are as close as NHL betting gets as they get ready to do battle in game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference Finals. The Preds knocked the Ducks out of the first round of the 2016 postseason 4 games to 3. Anaheim is led by head coach Randy Carlyle, who took the team to their only Stanley Cup in 2007. Nashville is helmed by head coach Peter Laviolette, who won the previous Stanley Cup to that of the Ducks with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Pens or Caps, who will capture the NHL Betting Flag?

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals Betting PreviewAfter tonight one will be able to do some NHL betting on either the Pittsburgh Penguins or the Washington Capitals, but not both. The Caps won consecutive games to tie the series 3-3. Andre Burakovsky scored two goals on Monday and Braden Holtby made 16 saves to lead Washington to a 5-2 road win. T.J. Oshie, Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson scored as well. The Capitals outshot the Penguins 11-3 in the first period, and have outshot the Penguins 200-133 so far in the series. The Pens brought back the vaunted HBK line but broke it up by the end of the game.

Senators vs. Rangers: Blood, Guts and NHL Betting Glory

Ottawa Senators and the New York Rangers meet for game 6 of their NHL betting playoff series The Ottawa Senators and the New York Rangers meet for game 6 of their NHL betting playoff series which the former lead 3-2. The Sens rallied to send game 5 into overtime on Saturday, where Kyle Turris scored the game-winning goal of the 5-4 victory – his third career playoff OT winner. Neither Senators nor Rangers have been able to win on the road in the Eastern Conference Second Round, which bodes well for the NY team's chances to tie the series. On the other hand, teams that win Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead win a best-of-7 series about 80% of the time, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

The Capitals vs. Penguins NHL Betting Magic Hour

Washington Capitals aim to tie their NHL betting playoff series with the Pittsburgh PenguinsThe Washington Capitals aim to tie their NHL betting playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins, which the latter currently lead 3-2. The Caps pulled within one game with a 4-2 win on Saturday. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin scored 27 seconds apart in the third period to make good on Washington's home ice advantage. Andre Burakovsky and Nicklas Backstrom also scored for the Caps, while Braden Holtby made 20 saves. The Pens led by one goal twice but could not hold on to either lead.

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