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The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Boston Bruins in game 4 of their best of seven Eastern Conference Finals series with an afternoon starting time of 1:30 PM ET and a telecast on NBC. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup so be sure to open your account and have it ready for action today!
Boston defeated the Montreal Canadiens and the Philadelphia Flyers with the hockey gambling odds in the first two rounds of the playoffs and is one of the better balanced teams in the NHL as they ranked 5th for goals scored and 2nd for goals against on defense. The Bruins were a good road team this year as they went 24-12-2-3.
Tim Thomas has been solid in the post season with a 2.39 goals against average and has made several clutch saves. Nathan Horton has emerged as a key asset for Boston in the post season as he had 6 goals and 7 assists while David Krejci had 6 goals and 5 assists.
Boston was considered the favorite last year but blew a 3-0 lead to Philadelphia to become the first team since 1975 to blow a 3-0 series lead. The fact that they recovered so well this year speaks well of their mindset, ability, and coach Claude Julien.
Tampa Bay rallied from a 3-1 deficit against Pittsburgh in the opening round of the playoffs to win the next 3 games over the Penguins with the hockey lines as they stole the series and then upset favored Washington in a 4 game sweep in the second round. Dwayne Roloson had a 2.37 goals against average with 1 shutout to spark the Lightning in the playoffs.
Boston has had a decent amount of success at Tampa Bay with 8 wins in their last 12 matchups there with the Lightning. Overall the Bruins have won 13 of their last 20 games with Tampa Bay as 6 of the last 8 games between the teams went over the betting NHL total.