Betting NHL concerns are mounting for the San Jose Sharks as they are in the hole against the Canucks but have the chance to launch a NHL online betting comeback at home.
The San Jose Sharks will host the Vancouver Canucks in game 3 of their best of seven Western Conference Finals series with a Friday telecast on Versus set to start at 9 PM ET. Vancouver leads the series 2-0. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup so be sure to have your account open and ready for action today.
Vancouver was a favorite with the hockey gambling odds to make the Stanley Cup Final since the start of the season last October. The Canucks are one of the most balanced NHL teams in recent years and finished first overall in the NHL for both scoring offense and goals against.
Vancouver is coming off a 3-2 win over the Sharks in game 1 and then scored a 7-3 blowout win in game two. Vancouver goaltender Roberto Luongo was the winner in both games while the Sharks’ Antti Niemi was the loser in each matchup. Daniel Sedin had 2 goals in the game 2 wipeout while Chris Higgins had a goal and 2 assists and Henrik Sedin had 3 assists.
Henrik Sedin was off to an excellent start with the hockey lines in post season play as he had 2 goals and 12 assists as he again demonstrated why he is one of the premier centers and passers in the game today. His twin brother Daniel Sedin has been the beneficiary of Henrik’s passing ability as he had 8 goals along with 4 assists to begin playoff action.
Ryan Kessler has been another important component for the Canucks as he was their leading playoff scorer with 5 goals and 11 assists. After a rough start to the post season Luongo posted a 2.28 goals against average and 10 wins with 2 shutouts.
Logan Couture has been a key betting NHL asset for the Sharks with 7 goals while Joe Thornton has been a key assist man with 11 and also added 3 goals while Niemi was slipping with a 3.30 goals against average.