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NHL Playoffs - Boston at Montreal

NHL playoffs fortunes have completely reversed for the Bruins as they have gone from looking like a sure upset victim to on the brink of advancing in the playoffs.
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NHL playoffs excitement is building in Beantown after the Bruins scored a breathtaking 2-1 overtime win over Montreal in game 5 of their hockey playoffs series Saturday night in Boston.

The Montreal Canadiens will try and stave off elimination in their best of seven NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals series as they host the Boston Bruins in game 6 on Tuesday night as they trail in the series 3-2.  The opening faceoff is scheduled for 7 PM ET and Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup so be sure to have your account open and ready for action today!

Boston has shown a remarkable turnaround with the hockey gambling odds in this series as they were written off for dead after losing the first two games at home but have since rallied for 3 consecutive wins with the last 2 games in that stretch being in sudden death overtime.

This series has been a tight defensive war as both teams have an identical 2.18 goals against average in the 5 games so far to rank tied for 2nd best in that category for the NHL Playoffs behind Washington. 

Patrice Bergeron has been the top offensive threat for Boston with the hockey lines as he has 2 goals and 4 assists while Michael Cammalleri has 2 goals and 5 assists for the Habs.  Tim Thomas has played all 5 games in goal for Boston while Carey Price has done the same for Montreal.

Montreal has had the better of this head to head series with 11 wins in the last 17 matchups between these two teams.  The Canadiens have won 4 of their last 6 home games against the Bruins and 12 of their last 20 overall at home in this head to head series.  This series has failed to stay under the total in the last 6 matchups in Montreal.

The Bruins are trying  to overcome a bad reputation in the post season that was brought to full light last year when they blew a 3-0 series lead against Philadelphia to become the first team since 1975 to blow such a lead in the NHL playoffs.