NHL playoffs handicappers were also stunned by the Boston Bruins last year as they were the first team since 1975 to blow a 3-0 series lead in the hockey playoffs as they were upset by the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Boston Bruins will host the Montreal Canadiens in one of the great classic traditional rivalries in all of sports as the will meet in game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series with a faceoff time set for 7 PM ET on Saturday night.
Be sure and open your Sports Gambling account and have it ready for action on the side and total for this classic showdown of ancient “Original Six” rivals.
Montreal finished with an overall record of 44-30-5-3 with the hockey betting odds and was 20-19-2 on the road. The Canadiens went over the total in just 11 out of their 41 away games. Montreal ranked just 21st in the NHL for goal scoring but was 8th for goals against.
Center Tomas Plekanec led the Habs with 22 goals and 35 assists while right winger Brian Gionta was the top goal scorer with 29. Carey Price was stellar as the new starting goaltender this year as he won 38 games and had a 2.35 goals against average with 8 shutouts.
Boston had a record of 46-25-5-6 with the hockey betting line and was 22-13-3-3 at home. The Bruins went over the total in just 15 out of their 41 home games. The Bruins were impressive on both ends of the ice this year as they ranked 5th in the NHL for goal scoring and 2nd for goals against average.
Left winger Milan Lucic had 30 goals to pace the Bruins while center David Krejci had 13 goals and 49 assists while Tim Thomas had 35 wins in goal with a 2.00 goals against average and 9 shutouts.
Heading into this NHL playoffs series Montreal had defeated Boston in 9 of the last 12 matchups in this head to head series with just 1 of the last 8 games between the two teams going under the total. Boston had won 8 of their last 12 home games against the Habs with just 3 of the last 12 meetings between the teams in Boston going under the total.