NHL playoffs betting handicappers now have a series that is a best of three crapshoot as the Lighting were able to rally in dramatic fashion with the hockey playoffs odds.
The Boston Bruins will host the Tampa Bay Lightning in game 5 of their best of seven Eastern Conference Finals series that is deadlocked at 2 games apiece. This game will be telecast on Versus with a starting time of 8 PM ET on Monday as Sports-Gambling will have side and total odds so be sure to have your account ready for action.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are coming off a phenomenal 5-3 comeback win over the Boston Bruins in game 4 of this series on Saturday as they rallied from a 0-3 deficit to get the cash with the hockey odds.
Boston goaltender Tim Thomas had a rare poor performance as he allowed 4 goals on 36 shots while Tampa Bay used Mike Smith in relief of Dwayne Roloson to get the win as the substitute goaltender stopped all 21 Boston shots that he faced. The Tampa Bay rally was led by Teddy Purcell’s 2 goals and Simon Gagne’s 1 goal and 2 assists.
Despite the bad game in Tampa, Thomas is still having fine playoff season with a 2.34 goals against average while David Krejci has a team best 7 goals scored followed by Nathan Horton with 6 goals and Brad Marchand along with Michael Ryder with 5 goals apiece.
Tampa Bay has been led by their two veterans as Vincent Lecavalier has 6 goals and 11 assists in the hockey betting playoffs while Martin St. Louis has 8 goals and 9 assists. Sean Bergenheim has 9 goals and Roloson has been a playoff hero with a 2.51 goals against average and 9 wins.
Boston has beaten Tampa Bay in 5 of their last 7 games in this head to head series. The Bruins and Lightning have gone over the total in 7 of their last 10 games. Tampa Bay has really struggled at Boston with just 4 wins in their last 20 visits as just 1 of the last 6 games in his head to head series at Boston has gone under the NHL playoffs betting total.