NHL playoffs betting excitement is also high in Tampa Bay as the Lightning will try and stave off elimination with the hockey playoffs odds and force a game 7 against the Bruins.
The Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Boston Bruins in game 6 of their best of seven NHL Eastern Conference Finals series on Wednesday night with a starting time of 8 PM ET and a telecast on Versus.
Boston leads the series 3-2 and can clinch it with a win in this game. 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 scored a 3-1 win in game 5 of this series to set up this opportunity to clinch the series with the hockey odds. Tim Thomas stopped 33 out of 34 Tampa Bay shots in goal for the Bruins while Nathan Horton, Brad Marchand, and Rich Peverley lit the lamp for the Bruins.
Nathan Horton has been a key asset for the Bruins with 7 goals and 7 assists while Marchand has 6 goals and 6. Center Patrice Bergeron leads the Bruins offense with 4 goals and 11 assists. Thomas has been stellar between the pipes for Boston and has a 2.27 goals against average.
Tampa Bay has been led by a couple of their most trusted veterans as Vincent Lecavalier has 6 goals and 11 assists to lead the team in scoring while Martin St. Louis has 8 goals and 9 assists. Sean Bergenheim has been an outstanding hockey betting asset with 9 goals for Tampa Bay.
Goaltender Dwayne Roloson was benched in game 5 but has been a hero in the post season with a 2.51 goals against average and is likely to be back in goal for this do or die affair.
Heading into this NHL playoffs betting matchup the Bruins had won 6 of their last 8 games against Tampa Bay with 7 of the last 11 games between the teams going over the total. Boston had won 9 of their last 14 visits to Tampa Bay with 12 of their last 20 games in Tampa going over the total.